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Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan is a scientist, author, hacker, tinkerer and co-founder of a startup working on fixing the Internet of Things. He spends much of his time probing current trends in an attempt to determine which technologies are going to define our future.

Latest from Alasdair Allan

The Bluetooth LE Doc-a-Thon

Getting started using Bluetooth LE is much harder than it should be, and that a lot of great work people are doing is getting dropped on the floor, or worse yet done again. We decided to sit down and do something about that. Read more »

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The web developers are coming, and they're bringing Javascript frameworks that let you build robots and rockets more easily. Read more »

Trieste Mini Maker Faire

If you couldn't make it to Maker Faire Bay Area at the weekend, maybe you made it out to the Trieste Mini Maker Faire? Read more »

Robert Wessels with a hacked Hexbug and Launchpad-enabled remote control.

We talked with Robert Wessels, and Adrian Fernandez, about the TI Launchpad and the Energia Project, and about the hacked Hexbug toys they've brought with them to Maker Faire this year. Read more »

The ISEE-3 spacecraft.

With three days still left to go on their crowdfunding campaign, the hackers behind the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project who wanted to recover the ISEE-3 spacecraft and return it operations, have passed their funding goal. Read more »

Top view of the new Arduino Zero

Hinted at yesterday by Massimo Banzi during his keynote speech at MakerCon yesterday, Arduino has just officially announced their latest board—the Arduino Zero. Read more »

Welcome to the (Maker) Faire!

That's a wrap for Maker Faire UK for this year, the fifth here at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Growing from just 30 makers to 350 in just five years, this year's faire was the biggest, and loudest, yet. Read more »


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