Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan is a scientist, author, hacker and tinkerer, who is spending a lot of his time thinking about the Internet of Things. In the past he has mesh networked the Moscone Center, caused a U.S. Senate hearing, and contributed to the detection of what was—at the time—the most distant object yet discovered.

Latest from Alasdair Allan

Escher's Waterfall

The chance to build two perpetual motion machines in just two weeks? Not every project on Kickstarter deserves your dollars. Read more »

Welcome to the faire

A call to action, to pick up your tools and get started making, and to be part of the next industrial revolution. Read more »

The Raspberry Pi powered ROV

There was a second underwater ROV at Maker Faire Trondheim today. This one came with added water, and was powered by a Raspberry Pi. Read more »

Rune wirelessly rocking Maker Faire Trondheim

Originally prototyped using an Arduino, Aalberg Audio's guitar delay pedal and Bluetooth LE remote control now looks like a product, not a prototype. Read more »

The Polarworks Alta 3D printer

After a while all 3D printers start to the look the same, but there are a few that are different. I talked to Simen from Polarworks about their upcoming Alta printer. Read more »

The "Google Cardboard"-type viewer in action

What happens when you mix a "Google Cardboard"-style viewer with with a Go Pro spherical camera mount? Read more »

Electric long boards with Arduino-powered remote controls

A group of electronics students from HiST brought two very different projects to the faire—an underwater ROV and a bunch of electric long boards. Read more »

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