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Andrew Back

United Kingdom

Freelance Consultant | AB Open

Open source (hardware and software!) advocate, Treasurer and Director of the Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation, organiser of Wuthering Bytes technology festival and founder of the Open Source Hardware User Group.

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Andrew Back

Industrial Sensing

5 days ago

Using Modbus with the Brainboxes BB-400 Neuron Edge Controller

Reading a single-phase Modbus energy meter with the Pi-powered PLC and much more.

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Andrew Back

Power

1 week ago

Constructing a High Current 28V DC Power Supply

This post takes a look at assembling a high current DC power supply that is rated at over 60A, for use with military surplus and other electronics which would typically be vehicle-powered.

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Andrew Back

Connectors

1 month ago

Caught Short with Cat 6a

A tale of Ethernet cabling woe and a reassuring resolution courtesy of Telegartner VM-Pro Connection Modules.

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Andrew Back

Industrial Sensing

1 month ago

Building a Cosmic Ray Detector Part 2: Assembly and Initial Testing

CosmicWatch theory of operation, and assembling and testing the main PCB.

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Andrew Back

Industrial Sensing

2 months ago

Building a Cosmic Ray Detector Part 1: Introduction and Planning

Constructing the CosmicWatch desktop muon detector.

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Andrew Back

Development Kits

4 months ago

Getting Started with the Renesas EK-RA6M4 Microcontroller Dev Kit

Andrew Back tests the Renesas RA6M4 family of microcontrollers with the new EK-RA6M4 development kit and a look at the programming software with several example pieces of code

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Andrew Back

Development Kits

5 months ago

Getting Started with the NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB

Setting up and an introduction to Jetson AI training and certification.

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Andrew Back

Test and Measurement

6 months ago

The WFH Engineer

Getting set up for working from home as an electronics engineer.

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Andrew Back

Development Kits

6 months ago

Jetson Nano 2GB Makes AI Even More Accessible

New NVIDIA developer kit further lowers the barrier to getting hands-on with AI, robotics and other applications which benefit from CUDA accelerated compute.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

6 months ago

Hands-on with Microchip SAM-IoT WG

IoT development board combines low power 32-bit ARM Cortex M0+ with slick sensor to cloud out-of-the-box experience.

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Andrew Back

Wireless

7 months ago

Getting Started with PSoC 6 BLE Prototyping Kit and ModusToolbox

Hands on with CY8CPROTO-063-BLE and the flexible ModusToolbox platform.

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Andrew Back

Electronics Design

7 months ago

A Trip Back in Time via The RS Data Library

A look back at a much loved engineer’s treasure trove of information from the pre-Web days.

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