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Andrew Back

United Kingdom 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

Internet of Things

1 week ago

The Journey to CE Marking an IoT Product Part 3: Design Review

This series of posts follow the progress of taking an IoT product from prototype, through testing and design revision as required, in order to allow CE marking for general sale.

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Andrew Back

Rounding Up Unruly Zigbees with Zigbee2mqtt

Getting disparate Zigbee home automation systems on a common platform and local control.

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Andrew Back

Wireless

1 month ago

Prototyping LoRa Wireless Monitoring with XinaBox Part 3: Adding I/O and Testing

Rapid prototyping a long-range wireless sensor system with the modular electronics platform.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

2 months ago

Sony Spresense Packs Advanced IoT Capabilities into Tiny Board

Diminutive powerhouse integrates camera, GNSS, plentiful GPIO and Arduino support.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

2 months ago

The Journey to CE Marking an IoT Product Part 2: Expert Advice (VIDEO)

This series of posts follow the progress of taking an IoT product from prototype, through testing and design revision as required, in order to allow CE marking for general sale.

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Andrew Back

Industry 4.0

2 months ago

Getting Started with the Versatile Revolution Pi Modular Industrial Platform

Learning the basics with a RevPi Core 3, RevPi DIO and simple relay control.

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Andrew Back

Electronica 2018

2 months ago

RS IoT Blockchain Demonstrators Part 6: GitHub Repository

Notes to accompany the project code published in full to GitHub.

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Andrew Back

Electronica 2018

3 months ago

Building the Electronica 2018 Connected Stand Data Platform

Mosquitto, NodeRED, InfluxDB and Grafana are combined to provide an eminently flexible open source data platform.

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Andrew Back

Electronica 2018

4 months ago

RS IoT Blockchain Demonstrators Part 5: Host Software

Using Python to integrate sensors and outputs and interact with the blockchain.

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Andrew Back

Electronica 2018

4 months ago

RS IoT Blockchain Demonstrators Part 4: Blockchain Network

Creating a private blockchain network and deploying distributed applications to it.

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Andrew Back

Electronica 2018

4 months ago

RS IoT Blockchain Demonstrators Part 3: Electronics

The selection and integration of electronics for the IoT Blockchain demonstrators.

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Andrew Back

Electronica 2018

4 months ago

RS IoT Blockchain Demonstrators Part 1: Introduction

The design and build of Internet of Things Blockchain demonstrators for Electronica 2018.

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