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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

LED Lighting

1 day ago

ON Semiconductor Connected Lighting Platform Provides Head Start for Advanced Solutions

A first look at the LIGHTING-1-GEVK development platform and PoE module.

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Andrew Back

Open Source

1 month ago

Install NetBSD on a Vintage Computer

Put that cherished computer to good use, while getting hands-on with an O/S that can trace its history back over more than 40 years and which remains actively developed today.

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Andrew Back

Coronavirus - Covid-19

2 months ago

Contribute to Coronavirus Research with Folding@home

Distributed computing project takes up the fight against 2019-nCov and all you need is a computer to join the effort.

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Andrew Back

Open Source

3 months ago

The Why and How of Contributing to Open Source

Why you should contribute to open source and the basics of contributing.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

3 months ago

Building a Spresense Powered Smart Security Device Part 5: Putting It All Together

This series of posts demonstrates how the advanced capabilities of the Sony Spresense can be put to use in creating a low power security device for asset monitoring and tracking.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

4 months ago

Hands on with the NVIDIA Jetson Nano

Compact low-cost module delivers CUDA compute power for AI projects and more.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

4 months ago

Building a Spresense Powered Smart Security Device Part 4: GNSS and Storage

This series of posts demonstrates how the advanced capabilities of the Sony Spresense can be put to use in creating a low power security device for asset monitoring and tracking.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

4 months ago

Building a Spresense Powered Smart Security Device Part 3: Sensor Processing

This series of posts demonstrates how the advanced capabilities of the Sony Spresense can be put to use in creating a low power security device for asset monitoring and tracking.

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Andrew Back

Raspberry Pi 4 Personal Datacentre Part 2: Home Assistant

Setting up Home Assistant on our private cloud server and configuring EnOcean support.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

6 months ago

Building a Spresense Powered Smart Security Device Part 2: SDK Setup, Structure and First Example

This series of posts demonstrates how the advanced capabilities of the Sony Spresense can be put to use in creating a low power security device for asset monitoring and tracking.

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Andrew Back

Raspberry Pi 4 Personal Datacentre Part 1: Ansible, Docker and Nextcloud

Pi 4 packs plenty of punch and is perfect for a private home or office cloud server.

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Andrew Back

Industry 4.0

7 months ago

RS Industrial Demonstrators Design & Build

Brainboxes BB-400 NeuronEdge Controller plus ED-538 I/O module, together with PanelPilotACE, form the heart of demonstrator units that showcase industrial products.

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