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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 month ago

Building a Spresense Powered Smart Security Device Part 1: Introduction

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

Wireless

1 month ago

CYW20819 Eval Kit Shows Off Feature Packed Bluetooth 5 SoC Capabilities

Versatile single chip device integrates a microcontroller plus peripherals with support for basic and enhanced Bluetooth data rates, ultra-low power BLE, Bluetooth Mesh and more.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

3 months ago

Zerynth Brings Python Convenience to PSoC 6 Wi-Fi BT Pioneer

First look at recently announced Zerynth support for featured packed PSoC 6 kit.

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Andrew Back

Motion Control

1 month ago

A DIY Antenna Measurement System Part 1: Introduction

Integrating an ebm-papst EC motor with a RevPi Core for control, and a LimeSDR Mini for signal generation and reception, to create a system that measures antenna performance.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

5 months 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

6 months 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

Internet of Things

7 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

Internet of Things

8 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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