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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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Development Kits

1 week ago

Easy-Peasy Peripheral Interfacing with Pi, Python and Pmods!

The perfect combination for cooking up peripheral interfacing recipes in no time at all.

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Andrew Back

Electronics Design

2 weeks ago

Get your TensorFlow on with the Movidius NCS

Neural Compute Stick gets support for the numerical computation library from Google.

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Electronics Design

1 month ago

Digilent Shield Brings Multi-Touch Display to Arduino

Neat shield adds a bright 2.8” display with multi-touch to Arduino projects.

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Andrew Back

Raspberry Pi

1 month ago

Raspberry Pi 3 Gets Click Convenience

Extensive range of Click boards can now be used with the Pi 3.

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Development Kits

2 months ago

Building a Digital Mobile Radio Repeater Part 1: MMDVM

Installing MMDVM on an STM32F4 NUCLEO board and assembling an interface shield.

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Internet of Things

3 months ago

Building a LoRaWAN Enabled Bat Detector

An ultrasonic bat detector that logs data via The Things Network.

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Andrew Back

Development Kits

3 months ago

Movidius Takes Deep Learning to The Edge

Neural Compute Stick makes AI possible in low power embedded applications.

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Articles

3 months ago

Five Things Not to Miss at Wuthering Bytes 2017

With this year’s Wuthering Bytes festival about to get off to a start in a little over 2 weeks time here is a quick list of five things that are not to be missed!

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Software Defined Radio

3 months ago

RSP2 — an affordable high performance SDR receiver

Second generation Radio Spectrum Processor provides low cost solution for receive applications, with improved specifications, new features and multi-platform software support.

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Articles

4 months ago

Give Equipment Cooling an Upgrade

Effective cooling of equipment can be absolutely vital to its longevity. In this short post we take a look at upgrading the cooling fans on the control cabinet of a CNC plasma cutting machine.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

4 months ago

LoRaWAN Reaches New Heights with Gateway on 275ft Tall Landmark

With power available for as little as 3 hours a day, a creative solution was called for with this The Things Network gateway installation.

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Andrew Back

Development Kits

6 months ago

Build an open source MCU and program it with Arduino

This article looks at configuring the low cost Arty FPGA board with an Arduino compatible RISC-V platform.