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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

Wireless

2 weeks 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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Electronics Design

2 weeks 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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Andrew Back

Power

1 month ago

Restoring a Sun SPARCstation IPX Part 2: Cleaning up, and Additional PSU and NVRAM Work

Cleaning plastic parts, replacing more PSU caps, a new fan and an NVRAM fix.

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Andrew Back

Power

2 months ago

Restoring a Sun SPARCstation IPX Part 1: PSU and NVRAM

Repairing a dead power supply and replacing the NVRAM in a vintage UNIX workstation.

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Internet of Things

2 months ago

Hands-on with the Connected Lighting Platform

Setting up the development tools and exploring the examples provided with the ON Semiconductor kit.

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Andrew Back

LED Lighting

3 months 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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Electronics Design

5 months 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

Also In the News

6 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

Electronics Design

7 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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Internet of Things

7 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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Internet of Things

8 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

8 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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