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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

Raspberry Pi

3 weeks ago

Raspberry Pi 4 Personal Datacentre Part 3: A Self-hosted IoT Data Platform

Setting up a self-hosted IoT data platform on a Raspberry Pi 4 with Mosquitto, Node-Red, InfluxDB and Grafana.

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Andrew Back

Also In the News

1 month ago

Connecting a Real IBM 3270 Terminal to an Emulated Mainframe with OEC

Building the Open Establishment Controller interface and using this to connect a 3270 terminal to an emulated IBM mainframe running VM/370.

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Andrew Back

Test and Measurement

1 month ago

Building an Amplifier Test Set with Analog Discovery 2 and Raspberry Pi 4 Part 2: Software

Using the multifunction instrument together with a Raspberry Pi 4 to create a standalone programmable audio amplifier test set.

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Andrew Back

Also In the News

1 month ago

A Fresh Look at IBM 3270 Information Display System

Classic mainframe display system from the past that was in many ways ahead of its time.

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Andrew Back

Test and Measurement

2 months ago

Building an Amplifier Test Set with Analog Discovery 2 and Raspberry Pi 4 Part 1: Introduction

Using the multifunction instrument together with a Raspberry Pi 4 to create a standalone programmable audio amplifier test set.

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Andrew Back

Power

2 months ago

Building a Cosmic Ray Detector Part 3: Completion and Testing

Final assembly of the CosmicWatch detector and Raspberry Pi configuration.

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Andrew Back

Power

2 months ago

Restoring a Sun SPARCstation IPX Part 3: SCSI2SD, Solaris install and Expansion

Fitting a SCSI-to-SD storage converter, installing the O/S and looking at expansion.

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Andrew Back

Industrial Sensing

3 months ago

Using Modbus with the Brainboxes BB-400 Neuron Edge Controller

Reading a single-phase Modbus energy meter with the Pi-powered PLC and much more.

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Andrew Back

Power

3 months ago

Constructing a High Current 28V DC Power Supply

This post takes a look at assembling a high current DC power supply that is rated at over 60A, for use with military surplus and other electronics which would typically be vehicle-powered.

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Andrew Back

Connectors

4 months ago

Caught Short with Cat 6a

A tale of Ethernet cabling woe and a reassuring resolution courtesy of Telegartner VM-Pro Connection Modules.

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Andrew Back

Industrial Sensing

4 months ago

Building a Cosmic Ray Detector Part 2: Assembly and Initial Testing

CosmicWatch theory of operation, and assembling and testing the main PCB.

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Andrew Back

Industrial Sensing

5 months ago

Building a Cosmic Ray Detector Part 1: Introduction and Planning

Constructing the CosmicWatch desktop muon detector.

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