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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

Industry 4.0

5 days ago

An Introduction to IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol

PTP adoption gathers momentum with applications that include low latency digital audio, power distribution, Industrial IoT, mobile networks and even particle accelerators.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

4 weeks ago

Building a Weather Station Dashboard with a Raspberry Pi Self-hosted Data Platform

Using Node-RED to retrieve data from a Davis WeatherLink Live and store this in InfluxDB, with visualisation courtesy of Grafana.

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Andrew Back

Industry 4.0

4 weeks ago

Rockwell Automation IO-Link Sensors Help Reduce Downtime and Increase Productivity

Rockwell Automation sensors provide smart foundations for Industrial IoT.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

1 month ago

Hands-on with The Things Stack v3 Community Edition

A first look at The Things Stack v3 and connecting a gateway to Community Edition.

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Andrew Back

Industry 4.0

2 months ago

Zerynth Kit and Workshop Accelerate Industrial IoT Deployment

Feature-packed kit and structured course provide an on-ramp for developing IIoT applications with machine interfacing, edge processing, powerful device management features and more.

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Andrew Back

Raspberry Pi

2 months ago

Building a Pi Powered Lightning Detector

Using a Raspberry Pi and a Thunder click module to detect lightning.

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Andrew Back

Raspberry Pi

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 months 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

5 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

5 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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