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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

Wireless

6 days ago

Prototyping LoRa Wireless Monitoring with XinaBox Part 2: Sending Data

Rapid prototyping a long-range wireless sensor system with the XinaBox modular electronics platform.

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Andrew Back

Internet of Things

4 weeks ago

The Journey to CE Marking an IoT Product Part 1: Setting the Scene

This series of posts will follow the progress of taking an IoT product from a prototype, through testing and design revision as required, in order to allow CE marking for general sale.

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Andrew Back

Innovation

1 month ago

Software-Defined Networking with Raspberry Pi, OpenFlow and Zodiac FX

Getting hands-on with real SDN hardware and software for minimal outlay.

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Andrew Back

Wireless

1 month ago

Prototyping LoRa Wireless Monitoring with XinaBox Part 1: Introduction

Rapid prototyping of a long-range wireless sensor system with the modular electronics platform.

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Andrew Back

Projects

2 months ago

Refurbishing Classic Quad Electrostatic Loudspeakers

Renovating the EHT power supplies in a pair of Quad ESL57 loudspeakers.

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Andrew Back

Projects

2 months ago

Building a Digital Mobile Radio Repeater Part 4: Raspberry Pi Configuration

Setting up the Raspberry Pi and MMDVM Host software.

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Andrew Back

Wireless

3 months ago

Building a Digital Mobile Radio Repeater Part 3: Cabling

Cabling power switching and distribution, plus interfacing and Raspberry Pi control.

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Andrew Back

Raspberry Pi

4 months ago

Exploring Ethereum with Raspberry Pi Part 3: Transacting on our Private Blockchain

Transferring funds, mining Ether and executing smart contracts.

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Andrew Back

Raspberry Pi

5 months ago

Building a Pi Powered Wireless Label Printer

Combining a Raspberry Pi and a Brother QL-700 to create a self-contained wireless label printer complete with an integrated web based label designer.

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Andrew Back

Raspberry Pi

5 months ago

Building the Google Open Nsynth Super

A Raspberry Pi and machine learning powered instrument for generating new unique sounds that exist between different sounds.

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Andrew Back

Wireless

6 months ago

Building a Digital Mobile Radio Repeater Part 2: Radios, Enclosure, Raspberry Pi and Power

Adding UHF radios with cooling, a Raspberry Pi for the MMDVM host, plus power distribution and neatly packaging it all in a rack mount enclosure.

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Andrew Back

Raspberry Pi

7 months ago

Exploring Ethereum with Raspberry Pi Part 2: Creating a Private Blockchain

Setting up a brand new test network with preallocated funds and peering nodes.

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