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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.

Member since July 2010

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Development Kits

2 weeks 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

1 month ago

Building a LoRaWAN Enabled Bat Detector

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

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Development Kits

1 month ago

Movidius Takes Deep Learning to The Edge

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

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Articles

2 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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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

2 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

2 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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Development Kits

4 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.

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Andrew Back

Raspberry Pi

5 months ago

Build a Pi powered Plane Watcher

This project uses a Raspberry Pi with super low cost software-defined radio (SDR) hardware to receive tracking information from the Mode-S transponders of aircraft up to hundreds of km away.

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Electronics Design

6 months ago

App Enable an Embedded System

App enabling an embedded Linux system with Ubuntu Core allows it to benefit from transactional updates, increased security and access to a “snap” application ecosystem.

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Projects

5 months ago

Building a Custom Keyboard

Assembling a high quality custom keyboard with Cherry MX switches

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Raspberry Pi

6 months ago

Add GPS Time and Location to a Raspberry Pi Project

The addition of a GPS receiver to a Raspberry Pi gives it both positioning and high accuracy time capabilities. Perfect for when you need to ascertain the location of equipment which is on the move and with systems that require accurate time.