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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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196 Articles published
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Building the Electronica 2018 Connected Stand Data Platform

Mosquitto, NodeRED, InfluxDB and Grafana are combined to provide an eminently flexible open source data platform.

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RS IoT Blockchain Demonstrators Part 5: Host Software

Using Python to integrate sensors and outputs and interact with the blockchain.

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RS IoT Blockchain Demonstrators Part 4: Blockchain Network

Creating a private blockchain network and deploying distributed applications to it.

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RS IoT Blockchain Demonstrators Part 3: Electronics

The selection and integration of electronics for the IoT Blockchain demonstrators.

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RS IoT Blockchain Demonstrators Part 1: Introduction

The design and build of Internet of Things Blockchain demonstrators for Electronica 2018.

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Andrew Back

Wireless

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 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

4 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

5 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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