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IoTUK Boost Partnership

I’m thrilled to be able to share details of an announcement from the Digital Catapult earlier today, confirming that AB Open have been selected as one of six partners to help lead the development of IoT enabled services and applications for UK SMEs and entrepreneurs.

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LoRaWAN and Flood Network interview

We were visited recently by DesignSpark — the community guys at RS Components — who came up to talk to us about our work with with LoRaWAN, The Things Network and Flood Network. Following which they went away, worked their magic and managed to produce a video that not only looks fantastic, but transformed our…

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A Scanning Electron Microscope… for fun!

Back in April I mentioned that we’d been working on a number of fun projects and one of those involves an early 1980s vintage scanning electron microscope (SEM), which we don’t really have a use for, but sometimes when a bargain — it cost less than you’d pay for the vacuum system on eBay —…

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GNU Tools Cauldron 2016

With GNU Tools Cauldron 2016 taking place on our doorstep it would be remiss of us to not lend our support. As such we are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the annual developer conference for GCC, GDB, binutils and runtimes etc. This year Cauldron will run over the course of Friday 9th to…

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Wuthering Bytes & Open Source Hardware Camp 2016

We’ve been busy the past few (about 6!) months working on the organisation for this year’s Wuthering Bytes technology festival, which has grown in 2016 to run over the course of no less than 10 days. As in previous years we will have the Festival Day, a celebration of technology in everyday life (and beyond),…

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NMI Open Source Conference, Tues 10th May

We are proud to be sponsoring the NMI Open Source conference on Tuesday 10th May, which will be hosted at the BCS offices in Covent Garden, London. The conference aims to provide attendees with an informative view of the benefits and challenges of using open source, together with the breadth of opportunities it presents —…

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A long overdue update

It has now been, I’m ashamed to admit, getting on for two years since this blog was last updated. And by no small coincidence, it has also been two years since we moved to much larger premises, that combine office and light industrial workshop space. Since then …

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New Products and Ground Electronics

Earlier this year we shared details of some acrylic enclosures we had made and enamel badges we’d commissioned, suggesting that, if it appeared as though there would be sufficient demand, we would consider making these available to purchase. After some encouraging comments we did just that and set up an online store, and over the…

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Enamel Parallella and UmTRX Badges

We commissioned our friends at Black Dragon Badges to make Parallella and UmTRX badges in glorious metal and vitreous enamel, and the results can be seen above. The badges will be given as thank you to core project team members and key contributors, and if there is sufficient demand we may also look into the…

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Open Cases for Parallella and UmTRX

I’m much happier when development boards are protected by some sort of basic enclosure. Even when they spend most of their time sitting on an anti-static mat on the workbench, with prolonged use there is still the worry that a cable may inadvertently get pulled and cause a board to short against another, tools or…

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