Category: AB Open

News and updates on developments at AB Open.

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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 ... Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Energy-efficient Computing at FOSDEM 2014

Hosting a project stand and a developer room at the world’s biggest open source conference. Every year in February some 5,000+ open source advocates journey from across Europe and much farther afield to congregate in Brussels for a weekend of talks, workshops and discussion, and to meet friends old and… Read More

Spot the ARM processor!

While I was in the workshop over the weekend I decided to see if I could work out just how many ARM processors there were hidden inside all the devices and development boards. The results of my findings are below, ordered roughly by the date of acquisition and going some… Read More

And finally, a new website.

It’s been something of a hectic year, as with the previous two; the first spent working every available hour on SolderPad, the second building up a consultancy practice, and the third — that has been every bit as busy so far. Of course, this is in no way a… Read More