Blog Posts

How to Connect the nRF9160 Feather to Mosquitto

One thing that’s always tripped me up as an IoT developer is figuring the best way to transmit data. There are many different kinds of radios and mediums. On top of that, there are…

2020.8.2 · 14 Minute Read

The nRF9160 Feather Launch

I was a complete failure. My prototype wasn’t working. I spent at least an hour trying to rework a frustratingly large LTE module on an impossibly small circuit board. It wasn’t…

2020.7.23 · 4 Minute Read

The nRF9160 Feather with Bluetooth

One of the cool things about Zephyr is its modularity. It’s also one of things that makes development on the platform difficult. This is especially true if you’re not use to the…

2020.6.20 · 8 Minute Read

The nRF9160 Feather Connects!

This week, the nRF9160 Feather got some more attention. I even got it to roll over. 😇 To top it all off, my hardware validation list is looking good! In this post i’ll discuss the…

2020.6.11 · 6 Minute Read

Zephyr Running on The nRF9160 Feather

In this post, i’ll be outlining my first experiences with Zephyr and nRF Connect SDK. If you’re not familiar, Zephyr is an up and coming RTOS for embedded devices. It brings things…

2020.6.3 · 12 Minute Read

Designing the nRF9160 Feather

Whenever I design a board, I optimize as much as possible. Layer count, part count and even part location can play a big role in how much assemblies cost later down the road. In…

2020.5.20 · 9 Minute Read

Prototyping to Launch

Populating (or stuffing) circuit boards can be a messy process. Its fraught with high heat, chemicals and teeny tiny parts. What could go wrong? In this post you’re learn how I…

2020.5.11 · 11 Minute Read

My Latest Self Hosted Hugo Workflow

After hosting with Netlify for a few years, I decided to head back to self hosting. Theres a few reasons for that but the main reasoning was that I had more control over how things…

2020.3.27 · 14 Minute Read

Meet Pyrinas a New Way to Use Your Xenon

Talk about how Particle’s Mesh deprecation announcement, many have been left to figure out how to deploy their low power sensor networks. There was always the option of using…

2020.3.10 · 15 Minute Read

How to Compile Caddy 2.0 on FreeBSD 12

If you’re just as excited about Caddy 2.0 as I am, you probably can’t wait to install it. Unfortunately, there are some extra hoops you need to go through to install it on a…

2020.3.6 · 6 Minute Read