Hi. I’m Jon. I’m passionate about electronics and robotics and wish I had more time to indulge my hobby and tinker. However, I have a very demanding job as a freelance IT consultant, so my tinkering is banished to weekends and late nights.
My dad was an engineer and I had a ZX81 when I was 11 which jump started my interest in electronics, which I then studied at Southampton University in the late 80’s and loved it. I ended up with a career in web development, but I would have loved to have worked for a large robotics company.
I built robots for various school and university projects and this continues as a hobby.
I currently have a small collection of home built and bought robots, including a 3Pi, a scratch build two wheel balancing robot, an antique 6DoF hydraulic arm and a RoboNova biped. I built an Autonomous Robot for the Sparkfun AVC competition … and came 8th 😉 I’m also in to Arduino, ESP, Raspberry Pi and mBed and tinker with various other projects based around AVR microcontrollers.
I also have a fascination for lasers and have built a number of laser projectors, with various levels of success.
My projects take me ages to complete as I have to fit them in around my day job and family. Don’t expect posts here to be fast and frequent 🙂
I live in the UK, just outside London, with my wife and daughter and a small collection of furry pets.