Welcome to my new blog

March 18, 2012

Welcome to my new blog. It's been a few years since I last had a blog but I've started working on a couple of home projects lately that I want to document and decided that a blog would be the best medium for that.

One of the topics I studied at school was electronics and it was one of those subjects that I enjoyed but never really had an opportunity to pursue further. I think the main barrier at the time was my lack of budget to buy enough electronic parts to build anything interesting.

I recently decided to start work on a project that would hopefully also get my children interested in electronics and software and I came up with the idea of building a robot. Now, I probably should have just built some boxy robot with wires sticking out, and in fact I did build something basic as a prototype (see my first arduino robot), but instead I thought it would be cool to build a Dalek from the British TV series "Dr. Who".

Unfortunately, in my excitement I failed to realize that this would require skills in woodworking, spray painting and other areas that I have zero experience in, but having announced my grand idea I'm not the sort of person to back down and eat humble pie so I've embarked on this project all the same.

I'm going to be blogging here about this project and some other electronic projects I have planned.