About

I can’t help building and experimenting.  It’s something I’ve done since I was old enough to fold a paper plane and stack Lego bricks.  I love problem solving and taking stuff beyond involved what it was originally designed for, pushing the boundaries.

I saw my first “proper” radio control car when I was 11 or 12 and from then on I was hooked.  The next Christmas my parents bought me my first car – a Mardave 12th scale electric, primitive by today’s standards, but still a proper piece of engineering and not some lightweight toy.  That was about 35 years ago and after the car I built boats, gliders and powered planes.

I had a break for about 20 years, but got back into the hobby three years ago when starting a new job, where a colleague flew helicopters.  Now I have two helicopters, two quadcopters and a tricopter.  I still have my original glider and power planes which have recently come out of the loft to be flown again.

 

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2 responses to “About

  1. Hi – I love your website. I’m going to use some of this for a system I have been working on. It’s support for the SEEK THERMAL Camera on the Pi. Here’s a video if you’re interested.

    (kind of a crappy video, but it delivers the message). What I’m working on now is integrating images from the Pi camera and the thermal camera.

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