My name’s Andy Baker – Hove is a long standing nickname from school. I’m now a middle-aged Dad trying to achieve what I did as a teenager. Back then I built a turtle controlled by a BBC Micro via a very long piece of ribbon cable. All I have left to show of that is a photocopy of an article in Everyday Electronics, and a couple of aluminium wheels.
Now, 25 years on, the Raspberry Pi offered the opportunity to do this again, but better. This blog starts with the building of another turtle. It then moves on to cover the building of my quadcopter, Phoebe – a process which is still in progress despite having spent nearly three years already. It’s been interesting, challenging, and often very frustrating, but while the net progress is positive, I’m going to keep on going.
I’m one of the founders of the Cheltenham based Cotswold Jam, a volunteer-run event, promoting kids’ education in ICT / STEM in an interactive and fun way. Details of the next event are available here. Tickets are free, and open to all, with a bias towards kids.
By all means, get in touch with me via e-mail here
P.S. The site logo is my son’s and daughter’s favourite bed-time cuddle friends, Jack and Tedda, as named by them.
P.P.S. My favourite colour is amber; can’t you tell from the site and my projects!
P.P.P.S Here’s a more up to date photo after my son told me my goatie was too prickly for bedtime kisses; this coincided with Movember, and the ‘tache has stuck.