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. I then moved on to developing quadcopters (piDrones) – a process which is finally complete after five years! It’s been interesting, challenging, and often very frustrating, but while the net progress was positive, I kept 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. My favourite colour is amber; can’t you tell from the site and my projects!