I live in the UK and have been doing electronics since I was about 10years old. Electronics was not my first choice of career however I followed what was my hobby into becoming a full time job. I’ve worked at a number of places in my time but now work at ebm-papst UK Ltd. Most people have never heard of them but they are a massive suppliers of fans and Farnell are just one of thier distributors. I work as an electronics design engineer designing controllers for our products and get involved in fully product life cycle. That means everything from writing the specification, circuit design, PCB layout, Prototyping, Validation testing and all the way to seeing the first product off the production line and into the end customer. Its a lot of work and paperwork which I hate - hay I’m an engineer after all. I want to tinker!
The other big part of my engineering life now includes a online life. How before I start I’m going to point out that I’m going to comment on and link to other communities other than element14. We as engineers all know about them so I’m not going to hide that fact they exist and hopefully element14 will not censor my blog for linking to them. OK back to my online life. This started around a year ago when I was invited to Beta test the new RS Electronics website called DesignSpark. Here I have written a large number of blogs and reviews on products. More importantly I have been using my Twitter account
and connecting to other engineers and making new and exciting contacts like Jeri Ellsworth and more. However I have now started to spread my wings and followed the advice of others and decided to not just blog in one place. So in the last month I have set up my own blog website. I’ve also had the opportunity to blog on EngineerBlogs which is a collection of great engineers and again is still new but getting great numbers of hits.
Well that's it for my first blog an hope you will be back to check out what I have to say. I hope to post once a month but if you want to follow this and my other blogs please feel free to follow me on Twitter !