This site is a collection of attempted writings about my interests, some of which intersect with my day job and others are just pure learning pursuits.


I am maintaining a rather sparse blog right here which has my non-project related items and general ramblings.


Most of my are projects currently electronics based, with the Open Source Arduino prototyping platform at the heart of them. If you like, take a look at the projects I play with in my, somewhat limited, spare time.

Arduino Pro Mini 5v

An Arduino Pro Mini 5v - currently the beast I base many a project on.

Cloud detection

I have always taken an interest in clouds, whether observing, photographing or just reading about them. This project looks at measuring the amount of cloud cover over a hypothetical astronomical observation site. Please go here for my series on cloud detection.

Soil Temperature

This series has been prompted by some previous work to send general weather data from a personal weather station to the UK's Met Office. It follows a project to measure soil temperature at different depths in the ground. Click here for further information on this work.

Weather Report

Both the above projects' data output are summarised on a separate Github Pages hosted site called Weather Report.


I still work in software, and enjoy writing the occasional piece about it.

About Me

First and foremost and inhabitant of a quiet corner but a stone's throw from the largely undiscovered Lincolnshire Wolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

After years spent as a software dev, I'm now fully recovered, and have turned my hand to being a certified test/QA engineer.

When there is free time from the family, the Open University and work, I like to indulge in running, getting my fingers burnt with electronics, taking part in amateur astronomy or observing the weather.

Goat Fell

I also love getting high, so to speak. Walking on Goat Fell in Arran, if you wondered.