My day job is in the IT dept of a large insurance company working as a Product Architect. My role is dealing with data centre product and hosting strategy for data centers within the EMEA region. I have to spread myself thinly over server, storage & SAN, backup, virtualisation, and anything that relates to hosting.
In my spare time I build all sorts of projects which I publish on my website, blog and YouTube Channel, under my 'personal brand': XRobots (http://xrobots.co.uk/)
I also own a small import and sales business for creative materials: Creative Resources Distribution Limited (http://propbuilder.co.uk/)
- Website: XRobots.co.uk
At So Make It
- Is not currently participating in any projects.
- Is not planning to attend any events.
- Has not attended any events yet.
- Attended or plans to attend a total of 0 events.
My interests include
- Sculpting, moulding, casting
- Various fabrication techniques
- Costuming and movie prop construction
- DIY and construction, home improvements
- Outdoors stuff such as climbing, kites (http://xrobots.co.uk/kite/), and boats (http://xrobots.co.uk/boat/)
- Developing new processes, such as heating large pieces of plastic (http://xrobots.co.uk/vacuum/), and coating foam (http://xrobots.co.uk/coating/)
- Music - I play guitar, drums, bass and a little bit of keyboards, I used to be the drummer in a signed band
- Home recording, a little pro-audio live/studio technology.
- Hot tubs
My Skills include
- Basic electronics, I do a lot with PICAXE chips
- Mould making and casting in resin, fiberglass, plaster, latex and other materials
- General materials knowledge
- Vacuum forming and mould making, I made my own vacuum form heater and table
- General wood and metal working skills
- Operation of machine tools, some CNC
- I own a sewing machine, which I can use to attach fabric together fairly well
- Music production on some level, I could probably set up a live show with enough beer to help me along.
- Server & storage infrastructure product roadmaps (I guess)
- General Enterprise IT and computer network skills
Most of them can be found on my website in no particular order: XRobots.co.uk (http://xrobots.co.uk/)
- I'm building a small boat which I hope to drive in any direction with a vertical axis wind turbine
- Android 11 - a half human sized bipedal android
- A life sized Iron Man Movie suit, and eventually a machine to place the suit on the wearer
- Messing around with a Kinect and an industrial mobile robot in an attempt to get autonomous navigation working