The Wild Scotsman
Over the years I have published several personal websites and because I either lost interest and/or didn't have the time to complete, they have fell by the wayside. The main difficulty I found is, what should my website contain? I never wanted to do it as a a blog telling the world what I was up to 24/7, I could do that on twitter or Facebook and besides that's nobody's business but my own. No I needed a topic, something I could get my teeth into and something I knew a little about. So I choose electronic devices. This is something that has taken off in the last few years with the Internet of Things and grown tremendously with the DIY hobbyists use of the Arduino, Raspberry Pi and the like. Hopefully other people might find this site interesting and gain something from it.
The Wild Scotsman's background was initially in electronics and software some 30 years ago. He then moved into computers and networks like many in the industry did at the time and then went onto build a successful career. Currently he is employed at NHS Scotland, primarily upgrading PC's to windows 10 from windows 7 as well as general 2nd line duties.
The subjects and projects on this site vary from simple fixes and software workarounds, to website hosting and balancing robots. Most projects will utilise Single Board Computers (SBCs) usually raspberry pi or microprocessor control units (MCUs) namely Arduino or Expressif's ESP8266/ESP32. Initially the number of articles will be small but this will grow with time.
List of Projects:
Installing WordPress on a Raspberry Pi Zero W
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