Hi, I'm Ady.
I've been working for the government (working at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory), for the past 26 years, doing various different electronic and electrical projects. I have been lucky enough to have worked on many interesting jobs, including:
Working out in Cern on the CMS detector on LHC (helping with the design of the end-caps).
Designing and building HV power supplies for various satellites (SOHO, Cluster), and various other jobs on other satellites (AATSR, MIPAS)
Working with very high energy lasers.
Designing and building Neutron detectors and X-ray detectors.
I am currently working for Diamond Light Source Ltd. which in an X-ray synchrotron (on the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory site), and have been involved in many different areas of research, from looking at bits of the 'Mary Rose', to examining artificial hip joints.
I am not super smart or anything like that, I have just been lucky to work with some good people who are.
I have always been interested in the digital side of electronics and have recently been trying to find uses for PIC chips in my work. I have managed to find uses for some on certain projects that didn't really need them, I just wanted to have a play...
As soon as I read about the Raspberry Pi I knew I needed one, and the PIC chips will have to be put to one side, if I can ever manage to get my hands on one of these elusive little blighters.