About

Electronicle is the personal blog of Mike McRoberts, author of the bestselling ‘Beginning Arduino’ book by Apress. Mike is also the organiser for Medway Makers in Kent, UK. Mike has been involved with Arduino’s, Raspberry Pi’s and all kind of other high jinks since a wee boy. He cut his teeth on machines like the ZX81 which he got at the age of 13 (and still has), ZX Spectrum, TRS-80 and so on. At the age of 13 his first ever game was published in the Sinclair User magazines of the day. He has been involved in software and electronics ever since as a hobby.

In 2018 Mike led the Medway Makers team to win the Pi Wars international robotics competition at Cambridge University Computer Lab. The robot was designed entirely from scratch by Mike in Fusion 360, coded by Mike and printed on his own 3D printer. Mike is very proud of this achievement.

Every 3 weeks Mike hosts a Medway Makers meetup in his own home (as we are still looking for a dedicated space) and a bunch of enthusiastic makers descend on his house, snacks in hand, to make, chat, assist, learn and socialise.

Mike loves making and is open to offers for teaching, running workshops and so on. Check out his YouTube channel and Twitter feed also.

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