About Me

 
 

Profile

I have a unique perspective on art and science. Having perused a career in academia, industry and the creative arts. From consultancy for University departments to wacky creations like my whistle input sheep dog simulator. Sound and it’s manipulation and image processing have always attracted my interest but with a humour and irreverence that is rare. I help a lot of people out on the Arduino forum , having made more posts than anyone else. I have a passion for implementing embedded micro controller/computer applications and am an unerringly creative problem solver.


Currently I am a freelancing consultant and seeking active collaboration with artists and curators for work on exhibitions, commissions and projects. I am also available to conduct workshops and give talks.

 

Electron Shepherd

Full time positions


Pace Micro Technology (Networks)

Hardware Team Leader / Manager


PAC International Embedded

Systems Development Manager.


Pace Micro Technology Hardware

Team Leader


Pace Micro Technology Design

Engineer (Consumer Electronics)


Senior Lecturer, Department of

Maths & Physics Manchester

Metropolitan University.


Lecturer II, Manchester Polytechnic,

Department of Physics Maths and

Computing, John Dalton Faculty of

Technology


Apprentice Technician, A M Lock &

Co Ltd (Industrial Electronics)




Additional positions

Contributing Editor, Acorn User,

IDG Media Ltd / Tau press.


Technical Editor, The Micro User,

Database Publications Ltd.


Musbury Consultants - owner,

electronics / software consultancy


Electronics Designer, HBR

Electronics (partnership)




Education

PhD research, Salford University

(Audio compression)


BSc Physical Electronics,

Newcastle Polytechnic,

Sandwich degree, including:-


Industrial Placement, Admiralty

Underwater Weapons Establishment

 
  1. Experience


  2. 2006 - 10



  3. 2002  - 06



  4. 1999 - 02



  5. 1998 - 99



  6. 1986 - 98




  7. 1977 - 86





  8. 1968 - 70





  9. 1995 - 01




  10. 1983 - 95



  11. 1979 - 00



  12. 1976 - 79





  13. 1974 - 77



  14. 1970 - 74




  15. 1972 - 73

Exhibitions & Shows


2011 October    - Bilptronic Bangor

2011 September - Maker Fair New York

2011 September - Open Source Hardware conference New York

2011 August - FON Golf Course Hack Barrow in Furness

2011 June    - Beam Festival Brunell University

2011 May    - Future Everything Manchester

2011 April    - Wakefield (WORCC)

2011 March - Maker Faire Newcastle

2010 March - Maker Faire Newcastle

2009 March - Maker Faire Newcastle