Hi, I'm John

Hi there! If you've stumbled on this website, welcome. I'm John, a mechatronic engineer. Click on the "About me" tab to learn more about my interests and background, or click on the "My projects" tab to see some of the projects I have done.
If you want to get in touch with me, head over to the "Contact me" tab for more info on how to do so.

About me

My name's John, I'm a mechatronic engineer currently in the 4th year of my integrated masters degree at the University of Southampton. I have studied a wide range of aspects within my field, ranging from 'Mechanics' and 'Solid State Devices', to 'Power Electronics and Drives' and even 'Biologically Inspired Robotics'.

Outside of my degree, I'm constantly learning or trying new things. Through my many projects I've learnt to develop basic websites (like this one), design custom PCBs, use FFF and SLA 3D printers, and much more. I've done backstage work for theatre shows (such as rigging and operating the lights), performed in a Gilbert and Sullivan opera, and even tried my hand at quidditch. By trying all of these activities and projects, I've learnt that nothing is too difficult or too outrageous to learn and have fun doing.

My projects

Whether it's for work, or just for fun, life doesn't feel right without one or two projects to work on. I've always been creating or developing new ideas to solve problems I have, as part of dissertations/work, or simply to see if I can. Below is a selection of some of the interesting projects I've undertaken, click on the cards for more information about any of them.

Website


To increase my presence online, show people who I am, and what I can do, I built this website from scratch and setup the apache web server that's hosting it.

P.A.M Device


For my third year university dissertation, I developed a device to monitor patients vital signs throughout the day, to assist diagnosis and treatment.

Line Following Robot


As part of a team in my second year of university, we were tasked with building a line following robot to carry a weighted can, from scratch on a very tight budget of £25.

ETC EOS Interface


While controlling theatre lights with a lighting desk is the best way, it's not the most portable. So I built a device to bridge the gap between dedicated hardware and portability.

DMX Sniffer


DMX is a simple protocol, but it's not the easiest to debug, so I created a cheaper alternatives to the DMX sniffer tools currently available.

LED Controller


There have been a couple of times when adding DMX controlled LEDs to a production would have been useful. So I built a controller to make this possible.

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Get in touch
If you have any questions, wish to know more, or just want to get in touch with me, feel free to contact me at any of the links or fill in the contact form. I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.