People of the Group

Introducing Our Group

The intention of this page is to give our members an understanding of the people in the MRPMG.

The page is available for anyone to give an introduction of themselves, a 'Bio'.  It can be as detailed as you feel comfortable in sharing.

Hopefully, our Admins, Moderators and Contributors will provide a little insight!

 

Mick H

  • Discord Moderator
  • Site Editor
  • Docklands Support
  • Monash Maker Faire 2024 project coordination

I have been a keen creative for as long as I can recall. In retirement I am using my time to update and learn new things. This group gives me the opportunity to learn from others and share my old and new experiences. Being a part of this community is very important to me.

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Experience & Skills

In 1976, after a degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering I started as a control systems engineer using the new microprocessors of the time F8, 8080, 6800, Z8. For 16 years I built and implemented systems in a variety of industries around the world. Ending up in a huge project implementing 200 safety critical systems in nuclear reprocessing. The lessons of quality and reliability learned there took me into financial systems to introduce changes in their methods. After 20 years, I took a leadership role in a medium sized charity where I introduced significant technology changes that drove successful outcomes.
  •  Electronics design and manufacture - needs updating
  • VBA, C, C++ - intermediate
  • VSC w PlatformIO / ESP-IDF - intermediate
  • IT Service Management, Cyber Security - advanced
  • General Engineering practices - intermediate
  • Wood and metal working
  • 3D design and printing - basic/beginner

Ambitions

In retirement I have been refreshing my electronic and coding skills, particularly around MCUs (ESP32), C++ and trying out Python.

Projects

  •  Vanguard - Motor home distributed security system with redundant IoT connections.
  • Home monitoring sensors - just experimenting not smart-home
  • 3 person garden swing
  • replacement plastic fridge components for motor home

Looking for help with

Project ideas - possibly for personal use or as a 'crowd-puller' at Monash Maker Faire 2024