An engineer who likes tinkering with junk.
My name is Adam Wilson. I am an electronics engineer with both an undergraduate (BEng Electronic Engineering) and a postgraduate degree (MSc Digital Systems Engineering) from the University of York.
I spent my early career working in heavy industry, with an electrical engineering placement with British Steel, and a graduate role as a software engineer in marine power and automation – I commissioned systems close to home and across the world, including the Harland and Wolff dockyard in Belfast, UK, Cammell Laird dockyard in Liverpool, UK, and the Port of Bahia Blanca in Bahia Blanca, Argentina.
I’m currently working in embedded systems design for IoT and industrial applications, which involves some hardware development but focusses primarily on firmware and software – predominantly for ARM Cortex-based RISC microcontrollers, but also for Xilinx FPGAs.
In my spare time, I like to read, play video games, and refurbish vintage electronics. I’m also a qualified PADI Advanced Open Water and Enriched Air SCUBA diver.
I’m based in the North East UK, but I have a global network of contacts thanks to my online connections, and I’ve sold vintage computing equipment to happy buyers all over the world.