Coming from a family of engineers, I suppose it was inevitable that I would be one. My father is an Electronics Engineer, also with two grandfathers who may not have been professional qualified engineers of their day. However one grandfather who would literally try his hand at making anything from skis, to boats, to electronics based video games (before software video games). The other was a welder/mechanic who would weld anything, carve wood and reconstruct cars. The first had me building model aircraft the second had me dismantling car engines and building my own crossbow at the age of 10 (yes a different era!).

I have spent my professional life, of over 30 years, in electronics and software engineering, while in my spare time doing woodwork, welding and generally making stuff.