Hi, I’m Jay and in my spare time, I like to screw around with electronics. I started this blog as a way of documenting the work I’ve been doing – not just the whats but the hows – in a way that is (hopefully) interesting and informative regardless of your personal level of tech knowledge. I was previously doing this on my Facebook feed and I started to find the medium a bit too limiting and frustrating. I asked my Facebook friends what they thought about starting a blog and got an overwhelmingly positive response. I figured a lot of the less technical were just skipping past the stories as I never seemed to get much response to them, but… here we are.
So, let’s talk a little bit about what I’m looking to cover here on the blog.
- Raspberry Pi, Odroid and similar single board computers.
- The Pandora’s Box multi-game arcade boards and clones/pirates.
- Video game emulation on the above platforms.
- Whatever else strikes my fancy. Which could be anything.
My goal here isn’t just to show you what I’m doing, but how and why I am going about it the way that I am. My thinking is that if people have a better idea of how hacking around with these pieces of electronics and software is done, it may spark their own interest in trying it for themselves and poking around.
These days, governments are enacting more and more laws to keep people from being able to fix things or open up the things they are supposed to own and I’m hoping that by getting more people involved and interested, we can keep being able to play with these things we own.
Let’s get crackin’.