I've been passionately interested in science fiction and analog/digital electronics since I was a kid, and that feeling is still with me today.  In my day job I spend a lot of time in wireless communications and doing a bunch of software design for physical and virtual Linux machines.  It's great fun but I don't want to replicate that work here.  Mostly because it's proprietary to my company.  But I prefer to spend my personal time working on projects that are non-commercial.  Things I can share with you, the reader, without having to send out non-disclosure documents.

When I was in 7th Grade a mentor of mine once unloaded his extensive junk box on me.  In the pile was an old Bell and Howell home study Analog electronics "learn at home" kit which included a large breadboard lab with speaker and high/low voltage power supply, a bag of really old passive components, some metal can transistors with really long leads, a wad of 24 AWG hookup wire, and some printed lab manuals.  The kit used these white plastic modules that plugged into the breadboard and allowed you to connect components together.  I had no idea what I was doing at the time but I had a blast working through the lab manuals.  Some of the projects worked and some didn't, most likely because of something I did or didn't do :)  But it was so much fun and I've enjoyed analog design ever since. 

My goal is to present a series of electronic projects as thoroughly and completely as possible which I hope will stimulate deeper thinking and kindle an interest in electronic design.