My name is Aaron (a.k.a. power.supply) and I live in The Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. I’m primarily a stay at home dad, but I am also in my last year of my Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) degree and work casually for a national electronics chain.
I have a passion for the environment and space technologies, as well as making/hacking/re-purposing. The purpose of this site is to reveal the projects that I make in an open way so that everyone can benefit from them. In this way we can all help push our species forward into a large co-operative community. I’m all about sharing and inspiring and it is my hope that, through the projects I put up here, they help somebody. I also hope they inspire many into action to build something themselves, ideally, helping others in the process.
All of my projects are done on the tightest possible budgets. This is for a few reasons; the first being that I am a low income earner (with regard to my country anyway) so I can’t afford to spend much money on fancy parts or expensive equipment. The second being that I have always preferred making things over buying things. I’d rather spend a bunch of my time building something then going and buying something that will do the job for me. In this way, I manage to reduce parts costs but it ends up costing me more in man hours I spend on something. It all adds to the fun though and I learn heaps of new things on the way. Another main reason for having a low budget is that I really like the challenge of building something for next to nothing and coming out with something cool at the end. I’m exceptionally frugal and nearly everything I own I have gotten for a steal. I love saving money on purchases and feel absolutely ripped off when I have to pay the retail price for something. If there is a bargain to be had then I will be there.