Hi! I’m Rich, and I write here at Averagemaker.com. I’m 32, live in sunny Southend-on-Sea with my wife and two noisy children, and work in the city of London.
Why ‘Average Maker’?
Initially this started out as a Raspberry Pi blog, where I called myself the ‘Average Man’ as I felt that I kind of represented the thousands of average fellows out there who had decided to buy a Pi with zero prior knowledge.
That went from around 2012 – 2017, however early in 2018 I decided I wasn’t going to just be about the Raspberry Pi anymore. I was ready to start tinkering with other devices, and also wanted to share other things I was up to that all fell under the ‘maker’ category.
So, early in 2018, I moved from Average man to Average maker.
Why did you create this blog?
I started this blog to share what I learn as I make all sorts of different things – mostly with electronics.
I try to write things in a fun way, with the odd crap joke, but also in a way that can help others how to work things out. I try (but as a human – sometimes fail) to write things in a way that means anyone can read and understand them.
For me, a lot of the tutorials out there assume a lot of prior knowledge, or tend to blur over the detail. You will (should) find that any tutorials I write are detailed, slow paced and include everything you need for the specific project.
I take the best bits of what I research from around the web, figure out all the bugs and head-scratching moments – then put it together “Average” style.
I also write about things I’ve bought or been sent – add-on boards, accessories, cases, cables etc. I’m definitely a gear whore, no doubt about it!
Tell me something interesting about you…
When I’m not injured (seems to be happening a lot these days) I play ice hockey for a local recreational team. I have a shark-fin shaped scar on my hand, and really ugly feet.
How can I get in touch?
Take a look at the Contact Me page