My name is Mario, I live near Ulm in Germany. As you have probably guessed by now, I am an electronics hobbyist (and electrical engineer), and this blog is about some of my personal projects.
The weird name of this blog comes from the fact that my last name sounds like the greek letter µ in German and also in English, which I rather like since I can write my name with a single letter that also perfectly matches my personal interests. I have always found electrical and mechanical stuff fascinating ever since my childhood, and this has continued to be my passion until today. Following a Master’s in electrical engineering, I am currently progressing towards a PhD in an attempt to make something I love to do my source of income – which some have called hopelessly romantic. Well, it has indeed worked out so far!
Since early 2014 I am a licensed “advanced” ham radio operator (called class A here in Germany) and tinkering with shortwave and mm-wave/microwave radio, including advanced RF instruments and sat equipment. Aside from RF stuff, my interests are broad: analog, audio, digital, high-power, microcontrollers…oh, and good old electron tubes!
Why I write this blog? Mainly to motivate myself to tackle new projects I can write something about, practice my english writing skills and maybe get to know some interesting people who stop by here from time to time. And also because I am not (or, should I say, no longer?) a reader of news collector/aggregator blogs that grab together all the cool tech stuff and keep me busy the whole day, trying to read up and watch other people do all the fun stuff that I wanted to do myself. It kills my motivational drive after some time. Unfortunately that also means that *you* are currently being kept busy reading about *my* activities – for which I am sincerely sorry ;-) But, as it is, you are also a welcome guest here, so why not use the chance to discuss whatever you find interesting.
So that’s it for the quick overview – any more you’ll have to ask me directly. Enjoy your stay, and if you happen to meet me someday and know this blog – well, wouldn’t that be something :-)