Hi My name is Steve Smith. Many thanks for checking out ProjectVIR.com
I have been interested in Radio and Electronics since I was a young lad. My father before me was similarly interested, and it was through him I learned how to fit a 13A plug and solder (with a gas hob soldering iron!) around the age of seven.
I was lucky enough to be able to study electronics at senior school and passed a CSE, the usual qualification then, before gaining a Trainee Service Engineer position shortly after leaving school. It wasn’t for me for various reasons, so I left the job after 8 months or so but retained my interest in all things electronic, leading me to take my Radio Amateur’s Exam in 1993. I passed and was allocated the callsign G0TDJ which I hold to this day.
Nowadays, I have the pleasure of designing small projects for fun and publishing them on several websites, this being one of them. I update the sites as and when I feel like it and have the time available. Sometimes, I don’t post for months but I always come back.
All the designs published on these sites are free for anyone to use in any way they wish, personal or commercial. I am gradually tidying up the references to licencing but the idea is the same, the designs are there to be used. Whilst I appreciate notification if a project is built, and I love to see images of the designs in action, it isn’t a requirement.
Having said that, I don’t guarantee that any of the designs, files or information provided are fit for any purpose and if you use them, it is entirely at your own risk. I do endeavor to make sure all the files and information are accurate but no responsibility will be accepted for any loss or damage resulting from use of the designs, files or information presented.
ProjectVIR.com is part of a family of ‘Project’ sites including ProjectAVR.com (specifically for AVR based projects), ProjectSPECCY.com (For projects based around the ZX Spectrum and associated machines) and ProjectHAB.co.uk (All about High Altitude Ballooning). Some of the projects are necessarily cross-posted but these will be cleaned up and organised in due course.
I hope you find the material available on the site to be useful and interesting and have as much fun using it as I do compiling it.
Steve Smith 2018 – steve (at) projectvir (dot) com