About Me

Hi! I’m the Average Man. I’m 31, live in sunny Southend-on-Sea with my wife and two noisy children, and work in the city of London.


Me and the boy (I have a little girl too, but hey, snooze you lose)

Why ‘Average Man’?

Like some kind of rubbish superhero, I decided to live my Pi life using the alter ego “Average Man”. I like to think that I represent the thousands of average fellows out there who have decided to buy a Pi with zero prior knowledge and learn on the go.

After all, the average man isn’t a programmer, coder, hacker, electrician or even a mathematician – the everyday Joe isn’t really qualified for a life of Pi, but that’s all part of the fun.

The more we learn, the more we can share – which eventually ends up with the little people.

Why did you make this blog?

I made this blog to share what I learn as I continue my journey with the Raspberry Pi.

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 Man” style.

Tell me something interesting about you…

I play ice hockey for a local recreational team and I currently own 5 Raspberry Pi’s [UPDATE: I have a silly number of Pis now, I can’t even count them!], including an original Rev1 board. I’ve also never seen Star Wars!

How can I get in touch?

Take a look at the Contact Me page