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I'm an 89'er, half-Norwegian-half-Canadian. I spent my childhood years in Canada, and at the age of 11 my family moved to Norway where we have family. I watched Sonic the Hedgehog as a kid and always wondered how the robots which seemed to be tin-cans with wires inside could live and function.

Much later I saw a show on The Discovery Channel about BEAM robots, and was fascinated by how some people were able to taken an old stereo, and rebuild it into a real robot. When my family purchased our first PC in the mid-90s, the first thing I did was search for "circuits" on the Internet (I also played Sim city, which came with the computer). I found a lot as you can imagine, even back then, but never built anything with active components. The mere act of interpreting schematics was difficult, and I had no idea where to even find the exotic components mentioned. Instead I tried to make motorized vehicles with scavenged or purchased toy motors, connected to batteries and switches. However, as Lego was much easier to use and gave better results, I spent my time playing with it instead.

Years passed without me doing anything constructive until the end of junior high. It wasn't until joining the 4HV forum in mid-2005 that I started seriously with electronics by investing in parts (and persistently nagging the good folks at 4HV) and finding a project which was both fun and simple. That project was a 2N3055 flyback driver, because I had a bunch of broken monitors which were about to be thrown away, and the circuit consisted of one active component. Since then my skills and the fun I get out of this hobby have just continued to grow. Naturally my hobbies have had an effect on my choice of higher education, and I first acquired a Bachelor's degree in automation. Afterwards I acquired a Master of Science degree in Digital System Design, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. I'm currently employed as a software engineer at Esko Graphics Kongsberg, in Norway.

If you wish to contact me, I can be reached via email. My address is the name of this site "uzzors2k", and my email host is

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Disclaimer: I do not take responsibility for any injury, death, hurt ego, or other forms of personal damage which may result from recreating these experiments. Projects are merely presented as a source of inspiration, and should only be conducted by responsible individuals, or under the supervision of responsible individuals. It is your own life, so proceed at your own risk! All projects are for noncommercial use only.

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