In 1994 at the age of 10, Timothy was introduced to electronics in the form of a “200 in One Electronic Project Lab” from Radio Shack. Soon he picked up his first soldering iron and quickly became adapt at recreating circuits from the Engineer’s Mini-Notebooks by Forrest Mims. That same year his family purchased their first computer, a 386SX running MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11, which introduced him to programming in the form of Qbasic.

Several years, many lines of code and quite a few rolls of solder later he started looking for a bigger challenge. Seeking to combine his love of programming and electronics, he became interested in robotics and began designing and building his own small robots tethered to the parallel port of his PC. In 1996 he discovered the BASIC Stamp from Parallax which allowed him to take his creations to a whole new level.

After interning at a small Internet Service Provider in 2001, Timothy became interested in web technologies—such as LAMP—and started his own web hosting company from the ground up in 2003. He spent four years building it up into a successful business; in 2007 he merged with a web design firm, becoming their CTO. The following year he left the company in order to do freelance server and web design work. By 2010—due to a lot of work moving overseas—he decided to retire from IT.

The following year—having kept up with electronics as a hobby over the last decade—his passion was rekindled with the announcement of the Raspberry Pi and he started contributing to and writing about Open Hardware and the Maker Movement.

Timothy is currently working as a freelance consultant, performing PCB design and schematic capture.