LIke @CarlC I’m based in the UK and with him founded UKNAO, the developer organisation for NAO robots based in the UK. We organised a bunch of hackathons, meetup and a conference but with the declining number of NAO devs it would be good to be involved in a more general robotics community.
I don’t have as impressive a collection of robots as Carl, but like him, I’m a NAO developer:
I’m also working on upgrading a radio-controlled K9 toy to be more autonomous. I’m almost done with the hardware (powered by 2 Raspberry PI’s: one for motor control and camera and the other for audio input and output).
Not related to robotics but I’ve also been having fun with retro computing recently. I assembled this replica of a PDP-11 front panel and am getting to grips with running 1970s software on emulated PDP-11 hardware. I’ve got it hooked up with a 1990s vintage terminal here:
I have a long-suffering family who puts up with my eccentricities including a wife who’s heavily into 3D printing as well as being a professional photographer.