Hi Im Adrian and I like to make Stuff. Im an engineer, designer and problem solver. I studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Robert Gordon's University in Aberdeen, and have worked in the Oil and Gas Industry for the past 22 years as a software engineer.
I started Udny Designs in 2014 as a vent for my creative side. I was in the garage, boiler suit on, welding mask raised, bashing a bit of metal when my neighbour popped her head in and quizzed me as to that I was building now. A Snow Plough for the front of the boys electric Jeep was my response. I had a plan to get the drive and paths cleared without manual labour. I explained the plan and showed my wooden prototype with an electrical linear actuator that would raise and lower the plough with the flick of a switch (see here for a video of the results) You should start a blog my neighbour said! You are always up to something. So here I am with my crazy projects.
I live in a small village of Udny Station (Hence Udny Designs) just north of Aberdeen in rural Scotland. I have an interest in projects of wood and metal, recycled materials, Sea glass, Electronics and anything really that I can make with. Some of my creations I have been selling in small quantities through craft fairs and personal requests/commissions.
I have two small boys as my helpers Jamie and Thomas who get involved and provide much needed advice and encouragement.
Thank you for visiting. If you have any questions about anything on my site please give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org, I'd be chuffed to bits to hear from you.