Been programming for a number of years. Used to write code from embedded systems, but stayed on the software side of things. Interested in learning electronics in general, radio, FPGAs and PCB design. Can solder, but not a lot of experience with doing SMD. Tend to learn best by doing, so that is what I am working on. I did the Shine on You Crazy KiCAD project awhile ago which was the first time I had ever worked with SMD or made a PCB. In retrospect, used way too much solder.
Since then have built a kit radio, a slow kit osilliscope and an icezero (sump2 logic analyzer for raspberry pi using an FPGA). Will be working through the projects here along side some other things.