Old codger with advanced soldering iron skills.
Pretty much self-taught Electronics/Automotive/Computer Technician/Hacker/Re-Engineer.
Built an Analog Synth ~1978 pretty much from scratch and life being what it is - what you end up doing whilst being busy with other plans, shelved it.
Forced into isolation by challenging health issues, officially retired and looking for a "mental health" project, dug out the box of remains of the original Synth, caught the bug and currently have a clutch of Roland Synths and other goodies.
To any Hacker worth his salt, off-the-shelf kit don't always give you what you're looking for which is why I'm here...

Life, the Universe and some things in it.