Doayee began as a happy coincidence at the beginning of 2013. I had been an electronics hobbyist for a few years at this stage and was looking for a platform to share my work on, and one of my friends was just getting into web design, so I enlisted his help to build me the website which would ultimately become Doayee.
It was originally intended as a blog, to give back to the community which had taught me, but as the scope of my projects increased I realised I could start selling some of my creations using it as a platform, and I decided to start with the Bluetooth Audio Link. Through the BAL I enlisted some help, in the form of Jacob, and then Tom, and we decided to launch a Kickstarter for BAL in 2014, which was met with enthusiasm and ended up over 500% funded.
This success boosted us to continue developing products throughout university, and has even enabled us to start doing bespoke contract electronics for several clients, which we hope to continue for many years to come!
I am currently studying Electronic Engineering at the University of Surrey, and working as an intern electronics engineer at Perkin Elmer.
I got involved with Doayee about a year after Tom started the blog and wrote a few posts about our first projects. As I got more involved in designing products, we co-created a cheap micro-controller development board called the SeedBoard to lower our production costs. It was after this that I officially joined the team, and started working on BAL. Since then I have been working on several new products, including a new version of the SeedBoard, which will be released in future.
I have had a long-standing interest in electronics, which was kindled by taking the subject at GCSE. While studying my A-levels I started a part time job at an electronics retailer, helping to design projects for beginners in the field. I am now in my third year at the University of Surrey, studying Electronic Engineering and am currently on a placement year at Sky.