My name is Julian Ilett and I’ve been interested in electronics for as long as I can remember. These days I spend most of my time making electronics videos for my Youtube channel.
This WordPress website has evolved over the years from a web design consultancy (when 256.co.uk was first registered back in 1999) through PIC microcontroller design and sales to a design blog for the PWM5 Solar Charge Controller. The PWM5 was sold through this site from April 2010 to March 2014. A few more controllers will be manufactured and available for sale until 22nd July 2014 when sales will cease for good.
I’m a published author – I had a number of projects appear in the pages of Everyday Practical Electronics magazine back in the 1990s. These included the National Lottery Predictor, MIDI Analyser, EPE Fruit Machine and LED Matrix Message Display. I also wrote a piece called How to Use Intelligent LCDs which has made it onto the internet. Part one is here and part two is here. You can also get to it via Wikipedia.
This summer, 256.co.uk will become 256.uk when the new .uk domain becomes available for use.
If you want to contact me by email, simply put my first name in front of an @ symbol and follow that with 256.co.uk – I read all emails, but replying is much easier if your message is short (less than 100 words). Longer emails (with links to products or projects) will take longer to reply to. Please note that I may make public the content of emails sent to me (although not personal details).
My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/julius256
My Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/julian256
Generally speaking, I don’t get involved in consultancy, bespoke projects, ‘art’ installations or any other unsolicited one-to-one activities