Hi, my name is Kobus

I am a maker who is passionate about electronics, programming, and building intelligent systems. On this website you can find out more about me and what I do, as well as a blog where I sometimes write about some of the more interesting things that I’m working on.

I’m currently in my final year at the University of Pretoria studying Computer Engineering, where I’m also working as the team-lead for the development and systems administration team in the Department of Computer Science.

I enjoy working on challenging electronics and programming projects (bonus points if it involves both). I’m hoping to start my career in intelligent robotics and biomedical engineering when I’m finished with my post-graduate studies. My interests include electronic engineering, intelligent systems, and just about anything that runs on electricity. I’m a keen Linux user and a firm believer in the open-source philosophy.

I want to make an impact by building things that can help other people, even if it is something small. I try to share as many of my work as possible and I’m always willing to lend a helping hand.

In my free time I enjoy working on various projects with the aim of always learning something new. I’m slowly building myself an electronics lab and I’m already the owner of a (puny) server homelab where I maintain multiple projects that I use on a daily basis. I also enjoy cooking, although I’m by no means good at it.

Feel free to get in touch with me using any of the platforms listed on this website, I’d love to hear your feedback.

Latest posts

Running unprivileged LXC containers on Fedora

2 Dec 2021 6 minutes
A complete guide on setting up and running unprivileged containers on Fedora with bind-mounts and SELinux support

Building a 3D printer from scratch

22 May 2021 8 minutes
How I designed and built my own DIY 3D printer, from random blobs to building Benchy

Building a high-availability cluster without using magic

28 Feb 2021 5 minutes
Building a high-availability cluster from the ground up using Pacemaker

Searching text in Django models

25 Feb 2021 9 minutes
Fast and flexible and text searching of multiple model fields in Django
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