A venture in retrotronics
Offerman Industries is creating art and design based on old-school electronics, i.e. retrotronics and retro-computing. It involves programming embedded systems, and designing and having manufactured aluminium components, electronic schematics, printed circuit boards, 3D-printed objects, and laser-cut acrylic glass and aluminium. Although some of these technologies are also used in the makers movement, in this case a far more robust, industrial approach is used.
Components are sourced from countries all over the world, including the USA, China, Russia and Ukraine, making this venture – in modern business terms – a micro-multinational.
Adrian has a M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Delft University of Technology, where he specialized in Computer Architecture and Digital Technique, and was trained as a processor designer. Furthermore, in 2010 he completed a M.Sc. degree in Psychology at Leiden University, where he specialized in cognitive psychology and clinical psychology.
Next to his technical writing, Adrian has been working as a consultant and engineer, advising on technology, business, markets and innovation. Furthermore, he has worked as a Linux system manager, network manager, webmaster, software developer and architect, and technology advisor. He also had a web hosting company for almost ten years, specializing in more complex, non-commodity services.
Offerman Industries is his latest undertaking in engineering, creating art and design based on old-school electronics.