Rex, W1REX, has had a 60+ years love affair with electrons. He has over 50 years of computer programming, computer applications, field service and sales in the computer field. Rex opened one of the first APPLE computer stores in the country and spent over 15 years selling computers and developing custom applications including both hardware and software. Selling his store, he then moved on to full-time development of new microprocessor-based products. New-product development has been his main focus for the last 25 years. He re-encountered amateur radio in 1995 when he attended a local club meeting and successfully tested for a no-code tech license that same night. Rex is now an Extra and holds the call W1REX. For the last 25 years his interests involve building things (ANYTHING), creating fun things, hosting Buildathons, hawking kits, Lobstercon and developing wacky ideas that make HIM and his fellow electron lovers happy.