Ian Renton

Software engineer and builder of robots
Bournemouth, UK

Hi! I’m Ian Renton. By day, I am a software and systems engineer in the naval defence industry, specialising in command & control of autonomous vehicles and communications networks. By night I build robots and web applications, alongside being a husband, father and amateur cook.

You can email me at ian@ianrenton.com, and you can also find me on Twitter as @i_renton. You can also read my professional CV, though please note that I’m not currently looking for work.


I have a number of hardware & robotics projects, including the “Raspberry Tank”, one of the first robots to be controlled by a Raspberry Pi computer. Some of my most popular build guides here are:

Some of my more popular non-robotics-related software projects and websites are:

Also hosted here is “Film Reviews (by the Numbers)”, a years-long endeavour with friends to drunkenly mock as many films as possible.