Guido Ottaviani has made electronics and ham radio his hobby since the "tube times." He turned the hobby into a job working as an analog and digital developer for several years for an Italian communication company. Many years ago, a big change made him a technical manager at a company that develops and manages graphic, pre-press and press systems, and technologies for a large Italian editorial group that publishes sports newspapers and magazines. Some years ago, he got the scope and the soldering iron out of the drawer to make autonomous robots. Currently, Guido is an active member in various Italian robotics groups who shares his experiences with other self-professed "electronics addicts" and evangelizes amateur robotics.