Haven't posted anything here for ages, so thought I'd update all my regular users (coughcostherearesomanycough).
Uni was absolutely brilliant :D I got a first in my first year, and although it doesn't count towards my degree there's a chance I can get a bursary for it next year.
I now feel confident enough in my electronics knowledge to tackle some more interesting projects. Coming up next will hopefully be a distortion pedal for a friend to use with his electric guitar. I'm also hoping to get some microcontrollers and tinker with them later in the summer.
Here's a photo of the (absolutely huge) progress of the shiny distortion pedal.
And an extremely exciting video of an LED that flashes randomly. This will at some point double up, turn white and attach itself to the dalek.