June 22, 2012
I'm interested in all kinds of personal projects. At the moment I'm waiting for my raspberry pi, with the intent on learning to code beyond the very basic stuff I know now. I've also been tearing apart broken gadgets to get a better understanding of electronics, I'm very much a beginner in this area. At the moment I'm rewiring the circuit board controller from a USB keyboard into a custom gaming pad. I have a frankenstein super nintendo controller that literally has a different method of completing a circuit with each button. I really need to learn to solder better. I have a strong interest in 3D printing, with a significant desire to build my own 3D printer.
Last year I taught myself how to build 3D models in sketchup for the purpose of 3D printing through a company called shapeways. I wouldn't consider myself thoroughly knowledgeable in this area, but its something I can do and I like what I can accomplish. It's the opposite problem being around people who are more 'techie' than yourself, friends and family think you're a genius just because you can break a few things and sometimes manage to fix them too, but with potential skill base present in this group.. I might as well be a peasant. I have a very rudimentary understanding of coding/programming. I have a even more crude understanding of electronics and the workings of circuit boards.
I can't stop trying to make stuff and if I didn't have something to do with my mind/hands I'd probably drive my wife a little more crazy than I already do.