Yeah, working on computers takes up a big chunk of my life. Most of my time is spent looking at a screen, and punching buttons on the keyboard. There is much more to me though, I enjoy cooking, going for long walks, working with wood, photography, and other things that I can try to squeak into my busy day. However, there is something missing, a certain aspect of me is missing that I used to have in abundance, but has mostly withered away.
I like to make things. Yeah I know my veggie burritos are awesome, but I mean I used to make things. I have a Microcomputer Electronics Technician diploma with my name on it. I constructed a Z80 motherboard and a roving robot to earn that degree. I used to spend hours with Lego, I used to enjoy to code programs for fun. But that has all been withered away. Even my wood working projects have taken a back seat as of late.
It’s time to take back the Maker in me.
You got me, I picked up a magazine and saw the glossy photos in there and pictured myself in the articles. What a great magazine really to be able to convert me so quickly. I actually went out and bought a subscription so I can share this rediscovery with my kids.
This does feed me though, it’s what I feel I need at this time as we go into the dark of winter. Something to keep me going on into the nights. I think my first project will be a simple drawing machine. Something like a DIY Spirograph Machine. I’ll let you know how it works out. 🙂