When I was a kid, and my grandparents would visit, my grandfather would bring me something out of his workshop/barn to take apart. Sometimes it was a radio, other times an old TV. These where old school radios with tubes, and clunky CRT televisions. In retrospect there was probably enough asbestos and lead to choke a horse in every electronic device I took apart. Regardless the impact to my lifespan, I was happy as a pig in mud, removing every screw and tinkering with the parts I managed liberate from the greater machine. To this day if I get a hold of something that’s broken or no longer useful, I’m more inclined to take it apart to see how it works than to just toss it out.
I think all that tinkering helped me as I got older, and started my career as first, a graphic artist, and then as a web designer/programmer. The “finding order in the chaos”, part of my childhood hobby helps me parse and learn from the code I sometimes need to sort through. …or maybe that’s just a rationalization for liking to take things apart. Yea, I’m pretty sure that’s closer to the truth than any “life lesson” I can apply to my hobby.
I’m sure the things I do on this site won’t be interesting to most people, but they’re interesting to me. That’s what the internet is all about.
A few notes:
- I haven’t set an actual schedule for adding posts, but when/if possible, I’ll make a post once a week.
- I usually have more than one project going at a time, so I may post about another project before I finish the project I was working on.
- I’m not a professional, this site is about a hobby. Please be safe, and don’t try this at home.
- Always wear proper safety equipment. Gloves, Eye Protection, etc., Taking things apart can be pretty easy, putting people’s parts back together is much more difficult, and sometimes impossible. …and don’t even get me started on how difficult it is to get a person fixed, if they went and got themself dead…
- This site for my own enjoyment, and hopefully to the enjoyment others.