Lions vs Ben Heck

lion-mclionheadlion mclionhead wrote 05/01/2018 at 20:45 • 2 min read • Like

The fight to make a CAD model leaves the lion kingdom feeling a bit under accomplished, compared to Ben Heck. Although his show only covers baby projects, he obviously is very skilled in CAD tools, electronic design tools, FPGA programming tools, embedded programming tools, & machine tools. 

1 week, he'll have a very high proficiency in programming an FPGA. The next week he'll design something in Fusion 360. The next week, he'll design a circuit board. There's no way he could fake a high proficiency in each tool in the time between episodes.  Just learning & getting good results from a circuit board editor takes lions a lot longer.

He could just as easily push a large aerospace project as make useless raspberry pi enclosures. The key is learning many tools rather than developing everything from scratch & always trying the latest method instead of doing what's tried & true for decades.  Retro computing works best when applied to the device under test, not the tools for making the device.  

The mane disappointment is how he ballooned over the last 8 years.  Anyways, back to using a 30 year old X11 interface to make mobile apps.