12/13/2018 at 00:59 •
Update: Phase Two????
WOW, 2 years since I have been on this site. I have a couple of projects up here and a few more over at hackster.com as well. I must say it is a very cool and helpful community. My skills have improved and I have learned quite a few new ones as well. One of the most fun has been learning KiCAD and making my own PCBs. I even did one up for my Christmas presents this year. The kids are going to help my solder them so there is some family fun as well.
It is much to hard to try and break down one's journey when they are in the middle of it. I can see that I have drifted far enough away that I can't see the shore anymore, but I have the skills to stay afloat, and as I go along I just keep on learning. Much like my journey in electronics.
There is no Phase 2, there is only Phase Forever, forever seeking to learn something new.
07/10/2017 at 01:03 •
Why hello there. I figure if you have made it this far, how about one more click and check out my site over at https://www.wrightmac.net. it is my budding maker/hacker/studio site with more of what I am working on.
09/24/2016 at 02:27 •
So, I am a long time reader of this as well as other diy electronic blogs. I work with a gentleman who has a masters in EE and well a great source of information, he makes each of his projects an exercise in patience and extreme planning, lots of paper and simulations before he builds anything. I figure it wasn't worth my time to do in to the detail he did. I have ideas and want to see if they are possible. Everyone else was having fun plugging parts together and making cool things.
I tok the plunge. I ordered a bunch of pieces and parts from China and Grob's Basic Electronics (I saw this posted as a great read / reference by many out there and I do concur). While waiting for the parts I read and got the basics from Grob's and more reading on the sites and forums.
The soldering iron and Simon Says showed up first (it actually came from the states). That went pretty well, save I messed up the tip on the soldering iron by time I was done, but was able to save it.
Once the parts rolled in I started with Arduino style 'hello world', then moved on to 3 LEDs, traffic light, then added switches, then started to play with the LCD screen. While tinkering I kept on thinking what my first project was going to be. I got both of my kids interested in chess over the summer, so what not make a chess clock and hopefully spark their interest as well.
So if you like, follow my adventure.