Last weekend I helped Edison put together a RepRap 3D printer.
We managed to get the chassis completely built in about 5 hours and Edison then packed up the wiring and calibrated the next day.
It’s a great piece of tech. It’s awesome how simple it is too.
I’ve always been a DIY enthusiast, building a variety of projects many of which are currently in progress.
The greatest thing about DIY for me, is making something with your hands. Digital is good, but there’s a different, more pure kind of satisfaction from cutting, grinding, bolting and attaching. Physical manifestation of one’s imagination and thought, even if following instructions putting preexisting pieces together. The experience of it, is a journey of locomotion, problem solving and thought that is so satisfying. That’s why LEGO is the greatest toy ever made, and why Arduino and other devboards have gained so much popularity among the maker communities.
I want to make all the things.