Is there something (a person, a cause, an idea) that you want to investigate more fully in 2019?
As always, I strive to learn as much as I can about as much as I can. Picking up work from element14 Presents has been challenging in that I don’t know as much about all the different boards and programming languages as I feel like I should. I continually remind people that I’m not Ben Heck, but I also realize myself that I’m not Ben Heck in that I don’t have the decade(s) of experience that he has working with microelectronics. I have a passion for these things, and I have enough knowledge and experience to–for example–take apart a VCR and put it back together again or to rewire old gaming equipment, but I don’t have a background in design, I don’t have a robust relationship with Ki-CAD or Blender, and I don’t have a Felix or a Karen to fall back on when I need to bounce ideas around.
I started a crash course in Blender this week, and I should be somewhat up to speed very soon. At least versed enough to build the simple designs that I need for an upcoming project. The next goal will be Ki-CAD, and from there I’ll just start adding to my skills repertoire until I’m at least as functional as The Heckendorn!