As scarily avid readers may recall, I bought a beginner's hobby electronics kit a while back to see if it was fun. I'll be honest, it didn't really catch my imagination. (Of course, this doesn't mean it never will, just that it hasn't yet.)
The first project is all I've done thus far. It's a continuity indicator, which is a little thingy for testing whether the various components you've got lying about the place actually work properly. If they do, a little light lights up.
No doubt it's a handy thing to have if you play with electronics a lot, but I think as a newcomer my enthusiasm would have been better encouraged with a DIYCylon Jack O'Lantern
, although I admit this might not be a beginner's project. (Especially since I'd want to improvise and make a Cylon Santa, since we don't do Hallowe'en round here. (In fact, we don't really do Christmas in a big way here either - but that's more of a sulky rebellion than anything, so a Cylon Santa at the door would be quite a la mode
But having said that, I was truly delighted today when tenbears
wandered in to ask where it was, then wandered out again to where he was playing with sacred_chao
, and sacred_chao
used my continuity indicator to check the components of the car stereo!
Go me, and my useful hobby electronics kit!
||In which I am amazed.
This is Sacred_Chao pulling out the car stereo for the fiddling. My thingy is that blue thing next to it.
That little red thing is an LED. It has actually lit up, which shows that the thingy that this thingy was testing does actually work. Gosh.
Maybe I will continue, clearly I have a gift.