I just can't seen to get a project started and completed in time anymore....and now I have missed another deadline...

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Plasmana9 years ago
I know how you feel, I missed two deadlines... And what is even more frustrating is, if I hold back my plasma speaker instructable a bit longer, I could of gotten 500 bucks... Oh well, times are hard...
Goodhart (author)  Plasmana9 years ago
Yeah, well I think I am going to put out a bunch of less intense ibles, some simple electronic tools and such, that can be made, and increase the difficulty and complexity and I become a little better with the soldering iron again (I may need new tips after all these years :-) I would like to make a completely non-electrical clock though.....if I have enough time.
Honus9 years ago
I hear you- with three boys all under 5yrs old I pretty much don't start working on any projects until after 9pm. The latest contest was pretty difficult. I'm a jeweler so I was just slammed at work up until Christmas Eve and then I had relatives from out of town staying with us. I had a small window open after New Years and was up until 12:30 or 1:00am every night trying to finish my project, working out in the garage in sub freezing temps. I think I posted it with two minutes to spare, but then I found a bunch of mistakes in my drawings and to redo several of them and do some serious editing. I ended up doing all my drawings during lunchtime at work- just not enough hours in the day. I think I have around fifteen projects on my list that I still want to do.....
Goodhart (author)  Honus9 years ago
Oh my, and with Feb coming up, I am sure you will be busy then to :-) With me working this weird second shift, and attending to the wife while I am at home, I find that if I had any children in my present state of affairs, I would probably melt down or explode :-)
I know how you feel. I'm having an awful time of it lately. The end of the semester really messed me up and now the winter blues and health worries have set in. Blah! I'm ready for spring. :P
Goodhart (author)  jessyratfink9 years ago
And now, I have apparently messed up the third electronics project in a row.....(either my fading eyesight is wreaking havoc on reading the resistor color bars (not to mention slight color blindness), or I have just gone dumb on electronics suddenly *sigh*
gmjhowe9 years ago
I suggest saving it for next time? Big Ibles are hard to do, and get out in time, the more complex the project, the more things there are to take longer.
Goodhart (author)  gmjhowe9 years ago
I had already started writing it up. But it is the published date they go by, right?
yeah, sorry, i suggest cutting back on your long list of web sites. thats how i make room for all my projects! BTW, what is it?
Goodhart (author)  gmjhowe9 years ago
Long list of web sites? I normally come here, and um, from work, I sometimes visit FaceBook to keep in contact with a few old friends (but I don't spend a lot of time in there) is rare that I go anywhere else. From home I don't normally have, what I would call, quality time to finish a project. I don't like spending 5 minutes here, 3 there, and each time trying to remember where I stopped, etc. unless it is a big project that takes more than a day. So, the 3 minutes here and there, I normally just come in here :-) What it that in the picture? That is an old project, my Radio Shack Voice recorder Hack I published here. I didn't consider it "contest worthy" because I didn't really make it look very nice (although it works like a charm).
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