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I AM going to get the project done, but maybe not WORKING before the LED contest ends tonight....

Final touches being done on it.....and then the final test.....I expect it to FAIL MISERABLY,  not discouraging because I will just have to up the power source (change PSU's) and add LED's......I want it to work great when I publish, which may mean it won't make it for the contest....oh well :-)

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Goodhart (author) 6 years ago
Going now to see what I can do to finish it up....
Goodhart (author)  Goodhart5 years ago
Oh well....
AndyGadget6 years ago
 
Goodhart,  Frankie and Benjy mouse were extensions into this dimension of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings (HHGTTG).  Think of yourself as that.

You have something which none of these young whipper-snappers do - Life Experience.  Make the most of that and pass on your acquired wisdom (or at least, cautionary tales) to the youngsters.  I'm a year younger than you and take every opportunity to bore my sons and their friends with stories of how we did things 'in the old days' and the things we got up to.  Something which seems to have been lost today in the texting, facebooking continually interactive technological world is how to appreciate the simple things.  You don't have to compete in terms of flashy lights - Take a step backwards, think what you can do and then make something excellent on your terms rather than struggling to keep up.
(And when those tiny components get blurry around the edges . . .  do as I do and buy a stronger pair of glasses #;¬)
Goodhart (author)  AndyGadget6 years ago
As for the last thing you wrote, use I giant magnifier (lighted) to see "normal" carbon style resistor color codes anymore....*sigh* 30x lens it is.....tis more than blurry around the edge.....hey I know, if they held a contest for us near blind oldsters only, maybe I could compete in that LOL

Well, like I wrote in the original post here, I will make this latest project the best I can....it will be a different way of approaching a problem if nothing else.

HERE is about the only place I have to "relay my experience" since I haven't any offspring, nor will I ever have any at this point;  and nieces and nephews are either distant in space or just not interested in being around me nor my "experience"

OH, some good news.....I got a notice that the post office is holding a package for me....I will need to stop downtown tomorrow to pick it up (I hope it is my final set of parts).    :-)
Goodhart (author)  Goodhart6 years ago
BUT thank you for your encouragement.
caitlinsdad6 years ago
Wow, that cartoon is old....wait, what were we talking about?
Goodhart (author)  caitlinsdad6 years ago
BTW: did you get the Frankie & Benjy mouse reference? (Hitchhikers guide....)
I thought it was Ren and Stimpy at first.
Goodhart (author)  caitlinsdad6 years ago
The picture Pinky and the Brain actually, but if you recall, Frankie and Benjy Mouse eventually end up SQUISHED in the end, despite their genius.
I believe Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse because he SQUISHED a mouse as a kid and wanted to make amends.
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