Your Earliest Creations Answered
What were some of your earliest creations?
My first year in the college dorm, I hacked an alarm clock to turn on a light, and/ or radio in my bunk. Although there were existing light timers on the market, they were noisy, and inaccurate. My design had the option of switching on the light by the alarm, or with a toggle switch. It also had a low power neon bulb with which to check the time. It was all very easy to switch by touch.
Looking back, there were some funny things about it. I knew nothing about wirenuts. All the connections were soldered, then insulated with silicon caulk. All the switches and connections were installed in a box which had held my crayons in elementary school. Hah.
I still like physical buttons. I still have buttons on my cell which I can feel. I like that. I may have ta give that up soon to get a phone with the features I want. That whole braille operation thing, however, goes back to wanting to operate the thing in the dark, or while my eyes are on somethin else (like the road?) All in all, I'd rather have a microwave with 2 intuitive dials than with fancy features which need 100 watts of lighting when I just want a midnite snack.
But I ramble. Back to the original question: What did you make when you were young(er)