For example, if you want to build your own electric guitar, you can upload a drawing of the outlines of the guitar of your dreams, and the machine will follow your drawings to cut out exactly what you told it to.
This machine has been, in my mind, something very advanced. Something that I would need lots of hours of practice to understand and operate.
Have you ever felt that way?
Maybe around soldering small components? Creating a PCB? Using a microcontroller?
Randomly my friend Elias asked me yesterday if I wanted to join him in making a box using the Shopbot.
I said “Sure!”
He showed me the software and explained how things worked. Then he let me do the steps involved. And I got to repeat them for each part of the box.
And I realized “Huh, that wasn’t too complicated.”
That’s what often happens.
Before you’ve done something, it looks hard.
Then someone instructs you on how to do it, and you go through the steps yourself a few times.
And you realize that it’s actually quite easy.
If you’re getting started in electronics, that’s important to remember.
Get the instructions on how to do it. Do the steps. Then do them a few times more.
If you want to learn to build circuits, soldering, designing circuit boards, using microcontrollers, or other practical skills, you can now do that online:
Keep On Soldering!
Oyvind @ build-electronic-circuits.com