I thought that this would be the right place, to put up stuff about my past, current and future DIY and mod Controller and Simpit projects.
My intention and hope is to inspire others to start on their own DIY journey and help as I can. Any questions are very welcome.
The most important things I have learned is:
“Save your ideas!”
It may not work for you now, but it can be the perfect solution for a future project.
Write them down, small drawings with descriptions, use a Dictaphone, whatever. Are you falling asleep and the idea pops in your head, Save it! It may be gone when you wake up.”
“Split a big complex project into smaller manageable bites”
Each successfully finished part, gives a nice feeling of accomplishment and raises the confidence, in tackling the next set of problems.
“Be prepared to make mistakes!”
It is very true that you can learn from your mistakes. You do have to try to understand what went wrong.
“Be prepared to acknowledge your limitations”
Some things can be decidedly dangerous and lethal, if you don’t understand what you work with.
Leave those alone and get help before you regret it.
It is also okay to get help for stuff that you don’t understand. Me for instance, I have a basic understanding of electronic components and what they do by themselves, but I cannot comprehend complex circuits. Be they electronic, hydraulic or pneumatic.
It is a very good idea to have done, as much of your homework, as possible before you ask.
Okay on to my first instalment.
I needed to have something to put stuff on. A very early Simpit version. March 2013
I chose a shelf rail and bracket system with different sizes of brackets with MDF plates cut into the needed sizes. I let the supplier cut up the plates, so I would get straight and square cuts.
Do Never Ever! Use MDF for anything with prolonged skin contact!
Because of the sweat, it will slowly dissolve.
The only stuff still in use are the G27, The holder for the wheel, Brother printer, Mouse, Speakers, most of the shelves and the bookcases, that where parts of a corner desk, that I used before this.
Until next installment.