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    i posted this in my blog too but this is great.

    i know next to rubbish about electronics but this video was amazing.

    [YOUTUBE="l2vvsexdguQ"]Analyzing and messing with a headlamp[/YOUTUBE]

    i've always really enjoyed electronics design, micro-architecture. i found that out taking apart my old laptops to change the fluorescent screen tubes and taking apart my cell phones to replace cables. if you find the right supplier you can buy a part for $1 with $5 shipping straight from Hong Kong and fix things.
    Don't know how much it'll bend til it breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post

    Bad jokes aside, my istp dad doesnt lay hands on shit he doesnt know about.
    Neither do I.
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    I used to be very into overclocking my CPU which I achieved with some success, now I'm into over clocking my monitors refresh rate.

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    I'm not an istp but I seem to have an urge to take things apart to see what makes them work. I've dismantled all sorts of stuff but am not always able to put them back together again.
    I'm a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle and here is my spout. Every time I steam up, I give a shout. Just tip me over and pour me out.

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    I love to reverse engineer stuff. Its like second nature to me. Thasts actually hw i look at problems, to start by reverse engineering it. then follow it by forward engineering
    Im out, its been fun

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    I played with trains and legos as an ISTP child. Never got more mechanically inclined than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    I was fascinated with the first family computer, and every few weeks I'd do something to it late at night to tweak/explore some new configuration or OS for it.. and sometimes bring it to a broken state. What got me good though is trying to get it running again before my Dad woke up. Rinse, repeat.

    Do you have any failed projects sitting around?
    Thats how I learned. I would crash it accidently while parents were at work and had to gte it running before they came home.

    I used to take everything apart as a kid. My toys with motors would end up in the trash and I would keep the motors. I loved transformers...the kind that you plug into walls, not the toys...well I liked the toys, but thats not what I meant. Anything electronic caught my eye and I wanted to be an electrical engineer since I was really young. Then I worked with engineers and changed my mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamboo View Post
    i posted this in my blog too but this is great.

    i know next to rubbish about electronics but this video was amazing.

    [YOUTUBE="l2vvsexdguQ"]Analyzing and messing with a headlamp[/YOUTUBE]

    i've always really enjoyed electronics design, micro-architecture. i found that out taking apart my old laptops to change the fluorescent screen tubes and taking apart my cell phones to replace cables. if you find the right supplier you can buy a part for $1 with $5 shipping straight from Hong Kong and fix things.
    That reminds me of my electronics class in college. The analog portion was so much math...while I like math, I dont like it enough to do THAT MUCH calculations. I much prefer digital because its less math and more logic.
    Im out, its been fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    Question for the ISTPs who take things apart - assuming money was not an issue, would you ever hire someone else to fix something for you that you knew how to fix yourself?
    Yes, unfortunately I've found it to be necessary for some things that require special tools. If I had an unlimited, bottomless toolbox, I'd never call anyone. Well, I might make an exception for crawling around in the space under the house, which I find rather unpleasant, or if I am short on time. Or if it's a BIG project that I can't do alone. I also "let" my wife handle any copper pipe work, as she is quite good at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhinosaur View Post
    Yes, unfortunately I've found it to be necessary for some things that require special tools. If I had an unlimited, bottomless toolbox, I'd never call anyone.
    Seriously. That's really what it comes down too. Spend a fortune getting specific jobs done that you end up being able to do all sorts of jobs.
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