It’s Tough being a Maker of Embedded Things
As a fellow electronics enthusiast, I wonder if you ever feel the same way that I sometimes do?
- That there are so many more people working on so many more projects than you?
- That there are so many more people with deeper understanding of “all-things-electrical” than you?
- That there are so many more people who seem to be achieving great things with wonderfully complex projects?
- That it’s an uphill battle getting to grips with embedded systems
The truth is, it’s hard work being an electronics hobbyist / maker / enthusiast. I know this from speaking with my readers, from spending time on forums, from my twitter feed, from a host of interactions with hobbyists and enthusiasts and finally from my own experience. We have chosen to follow a hobby that doesn’t quite fit with the classic definition of “a pursuit … engaged in especially for relaxation”. It sometimes feels like we’ve chosen to climb Mount Kilimanjaro blindfolded and in sandals – ill-equipped and feeling our way along as best we can.