Count yourself lucky.drmcl wrote:So. a wee project to get me going. A bit of pi zero, a phat-dac and a case. What could go wrong.... Well, I ordered the wrong header so it came with a right angle not straight, I then soldered it to the wrong side of the PI-zero, snapped the little shim bit of the case in half and let the soldering iron fall on floor (hole in carpet with no dog to blame)
So, I'll just get ma coat....
You could always use the two pair of reading glasses at once trick. It looks dorky but don't do any selfie youtube video tutorials until after you get in that cheap Chinese import loupe.AJB2K3 wrote:I still haven't soldered a header to mine yet. even with a magnifier, i cant see the pins!
Ive done that so many times! Hopefully ill actually finish my current projectHeater wrote:There are three states to any project:
1) Haven't started = A chanllenge, this is going to be great, especially having learned a lot from previous projects.
2) Complete FUBAR = An experience. It may actually work to some extent. Or not. Valuable lessons have been learned for furure projects.
3) Abondenment = This is a drag and a mess. Besides I have this great new idea!....Start again at 1)
This seems to be true for commercial projects as much as hobby projects.
Or you could salvage the usefull stuff and throw the rest away.Heater wrote:It's a kind of mental illness.
One has years or decades of unfinished projects lying around the place. Or stashed in cupboards and draws. Or in my case stacked up in a storage unit I pay for every month!
Those projects are never going to get finished. Even if the will was there life is too short. And, as I said above, there is always the next great new idea coming along.
One can't bring ones self to throw them in the trash. Those parts might be useful one day you know. And, by the way, much of that stuff has historical significance.
So they just nag at you in your sleep. More and more of them every year....
At this point I think they call it "Hoarding" and they make TV shows about trying to cure people of it.
I have been wondering what to do about this recently.
Throwing everything in the trash is not acceptable. But perhaps clearing the decks by offering it all free to a good home is.
Or how about redefining the 100 projects into one huge ongoing project?
And once burnt carpets become the latest in fashion, the OP wont have to worry about it anymore.peterlite wrote:Find a local artist to repeat the iron dropping then sell the carpet as "art".