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Episode 186 – It’s Still Baller – 9/26/2013

This week, Will and Norm are joined by Jeremy Williams to discuss World Maker Faire in New York, puffed cereal, LEGO artwork, the iPhone 5s, new Kindle Fires, the Surface 2, and GTA V. Enjoy!

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11 thoughts on “Episode 186 – It’s Still Baller – 9/26/2013

  1. The biggest advantage of 3d scanning is the time. I need to make a mount for something with an odd shape, so rather than spend hours making a perfect replica i can scan it in 10 minutes, and make a negative of that shape in solidworks, and be building in less than an hour. While its not something everyone will need, for those that will use it the cheaper prices are amazing. Im lucky my university has one since its $8000.

  2. I like when Jeremy is on. I’ve been away from podcasts for a while, and I didn’t even know he was on until now. He’s inspiring because he just goes for stuff. I do the same, if my skill level is insufficient, that means I get to learn something new. That is awesome. That’s what life is about as far as I’m concerned. Accrue a huge skillset and a wealth of knowledge before you die. Understand as much of everything as you can, it really liberates you in a strange way. When you no longer need the assistance of others… Mmmmm 🙂

    Also, no matter what project you feel like starting. Be aware that it’s going to take 4-10 times as long as you initially thought (spent 4 years building my cockpit (generic one) because there are lulls sometimes.. 3.5 year old lulls..) and you have to be OK with that. Build with the build in mind, not the final product. Most likely, the final product is going to look very different from what you envisioned unless you spend a LOT of time planning ahead of the build.. And that’s going to be tough if you have to learn new skills along the way.. Hard to plan stuff you don’t understand.

    Another thing.. Once you’re done making whatever it was you wanted to make.. You’re instantly going to go “yeah.. I could have built this one so awesome if I started over with what I know now…” and you could, most definitely, and that’s a bit sad, but at the same time it’s a measurement of how much you’ve learned. The stuff you could have done better in a new build is the stuff you have gotten better at, and that feeling is pretty awesome 🙂

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