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I'm fucking depressed. I'm unemployed (not broke) and have way too much time on my hands with not enough ideas or motivation. How do I find my DIY-muse? I feel the need to create something, at this point I don't care if I can make money or entertain anyone but myself. However, eventual income would be really cool.
Background: I'm a shitty "mechanical" engineer with extensive experience in project management, automation, and 3D CAD. I'm cursed by being a "jack of all trades," as in, I'm not very good at anything except researching and learning new skills JUST well enough to complete a task.
Shitty "skills" and stuff I have:
>programming and databases: VB.net, Python, AutoIT, SQL, VBA
>microcontrollers/PLC: Arduino, Allen Bradley, Opto22, Velocio
>CAD: Inventor, SolidWorks, AutoCAD
>tools: most basic hand tools and power tools. TIG welder access
>photography/videography equipment: Canon 70d with a variety of lenses. Canon EOS M. 2x action cameras
>audio recording equipment
>electronics: tons of passives and crap to go with my handful of Arduinos, multimeter, soldering station
>have an LLC and a few domain names
I'm really thinking about getting a 3D printer, for $250, it seems like a bargain. I have a good amount of experience using a Makerbot Replicator 2x, so I'm not learning from scratch.
Other random interests include: motorcycling (I have 4 of them), cars (own a WRX), guns, hiking, random bullshit...
Every time I think of something, I find a better version online. If I think of something that doesn't exist (possible product idea) I start researching, developing, and prototyping to find out it doesn't fucking work or is just overall shitty.
If anyone is in or around Denver and want to collaborate on something, I'll post my email address.
Anyway, I need ideas or inspiration! So, I guess this is an inspiration thread.
Growing Mushrooms Indoors/Outdoors
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Anybody have experience with growing mushrooms indoor? I have a lot of rooms and a basement in my house and would like to try growing mushrooms as a hobby. They're delicious, and I think I could sell some as a little cash on the side. Oyster mushrooms are tasty and I've heard they are easy to grow. I love shiitake a lot, but they are slower growing. Cremini, white button, portobella are all okay tasting.
But I want more: the glorious Morchella esculenta, the Dry Land Fish, the Morel. I want to grow it indoors. I have some money to invest (I already have a grow tent and lights for growing other things), I'm just not sure what to get. gmushrooms.com has a kit for it, but it's outside. I understand they may not produce the first year, I just want something where I can get pounds of these. I'm crazy for them.
Anybody have some advice? Maybe a point in the right direction? I live in the Daniel Boone National Forest (southern part), but I have NEVER seen any morels. I have been hunting for years. I guess they are not in my particular area or I don't check during the right times. plz help
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Months ago, the reforming/building of my house was completed, and it received lots of Ethernet cables inside the walls. But, only one outhelet is working (pic related, all of them are like the one I'm pointing at). The man who was installing these CAT-6 cables was able to flee from my house before finishing the job, and then, I have no proper cables to use. I need your help to discover what is the problem with them, and how to solve.
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I want to build an unregulated box mod in series, for vaping at higher voltage.
Can you guys recommend voltage/amperage set ups? I want maximum flavor and huge, obnoxious clouds.
Also, general vape mod thread. Show your builds/coils, homemade e-juices, etc.