cucubits Posted January 26, 2022 Share Posted January 26, 2022 It may be interesting to hear what other activities we like (besides tinkering with our laptops). The more we know about each other, the more of a community we'll grow here... and it's always fun to get new ideas to eat up free time and thin out the wallet 😆 I've always been complaining there aren't enough hours during a day. Somehow I never get bored but on the flip side, I often find myself starting on too many adventures to handle in parallel. - ever since high-school I've been on/off into the RC world. Some cars but mostly flying things. I like all of them, I build from balsa kits, I bought RTF planes, built drones, gliders. I've even delved into the gas engines world but mostly electric nowadays. Sadly I go flying more and more rarely lately and there are fewer of us left than about 5 years ago. - 3D Printing is also a big part of my activities. I've been learning Fusion360 a lot and there's always some thing I need to work on and print, either to fix something around the apt, or for a plane or something related to the next item on the list 🙂 - this one is more recent but it doesn't seem to slow down. As many others from around the beginning of the pandemic, I started to learn about astronomy. It's amazing what you can see and how detailed you can get images of deep sky objects with the current technology available. Slowly I've gathered a few telescopes, camera, lots and lots of bits and pieces and whenever there's a clear night, I usually go out for a few hours next to the parking lot at our apartment. If there are others interested, it would be awesome to maybe open a separate Astronomy related thread and talk about whatever. A cool little project I'm very proud of, the one connecting point 2 to 3 above, is this 3D Printed 8 inch telescope: https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/704315-3d-printed-astronomy/page-23#entry10905513 Lots of time in Fusion360 and I think over 100 printing hours. It's working amazingly well, the only problem is, as mentioned, I can't find enough time in a day to use it to its fullest capabilities. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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