Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Hiatus – Moving again

Well folks, it’s time for me to move on. I’m in the process of packing up my flat and getting ready to move interstate. My job in Tasmania has ended and I am moving to Victoria.

There are a couple of things that this move will mean to me, not lest of which is that I will be living with my wife and daughter again after more than a year of only seeing them on weekends when I fly back home. The whole interstate commute is a pain in the arse and, it turns out, very costly.

Probably the big thing that this move will mean, in terms of pursuing my hobbies, is that I will have better access to stuff and the postal service to Victoria is much better than to Tasmania (it doesn’t have to traverse the “Bass-Triangle”).

I will have more space to work and tinker. At the moment, my workspace is limited to a corner of a desk  in a small lounge-room with fairly poor lighting. In our house, I have a room that is dedicated to my hobbies (and work) with a separate desk for electronics. I also have a large workshop in the back yard for larger tinkering's. I still don’t really have space for my aluminium recycling/melting, but that is a very small price to pay. I might get an electric furnace at some later stage and do some re-invention.

Another aspect of the move that I am quite looking forward to is that I will be able to go along to electronics clubs and makers clubs to get more ideas and to share some of mine.

The upshot of this is that I’m shutting up shop until after the 2015 New Year.

Have a wonderful, happy and safe time until then. I have enjoyed all of the tinkering, thinking, inventing and practicing that has gone into making these articles and it is my firm commitment to come back and do it again in the New Year.

Oh, and in case you are interested, one of the first projects that I am going to work on, in the new year, is a 20 LED Charlieplexed display.

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