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cheerio

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Motivation
« on: November 12, 2011, 17:36:35 PM »
Guys! How do you motivate yourself to do stuff? I always think about what i have to do to finish a project and it is so much that my laziness dominates!
So how do you get yourself to bring your projects forward?

_pike

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Re: Motivation
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 02:01:17 AM »
That's very tough question....usually when i want to make something i am very excited.But when i reach the level where  i can see it working i lose my excitement and i look forward to built something else.(So i leave it in a half) ::)
As a matter of fact i built at least two circuits at time.These days i am working on a gsm calling alarm, playing with smartcards and trying to finish a thermometer.So as you can see i am not the proper guy who would give you a right answer....... ;D

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Re: Motivation
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 03:43:35 AM »
Welcome to the club. I even purchased more breadboards, as I have quite a few projects on the go atm.

cheerio

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Re: Motivation
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 04:52:50 AM »
Welcome to the club. I even purchased more breadboards, as I have quite a few projects on the go atm.
+1 :)

kam

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Re: Motivation
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011, 21:51:10 PM »
the problem is not to start, but to finish something. From my experience, i know that if i start two projects together, then one will stay half. Also, i know that if i start one very complicated project,  it will not finish. Therefore i do this trick: First of all, i rarely start two projects together. If i start a second project, that will be because i need it as a complement for the other one, or it is absolutely necessary to start it. But the most important trick is that i usually break a complicated project into small sub-projects. For example, i broke the coffee machine into "LCD reverse engineering" and " How dc motors work" and "how stepper motors work" etc etc etc. The coffee maker is not finished 100%, but it is paused due to lack of funds, since i decided to make the shell not out of wood but out of stainless steel and plexiglass.