I’ve been watching Ask an Engineer and Wearable Wednesday for a while, and reading fun walkthroughs on the site for a year or two. I’m more of a coder than a builder (and more of a cook than a coder), but when one of my ice cream machines had a short, I knew exactly what to do. I ordered less than $50 worth of soldering equipment from Adafruit, ripped out the short, soldered in new components and applied some heat-shrink tubing. I was able to get everything up and running in under half an hour because you guys had already taught me how to do some basic work with electronics.
Thanks for all your hard work and non-evilness, guys!
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