This is the oldest surviving artifact of a lifelong fascination with aviation. It is a small plane that came in a bag from the grocery around 60 years ago. A few years later I developed another fascination but this time it was with electronics.
My entire adult life has been one job or another working in either aviation or electronics or both.
Most of my hobbies have gone the same way.
Currently, I mess with RC and Flight simulation which both are both.
There was a point where I investigated embroidery machines and even looms that could take a design and run it through a computer like an updated Jaccard Loom but even after running the rabbit hole ultimately did not make the financial leap.
I had an army buddy like that. He rode bicycles and was rather adventurous. Not trick riding, but fast and loose. He was always in a cast it seems. We renamed him Protohuman (a play on his name Protosevich. He was so full of metal pins, I’m sure once they started using metal detectors at airports he sounded like a pinball machine when passing their them. Great guy.
As my hands become less and less useful, and the price of programmable embroidery machine drops that magical point in the future where the two lines intersect is becoming more and more a reality rather than a fantasy When I first started researching it was 5k for the most basic of programmable ones. Most recently I found one at like 1.7k.