Continuing the discussion from Contest: Design a replacement part for something that is broken:
Some time back in November another forum member, @marmak3261 suggested to forum members to submit a link to, or a drawing of an example of, a time they they used technology to fix a broken thing in their home; I’m paraphrasing, see below:
As a passing thought I submitted a 3D model for the articulation arm for a cheap Lorex baby monitor that one of the twins yanked from the wall:
Honestly, I wasn’t thinking about it as a contest or had any passionate drive to win something. It was just fun to be involved in this community and share ideas and designs with people that share a passion for creation and making.
Flash-forward several months, life sped up and “distracted?” me from being as involved in this forum as much as I would have liked. The fire in me was dwindling because of the shipping delays (@dan, please know this isn’t a jab at you, I know you’ll come through for us. Keep reading and it will make more sense) and demands from work and family. I was being dragged down to a low place. @marmak3261 messaged me for an address saying that I was selected to receive a prize…
(Please note that I’m relatively new to forums in general, and completely new to laser cutting. I was using the forum to learn as much as I could about getting the most out of my machine before it even got here.) I had the package shipped to work. It was on my desk when I came in and I was very excited when I realized what it was. I opened it immediately and found that a person that I have never met spent his personal time and money to send me a beautiful thing…I can’t really convey how it made me feel. I just can’t articulate it. But I just want @dan to know and be proud of what he has created and the community that has been born from it.
It was so fitting for the gift I received to have been inscribed with “Fiat Lux” (let there be light) since it reignited in me the excitement I previously had for making and for this laser cutter. I’m so excited to share this with you. Now I just need to figure out how to attach photos to this post…Oh, click and drag, easy enough.
At least, this was one of my experiences. What I’m getting at is that is thank you. I’ll just leave it at that…