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I have been in the same situation with a clothes dryer. When you take one apart you discover that there is very little to it.
2) motor to turn drum
3) thermostat unit
4) heating element
5) timer circuit
6) outer shell
That's about it. It's fairly simple.
Of course it is usually the heating element that goes out and getting to it is the worst part.
The only other issue is that you can determine that the heating element is the thing that is broken and not the thermostat.
You learn a lot and YouTube is so fantastic because you can take a look at what it will be like before you ever try it.
I've done this type of repair (YouTube) with a number of things.
Once my son's older vehicle suddenly "popped" and the PRNDL just slid around in the steering column. Uh oh. To YouTube!!
Discovered that it was probably the cable that connects to the engine.
Checked it and discovered a connector had just popped.
Took about 78 cents for parts and then some time to reach it and clamp it back on.
It's a lot of fun when you can fix things this way and you feel like a Genius-Hero!
I studied advanced physics also. I didn't quite understand it as well as I should have. That was many years ago. I came back to it last year and found it more comprehensible. I presume it took time for me to become accustomed and to accept the then presented new ideas. I have the belief that reading other authors is helpful but must admit have not attempted same. Kind Regards - Cheerio
This is one of those things I think everyone(who wants to improve anyway) dabbles in. I have over the years besides programming. I have dabbled in the following.
Photography - won a few awards called it good enough. The reward is awesome. The amount of issues whenever you shoot portraits can make the hardest programming problem a breathe of fresh air. Still I do love shooting senior portraits. Kids are awesome. They just want to have fun.
Woodworking - My dad was a very good woodworker. I am a decent hack at it. I have all the tools and the knowledge and some of the patience. More patience would be better.
Sports - Volleyball - Used to be good when I was young and could actually jump. Racquetball. Quite decent and still improving.
I have also tried my hand at glass blowning/bead work. Cooking(bread, grilling, smoking etc...) and probably a host of things I can't remember.
Next up. I would like to learn a language besides my native tongue. I would like to learn to draw and/or paint.
I am 63 years old and the last time I caught a fish was in 1996. Before that lots of trying but nothing.
This year I have purchased a Sea Eagle STS10 inflatable fishing boat with trolling motor, a nice fish finder, a couple of poles, and some lures/bait.
I live in Michigan and we have a lot of inland lakes for small fish like Bass, Bluegills, Crappie, etc.
I built a 100 amp hour Lithium Iron Phosphate battery for my trolling motor and fish finder.
I have been watching YouTube fishing videos all winter.
I am ready to catch fish (and mostly release). Hurry up warm weather!
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You won't see the bugger for weeks!
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Singing. I had excellent vocal music teachers back in high school so I know basic technique, breathing, etc. pretty well.
Until my stage fright kicks in. I can speak to hundreds (and have) with no problem. Ask me to carry a tune, and all that technique goes away. I even have a hard time singing the national anthem at events where that's a thing.
I have to replace the steering wheels in my cars every couple of years they're so traumatized by listening to me, as that's the only place my voice works .
I decided to jump into a new hobby. As I have few years professional experience with embedded systems, I think Arduino based hardware will be a nice toy. Also not bad learning experience for someone interested in robotics. I have two questions:
1. A book. Do I need one, and if I do, what is the best reference book for an experienced C++ programmer.
2. IDE. I see there is an Arduino plugin for VS. I assume it's C++ based?
Thank you in advance!
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1. I learned without a book, and got scouted here on this site so I'm building these things professionally now, though I've moved beyond the Arduino framework. It was a good starting point.
2. PlatformIO is a better IDE than Arduino's because you can use it with VS code which gives you intellisense. It's harder to get it set up though. I use VisualGDB which integrates with visual studio but I don't use the Arduino framework with it. It also costs $100 or so depending on which license you get.
Out of curiosity, what's it currently based on and has it changed much over the last few years? I used it a half dozenish years ago for a PIC32 project; at the time it was based on one of the 2nd tier java IDEs (netbeans???); and the best I could say about it was that it wasn't as klunky as Eclipse.
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