I love to experiment. By experimenting I learn what works and what doesn't. I can then take this knowledge and make a better product. The longer I work on a specific type of device or aspect of science the better understanding I have on design. The fail and learn approach seems to be how I can go from a satisfactory design to something that I would say truly works.
I grew up on a farm about an hour away from Calgary AB. When I was young there were three words that my parents knew to use when ever they wanted me to be distracted for 4-5 hours. These were "Go make something." This usually ended up with me surrounded by lego or wood shavings and at lease six of what I would call failed attempts. At the end of the day I always had a cool gadget that worked exactly how I wanted it to. The only thing that changed for me was the materials and degree of difficulty.
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Networking has become a staple of my life. I learned the skills from my father and always admired how no matter the situation there was always someone he knew that could help. He in turn was always willing to help anyone who needed it even if he had never met them before. This small town mentality has given me a large pool of contacts to draw from. The ongoing joke is "If you need something, I know a guy."