I’m in (geek) lust after reading over the sample chapter of Making Things Work, a book that details how to DIY a set of interconnected devices that you get to make from scratch. This book touches on the three things that made me fall in love with computers from the first time I touched a mainframe at age 10:
(1) designing really fun devices (both virtual and physical)
(2) making them talk to one another
(3) creating the detailed interactions (and watching the ensuing hilarity).
Since I haven’t even started to make progress on my exercise tracking/mapping/etc website, I’m going to have to hold off on this one, maybe put it out there as the carrot that will get me through the current home project, which I can only work on when my real job isn’t demanding all of my time, and right now that isn’t the case 😦