I enjoy problem solving. More specifically, I enjoy creating unique solutions to problems myself.
In High School, I became fascinated with media production. This encompassed video editing, audio engineering, lighting design, and graphic design. All of these interests were heavy in computers and I became proficient in them. This lead me to pursuing a computer-science heavy career with a slant toward media production.
My interests lead me to a computer-science crossed with liberal arts major at a nationally renowned college. I front-loaded my computer science classes before finding deciding to switch to finance. I graduated having left my former creative goals behind and was solely focused on making it in the corporate world.
I was hired by a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, GA creating financial models. I did find modeling to be an outlet for problem solving, but wanted more. For years, I assumed I just had not done enough and poured everything I had into work.
A few years ago, I stumbled upon one of the larger makers on YouTube. I was fascinated at how he would solve a problem by building something himself. At the time, my wife and I lived in an apartment. While I was entertained by these videos and the overall maker movement, I did not think this was something I could pursue myself.
Jump forward a couple of years to when my wife and I purchased our house. With the additional space, I realized that I could start doing what I had seen on YouTube. I began to see building and making things myself as a way to solve problems around the house. Further, I found that I had tapped back into the fascination with how things work and are put together.
When we moved, I knew next to nothing about building. Since then, I have learned a tremendous amount, but still have a great deal to learn. Here, I want to show this learning and problem-solving process. All of my build articles will start with the problem that the project will solve and will include any thoughts about what I could have done differently. I would love to hear how you would have done things differently, or if there is a better way.
I love solving problems by making custom solutions instead of buying off-the-shelf. Here I show not only how I create solutions, but also my thought process along the way.