Physical prototyping

Today I left my usual comfort zone of software hacking and built a physical prototype of something. It felt good to get back into the real world, and work with tangible materials.

I even worked up a sweat. That’s something that never happens when I’m hacking on software.

At the end of the day, we can’t spend our lives entirely in the virtual. We have bodies, and those bodies want to be used. And it feels good to use them.

Maybe I’ve caught the bug of “making things in the real world.” I wonder whether this is the start of a trend for me. I hope so!

One Response to “Physical prototyping”

  1. J. Peterson says:

    Somebody recently pointed out the similar effect of Adam Savage’s “One Day Build” videos and the Bob Ross PBS series on painting.

    I doubt watching somebody write code would have the same appeal; though I have had my attention held once by watching a screencap of a master 3D modeler at work.

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