Says the guy who sucks at building things.... haha.Hunt wrote: ↑It doesn't matter how smart or dumb you are; there always seems to be some missing bit of critical information that gives you a 50/50 chance of putting in a piece of wood with the unfinished side in the wrong direction, requiring that you disassemble the whole fucking thing and start over again. Those damn Swedes do it on purpose.
I love putting together Ikea stuff. I would be happy if this was my full time job. Each to their own. Some people (such as myself) have crazy 3D brain skills. This doesn't make me smart about all stuff.... but I am usually shocked by how many people don't have this talent. I take it for granted sometimes... and I just assume all the engineers I work with have this talent. Haha... well... they don't. Fortunately, I can always sketch what I am thinking.
I have some patents from ideas that seemed so obvious to me.... they are just things that pop automatically into my head.
An interesting aside. Some bunch of scientists did some studies comparing boys and girls and their 3D mechanical ability. At a young age, and throughout life, the boys performed much better at things like drawing a working bicycle. Hell, I could draw most every part on a bicycle, and then, given a shop and enough time make the thing from scratch. (well, it's hard to make the rubber bits this way, but you know what I mean).
An interesting second aside. I am not much of a speller. Apparently there are many people who actually see words in their head and they are somehow spelled correctly in their head. WTF! The only way I see a word spelled correctly in my mind is if I picture the words on a sign (like a stop sign... haha). My exchange student from Denmark could see a new English word one time, look up the definition, and then have it committed to memory for ever. WTF! That is like a superpower if you ask me. (but.... she could never... in a million years... draw a bicycle).