Two recent events:
1) Managed to burn out a potentiometer while trying to check the current draw on a DC motor. Got a plume of smoke.
2) Managed to leave the soldering iron on for 24 hours. Doh! The tip was toast. Thankfully I have a spare. Need to buy more I guess.
Hopefully there are not too many days like these.
My servo and a motor shields arrived. The motor shield motivated me to look into sourcing a chassis and accessories for building a small two wheeled robot. Looks like I’m going to be building the ubiquitous “avoid walls” robot.
While researching wheeled robots I discovered “sumobots”. Very cool. Having robot competitions seems like a great way to give robot building some focus and at the same time make it even more fun.