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Uno R2! and a bunch of random LEDS and a lcd!
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When you have enough boxes from stores with parts to build a 1:100th EARTH
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...you make functional computers inside computer games...
...you (start to) code an OS out of boredom in the weekend...
...your room has parts of all kinds in every corner...
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...your collection of old computer hardware weighs more than you do, even through you're really overweight...

Heck - my collection probably weighs more than my truck (ok - slight exageration there - but sometimes I step into my shop and wonder).

...let's see...

Not sure if this counts - but I've spent the last 2 weeks, every evening on the weekdays (4-5 hours a night) plus both weekends (many times staying up well past 3am - last Saturday, I pulled an all-night until 8:30am on Sunday) studying, taking notes, quizes, "homework", etc - on two free online Stanford classes (AI & ML); I've never worked so hard on something I didn't pay for. My wife hasn't divorced me...yet.

Yeah, that's not a great punch-line to the joke, I know... smiley-grin
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studying, taking notes, quizes, "homework", etc - on two free online Stanford classes

These courses have changed my life smiley-wink

When you are a student and your idea of a good Saturday night is with your Arduino smiley-lol  


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Arduino makes my head hurt :(
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I signed up, but got a job and have my actual school to worry about so I dropped out
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...your office looks like a robot exploded in it...because a robot exploded in it. 
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you rent storage space when you move to a smaller place because there was just too many "things" you couldn't let go.

"things":

boxes of scavenged stepper motors
the keyboard from an old Ensoniq synth
200 LED's from a few found arcade game PCB's
boxes of really odd electronics stuff that "might come in handy one day"
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Someone posts a forum message asking for help with some obscure IC and you think "wait, I have one of those, I'll see if I can reproduce it".
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You are excited when a kitchen appliance dies because you can salvage parts from it.
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Lernin' to tinker
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You get up at 4am to go to a specific store to buy the newest gadget NOT because you want it right away but because you know Woz will be there and you want a signature and autograph.
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...when you go work on a turkey farm and manage to find ways to put computers, Arduino and turkey farming together!

Save me from this picturesque, rural hellhole....

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when you actually need to get a PST clock when you live in EST
(because that's where Silicon Valley is)
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When anything you build has to envolve electronics in at least some small way...
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when you get this in a fortune cookie and you save it because you think it is a sign from above.
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I could print the Arduino logo on a box of cereal and sell it as "Arduin-O's"

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when you get this in a fortune cookie and you save it because you think it is a sign from above.

One of my coworkers once got the same one.
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"Optiboot: the Tiffany Yep of Arduino bootloaders."

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