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Why Do You Like Repair?

By on October 21, 2009

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I’m not sure about you because since young I’ve already keen on all these electronics thing. It seems like there was already a built in curiosity in me just to find out how electronics things work. I always dismantle things from toys to electronic equipment just to find out what was inside and always puzzle how all these tiny components work. This passion just exactly the same as fishing. I like fishing very much but many of my friends do not like it. They said it was a waste of time waiting for the fish to bite. They rather buy fish from market than to go for fishing ha-ha! Well, i don’t blame them because everyone has their own hobby or passion in them. Some like to play computer games. some like outdoor activities, some like traveling and etc.

I know some of them started quite late to discover this hobby/passion. This is the same case when i discovered that i really like to fly RC helicopter. I discovered it on October last year when my partner brought one and fly it in my office. Check out this link:

https://www.jestineyong.com/?p=1459 . Now i have few bigger size RC helicopters with me and will fly it outside my house whenever i need a break.
The question is why do you like repair? You like repair because you have to be in this field in order to make some money? or is your passion that drives you to be in this field to make money? or for fun/hobby? Do you have other passion besides electronic repair? I would like to hear from you? Thanks!

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10 Comments

  1. jgmanza

    October 21, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Hello Jestine, greetings again. I always like electronics as I did an associates degree in physics in school. But destiny made me become a chemical engineer in food processing. However my neighbourhood suffered a flood last year for the first time that destroyed all electronic appliances. So I took a course at penn foster to learn basic electronics. My hobby was reading, but now I do electronics as a hobby. My wife agreed that I could use up to 1000 US a month for my hobby, but see it is far less. Now I am addicted learning all new things, its beautiful. I sent to buy my digital scope this week and I can't wait to see those signals at the pin of ic's, base of HOT,etc.

    And one thing more, I can't wait for the new book

    Thanks and best regards
    Jorge

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  2. Waleed

    October 22, 2009 at 7:34 am

    I love electronic repairs. when I was a kid, I always liked to open this up and most of the time, break it but end up learning about things inside it. I also like to play football (not american football). also love to take photos with cameras and also video tape with professional video camera. I have worked with the canadian tv for almost ten years. I love taking video, with audio and put them together using a computer program and edit the whole thing.

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  3. admin

    October 22, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Hi Waleed,

    I used to play football too during school days but now already lost contacts with the players. Video editing is quite fun and profitable too. My brother have the same passion with you. He always had a camera with him wherever he go.

    Jestine

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  4. admin

    October 22, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Jorge,

    Degree in physics but like electronics-that's good. Yes learning new things is always beautiful. This is the same case when i try to fly RC helicopter. It crashed many times and i changes lots of parts. For every crash i know what my mistake was and now I'm quite good in flying my RC helicopter. You will be excited to see all the waveforms in the circuit lines. Still working on the ebook and in the final phase.

    Jestine

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  5. jgmanza

    October 22, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Hello Jestine,
    I have never seen an RC Helicopter only on TV. But they look like fun. A secret project that I have been researching on is building a Wind Generator. This is to produce energy and store in 12 volt batteries for use in a house. Then the DC voltage can be changed to AC using an inverter. This specific project in electronics has me excited. Anyone who has experience and can give me help is really appreciated.

    Jorge

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  6. admin

    October 22, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Hi Jorge,

    This is one of my RC helicopter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW6DsJ5P6oo

    As for the project, you can try search "electronic design forum" in Google. There must be someone that is good in electronic design in those forum that can help you out. Have a good day!

    Jestine

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  7. Timothy O. Prellwitz

    October 29, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Hi Jestine;
    I thought I'd drop a line to say keep up the passion! I started in electronics in 1964 when I built my first project, an FM transmitter so I could play 45 records and receive the music on my portable radio while I was around the yard and house. The next year I joined the Navy and went to electronics school and became an electronics technician. When I started tubes were the norm and transistors were new. I had the passion for electronics then and have never left my trade. Today I am a self employed electronics technician & engineer who designs and builds prototypes, does electronics repair, and writes windows software. I've never lost my passion for electronics and probably never will. Repair work to me is an art form and most enjoyable. I get a kick out of challenging myself believing that I am smarter than the problem I need to fix. To any who would consider electronics as a hobby or trade... Go for it! You'll never regret it. Electronics is one of those rare trades that applies to anything you can think of. Electronics might seem a bit daunting but in reality it's not. After a few years of experience you start becoming comfortable with your understanding of how things work and your understanding of theory at the hands on practical level. Keep up the passion! You can check out my company at the above posted web site.
    ciao!

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  8. admin

    October 30, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    HI Timothy,

    Wow!On that year when you started electronics, i was not born yet! Thanks for sharing your background about electronics and your encouraging words to those who are already in this repair field and those who are just starting out. Thanks for showing the website too. Take care!

    Jestine

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  9. roberto

    December 29, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I studied in school radio and TV then I did it as a job for a few year ,for me the most beautiful work I do now I do hope that the electrician
    a passion for electronics and repair I will stay forever

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    • admin

      December 29, 2014 at 9:54 am

      Hi Roberto,

      Thanks and nice to know about your passion.

      Jestine

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