The 3D printing community is full of self-taught hacks like me who are DIY “expert amateurs” — meaning that we have lots of experience doing things that are a bit out our league. As recently tweeted by @stevenstrogatz, “if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing badly;” a quote from G.K. Chesterson that you can read about in Charles Chu’s article G.K. Chesterton: In Defense of Amateurs.
My recent 3D/math/art work has centered around “being good at doing things that I’m not particularly good at,” which is a lot more fun than being not very good at things that I’m actually supposed to be good at. So let’s celebrate the hacks, the amateurs, the happy geeks who love learning new things and don’t mind failing over and over until they can cobble together some approximation of success.
Happy Pi Approximation Day everyone! Wave your freak flag :)
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