One atom of me
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- Today 10:04 AM
- Jul 27, 2013
- Between concrete walls
I remember when I was small kid, in kindergarden I would constantly draw stuff like, planes, cars, machines, robots, trains, weapons, and stuff that was stereotypical boy stuff. I even used to draw cockpits of airplanes. Id set out to designe a cockpit of airplane and I would go as far as even thinking about ergonomics, before I even knew what ergonomics was. I would think where every button and display had to be and how the stick and rudder had to be placed. I would designe all kinds of catapults, bombers and whatever I saw on tv or in a book. Its only later in life I got the artsy fartsy vibe and did animals and plants and landscapes. Maybe it started with ninja turtles and power rangers and I sort of progressed into more boring stuff. I still did technology stuff though. Id do space shuttles, various space ships and whatever. I even had obsession with drawing aircraft carriers.
But these days I could easily get entertained with drawing horses or nudes or whatever.
You sound a lot like my older brother. He's obsessed with aircraft, trains, boats, etc. He made perfect Lego models of real-life ships my father sailed on, just from memory, and he spent all his free time building model aircraft. He could pick the name and type of aircraft just from listening to its engine, and he knew all the different models of both fighter planes and trains/locomotives. He went on to become a shipping electrician, specialising in highly technical/computerised seismiographic equipped ships, then moved on to the railways and worked there for many years. In his free time he designs and constructs VR real-life replicas of common airports and trainstations/lines for flightSIM, etc. He even ended up designing stuff for the US airforce simulators but refused to take payment for it as he said he would stop enjoying his hobby if he started accepting money for his work.
He's now semi-retired, but still spends all his time doing VR designs.
Did you ever end up working in your field of interest?
Nah I didnt go as far as that. Though I still have kind of inclindation there. No my job has nothing to do with technology.