Failures in Electronics

I just saw this video about failures in electronics.

Your attitude toward failures in electronics may reflect a general attitude toward failure.

There is a line in this video that goes against what most of us have been taught:  “Celebrate failures because you will make a lot of them.”

The author of this video is not afraid of failure, is prepared for failure, knows how to deal with failure, embraces and celebrates failure.

She takes stuff apart and often that is not the plan of the manufacturer.  

Ever try and unscrew those red painted screws inside electronic devices? You can do it but these screws are manufactured to fail. The red screws are made out of cheap pot metal. So when you try and take apart a device with red screws, you are tempting fate and asking for failure.  Did you stop trying to unscrew those red screws?  I did.

Risking failure?  Even seeking out failure?

Speaking only for myself, I avoid failure.  I hate it.  I take it personally.  I spend a great deal of time anticipating and avoiding problems.

Are you like that?  It can be debilitating.  Sure you don’t fail much, but how many things don’t you even try?

But what if I were a different kind of person?  Like the author of this video.

What if I could look forward to failure?  How much more could I learn?

Listen carefully to this engineer/tinkerer who tells us how to proceed in her style.

The name of this video is 

Secret to Learning Electronics – Fail and Fail Often



What is your attitude toward failure?  Can you imagine becoming comfortable with failure?

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