We met last night in the warehouse and began to plan more seriously for the year ahead. Last year's group was able to plan and execute projects within just a few short months, but we are looking forward to having a longer planning stage this year.
We are also fortunate this year in having the mentorship of Jim Stewart, lifelong inventor/designer/engineer and president of JK Microsystems. Jim talked to us about how he got started in inventing at age 8, and about his work now as a creator of DOS and Linux microcontrollers. He told us about the importance of integrating design, electrical circuitry and programming in his mechanisms; and he also showed us his current project, an LED radiation detector that looks like a flashlight until it senses radioactive material.
Next on our club agenda: an outing to Jim's office and workshop to learn more about his work.