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Maker Pro by Mike Hord, Adam Wolf, David Gauntlett, Joe Meno, Rob Klingberg, Susan Solarz, Michael Krumpus, Alex Dyba, Tito Jankowski, Eri Gentry, Jimmy DiResta, Mitch Altman, Sophi Kravitz, Andrew 'bunnie' Huang, Wendy Jehanara Tremayne, John Baichtal

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Chapter 16. Quit Your Day Job

Make stuff you love, with people you like…all you have to do is give two weeks notice.

I used to come home from my full-time engineering day job on Friday evenings and flop down on the couch, worn out and depressed. An entire week would have gone by and it wasn’t until the end of the week that I’d have space in my head to realize that I hadn’t had the time or head space to get into my home workshop to design and build something of my own.

What I really wanted to do was make my own projects. And I’m greedy, not wanting just evenings and weekends, I wanted freedom to work on projects all the time. This is the story of how I got that lifestyle.

A little history: I worked as a hardware design ...

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