For those of us who are not involved in electronics for our everyday jobs, how do you stay motivated to learn new skills, complete projects or use your home lab space?
I have a hard time with this. I tend to think of a problem to solve or something I want to try, and once I get past the part that captured my imagination, I loose interest. How do I measure the water level in a barrel? Or clarity/color of liquid in a tank? Blink an LED when there is a weather alert in my area? Create a virtual machine using an old car alarm remote? As soon as I accomplish those things I loose interest. So I have breadboards with all kinds of ~working~ projects on them that would be SUPER useful if I would just make a board, come up with some sort of enclosure, figure out what kind of connectors I want, battery holders, etc… That’s where I stop. That stuff tends to be tedious and frustrating to me.
Anyone have a good way to stay motivated when the interesting part is over or life invades?