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Necessity is the mother of invention

The old saying goes ‘necessity is the mother of invention’. In this case they are right. Judging from history, all the greatest jumps in tech have come from need! A need for power, a need for water, and in later times a need for information and connectivity. The technology arises to meet the needs of human beings. On a smaller scale, and I’m speaking from what I know, necessity pushed me to master a new skill all on my own, separate from any help, through trial and error. I did it because I had to do it. It started during the summer time of 92, when we had that killer heatwave, and the A/C machine in my parents house failed. This was not a central Heating, Ventilation & A/C system. My parents couldn’t afford such a system. It was just a small machine that mounted in a window sill, but even though it was small and could only cool down a single room, it was the only air conditioning we had, and losing it wasn’t going to happen. I took it out to the workshed, and detached the air vents and the front panel. I wasn’t sure of what I was doing, but I knew a broken section when I saw it. So I made a note of it then went to the junkyard to find a similar air conditioning unit. I found three units, and brought them all home to use as spare parts so I could repair our cooling unit through trial & error by using mismatched parts. Maybe it was talent, maybe it was luck, but I fixed that air conditioning unit!



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