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The New Shop Class: Getting Started with 3D Printing, Arduino, and Wearable Tech by Joan Horvath, Rich Cameron

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CHAPTER 15

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Learning by Iterating

One common thread in this book has been the virtues of actually building something and seeing what goes wrong. A lot of traditional education is focused on walking through the “right way” to do something, heavily implying that the body of knowledge that a teacher is describing sprang up originally in just that form. Anyone who has worked on a real engineering project of any scale knows that it is never that way. Good managers put “margin” in their budgets just for the things that they either did not think of or realize they cannot think of ahead of time because the project is exploring new territory, literally ...

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