House of House principle: Educate

House of House principle: Educate

September 10, 2019 2 By Ronny Jaskolski


Today at the House of Hacks, I want to talk
about education. [Intro] Hi Makers, Builders and Do-it-yourselfers. Harley here. I’m going through the closing paragraph that
I use in a lot of my videos where I talk about the “why” of the House of Hacks channel. I’m currently going through the sentence that
says “Through this channel I hope to inspire, educate and encourage these types of makers.” And yesterday I talked about “inspiration”
and why I want to be an inspiration to people. Today I want to talk about “educate” and where
that fits into this channel’s “why.” When you create something, you’re really being
inspired by everything you know to put something together in a new, innovative way. But it’s based on everything you know. So the more you know, the more you have resources
to draw on in your creativity. Yesterday I talked about being inspired by
multiple things where we have a lot of different streams that come together to give us inspiration
for creating something new. Well, in order to have those multiple areas,
you need to be educated in those multiple areas. So the more things you know, the more opportunity
you have to be… to have those things impact your inspiration in your creativity. It’s been said in software development that
the best languages to learn are ones that force you to think differently. It really forces you to change your perspective
in how you view things and when you have different perspectives you can look at problems differently
and come up with different solutions from those different perspectives and it gives
you a range of things to choose from. Sometimes by switching your perspectives you
actually can synthesize different perspectives together to come up with something new. I have a video that I talked about this a
little bit that I’ll leave a link to that I did a while ago where I talk about this
as it relates to a design project that I was working on. So the more that you know, the more different
areas that you have, the more flexibility you have in your creativity and when you’re
making things. So one of the things I want to do with this
channel is provide education. I have a series that I call “Bits of Binary”
where I teach about how to use the binary number system as one example. And I hope to have other types of series like
that that are really didactic, very teaching oriented in terms of providing new information. I also have a “tips and tricks” series that
I do occasionally where I talk about one particular skill that’s useful in making things. And when you have different skills in different
areas, it’s just like education and knowing different things, if you have different skills
in different areas it allows you to be more flexible in your approach to solving problems. The old saying “if all you have is a hammer,
every problem looks like a nail.” Well, the more tools you have in your tool
bag to choose from when you’re creating something the more flexibility you have in your creativity
and what you’re making. So tomorrow I want to talk about the last
word in that sentence: “encourage” and “encouragement” and why I think that’s important for me in
the material I present on this channel. Until then, go make something. Perfection’s not required. Fun is!