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About CircleTech

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    The forums used computer parts guy.

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    2x intel Xeon e5-2609 v2
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    Lenovo D30 Motherboard
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    128GB of DDR3 (16x8gb)
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    Nvidia GTX 970
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    Samsung 850 Evo 256GB, 256GB samsung 840 Evo SSD, 2TB HGST HDD
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    Soundblaster audigy2 PCI sound card.
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    windows 10 pro 64-bit

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  1. Real question:


    Right now I’m teaching myself Calc 2. But honestly it kind of seems like a waste of time. 

    Truth be told, I am way better at just building random projects and teaching myself useful skills. Projects for example I can spend 10+ hours a day glued to a screen until I learn something. With math? Well let’s just say doing infinite series problems all day doesn’t give me the same satisfaction. This math stuff to me seems like a huge drill. My business, my Ebike, my LTX project, and more was something school never taught me anything about. I’ve taught myself everything from running a business to PCB design to 3D printing. I have consistently made the most progress (personally and professionally) doing something that I did myself rather than focusing on schoolwork.

    School just doesn’t work so well for some people, and I’m one of them. I have met successful people (in all sorts of fields) who have completely unrelated degrees to what they are doing now so there’s evidence that being self-taught can work.


    I am considering turning my attention to other things. I want to build a DIY Battery Management system using an Arduino MEGA. Employers are going to care a lot more about a project like that than just saying I taught myself calculus on a resume.


    What to do now?

    1. Schnoz


      I think you should go for a project that shows off a skill that others may value. That MEGA-powered battery management system would look amazing if there are components that you designed and built yourself (like the power management circuitry/board that the MEGA is connected to). 

    2. DrMacintosh


      Math for the sake of Math is absolutely mind numbing. Math for application is where fun begins.