Step 1: Make some time.
Some guys seem to be able to
churn out project after project. One guy in a radio forum wrote that
he couldn't sleep so he built a beautiful radio during the night,
with pictures to prove it. Not me, I just don't have the time or the
The Ferrite Ferret took over a month to build, an
hour here and an hour there, usually late at night. There were parts
and materials to acquire, schematics to compare and test, and the
final version needed to be assembled. After the "Ferrite Fox" was
built on the breadboard I spent two weeks experimenting to create
the "Ferrite Ferret".
Several bottles of wine were consumed in the
process. Actually, since it took a month, I'd say THIRTY bottles of
wine were consumed. After midnight, of course. (I worked 4PM till
You can't pull extra time out of
a hat. To create more time I just stopped watching television.