Let's say you are a college student with not much disposable income and looking for a hobby. I want to learn to be more savvy with the devices and objects in the world. Have some idea of how to fix a car, how to fix things in the house, know how the house works inside, be less clueless when I open up an electrical device or appliance of what is inside, be less clueless when I have a computer or internet problem. I think this thread a career question but if there is a better forum section, which would be most appropriate. Plenty of people have turned these kind of hobbies into work. Look at kickstarter. People might say "well you need to have interest/passion" and "hey just google it its on the internet somewhere" I'm looking for ways to make this more fun and more like a real hobby as opposed to just reading random instructional internet article, watching random instructional internet videos, smashing open random objects with a hammer and scratching my head when I have no clue what is inside. I'll see youtube videos of amateurs with their own small home labs where they might open up an object they have at home, might dabble in electronics, might create something with wood or metal. It all seems pretty overwhelming. How do young people with technology related hobbies typically get started? Because there are alot of young people who are clueless with the technology in the surroundings except how to post a message on facebook from their phone and there are people the same age who are creating things and fixing things.