Who are you, and what do you do?
My name is Naomi Wu. I'm a maker, DIY and hardware enthusiast vlogging from Shenzhen, China.
What hardware do you use?
Tools: Small drill press, circular miter saw, standard assortment of bench electronic and hand tools.
Computers: Whatever I can get second hand – right now a MacBook Pro, an ASUS netbook, an NEC ShieldPro and assorted random SBCs around the house for streaming audio, etc.
I actually use the little ASUS the most – it's old and cheap but fine for coding with a Cloud IDE, and I don't have to worry if I'm out working at a cafe and it gets stolen.
My living room is my office and workshop, so I have a rolling workstation I can move out of the way to make more room.
And what software?
The Grammarly plug-in has been an amazing help with all my online communication – English is my second language and I've never lived in an English speaking country, so it's challenging.
What would be your dream setup?
Something like a loft space? A laser cutter, small CNC machine, 3D printers, sewing machine. I'll sleep on a cot, I don't care! I'd love to have an Airbnb for makers and hardware developers coming to visit Shenzhen, a place with all the tools and equipment they need, on-site translation and ordering assistance to help them get anything they came here for. I'd use this to support classes teaching local women coding and fabrication skills.
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