Foosball Table (Creativity/Activity)
Vitan, Aarsh and I made a Foosball table as a part of our ‘Arts Special’ project for Marker’s Space. We made a low priced Foosball table for unofficial use.
The first very important skill I learnt was patience. We were already running quite late on our schedule and then we finally started making the actual table a week before the exhibition. Making the frame of the table took us ages, we had a feeling that we would never finish it. But once the frame was made, we were satisfied that at least one job is ticked off the list. All other steps were very important but didn’t take a lot of time, but they were delicate, so we had to be fast and careful at once.
I learnt my life lesson that only people who know how the work is actually done should do it. Kirit bhaiya (carpenter of our school) helped us immensely to put that table together, and we gave him the liberty to take all the decisions for our table. From gluing to drilling and cutting he kept suggesting us and we kept agreeing to everything.
The table work was never over. Three days before the exhibition we were getting our Men 3D printed, a day before the exhibition we were rushing to get LEDs and sensors, and that was not it even an hour before the exhibition we were trying to fix the LEDs and Men. But all of this did not matter once we had our first ever game on the table. Everybody who played on it went with a smile, and that made us happy. They enjoyed, hooted, supported and appreciated.
This activity, like every other long term activity gave me a reality check on how much I procrastinate and mismanage my time. But it also gave me an assurance that I don’t leave things, I complete them even if they are last minute.