If you love everything to do with the world of tech then you will probably want to dive in and get involved somehow. Most people choose to just throw themselves into the hobby and learn as much as they can about it whilst others choose to actively take part in it. If you love tech and want to get a little more involved with the hobby, you should think about learning about design or programming aspects. Here are some of the options available to you.
PCBs, or printed circuit boards, power nearly everything technological we come into contact with. They are the small green boards which everyone has no doubt seen and they can prove quite challenging to anyone who wants to design one. Nevertheless, many people can try their hands at PCB design if they are looking for a technical hobby to enjoy.
All you need to get started is a computer and circuit design software such as Altium. Altium is one of the best options on the market as it allows you to work on designs across all levels of difficulty. Whether you are a complete novice writing simple circuits or you are writing something complex, Altium Designer will be able to give you the support you need.
Many people love to design all sorts of apps even on the amateur level. If you know of a niche which could be filled, why not trying to program an app yourself instead of waiting for one to come along? There are tutorials all across the web to help you get to grips with the coding needed.
If your app turns out successfully, you could even submit it to one of the app stores to see if you could make some money from it. Whether you ask for payment for the downloads or you set up in-app ads, you could make some serious extra money if your app is a success.
Got a favorite computer game but wish it had a certain feature? You should try your hand at modding. Mods are third-party extras for computer games and they range from serious attempts to retexture an old game to bring it into newer graphics or something stupid which will bring people a lot of laughs.
There are vibrant modding communities across the internet for all sorts of different games. From sandbox creators like Cities: Skylines, to adventure games like The Elder Scroll series, if you want to start modding your favourite game then you will probably be able to find at least one person who is willing to test it out for you.
No matter where your interests lie in the world of tech, you will be able to find a hobby to suit. Think about giving one of the hobbies we have listed above a shot. All of them require a good stream of creativity plus some technical know-how. If you are looking for a hobby which offers you both, one of these could be what you are looking for.