I love that too, I'm forever getting told to stop fidgeting with stuff in the physics store but its not my fault its all so fun! Was demo-ing the oscilliscope to one of the teachers and had far too much fun playing with it myself lol.Being able to take something apart, fiddle with it and (hopefully) fix it. Without anyone telling me I shouldn't! (still not allowed to fix stuff at home after I accidentally blew up a light fitting 15 years ago )
Being able to play with the fun stuff that was demo only at school. I was the kid that always blew fuses in power packs (I'm a bit more careful now)
Making stuff and learning how it all works. Trying to understand the metal detector at the moment.
Being trusted to get the job done (although the latter is probably dependent on having a good employer and supportive department). And having colleagues on the same wavelength as me!
No reason for it o be off. You can adjust the zero easily.My favourite thing so far is the growing collection of things I have been able to save from the bin by fixing them! <3
One of which was a micrometer that some child had close a bit too tightly (like reaaaally tightly!) and with a bit of disassembly I managed to get it to pieces and working again. It is about 2 microns off now though because the ends of the bars were deformed slightly but for my purposes its brilliant!