Classic paradox. :) We’ll never get experience if we don’t try.
You mentioned that you got surrounded by people who already made robots of their own. I’d rather be in a room like that than in a room where everyone else is contented on what they already have.
When I first worked with a senior programmer I was really amazed. He does things that should be obvious but I haven’t tried. He works fast because he knows some shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts and life shortcuts.
Great article! Keep it up and good luck with your future plans!