Watch this really funny and informative video about the need to design and make “useless” things by Simone Giertz. Here is Simone’s YouTube channel. 🙂
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students will learn that not everything will go perfectly the first time. I always knew that my designs would need to be improved (or sometimes completely trashed and start over) as I progressed. It is a fact of technical life. Building “useless” things helps you not to stress about making these changes.