And then the subject turned to the electronics project I had described to my dad (a three-plate RGB-LED thing and an clock based on the 14-segment displays). He had trouble visualising what the end results would be.
So I showed him the displays in action (I wrote a small and quick program to let the display in the MACH F display any desired message), and I showed them an RGB LED stuck in the side of the plexi plate.
Then he turned to me, and asked: "Do I have to choose?" Heh. That certainly made my day.
So now I'm going to make the RGB-LED plexiglass thing. And I'll be trying to make it with an aluminium frame, even though I have no idea how to work with aluminium... Does anybody have any hints or tips?
At least I have until his birthday, which is in early November. One month to go!