These days, technology has managed to weave itself into every aspect of our lives, including hobbies.
More hobbies have evolved to become ‘tech’ in nature as a result of people depending on technology to accomplish daily tasks.
Tech-related hobbies are becoming more popular among youths due to its fun and interactive nature.
While some may argue that spending too much time with electronic devices is bad, these hobbies also provide valuable skills that youths might find useful in future.
That being said, here are some tech-related hobbies that you might want to consider exploring:
Robotics is beginning to pave its way into digital technology curriculum with some institutions in Sarawak offering robotic workshops for students.
As a fun and exciting experiment for students, programming robots is a great way to develop spatial awareness, fine motor skills, and a practical understanding of engineering skills.
Apart from that, in future, more jobs are expected to involve robots, so early exposure to robotic programmes will truly bring benefits, especially for students.
Graphic designing and video editing
It could all start with a simple video presentation for an assignment or a funny meme that you planned to post on Facebook.
But the next thing you know, your newly-acquired skills and interest have you designing things such as logos, banners and T-shirts for friends and family.
Before you know it, the skills that you have learned while doing graphic designing and video editing might just land you some freelance gigs and even a promising career.
The idea of 3D modelling is gaining interest in Sarawak lately as more and more innovation centres start to offer 3D printing service and courses.
Skills in 3D printing are valuable in various areas, mostly for prototyping, and hobbyists are using this system to print items such as keychains, robotic parts, figurines and toys.
With 3D printing, students quickly become designers and creators using cutting edge technology to build anything they can imagine.
Whether it is poetry, short stories or blogging, creative writing is becoming more than just a hobby as some see it as a way of life and a career as well, regardless if you prefer pen and paper, or using tablets or laptops to write.
And for those who are looking at a career in writing, or communication, this skill might come in useful as publishing and public relations firms are always on the lookout for good writers.
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This article first appeared on The Borneo Post, published in the print version on Saturday, July 7, 2018.
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