A few weeks ago, we were trying to set up a new smart TV at my Mom's house. Part of the "fun" that accompanies such a purchase and set-up, is the inevitable mental gymnastics that are necessary when organizing the various cords and adjusting settings. These are the moments that *might* tempt me to simply want to throw it all out the window and eat pizza until comfortably numb and just don't care. (Still considering that option.) Thankfully, other family members are bit more capable in this arena, and we got it handled.

There have been other times when I've run across an old reel-to-reel machine my Dad used back in the day or a vintage radio that was in good condition but just needed a bit of TLC.

In each of these situations, I have wished I was just a bit more savvy when it comes to electronics--whether old or new.

How do I make this work?

Now you may be an electronic guru or maybe it's something you've wanted to explore. Either way, here's an idea for you. (Cue the old-style, but hip Edison light bulb overhead.)

All "electronic enthusiasts" are invited to check out the Electronics Club Meeting at Tyler Innovation Pipeline, at 217 E. Oakwood Street. There's a meeting tonight, December 18, at 7:00 p.m. However, if you can't make this one, no worries. They hold meetings every 3rd Tuesday of the month. This could be a fun way to meet people with a similar interest, display your own projects if you're already knowledgeable in this area, or delve into a new hobby and learn more.  Get more details here.

I would like to attend one soon, as well. I'd like to be at least as smart as my smart TV--or at least try and keep up. ;)