Electromechanical Design/implementation has been a hobby of mine for quite some time. I mean, who doesnít think robots are awesome?
I found a line of work that allows me to do this on a full time basis with access to a full fabrication shop, 3D printers, water jets, cnc routers and mills. With that, it is never frowned upon to work on personal projects, simply because itís seen as improving your abilities for future work projects (as long as productivity does not take a hit).
Anybody have any fun projects that require some additive or subtractive manufacturing?