This work is fun in the sense that one is assebling a electromechanical piece of equipment from the ground up. It requires knowlegde of hand tools, and some knowledge of hand power tools. Attention to detail, saftey, and following written intstruction are a must. Some knowledge of Digital Multi-meters might be required, along with other electrical or electronic test equipment. The education required is high school, but attending school like a community college to improve your skills can lead to high positions such as technicians.
In the 18th and 19th century, hatmakers used poisionous chemicals including mercury in their work. As result, many developed pathological symptons -- an estimated 10% went insane. Hence the term "mad as a hatter" and Lewis Carroll's character, the Mad Hatter.
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