"I feel it is only fair..." i could not agree with you more there.
please do forgive all the questions, observations and assumptions about that neat little wren. afraid it was this defective gene i'm cursed with that forces me to do a product analysis on anything i see...forever driving my dear ladys eyes to glaze over with "hey dear look at this stress point here..it will never last more than 50 cycles like that....or this will still be working long after we are dust." that sort of thing.
we should remember that any work we are doing today is built on the shoulders of giants. and can only hope that in some way any tiny contributions we might make will help those that come after us.
generally someone doing a one off in private is of no concern as to IP, but we sometimes forget that an internet forum is nothing like a guy messing around in the work shack. the huge problem is that there are now national economies thriving by outright theft of IP and the r&d dollars behind it. it's interesting that some of the electronics designs are now potted with a tamper proof/self destruct layer to try to buy the innovator at least a small time window. the lockout codes on some of the programable electronic gizmos come to mind as well.
i'm excited to see that the diy/projects section of this forum is begining to spark to life.
"what one man can do another can do" -sir hopkins in the edge
edit: corrected some weird spelling