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Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:37 am

Hello, Max here.

I have quite some experience on GPU wizardry. I don't even remember when I started. I recall doing quite some magic on GeForce1. I use C++ mostly but I recently took a stroll in the magic world of "web apps" and javascript.

I am looking around for a job and I got in touch with this company whose owner wants to build a very nice industrial automation project. I'm still a bit confused on what to do. The main problem is he's probably even more confused than me.

I was initially more inclined to Arduino but the ability to run a full UI and even EGL of Pi2 is just so much added value. Maybe we'll wireless everything, we'll see.

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:43 pm


I'm Mandi, I'm 22 and from England.

I'm an ICT apprentice for one of the government bodies (I won't say which one so you can't directly target the abuse! I know you hate them all anyway!) and I basically got my job because I'm kind of good with Microsoft Excel and I'm a PC gamer, which is what the boyfriend and I do in our spare time.

I didn't know Raspberry Pi existed until a month ago and then got the Pi project my business is starting given to me this week as the original guy is on long-term sick. I've been thrown in at the deep end, I know zero coding and the scripts are all half written. I'm essentially trying to read a Charles Dickens novel before I know my ABC's! I can be a pretty fast learner though, so I just hope that's enough! :?
I don't suffer from insanity... I enjoy every minute of it!

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:24 pm


I'm Patrick, an I.T supervisor based in Tunbridge Wells

I've been working with various computer systems since the early 80's Including the BBC (prestel, logo, a bit of asm etc)
I currently manage the I.T infrastructure in a large factory and in my spare time i work with various arm based systems. I've recently built a Pipsta label printer using the Pi 2 and I've started to get back into programming using Sonic Pi and Python.

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Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:17 am

My real name is Ken. I use Raybrite as it is from my Son's name.
I am 75 years old and just beginning with Raspberry Pi. I have very little idea what I am getting into but it has fascinated me since it came out. I have been doing Arduino and may someday figure out how to combine the two. I need to get the RP to do something first.
I live in the Philippines just a few kilometers outside Manila with my family.
I worked and taught Electronic Test equipment for many years before retiring. :D

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Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:53 am

Hello Everyone I am new to this forum

I just join this forum and hope i enjoying as part of this forum.

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Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:50 am

Hello, I am a *long time* computer programmer (I started writing programs when I was 16 and I am 62 now -- do the math). I am also a long time UNIX/Linux user and UNIX/Linux admin (I have some form of UNIX or Linux since the late 1970s / early 1980s, including pre-UNIX systems like VMS and OS-9/68000). I have been using Linux since kernel version 0.99 (1993-ish). I am also a model railroader and a science fiction reader. And yes, I do know how to use a soldering iron. I recently bought a Raspberry Pi and already have a couple of Ardunios.
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Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:11 pm

Finally decided to register. Been lurking since 2011. Finally retired from the big iron, now focusing on little iron, my grand kids, and their friends that are so inclined. Running 9 (or is it 10 now...) Pis of various flavors, all monitoring certain things. I spent a year in the lat 80's working in Hook and Dublin. Would love to get back sometime soon and do some climbing in Wales...while I'm there, maybe visit a factory :)
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is - Isaac Asimov

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:48 pm

Greetings all!
My name is Conor, I'm interested in a number of things ranging from electronics to business etc
Im in management at the moment but have had a previous life in Graphic design!

I'm 29, so surely half way to death, and I hate long walks on the beach.


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Re: Introduce yourself!

Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:49 am

Hi, i m Martin and i m 32. I receive my raspi 2 yesterday and since then i spend many hours here and read.
I bought it to learn more about linux, restart with programming, that time in python and then go further until i m able
to build and program things like a little car, a drone, a automation for the greenhous etc :)

Have a nice day and thank you to all people here, which helps the new.

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Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:01 pm

My name is James but people prefer to call me Jim, Jimmie, Jimbo, or 'Hey you. Ya you. The old guy with the gut problem'.
I recently ran into guy at McDonalds who said the belly problem was because I eat vegitables. He never eats veggies and he has six pack abs. He also looked as old as me.
Did I mention that I am a few weeks short of age 79. So I will be soon entering my 80th year.
You would think that I would be finished with computers and women but I have been interested in them since I was a kid.
Its like Louis Carrol (Alice in ...) said "You have to run as fast as you can just to be standing still." At least I think he said that.
I have a lot of questions about the Pi which I think is a great computer. Viva Pi!

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Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:25 pm

Hi there,

Im Peter, another South African and Cape Town resident on the forum! Dabbled in Arduino in the past but keep finding myself back at Pi. Basically a Noob to this platform but have experimented with some simple circuits with potentiometers, gps modules etc. Hoping to build a few slightly more powerful reporting devices from these fruity little guys in the near future!

Cheers! :mrgreen:

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:51 pm

Greetings all,

I'm trying to introduce my 9 year old son to the wonders of Rasberry Pi. After watching "Terminator 2" on Television last night before T4 comes out it incentified me to do something about it! (John Conner the tech kid!)

We may be visiting a Meetup in Sydney

I hear Python is the in thing.

Does anybody have constructive suggestions that may help us on this journey?

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:08 pm


I'm Mike, and quite new to the Pi, although not to computers (among other things, I dabble with PICs, so hopefully the Pi should be straight-forward ! :lol: ). I'm aiming later this year to get into using my Pi, and probably will buy a new one as well, as I have two projects in mind : utilizing one for model railway controlling via JMTI, and the other as an autoguider for my telescope.

Looking forwards to learning here ! :D


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Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:04 pm

Hi I'm Liz a teacher keen to enthuse pupils about computing & hopefully about to start on a piadventure

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:11 pm

Hi everyone, my name is dave, I'm 38yrs old and I'm a complete novice when it comes to computers and writing programs (or even understanding them).

I do however enjoy learning new skills so this is where I'm going to start with the pi.

I've always enjoyed modifying cars and and trying to re purpose original fittings to work with much more modern day technology.

So I have now got myself a new challenge for me which is to get a old flipover sat nav monitor which is now 18yr old and bring it upto date.

I will be asking for help on the forum along the way to achieving my project and would like to thank in advance all of you who are kind enough to help me along the way.

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Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:00 am

I am Viviane, 32 years old married mother of two kids. I am Brazilian, expatriate living in Germany since 4 years. I also lived in Denmark. I feel at this moment I don't have any citizenship at all, after moving and living here and there, like my good friend says: I am a citizen of the world :D

Currently I am doing my MBA thesis in the topic Open Source Hardware Business Models and I am writing a case study about Raspberry Pi. I am analyzing the whole business model, how do you make money, customer channels, segments, etc. My supervisor is interested in understanding how open source business models work for hardware as they worked for software and he is very much interested in Raspberry Pi, which is actually very cool. Let's say how it goes! Please cross the fingers for me!


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Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:50 am

Hi, i'm SiIky :roll:
and I won't say my age since a lot of people look at age as some sort of linear scale.
RasPi caught my eyes a few years ago but never had the chance to have one. Now that chance is here and so i want to learn more about RasPi and what i can do with it!


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Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:15 pm

My name is Jack ;)
I am a young, Linux enthusiast and after I began using Ubuntu 2 years ago I immediately fell love with it. I've been Learning Linux by exploring, and sometimes searching Google since! Now I mainly use Kubuntu 15.04 w/ Plasma 5.3 and the new Linux Kernel 4.1.1, but have Arch Linux with KDE on another partition on my computer.

This year I got a Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ for my birthday, which my friend that gave it replaced it with a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (for no reason). :lol:

I've been loving it since, and I immediately got Ubuntu MATE (which, unfortunately, I have problems as I have no keyboard). With my Pi working properly, I hope to do much further tinkering with a Linux machine :)
CentOS Server Manager | Designer | Proud Linux User
I have a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and I run Ubuntu MATE on it, and I'm also a user of Kubuntu 15.04 and Arch Linux, both with the newest version of the Linux Kernel (4.1.1) and Plasma 5.3.

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:53 pm

Hi, I'm Paul!

My first raspberry pi arrived just over an hour ago, and I haven't even turned it on yet, but I am sure that as soon as I do I will have loads of fun, even if I only bought it to relay the satellite receiver into the bedroom with XBMC (or Kodi). Still, have to play with it first.

I looked at this list and like ukscone I learned Cobol at college - just means we have been around for ever, but I still think experience is a good thing.

And I am posting this, because my more silly side spotted something in IKEA yesterday that I thought I would like to share. This was Ikea Belgium so I hope sincerely that the other countries give access to the same things, but here it is:

While I know it is not a perfect match for the logo, it does come in trays, tablecloths, tablecentre pieces, serviettes and paper napkins. What a great way to advertise your passion ;) I gave one to a friend for his birthday last night since he was the first person I know to get a raspberry pi.

I don't know how long they will be around because the range is called SOMMAR 2015.

Anyway, have to stop typing so that I can do the serious stuff and make time to turn my new toy on later tonight. I am sure there will be more to follow just as soon as I do so.


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Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:51 am

Hi everyone, I'm Kimberly.

While I'm new to Raspberry Pi, I'm by no means new to Linux. :)

I'm a 2nd Year Electrical Engineering Student in Palmerston North, New Zealand. I'm Looking at using my newly installed Pi 2 as the brains for my project for the course.

Having used Arduino and ChipKIT in the past I am really loving the Raspberry Pi. Wish I had bought one a lot sooner.

I look forward to getting involved in the community. Hopefully there are some others from Palmy here too :)

Electrical Engineering (Power Specialisation) Student.
Raspberry Pi Model A+ & PI 2 Model B's running Raspbian. Ubuntu 14.04.2 Servers, Windows 10 Desktop & MS Surface

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:59 am

Hi everyone, my name is Nam and I'm from the Eastern world. Well more specifically, I'm from Hanoi, Vietnam.
I'm a 28yo UI/UX and general graphic designer by trade, and an adventurer by state of mind. I've been a long time Linux user, having started with the first few community editions of Fedora, and move on to Gentoo, eventually settled with Arch. I've just acquired my first Raspi 2 during my recent business trip to Singapore and I've been having a ton of fun with it. Initially I only intended to use it as a media streaming device for my TV, but after reading more about it, I realize it's capable of so much more.
I've recently opened a small cafe called Tea Amore, and my upcoming ideas is to use the Raspi2 as either a WiFi captive portal (most small shops around here use the traditional passkey method) or hook it up with a touchscreen and a printer to make a low-cost point-of-sale system using Floreant or uniCenta (this is currently hindered by the lack of available touchscreens in my area).
Either way I'm very excited with the Raspi2, and I'm hoping to get support from the community.

Best regards,
Nam V

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:45 pm

Hi All:

I'm a 40-something previous programmer/developer who became a physician. I'm reliving my old days with this Pi, and in the past 5 years or so I've gotten into soldering electronics together. I started off with an XTIDE for my IBM PC, and from then there was no turning back! I've gone into Arduino stuff, built some projects I'm very happy with (LED glasses, word clock, other cool LED flashy light things), and have added on experimenting with this Pi. I've got a model A, A+, B, B+, and a 2, so there's a fair stable of them at home.

Currently I'm working on a Raspberry Pi RetroPie put into a Gameboy DMG case with extra buttons and battery. I've configured my RetroPie build and built the extra buttons into my Gameboy. I've wired buttons to GPIOs and added the Adafruit Retrogame module to run these GPIOs and tested them successfully. I'm working on case mods. Funnily enough I'm still deciding which RPi to cram in the Gameboy. Obviously I'm looking at saving space and power, and very recently looked into burning off my LAN chip from my old Model B. The reason for this? I need 512MB for Emulationstation to work well, and removing the LAN chip from the Model B reduces power consumption to almost model A levels, which is cool. This has been successful as of yesterday, and I'll be posting my results on this soon.

Anyway, hope to see you out on the boards!


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Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:08 pm

Helle everybody,
My name is John, I'm 34 years old and am new to the world of programming. I'm trying to teach myself though.
Hope to find some useful informations on here!

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:10 pm

Hi I'm Michael and I'm trying to login on my newly aquired Raspi 2 but the default login and passwd keep spitting back incorrect login??????????? what is going on?
I even tried to ssh into the damn thing and then once again permission denied?
the image I have on the card is 2015-02-18-wheezy-minibian.img
I'm using username/login: pi and passwd: raspberry
I even typed raspberry in the username to check i was actually typing it correctly and it showed up exactly how I expected it namely: raspberry so I cant figure out why the heck login: pi and passwd: raspberry keeps spitting back login incorrect?? anyone have any clues? thank you in advance
Kind Regards

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:32 pm

While this is clearly not the correct thread for troubleshooting problems, I can suggest you read carefully the start up instructions for Minibian:
After the installation, you can login with username root and password raspberry.
from their website:

Oh, and do please watch your language, these are family-friendly forums.

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