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Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:00 pm

hi im liam, learned programming in school many years ago so a little out of touch never had ago at python so I have got a raspberry pi and here I am hope people can help along the way working on a control system for my pool heating and pump and boiler control getting there one bit at a time!

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Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:23 am

Hi, 71 year old ex farmer/lift tester, retired last year. Started with Commodore C16 basic and machine code. Only ever bought 2 PC's in a box, all the rest were home builds, much easier to sort any problems on. My first PC (a 186) was a scrapyard rack mount with a monitor from another long forgotten 1/2 room size computer which needed drastic surgery to work with the 186. It lasted several years before it died in spectacular fashion. Have dabbled with Linux for many years. Pet hate is people who complain about every OS except the one they use. As far as I'm concerned they all work and have their own quirks.
We wunt be drove

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Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:27 am

Helloooo, I'm stevie

I've been dabbling with, scavenging tech, building webstaions and basic sites. I've surrounded by computers since my early teens & i'm now 45 eeek. I have a trusty pi that i sit with for hours on end mostly focusing on media center/desktop/retropie. Curiosity got the better of me and since then i've tested my pi on various projects mostly server based or afore mentioned media centers. I am by far no where near as advanced as anyone here but the pi keeps my sanity in check, such a great device.

After giving myself many small projects over the years including dabbling with mini atx, i was glad to come across the pi project and eventually be able to purchase one of the early boards. I do intend to purchase some upto date boards asap.

Raspbian has brought life my beloved crappy netbook - eee pc 701 8g(modded), also my hp server blade which is like a super pi :D .

I'm here to learn more - i struggle with absorbing info so be patient with me ;)

My pi has done such tasks: web host, streaming - nginx-rtmp-module, modxcms site, wordpress site, retropie, kodi, personal icecast dev host, rasplex, file server....... basically when ever i've needed to learn linux based projects, i've usually used the pi first to have a probe and bump my learning curve & keep costs down. I will eventually replace for current tech then be giving the older one away to a friends boy who is very much getting into all aspects of technology.

Anyway - hi, feel free to chat
Stevie Woo
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I make little boxes emit repetitive bleeps in public & swing spanners at pedal cycles! :roll:

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Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:24 am

hi my name is Emanuele, I am passionate about raspberry. I use it in the office for any application (web server, print server and nas).

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Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:44 pm

Hello ,
I am Razvan, from Romania.
Passionate about penetration testing (hence using Raspberry a lot on the fly) and I have very little experience with forums.

Successful raspberry projects:
-Torrent seeder
-Wi-fi spoofer
-game props (mostly Fallout franchise ) also some of them in process
-various python and linux testing environment

Best regards,

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Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:13 am

Hi my name is Silver, I am from the Philippines (I guess no one from my country are here, how sad :( )
Anyways, I am using Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, I am not a hacker but I love its small footprints as well as because it has low power consumption.

I am happy to be part of this thread if I am welcome :)

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Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:19 pm

Hello to all. I am very new to the Pi technology. I have a Pi3 B. I initially want to use it a Spotify client and then branch out from there. I found this and it seems to do exactly what I want to accomplish. There are assumptions made in the video about skill levels that I do not feel I have yet. I did manage to install Rune but am not happy with it. Anyway, thanks for having me. Looking forward to learning.

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Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:54 pm

Just joined up and starting to play around with the pi, have a lot to learn.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:58 pm

I could well be described as a geek, with my head in electronics and physics and stuff. I started programing...oops sorry...coding, back in the early 70's along with PLC development work for machinery automation. In those days any computer nerd worthy of the name had the covers of his computer permanently off to allow for a quick tinker.
I wish that the Raspberry Pi had been around in my younger days, its a joy to work with this gear and although I am new to this platform I am well involved with several projects employing Arduino and Raspberry Pi.
I hope to learn a lot from everyone on the forums and I hope that at some stage I will be able to contribute. :ugeek:

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Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:24 am

Hello My Name is Troy I have been playing/coding/playing with Raspberry Pi for about a year now. I have three actually. I am finding myself using my RPi more than my laptop these days. A project that got me hooked was creating a wireless "call" for our material movers on the plant floor at work. We needed something that was cheap, easy to run and flexible. To make a long story short myself and one of my colleagues found these awesome little machines and my love affair was launched. We placed the RPi inside a weather proof box, created a quick little webpage for each work station to just push a button and the location was sent to the RPi via WiFi and a pixel board.

Now I am trying to do all kinds of things with these wonderful machines. I hope to be able to contribute someday but will be satisfied in just learning. .......................for now! :)

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Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:55 am

Hi I am Amal,

Started learning about computers and electronics from mid nineties. Apart from working in Tech, I also contribute content to wiki projects and a local event sharing site.

I got my first computer in the late nineties and I still have some parts of that with me. 64 MB RAM was a decent memory those days. Started with Pascal, C, Delphi, Java. The list goes on.

However, apart from the specs, it is interesting to note that nothing much has changed from a computing device architecture. Now we have multi-core processors, RAM in GB, HD in TB, but computing is essentially the same and learning it doesn't require a supercomputer.

I am excited to learn about this little piece of a computing device. Small is better when it comes to learning. You get to know things at a more fundamental level and then learn as you go.

Me married and we both love travelling.

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Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:28 am

My name is Randy. I have been a linux user for a few years now and love it. I host a weekly jazz radio show and am always looking for cool things to explore, like the Raspberry Pi. Still not sure what I would use it for other than a minimalist PC. The possibilities seem endless after watching some videos on youtube. The forum looks friendly and knowledgeable as well which is a BIG plus for me.

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Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:23 pm


I'm Matteo from Italy.

Total noob about what concern Raspberry and Linux but really curious to learn and try with the PI.

Hope to bother you soon :?

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Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:03 am

Hi, my name is Lang Xianmeng, and i am a kids coding teacher of NetEase.
I have been a ICT teacher in high school for 6 years. I like raspbery, arduino, microbit, python and so on. i have contribute Chinsee localizaton fo mu editor

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Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:44 pm

Hi I'm Paul,

I use Raspberries at home and at work. At home I'm into all kinds of IOT applications, and at work, Industrial IOT applications for the Pi. I often refer to these forums for answers that were already asked, but I registered today for a Kodi question that I couldn't find.


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Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:30 pm


I´m Ricardo Alves from Portugal and i'm university student.

Best Regards

Riardo Alves

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Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:48 pm


I'm ray from the USA. I'm a computer science major currently employed as a software engineer. I'm looking into the feasibility of a few things involving these boards and I'm hoping that the thread I tried to post several days ago on that topic gets approved by a mod soon, because it's been several days since I did that :)

Best regards.

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Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:40 pm

Hello, my name is Todd.

I've been in computers since 1980 something. I was still a kid but programming a Commodore 64 was my first introduction to computers. I did not want to live my life in front of a computer so I have a degree in Geology, Photography, one class shy of a Philosophy degree and world religions. Today I am an IT Manager which means I handle the budgets, vendors, Servers, Network, Internet, VPN, Routers, Switches, PCs, Laptops, Coffee, and now a fleet of Raspberry Pis, and I spent my life in front of a computer, many. I have about 10 Pis in production testing now and plan to add another 20 by the end of the year. Nothing fancy just a touchscreen kiosk to access internal web apps. I've never been much of a programmer other than the basic I used for the Commodore. At this point I kind of hate computers but I am very good with them and they pay the bills. :)

I live in NY, USA
Have a great day.

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Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:46 pm

Hello. Registered for some help with a SPI1 problem, can’t use SPI0 as that’s busy looking after 4 MCP2515 CAN Controllers.
Want to use SPI1 to transfer CAN A/D and timing data from a STM32F4 board and display it on the Pi’s display.
1st computers - Commodore PET and Cromemco S100 system in college in the 70’s.
Current favourites STM32F4 and FPGA’s.
Software – OrCAD, Altium, Keil, Quartus, Powershell.
You can make a real CPU in a FPGA, but you can’t make a real FPGA in a CPU.

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Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:43 pm

I am Ryszard (or Richard as some people call me due to the difficulty with the pronunciation, some people say my name is encrypted :-D ). I am a Polish expat working and living in the UK. I’ve been into computers since 1985 worked in a lab testing computer equipment – yes, maybe some will comment that it was often US stolen electronics, copies of DPD’s, etc. But at least there was the Assembly language and Basic. I’ve even seen one machine with just a keyboard and a typewriter as the input/output methods and a ferrite memory.

I’ve been through all stages in IT, started as an operator with Cobol applications. I’ve seen the rise of the PC and first Olivetti computers. I’ve started with the first UNIX machines in Eastern Europe – the first one was a UNISYS server, we programmed using COBOL and C. Then came the rise of the Oracle database. Basically a very very long story. At home I only play with Linux-es - First it was Mandriva, then Gentoo and Sabayon, then UBUNTU, I abandoned them all for Linux Mint and the Cinnamon desktop - the most stable and the simplest of all.

I specialize in database and systems administration on Windows and AIX/Linux servers, Oracle and SQL-Sever. Ask me about the VI editor and I will have an answer ;)

Privately I am single and do a lot of travelling. I love exploring, especially England, Wales which I think are the most beautiful places to see. Mountains are my first passion, although my old joints don’t allow me to go up too high anymore.

I joined this group with the hope to ask and also hopefully provide you with some help, although I am not really an expert in tweaking the Linux kernel. But, I don’t use any Windows systems at home, apart from providing my family with some of that Win junk because there are no alternatives.

Nice community and I must say I am impressed with the new RPI 3 B+. Fantastic peace of kit that one can tinker with. I don’t have any project in mind yet, but it’s early days.


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Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:51 pm

Hi all. My name is Simon and I am new to the world of Pi. I have just posted a project that I am going to start fairly soon (making a Samsung Dex basically).

I actually got my Pi back at Xmas, but it has sat dormant until now (I got RetroPie installed and booting but took it no further). Now, I'll be checking out the projects and looking for information for my own project. This resource will be far more useful to me than I am to it!

That's it really. See you around.

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Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:23 am

Hi my name is Graeme and I am a complete novice to computing except for using some windows applications.
I have just bought my first pi, a 3+ and look forward to using it and others for projects on my garden railway.

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Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:50 am

Hey Everyone !

My name is Florian i am 25 and i live in France !

I am a novice in raspberrys that's the reason why i am here today :P I am looking for explanations ! the wireless interface is a bit capricious !!

See you !

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Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:45 am

Greetings all;

My name is Michael, I am a 56 yr old graphic artist from Canada.
I have only recently started to explore linux operating systems and purchased a Raspberry Pi 3B as an emergency backup pc after my windoze box went kaboom. (PCI bus controller failure on Mobo).
I am amazed and very pleased with what can be done with such a small device. And now I have begun to take an interest in the command line and what can be done with a tiny board like the Pi Zero W in a remote device. Fascinating stuff, thanks to all the developers and the support community. Such a wealth to discover, this is going to be fun!

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Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:44 pm

Hi all
I'm Dino and I live in Rome.
I've been dealing with computers since technical school (back in 1980...) and working now as software architect. In the free time I like playing bass and theater, but among my hobbies I have also interest in domotics and automation. After working with other boards, now I'm looking at Raspberry Pi that I've just ordered.
I joined the community to get help for a quick start and hoping to be able to give soon my contribution.


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