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Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:55 am

hello from empoli ,florenze,italy ;)
i fans raspberry pc

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Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:06 am

hiii!!! i'm new :)

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Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:29 am


this is featured, from Shanghai.
i am obsessed with hardware, low-level programming stuff. That truly hits my passion point. I did not get attracted by Rpi, yet i DO like the rpi-zero.
such an amazing tiny handcraft with solid performance.i look forward to create some cool stuff with rpi-zero.
Hats off to the Liz couple btw. to some extent you changed the world, to a good direction. (unlike the way Trump does.)

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Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:48 pm

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Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:16 am
As my user name suggests, my name is Adam. I am 68, will turn 69 next month, am from Slovakia, and have been computing since the age of 15, way back in 1965, when computers were not yet available to most people.

At the end of 2018 I bought a 3D printer and then bought a Raspberry Pi 3B+ to control the 3D printer with Octoprint. I was pleasantly surprised by how much such a tiny computer could do, a lot more than those big computers we learned on back in 1965.

I have quickly started using it to do tasks my expensive Windows laptop has trouble doing. For example, I have recently made a video about how to backup the Raspbian image from the microSD card using Windows and the Pi itself. I went into much detail and ended up with a 10 gigabyte file I needed to upload to YouTube. Using my laptop would have taken at least a week and I would have had to keep it turned on all that time, and it would have consumed a lot of power while slowing the system to a crawl, and potentially crash.

So, I copied the file to my RPi, logged in using TightVNC and started the upload using the Chromium browser that came with the Raspbian. I then exited the VNC and let the Pi do its job. It took three days and three nights of continuous upload (my DSL does not allow high upload speeds), which was a lot less than I was expecting based on my past uploads from Windows. And I was able to turn my laptop off every night because the Pi was just doing on its own what it was asked to do.

So, I’m very happy with the RPi and plan to get several more of them and use them for specialized tasks each. And of course I will make more video tutorials and even write some software for it.
awesome uncle Adam!
i am a certified network technician. let me see if i can be of help to your network. (10GB file takes 3 days which is 38KB/s. UNaccpetable)
is it because you are accessing a foreign website (youtube) ? What is your DSL download speed rated?

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Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:56 pm

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Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:48 pm
awesome uncle Adam!
i am a certified network technician. let me see if i can be of help to your network. (10GB file takes 3 days which is 38KB/s. UNaccpetable)
is it because you are accessing a foreign website (youtube) ? What is your DSL download speed rated?
Thanks. My ISP (Frontier) determined I needed a new modem and they gave me one, so hopefully my next upload will be faster.

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Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:53 pm


I'm glad to be part of the Raspberry Pi family.

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Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:30 am

Hello! I'm Ajiggy and I'm new here!

I'm an Electronics Engineering student and I've been using a Raspberry Pi 3B+ to host all of my files and projects as a home server.

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Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:47 am

Hello all, I'm Franky from London.

A friend of mine has asked for guitar recommendations for her son. I suggested an Art & Lutherie Ami as an acoustic. She mentioned that her son may be more interested in an electric.

I don't have a lot of experience in electrics. Can you please suggest some low-cost but good electric guitars that would be appropriate for smaller players?

Thanks for your help
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Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:16 pm

Hey! I'm James, also from London.

Have a few raspberry pis already (pinhole, media server) but had a few questions so I've registered to ask here. I've ordered myself a 4Gb Pi4 too!

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Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:43 pm


I'm Bryan, from glorious Devon. I have a few Pi's, but not have them working yet!

I have been into microprocessors for about 45 years, starting with 8 bit, then Texas 13bit, then two Archimedes computers, but eventually had to get a PC running Ubuntu. Had quite a bit of experience writing and running software (machine code, assembler, etc).

Have bought (OK Amazon threw one at me and they raided my account!) a Samsung 970 Pro 1T SSD, which I want to put on a RPi4, if possible. Mostly for WAV file classical music, but also for collecting data from accelerometers and outputting waveforms to exciters (this for material testing....a hobby of mine!) at the same time...

Need to know if RPi4 can be used with a bidirectional sound card !
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Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:25 am


I'm Peter and I run a business creating tech solutions for the cultural sector with emphasis on the historical disciplines. This basically means I write software for municipalities and museums and the like. This often means Raspberry Pi based solutions!

Have been into tech since the 80's. I do both hardware and software development and hacking.

The Pi 4 has got me stoked. The 3B+ already was a very handy tool, but the 4 seems like a game changer to me.

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Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:46 am

Hii, My name is Michael A. Echols (Mike),i am CEO of a Kennedy Space Center based non-profit called IACI, and CEO of a for-profit company i founded called Max Cybersecurity LLC, located in Washington DC.

i spent 7 years in critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity leadership at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). I led several White House national security initiatives before resigning position in September 2016.


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Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:36 pm

Hello all!, i have 2 rpis and enjoy a lot these tiny machines: media server, nas, mail. I have followed forum from time ago but I have not registered till now. New projects being developed.

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Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:54 am

Hello everyone. I'm happy to be here with all of you. My first Pi was the the 3 B, despite wanting to get one since they originally came out. Took me a while to pull the trigger, I suppose. Fast forward a short time later and I've got four of them along with serious doubts that I'll stop collecting more anytime soon lol, the RPi 4 is next on the wish list!
I'm self employed, owning/running my own business doing web design and development, along with the occasional graphic design and brand design, but I love tinkering and messing around with my Raspberry Pis and making things happen with them. Love the idea that I can write a few lines of code and make something happen in the physical world, imo it's pretty awesome.

Really looking forward to learning many great things from this community, and hope I can contribute back into the mix with my own knowledge.

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Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:39 pm

Hi everyone, i'm Stan. Totally new to this Pi thing, just awaiting the arrival of my Raspberry Pi 4 4gb, which i'm hoping will arrive very soon.

I've no doubt i'll be asking a few questions here and there as i've been using windows desktops since 95, so this Raspbian thing is going to be rather exciting and new and confusing and strange. But i'm looking forward to learning and having some fun with what looks to be a great little machine.

And it's great to find a forum like this to share my journey with.

Keep well all. :D
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Honestly, i've no idea what i'm doing. :oops:

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Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:54 am

His all.
Very new to all this modern computing.
I was into computers back when the 286 was all the rage.
Now have a fairly modern desktop and a very up to date laptop.
I only came by the rasberry pi while browsing the net and I am interested in knowing much more.

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Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:36 pm

Hey everybody, I’m Karl.

I’ve been in software development and engineering for over 30 years now, and have recently branched off into the Pi and Arduino worlds. What I have seen up to now is amazing. This is the coolest stuff!!!

We all never stop learning, and I wanna know more!

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Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:39 am

Hello All
Just wanted to say hi to all. Been here as a guest and it's time to get in and maybe post something usefull from time to time. User of rpi 3b+ and 4b 4g.

So yea...HI :)

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Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:38 pm

Hi John here just got my pi4b 4gb totally new to all this
I’m 51 live in Scotland and am having a nightmare with my pi lol
Will be searching the forum for tips help etc

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:47 am

Hi guys. I'm Alex. I do software QA for a living and code in x86 asm for my soul. Finally I thought I'm ready to learn ARM architecture and RPi4 looks promising. Waiting for it to be delivered in a couple of weeks, studying arch docs and writing simple test apps meanwhile.

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Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:44 pm

Hi! I'm Helen. I am a retired research scientist and engineer. I first learnt to program computers in the 1960s. I have used all sorts of computing equipment over the intervening decades, and have very carefully avoided anything coming from Microsoft. I've built all my own workstations over the years from components people were throwing away. For the last 23 years I've been using Debian as my preferred operating system. I was about to build myself a new workstation using all fancy new components at last, but then saw the announcement of the new Raspberry Pi 4B. I have a couple of earlier RPis, and so realised that this RPi 4B would be much more fun to make my new workstation. I am therefore busy building up a new home network using WD My Cloud disks.

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Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:50 pm

My name is Anselmo Pereira, and I'm a 17-year-old IT student from Portugal. I've started working with computers about 10 years ago, with the introduction of the Classmate PC derived Magalhães. Since I got it, I became fascinated with technology especially the older type and mobile or generally small devices. Currently thinking of getting my first Raspberry Pi to build a Pocket PC style machine, with a resistive touch screen and stylus.
Even though I am a bit of a Linux noob, I also like to use it as my operating system, even though I'm currently using Windows due to certain programs required at school.
Big fan of open-source projects and have been more and more wary of my privacy.
I believe this is what I have to write. I generally would be able to speak for hours and hours, but I seem unable to do so online.

Thank you for making me a part of this awesome community,
Anselmo Pereira

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Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:57 am

Hi all, I'm Jeremy from London..
I'm developer...
With all the cars being stolen lately it's got me wondering about getting some sort of GPS tracker so it the car got stolen I could see easily where it is on a map.
Looking for something fairly cheap with no annual subscription. Does anyone know of anything on the market.

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Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:02 am


I'm Tomas from Sweden.

I'm making a portable game emulator project similar to the "Super Game Pi" that Adafruit made a while ago

I'm still learning but I'd love to make some other projects with the pi in the future as well.

See you around!

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:32 am

Hello I am Joel Norwood, from Rochester, NH, USA. I have been a proud owner of many Raspberry Pi's since my first about 5 years ago. Since then I have learned a lot with them. I say that because I am 58 years old and remember the days when I could program my Commodore 64, back in the 1980s.

I used to punch in the programs from the many computer magazines and learned a lot about basic. I even wrote a program that we used for putting invoices together for a small company. As I went along I added much to it. Printing of course was the first priority and then learned that saving what had been typed in and the ability to retrieve and make changes was important too.

I have gotten to do a bit of the same while entering programs and doing the physical computing too. I wrote my own Sense Hat program that worked well. One Pi may find itself connected to my 3D printer someday.

But I will admit that it has been a great road following the Pi as it grew. Becoming what it has become in the computer learning world for the young and old has made me proud to be one of the many. I still have my original, the Raspberry Pi B+, though slow, it may still find its place. I have went all the way from there with a Pi2, 2 x Pi3, a Pi3-B+, is my bedroom 'Laptop'. I just received my Raspberry Pi 4-2Gb today and look forward to making it work as well as the others. My son will get one of the Pi3s, he wants to use with retropie.

Just 1 BIG question. When will we see a fully functional version of Raspian 'Buster'? This version is nice to get a look at the unit but fails in the apt-update/upgrade ends. Also, what might be the high end for the SOC's temperature. I have seen some highs and quickly found a fan to keep it cool.

A word on the 'Official' case for it has me wondering. Why didn't it come with slots in the top cover to let this high temperature have a place to go. I had to remove it before any possible damage could have happened. Redesign maybe?

Looking forward to the full release of Raspian for this machine with some built-in cooling capabilities. But I am sure this will happen soon.

Great work.

Joel Norwood

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