GizmoPower
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:28 am

Hello from Norway!!
Im just a generall curious guy. The Raspberry pi has been shipped. Looking forward to play with it. :D

binbags184
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:46 pm

Hi
I think I have been bitten by a Pi bug. So I am about to join the ranks. My son and grandson already have one the RPi's and may be a members of this very forum, I don’t know there usernames, so I will have to tell them via email.

My interests are in electronics, engineering, photography and anything remotely joined with Volcanoes and earthquakes. So interfacing the RPi with a seismometer and logging the data would be of great interest to me, so if there are already people out there doing this please contact.

Just been looking at the "Gertboard", very interesting.

So I will have to order one of each board and get cracking on some projects.

PsycoMEn
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Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:20 pm

I'm from Portugal

Loving my Raspberry.

Running like crazy to load it with internet explorer for a project, other options is win2000 ou winxp splipstreamed to be small

Following Dietmar posts like religion :P

zajkor
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Location: France

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:32 pm

Hello, my name is Richard Zajkowski, I am living in the north of France near the Luxemburg border.

I got involved in computers and informatics since 1966 and worked for several computer firms. Actually, i am retired and using my free time fully to enjoy my hobbies, such as travel, golf, electronics and of course ITC related stuff.
I currently have 2 Raspberry PI's of which one is being prepared to host my domotic and greenhouse control which actually runs on an Ubuntu micro ATX.
This system uses also Arduinos with XBee communication for the greenhouse control & watering system, Teracom TCW110 & TCW111 via snmp protocol for remote control/Digital I/O and humidity,temperature measurement, and the Velleman K8055 board (see within this forum) with 5 Dig Inputs, 8 open collector Outputs, 2 analog I/O for radio transmitter activation of window shutters and interior/exterior lights, temperature control and alarm inputs.
The Raspberry will take over all of these tasks and free up some space on my desk. :D
The second one will be initially reserved for testing, a Gertboard is also on order.

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Midnight Caller
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Location: UK
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:40 pm

PsycoMEn wrote:[Snip]
Running like crazy to load it with internet explorer for a project, other options is win2000 ou winxp splipstreamed to be small
Internet Explorer and Windos 2000 Will Not Run On the Raspberry Pi
Please remember that I am Dyslexic wen replying

tangobit4
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Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:34 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:39 pm

Hello everbody me Tangobit and live in Canada. I work for a stock exchange and I'm here because I'm fascinated by the RasPi, and about how computers work. It's really cool to see this forum growing and developing as well.

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macrespin
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Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:25 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:31 am

Hi,

I'm Miguel Angel from Spain.
I've got a Raspberry Pi but my Linux's knowledge is worst than my English :D

I'll try tu use Rapsberry like a NAS with Transmission and a media center. There are much to read. Well, let's go!!!

edzeame
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Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:14 pm

Hi all

Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:16 pm

Hi all forum members newbie here like to say hallo

biwa7636
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Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:23 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:27 am

Bin Wang
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I transferred from China mainland to Colorado University at Boulder at 2011, now I am a senior EE student there. I am a big fan of Arduino and now also for Raspi.
I am learning Linux and Python right now.
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Projects:
GPS tracking system: ArduinoUno, ADH8066
Dashboard: Raspberry Pi, AWS, R statistics, Python

Nice to join you guys.

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danpeirce
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Location: Richmond & Surrey BC Canada
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:39 am

I am Dan Peirce from Surrey/Richmond/Langley BC, Canada. Currently I am working as physics lab technician at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. We have four campuses.

We offer first year Engineering courses including one that involves programming PIC microcontrollers in C language. That course (APSC1299)winds up with a four week group project programming modified sumovore mini robots. (Student made and student posted video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95_4hvMst7Y ).

I am always looking for ways to enhance our labs. The Raspberry Pi appears to have great potential.The physics department has proposed a new B.Sc. degree program we are calling Physics for Modern Technology . I expect with the large number of courses being developed there will be places in the program were the Raspberry Pi will be helpful. The power of Linux in such a small inexpensive package is amazing. We have an information page for the proposed degree. ( see http://www.kwantlen.ca/science/physics/ ... ology.html )

Before coming to physics in 2005 I worked as a lab instructor in the electronics technology and automation technology program. Those were both two year diploma programs we no longer offer.

I received a B.Sc. in electrical engineering in 1984 from the University of Alberta.

As I work through some of the things we can possibly do with the Raspberry Pi I will be keeping on line notes at http://members.shaw.ca/danielpeirce/not ... ry_pi.html (edited -- page moved so I updated this URL Oct 17, 2014)
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Retrogadgets
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Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:42 pm
Location: Sheffield, UK

Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:52 pm

Hi

What a awesome device, i love gadgets like this and like emulating the 80's retro computers

The sinclair range, commodore and the like.

cya later :)

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darrenkt
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Location: Nottingham, UK
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:34 am

Hello everyone!

I'm Darren, aged 40-something *cough* and hoping to use the Pi to get my kids as interested in computers as I was when the ZX81 came along.

We're going to order one today after we've done a stocktake to work out which bits we've already got lying around (keyboard, USB hub etc.) and which we need to buy.

I've been using computers for 30 years but not done any programming for about 25 (and that was only in BASIC) so I'll be full of daft questions as we go along.

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Dweeber
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Location: Mesa, AZ
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:01 am

Hello, My name is Kevin.. I am a systems analyst and also have my own development company for developing Disability related systems and systems software.

I can think of many projects for the RPi.... and will most likely end up with several.

The impetus to getting one now, was an article from ESRLabs about a product they are coming out with shortly called Android Transporter. I have a Nexus 7 and with their software along with a RPi I will be able to mirror what is on the tablet screen to a big screen wirelessly. I have need for such a tool and am looking forward to when it gets released.

Youtube video of them showing an example of AT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyoZoNA8U24

Until Android Transporter shows up, I've been playing around with my RPi now for about a week and having a blast setting it up and trying different things.

I also have interests in Weather and graphics.
Dweeber A.K.A. Kevin...
My RPI Info Pages including Current Setup - http://rpi.tnet.com

cesarvog
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Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:18 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:30 pm

I'm Cesar, a computer systems support manager. I'm brazilian and have gone for the cesarvog alias in a whole lot of different forums because I did not want to have cesar12345670... as my nick on some crowded places.

My first computer was a Commodore 64. I had a lot of fun with it in my teens. When I went to college, the IBM-PC was the next big thing and I was lucky enough to not have to touch an IBM 3270 terminal for many years, until I went to work for some major oil company. I had to recycle my COBOL skills, but thank God, that was only for some 24 months. Then I went back to the PC world, which was my second wife all the way up to 2005. Since then, I have changed my focus completely and now I'm an Apple junkie.

I own a plethora of different electronic equipment, which I have the curious habit of insisting on integrating. But I can never seem to get rid of my need to know the next thing, which of course brings me to the RPi world.

I look forward to learn a lot from other fellow users at raspberrypi.org forums.
Best luck to everyone!

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RobinKiwi
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:56 am

I'm probably one of the oldest people on this forum, as you will realise from my computing history: ZX81, C64, Amiga, Windows... and I have successfully made electronic devices programmed in machine code on the 6800 CPU - so I am not a beginner. I'm more interested in using a computer these days, desktop publishing, graphics and such and as an ex-Physics Teacher hoping to stave off Alzheimers I thought I would buy a Raspberry Pi and see what I could do.
I have had little difficulty in making the thing work, except that I couldn't get any sound from it until I had typed in certain magic spells that I found somewhere.
What worries me is the lack of sufficiently clear instruction for the layman, and the persistence of the Linux Culture. What does that mean? It seems that some people write as if they are part of a charmed inner circle and really enjoy keeping newbies out. I'm sure they don't, but it looks like that from here. On the section here devoted to beginners (as an example) I see the expression "Debian Image". Now I do know what that means, but isn't that expression a bit confusing?
All instructions should be tried out on the girlfriend (or boyfriend or whoever, someone who is not already a Linux or RP freak). It's time consuming and not easy to write instructional manuals - I've done it - but if there is no literature which may be downloaded or even purchased in printed form I fear the worthwhile RP project may fail. It will appeal only to those already converted and a few who manage to struggle through what documentation there is.
So a challenge to someone or somepeople: really clear documentation aimed at the raw beginner, with do-this do-that instructions, including some first steps in Python: and that's what it's all about, I believe.
If what I advocate exists somewhere, please let me know!
Kia Ora, Robin in NZ
[end of rant] :mrgreen:

HantuUK
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Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:35 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:00 pm

Similar to RobinKiwi, I was brought up with programming machine code. Did you know that one of my University subjects used a similar 'computer' as the RP, but even more basic. No keyboard, but using binary switches instead. Enough of reminiscing...

My name is Hamzah and I am 64 years old, retired from work... sort of. Love my music, composing, recording etc. Its been a long time since I have had serious programming, so thought I will now... mainly to keep my brain going. I heard somewhere, challenge the brain to stave off alzheimer's disease. I will try anyway.

I am a Malaysian living in the UK. Children all grown up, but now have two lovely grandchildren who hopefully I am going to fascinate with flashing lights, sound, remote control etc etc with the RP. Who knows it might fascinate them enough to help me out programming the RP and building projects around it...

In any case, the RP is for me... When I get bored I'll play golf instead...

Cheers
Hamzah (HantuUK0

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mikepokeeffe
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Location: Dublin
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:22 pm

Hi I'm Mike, I'm a hardware design engineer and I'm 29 years old. I'm currently finishing up a project/thesis for my Masters in Electronic Design Engineering. I'm hoping to do a lot more in software and I believe it goes hand in hand with hardware. I have some programming background in C, C++, Java, Verilog, Visual Basic. I started programming years and years ago in GW Basic and I've used a few scripting languages like Perl, Expect and bash. I just received my Raspberry Pi (Model B) this morning and I'm very excited to start playing with it and get it to do something interesting. I have a few ideas I want to try out from entertainment to automation. I look forward to posting my ideas and tests up here and on my blog.
I love gadgets
http://mikepokeeffe.blogspot.ie/

exaudimus
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:52 pm

Hello I'm Charlie and I've been folowing this project since February, but I still haven't ordered a Raspbery Pi! I've done a little bit of programming, but I would like to learn some more.

designer43
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Location: Ga, USA

Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:20 am

I'll be 69 later this month. I started working on computers in 1963 with Honeywell mainframes.
I was fascinated with personal computers, so I built a wire wrapped S-100 single board system w/ an 8080 chip. It evolved into an RBBS/RCPM system running on 8" floppy disks. Hand assembled the drivers for tape, comm. and printer (Kleinshmidt). I worked as a database programmer, a PCB designer, PCB QC analyst. I ran my own CAD mapping company for cable MSO's.
Running XBIAN on my Pi with a 1TB SATA to USB streaming DLNA from my Droid RAZR and SMB from a Win7 box.
What a GREAT little board! I'm loving and am amazed with the video on my HDTV.

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JaiBo
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:26 pm

Hi, looking at some of the above posters is making me feel young @ 37!!

Bought a Pi to tinker with as a media centre/smart TV for living room, but certainly intend to buy another soon to tinker with. Looking forward to getting my boys into it too, (one is nearly 4, other is still a baby). I've shown my eldest the robotic arm ..... "Wwwoooooooow" he said.

Amazing piece of kit, hopefully set to revolutionise the world of coding for kids!

Mine should be delivered tomorrow, can't wait to scour these boards for help and info, the forums look almost as good as the RPi.
Who ate all the Pi's?

gm3eiy
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:12 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:24 pm

Hi All,
I am Mike Joyner, domiciled in central Scotland for the past 28 years. Originally from Cheltenham, but NOT GCHQ ;) .
I am of 1946 vintage and retired.

Joined army in 1961 at 15, left army in 1976 and have been in communications (not mobile phones) ever since. Last three jobs had me looking after 20 10 KW transmitters and associated 40 receivers for MOD (2003), then to Falklands (2004) responsible for maintaining secure comms on the islands, then to Newport , in crypto.(2007-retirement)
I am looking forward to experimenting with the Raspberrypi mainly towards amateur radio applications
Keep up the good work

Mike
(GM3EIY/VP8DIA)

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Bencom
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Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:40 pm
Location: New Zealand
Contact: Website

Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:27 am

RobinKiwi wrote:I'm probably one of the oldest people on this forum, as you will realise from my computing history: ZX81, C64, Amiga, Windows... and I have successfully made electronic devices programmed in machine code on the 6800 CPU - so I am not a beginner. I'm more interested in using a computer these days, desktop publishing, graphics and such and as an ex-Physics Teacher hoping to stave off Alzheimers I thought I would buy a Raspberry Pi and see what I could do.
I have had little difficulty in making the thing work, except that I couldn't get any sound from it until I had typed in certain magic spells that I found somewhere.
What worries me is the lack of sufficiently clear instruction for the layman, and the persistence of the Linux Culture. What does that mean? It seems that some people write as if they are part of a charmed inner circle and really enjoy keeping newbies out. I'm sure they don't, but it looks like that from here. On the section here devoted to beginners (as an example) I see the expression "Debian Image". Now I do know what that means, but isn't that expression a bit confusing?
All instructions should be tried out on the girlfriend (or boyfriend or whoever, someone who is not already a Linux or RP freak). It's time consuming and not easy to write instructional manuals - I've done it - but if there is no literature which may be downloaded or even purchased in printed form I fear the worthwhile RP project may fail. It will appeal only to those already converted and a few who manage to struggle through what documentation there is.
So a challenge to someone or somepeople: really clear documentation aimed at the raw beginner, with do-this do-that instructions, including some first steps in Python: and that's what it's all about, I believe.
If what I advocate exists somewhere, please let me know!
Kia Ora, Robin in NZ
[end of rant] :mrgreen:
It take years to become so familiar with Linux that things become second nature.
When in Rome you better start to learn Italian. Once you learn the language then the right search term usually yields clues on the Intertubes. Use the source Luke, is the saying. What it means:
All source code has documentation of varying standard. Most code has comments.
Many packages have man pages (eg. man ls) as a starting point specially basic system commands.
Source code and Debian packages have README and or INSTALL files containing information.
/user/share/docs is a familiar place to most Linux users.

Anyway you are welcome to contact me if you need help. Google key words (NZ results): bencom or zlham or via this bbs.

hgreen
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Location: Perth, Australia

Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:03 am

I work for an Australian engineering company that develops hardware and software, and I'm usually busy developing for Windows using C# and .NET.

We are currently working on a proof of concept for using the RPi as a custom networking component to take data arriving at a serial port, and forward it on over ethernet.

I am amazed by how easy the job has been so far, thanks to the resources in this forum and your website. We received our RPi on Monday. I now have a 6000 line C# program that was previously working on windows, running on the RPi. Its using the soft-float debian package, so that its compatible with the mono runtime (which supports .net on linux).

Thanks for a great product and community! :D

Harvey

charlesjack
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Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:21 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:24 pm

Hello!

My name is Charles, I'm in my mid twenties and embarking on an IT career. I've just ordered a pi and see it as an interesting project.

I see it as a method of improving my IT knowledge, in general focusing on *making things work*, but also more specialist stuff like networking, perhaps setting up a server, and oh, I'd like to see if I can get a megadrive emulator up and running :D

But most of all I'll be learning from what I can glean from this forum, other people's projects, other people's ideas! I am very open minded and simply want to learn and improve myself.

All the best

C

StrangeCaptain
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Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:41 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:55 am

Howdy,
It Manager from Detroit, incessant tinkerer with masterful Google Fu.

My Pi arrives Monday, I expect to have it streaming FLAC Grateful Dead shows wirelessly to my stereo by Wednesday.

;)

Been following the project since it's public beginnings, as this is some seriously important work, not only for the charity end aspect, but from the independence of computing. This will expose handheld, mobile open source commuting to a new generation of geniuses that will have too much exposure to Apple, Google, Microsoft etc.

I am honored to participate in this project and look forward to contributing as much as I can.

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