Crazyjay
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:46 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:16 pm

Hi there.
My name is Liza aka crazy jay.
I'm new to the Pi, hoping to go from knowing how to change the settings on my email to knowing how to compile code.
An avid gamer, I particularly enjoy retro games and platforms.
I also enjoy making lace, books, music, films.
I live in southeast uk with my partner and hope to add a cat to the household soon.
Thanks for reading,
Cj

Slategrey252
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:10 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:23 am

Hi

I'm the General Manager of a Neurological and Specialist Care Unit in the UK.

My hobbies include taking things apart and wondering why I can't get them back together again, spotting continuity errors in films, and generally kowtowing to my OCD.

I've built every computer I've ever owned, and have decided to build a simple cluster computer with Raspberry Pi B+. I'm fairly sure its not going to be as simple or as cheap as I expect it to be, but what's the worth of a journey without a few potholes along the way :)

charwarz
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:24 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:11 pm

I'm Charlotte, a (soon to graduate) computer science student from Sheffield, studying in Hull.
I write a blog at http://charlottegodley.co.uk and also over on element14, have done a couple of youtube vids with Farnell Element14 in the past few months and probably tweet too much on my account @charwarz. (it rhymes with star wars).

russell_barnes
Raspberry Pi Foundation Employee & Forum Moderator
Raspberry Pi Foundation Employee & Forum Moderator
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:10 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:15 pm

My name's Russell Barnes.
Until the summer I was an editor at a publishing house on the south coast. I edited Linux User & Developer magazine and Web Designer magazine among others.

More recently I have been making the Raspberry Pi Today Podcast, which I hope to return to soon after a much needed break.

I'm a massive fan and user of the Raspberry Pi and can't wait to see what 2015 brings! :D

AlexKoe
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:26 pm
Contact: Website

Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:05 pm

Hi,

I am Alex and I am an IT-Specialist working for IBM in Germany.
My professional interest is in databases with a specific focus on embeddable databases for platforms like the Raspberry Pi with features which support e.g. the Internet of Things (like time series and JSON support).

I privately own a Raspberry Pi rev. B which I am currently using as an AirPrint 'gateway' to a legacy laser printer at home.

- Alexander

grousebeater
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:39 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:01 pm

Hi I am a 67 year old retired retail manager who got bored so I built my own computer very successfully did a lot of research now I repair and build them for friends. Got the Rasberry Pi B+ to use for xbmc and love it will try other uses for the system need to learn a bit more first.
Ken :P

rovguy1974
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:50 pm
Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:33 pm

I'm sorry, I had a very nice, thought out intro typed up and I was in the process of posting a couple of relevant links to find that I had been logged out!!! Also the keep me logged in option doesn't work. Not the first post I was wanting to write and I definitely wasn't wanting to moan. Get it sorted RasPi! :-(

n1ks
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:51 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:01 pm

Hi all,
Have been reading the forums for a long time and now I finally registered after nearly 3 years of owning a selection of rpi. :)

rovguy1974
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:50 pm
Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:46 am

I thought I would try again... I will keep it brief.

Im Richard, 40 years old. Graduated Sheffield Hallam University in 1997 with a HND in Electronics Engineering with Microprocessor Applications. I haven't really done any in depth Electronics or programming since :(

Since graduating I have a variety of jobs, Avionics Mechanic for the RAF, Customer Support Engineer for an ROV sensor company before working operationally with ROVs. I am now a Senior ROV Technician with a multinational ROV services (amongst many other things) company.

I have recently purchase a RasPi B+ predominantly to relearn linux and get my head into programming. I also have an arduino sitting around gathering dust so my intention is to build a small robot/rover with the arduino at its heart and using the RasPi as its controller via wifi. So I will see how it goes, I have Linux and 2 programming languages to learn, as well electronics as I have forgotten pretty much everything I have learned at University :(

Hopefully I will get plenty of ideas and tips on here :)

What is an ROV... have a look at the following links:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remotely_o ... er_vehicle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoOwT0X5dpo

Mike65
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:56 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:10 pm

Hi I'm Mike Myers in North Yorkshire. Ex D&T Systems & Control teacher, now looking to get into all the micro computers available to create demonstration models for possible teaching resources, for physical computing.

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sgor
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:20 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:21 pm

Hi.
My name is Szczepan and I'm from Poland.

I'm studying computer science applied.
Currently I am working in a company engaged in refrigeration and air conditioning.
I am also interested mobile phones and mobile technology.
I hope I will learn something new here and I will know people with a similar passion.

I have other interests than those associated with it. Mountains is my passion.
I like to climb and hike in the mountains well and I live close to the Tatra Mountains... :)

sn_sji
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:10 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:22 pm

hey guyzz :)
how are you?........
here i m sno from pakistan......... i hve joined raspberrypi today...
hope so u all enjoy with me......
plzzz you guyzz welcome me warmlyy..... ;)
regards
sn_sji

frumi01
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:21 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:16 pm

Hi my name is Markus,

im a student from austria with enthusiasm for IT but more from the user cad and cloud coumputing point of view.
I graduated in industrial design / engineering and i hope to make some contribution to modern hardware and
good working operating systems and since i dont think anyone will read my further posts:

here is my idea:
To build a raspi S (fast in german "schnell" or "sport" or "server")
It should be a model which you also can buy at low prices but you should be able to build a cluster of 2-100 out of them
get a fast network and redundand power supply, also both expandable.
Then the os should run on all of them the same time (this is the part on wich im not really an expert ;) but it should work for applications like
- Webserver for bigger HPs
- Gameserver
- Renderserver (blender, mentalray, Maya, ...)

and if there are 100 os's running mouch performance is lost on this step...

pros:
passive cooling
no noise
low power consumption
low price (compared to all the other products on the market...)

The hw could be:
double the size plate (so all plugs go in and out one side, there is room for the expanded hw)
CPU: something from the tablet-market like my samsung tab pro has a octa core with 4x1,9 4x1,3Ghz maybe two of these
then the additional plate-space is justified ;)
RAM: like 6x512MB per cpu and as fast as from the cpu needed (best to take also a chip from the tablet market)
RAM: and CPU and RAM can be cooled by a heat sink but only as high as the plugs go and also can be bigger if its in any use for the energy consumtion. (heat sink - i would love to make a design on that ;)
I think that triple the energy consumption should be perfect because then the power supply would also be able to recharge tablets and accu packs ;) with 5V and 2.1A
Network: just sumthing fast^^ and compatible with the os
USB 3.0 would be perfect a fast connection to a ssd or ide raid should be possible, hdmi 2.0 to output videos, pics and the ongoing traffic with all the mailservers webservers renderserversoftwares running

Result should be:
The standalone Raspi S is a solid mediaserver for any home and maybe also a mail, print, smarthome,... server.
With Server Raspi S nearly everybody can have his own homeserver for webbrowsing, gaming, media, rendering, aso...
with low costs: from 300-3.000€ with a good performance adjustable to their needs...
and as i said: no noise, few costs, few energy consumption

And if it would empower your passion for this project:
I would design a case in variable size and simple design for every home.

So this would be my wishlist for some chrismas ;) so be gentle and say hohoho

Markus Frumlacher

TBGRocks
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:30 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:59 pm

Hi,

My name is Jeff and I'm from Northern Ireland. I work for a global computer company and used to code in Java and PHP. I have had a Raspberry Pi for over a year now but only really started to get into experimenting with it in the past few weeks.

I don't have much electronics experience and hope to learn more, as well as getting my kids (9, 7 and 4 years old) interested in electronics and computers.

I'm loving how versatile the Pi is and also how inexpensive.

See you around the boards!

Jeff

Aeriuss
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:31 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:00 am

Hello,

My name is Mike, and I'm from Portugal, where I am currently taking Electrical Engineering. I'm new at Pi's stuff so dont be mad at me :p

I bought Pi to start to play with some simple circuits and do use it as Mediacenter.

If I can help you in anything, be my guest hehe

Cheers!

Amoocow421
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:33 pm

Hello!

Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:13 pm

For whatever reason, I hate introducing myself. :)

I'm Amy. I'm 45, a homeschooling mom in the United States, and I'm interested in Raspberry Pi as a way to get my daughter interested in computer science - she's 11, going on 35. ;)

The only programming I ever did was when we moved from Georgia to Virginia in Feb. 1982. When I looked at my new school schedule, I saw English and Comp. on the list - I was HORRIFIED to think I had both a regular English class and an English Composition class! When I got to my first "Comp." class, I was relieved to discover it wasn't a composition class, but terrified that I was walking into the middle of a computer class where the other students had already learned programming for the Apple II and the Packard Bell. I soon learned the joys of "For-Next" loops and "If-Then" commands. I never got to see the animation we worked on for the game; the diskette turned up missing.

I'd like to learn with my daughter about programming in memory of my dad, who died last month. He was the geek in our family. My daughter is going to "help" me build a new desktop in Dad's honor (I hope it goes as smoothly as the build we did for the one I'm using). It was in researching my parts list that I encountered information on the Raspberry Pi. We'll see if she can figure out a simple application we can work on...knowing my luck, it will have something to do with Barbie. :roll:

I see a lot of research in my future.... :D

Leop011
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:38 pm
Location: Canada
Contact: Website

Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:49 pm

Hello All

I'm Dan from Canada :) I love RPI :)
Please Visit
IT Tech's Resources http://www.sreckotech.com
YouTube Channel http://goo.gl/9WSlT7

metalj
Posts: 212
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:56 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:16 am

Hello people! I was on the first forum then when the second forum started I left. This reminds me of the second forum but when I went to log in I was not recognized. So anyway I'm all about the rpi2 and I'm waiting for it to arrive and I'm stoked.
Backspace 28 times :)

MickeyChuang
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:19 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:49 am

Hi, I am Mickey from Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
I am an embedded engineer of those products with 8~32 bit MCUs built in (non-linux, non OS), the language I used is C, I have done such jobs for more than 10 years, I made some mobile ECUs like window controller, backward sensors, body controllers, CAN based products and so on.
But I am a fresh new guy of Raspberry Pi.
Recently I got 2 RPI2s and tried some GPIO codes on it (of cause the samples on internet), I hope one day I could make some APP with nice GUI, so I am reading something like Wayland, GLG toolkit, Qt ... on Web sites, hope I am not going too far, or too wrong.
That's it, nice to "see" you guys

ray.leiter
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:03 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:50 am

Hello;
I'm Ray from Mechanicsburg, PA, USA (I really like alliteration).
I was trained in digital electronics by the USAF in 1962 as a technician on Project 465L.
Project 465L was the Strategic Air Command's Command and Control System used to manage Atlas ICBMs (at that time).
I majored in Mathematics and am now retired from the US NAVY (as a civilian) after 36 years in IT (or what may be ICT in the UK).
Actually, we originally called it ADP (Automatic Data Processing).
I am a stamp collector (US only) and like to tinker with things.
I am currently sponsoring a young man from Mbeya, Tanzania (Eliezer) who likes Mathematics and computers.
He is very focused on his studies and so cannot spend much time with me in my tinkering.
I recently decided to explore the Pi, both software and hardware wise.
I began by buying "Raspberry Pi Users Guide" and very much enjoyed reading the Introduction.
I skipped ahead to chapter 15, "The GPIO Port" and after seeing the mistakes, became somewhat discouraged considering I have the 3rd Edition of the work!
I'm hoping to find Errata for the book (perhaps on the publishers website).
As my first project for the Pi, I'd like to use it to control a coffee machine via my phone.
I look forward to meeting many Pi enthusiasts and learning much from them.
Thanks for listening. --Ray

texy
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
Posts: 5155
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:59 am
Location: Berkshire, England

Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:42 pm

ray.leiter wrote:Hello;
I'm Ray from Mechanicsburg, PA, USA (I really like alliteration).
I was trained in digital electronics by the USAF in 1962 as a technician on Project 465L.
Project 465L was the Strategic Air Command's Command and Control System used to manage Atlas ICBMs (at that time).
I majored in Mathematics and am now retired from the US NAVY (as a civilian) after 36 years in IT (or what may be ICT in the UK).
Actually, we originally called it ADP (Automatic Data Processing).
I am a stamp collector (US only) and like to tinker with things.
I am currently sponsoring a young man from Mbeya, Tanzania (Eliezer) who likes Mathematics and computers.
He is very focused on his studies and so cannot spend much time with me in my tinkering.
I recently decided to explore the Pi, both software and hardware wise.
I began by buying "Raspberry Pi Users Guide" and very much enjoyed reading the Introduction.
I skipped ahead to chapter 15, "The GPIO Port" and after seeing the mistakes, became somewhat discouraged considering I have the 3rd Edition of the work!
I'm hoping to find Errata for the book (perhaps on the publishers website).
As my first project for the Pi, I'd like to use it to control a coffee machine via my phone.
I look forward to meeting many Pi enthusiasts and learning much from them.
Thanks for listening. --Ray
Hi Ray,
welcome to the forum. Is that the book authored by some guy called Eben Upton?
Can you elaborate on the GPIO Port chapter mistakes?
Regards,
Texy
Various male/female 40- and 26-way GPIO header for sale here ( IDEAL FOR YOUR PiZero ):
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=147682#p971555

o2cool
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:51 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:54 pm

Hi i am new to the whole Pi crowd and still learning python

Has been fun. not sure what else to say.

I am a person of few words.
--Sparky

jocala
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:16 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:57 am

Hello, I'm Jocala. I owned a Pi B+ just long enough to install raspbian and get my environment set up when LO, the Pi2 was announced :)

Luckily, I was able to return the B+ and my Pi2 shipped yesterday!

LaKraven
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:01 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:07 pm

Hi,
I'm Simon Stuart from Suffolk, England (by way of just about everywhere else in England).

I'm a professional systems architect working both full-time and running my own company (work, work, work).

Been a Pi owner since the original Model B (which is still faithfully slaving away as the heart and soul of a home-made arcade system (I'd like to say "for the kids", but I probably play on it far more than they do).

I produce a lot of open source libraries for other developers, and am in the process of developing a concept I like to call the "Cluster of Things" (or "CoT"). Basically, it enables developers to produce co-processes to run on other devices (all manner of devices, including the RPi and RPi2) on a network, and have their primary process distribute workloads between them in a super-efficient manner. Put simply: it makes producing clustered systems very simple, and breaks down the concept of a "built for purpose" cluster infrastructure.

Thus far the WIP codebase works on Win32, Win64, MacOSX, iOS, Android, Linux x86, Linux x64 and Linux ARM (which is where the RPi builds come into play, of course).

The Cluster Co-Process can either be configured to have exclusive (or priority) use of the hardware, or to "self-throttle" when the hardware on which it is running is doing other tasks.

Anyway, that's who I am and what I'm working on. I look forward to showing a monsterous cluster running on large numbers of RPi2 boards :D

PiChart
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:14 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:27 pm

Hi all

My name is Andy, 40(ish)and I am from Cheshire. I must be the newest person to Raspberry Pi and I am intrigued by what it is and what it can do. I have built computers in the past and I have created the odd basic website. Due to a mid life crisis, I want to learn something new. I tried the guitar, but the link between my brain and what I wanted my fingers to play just didnt match, so here I am.

I like the idea of internet radio, but would also like to learn about the possibilities of Pi on drones and other such gizmo's.

Catch ya

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