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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:05 am

Hello, i am a 38 year old carpenter, with a wide range of hobbies geared around computers and electronics.
I first started programing in the 80's with a Commodore 128 (in 64 mode). i remember typing line after line of code from a magazine, only to get the dreaded "Syntax Error".
Currently, i mainly program on Arduino, but thought i would expand my knowledge to Rpi. I have a Rpi 3, and i have ordered a CM3L, along with a Chinese (cheaper) IO board. I look forward to seeing what projects i can come up with with my Rpi computers.

I first posted my intro in the wrong board (viewtopic.php?f=62&t=201855#p1255663) :oops:
but i thought i would elaborate a bit here.

Most of my electronics/programming experience is in Arduino, but i am learning Rpi to broaden my projects capabilities.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:06 pm

Hi everyone.
I'm Mediomatricus. I'm afraid I'm French, but why couldn't a man my age be French? as Eric Satie once wisely put it.
I have been a Linux aficionado for several years now and I have just purchased a Pi 3 as it seems to be quite the fun toy.
I am in the discovery phase, customising the little bug to my liking.
My other fields of interest? Well, dogs, I love dogs, Japan where I lived for 20 years, Far Eastern and European old ceramics.
There you have it :)
Looking forward to knowing more about the Pi world! :)

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:34 am

Hi All,

I'm Colin.

I've done a little bit of R&D with Samsung SBC's for someone else, and now I have a opportunity to do some R&D of my own.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:02 pm

Hello, Everyone! I am Conrad Bethel. I love to play games and watching movies and also I am learning Java. So hopefully I'll learn from this forum and also post my queries. Thanks to admin and team to accept my request and give me a chance to become the member of Raspberrybi.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:43 pm

My name is Bobby Durrett. I do computer work for a living, mainly working on Oracle databases. Linux on x86-64 hardware is our current standard platform for our in-house databases and on cloud systems like Amazon Web Services so I have been learning about Linux itself and the open source software that runs on it. My blog is mainly about my work.

I've been debating getting a Raspberry Pi just because I have heard so much about it. I use Linux virtual machines in VirtualBox both for work and for fun so I already have Linux and it runs on the same x86-64 hardware that I use for work so I didn't see much use for a RP. But, I don't have a system that runs Linux directly on hardware. I dorked with booting my home computer from a USB thumb drive using Linux but had trouble getting the Wifi to work right. Also it was a big hassle because the BIOS is setup to make it hard to boot from a USB drive.

So, I broke down and asked for a Raspberry Pi 3 and a related book for Christmas. I have not cracked open the book so I can't say if it is good or not. My biggest challenge was that I didn't get a micro SD card with NOOBS already on it so I had to try to download Raspbian from the RP site. I was able to download R. Lite but not the graphical version. I imagined everyone getting their new RP on Christmas day and the non-profit web site being overloaded with traffic from people downloading Raspbian or NOOBS. Eventually I figured out how to use Torrent to download the full version of Raspbian. Also, my home computer doesn't have a reader for SD cards so I had to use my work computer - don't tell anyone. :) I ended up buying an external SD card reader using my Christmas money so I can use it with my home laptop in the future.

Anyway, I've been very impressed with not only the device itself but with all of the support on the web. Anything I think of needing to do I've found with a quick Google search. It is remarkable how well the RP works with only 1 gigabyte of memory, especially with the full graphical version of Raspbian. I compiled 3 different Nethack versions and found a bug in their latest code - a bug that I introduced ack! For some reason the bug didn't show up on Centos 64 bit x86 Linux. Also, I was surprised that RP uses 32 bit Linux since it is advertised as having 64 bit processors but then again with 1 gig of memory maybe you only need 32 bits.

It is cool having some personal hardware that runs Linux. It is interesting that it is a different type of CPU than I normally use. But, still, I'm unsure what I want to do with it. There are endless possibilities but only so much time in the day to mess with it. It's a very well done machine and it has great support. It has so much potential but what to do next? It is a fun problem to have. :)


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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:15 pm

Hello, my name is John. New to the Raspberry Pi and trying to get some things figured out and working. Need to do I2C servo motor control using GPIO, SPI for sensors :) . I am an electrical engineer and do hardware design mostly, so embedded systems programming is something I need help with ... hahaha. I'm sure this community here will be of great help with my learning the in and outs of the Raspberry Pi. Look forward to chatting with you all.


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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:26 am

Hi, my name is Daan and I am from The Netherlands. I have a background in Biology and have an interest in electronics and camera technology. I am seeing if I can use the Pi for camera trapping wildlife. So far I am completely self taught, so please forgive me if I say something stupid... :D

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:16 pm

Hello I'm Stephanie and I live near Syracuse, NY. I'm new to the Raspberry Pi! I do know a little about programming with Java, but I'm really unsure where I should start. I'd like to start a Raspberry Jam at the Manlius Public Library in New York. Mostly so I can meet others and see some project ideas.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:35 am

Hi guys,
I am Dennis Taylor from US. I am new member here. Raspberry PI is quite new with me but I find it really interesting. Hope can learn a lot about it in this community.
It feels good to be lost in the right direction! :P

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:15 am

Hello! I am Dheeraj Bheemesh. I am doing my Master's in Germany. I am, presently perusing an internship and working on enabling autonomous driving and control of multiple robots. I am using Raspberry Pi for the project and I am new to this magic board. My intentions to join this community is to learn the programming on Raspberry Pi especially with C++ programming.

Dheeraj Bheemesh

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:27 am

hi all
my name is simon and I have recently purchased a couple of raspberry pi 3 and I am need of some help getting rpi.gpio imported into python 3
when I have typed the import rpi. gpio as gpio it comes up with module not found but after doing a search in the forums and from what I have read that the rpi gpio is included in raspbian or am I doing something wrong

please help

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:27 am

I'm Massimo I'm from Italy, I work form a big company almost as software designer and PL/SQL developer. I really don't like PL/SQL but I do my best, because I love programming :-) So I also know Python, Go, Pascal, C#, PHP, VBScript and a little bit of other.
I own 3 RaspberryPi 1 B+, 2 and 3. I use the 3 as a media center, attached to my smart TV (not enough smart ;-) ), the 2 now is spare and I hope to use it for something interesting, the 1 is in a junction box behind my alarm control unit and I plan to use it for home automation. Now it run mosquitto MQTT broker and drive ESP8266, I want to use it to control my alarm too.

I have a family and we live in the countryside, my parents are retired and they work the land that gives us good fruits. I am too busy with work and with my passion, computers and I can not find the time to help them, but in the fall I take the time to collect the olives we use to produce an excellent oil.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:44 am

Hi, I'm Zheng Junruoyu. Really new here and have a lot to learn. But I'm very interested in Raspberry Pi and would like to make a model car with ROS. Hopefully I can reach my goal! I'm a Aerospace engineering student from China. Maybe one day I can put my Rpi on my UAV for route planning and visual obstacles avoidance. But I just can't connect my Rpi to a router :cry: I will overcome it, I promise!
Contact me via [email protected]
Zheng Junruoyu

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:10 pm

Hi! I'm Seth, from the US. Got the Pi 3 for Christmas from my brother. I like games, so naturally it is primarily a Retro Pie machine. It's even in a Retroflag NESPi case. :P I look forward to seeing what other things this bugger can do and will always appreciate the help I may get when an issue comes around.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:58 am

Hello everyone, my name is Antonio,im italian,32 years old, congratulations for the forum, I also recently immersed myself in the raspberry world, I hope to make new experiences thanks to all of you. :)

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:12 am

Hi my name is Greg. I am using my RPi as an all-in-one computer that I will initially use to complete my MSc dissertation using Latex. After that is done (end of May) I intend to get stuck in to some programming projects with my son who has a B+ and a 2.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:02 pm

Hello my name is Cesar,
i'm a big fun of Raspberry PI, I use it to run my console arcade with retro pi, it's super cool!
I love also do some experiments with the gpio to control stuffs, and developing with Pythin is super easy!

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:43 am

I'm Adrian from Germany, 24 years old and student of history and philosophy. I'm here, because I have a Rpi with Plan9 and need help (who doesn't? ^^)
I hope to learn a lot here and to contribute one day myself to the community!
Ex TARDIS mea hebdomada proxima dimittetur.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:13 am

Hey all! I'm james. Ive only just recently discovered the raspberry pi.... ive always know about it but never really had a use for it before, now I've relised what these things can actually do, ive plunged myself deep in the the word of the pi, and so far, I like what I see!! 😁

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:10 pm

Hello. I just recently set up my Raspberry Pi with NOOBS and figured out that I should join the forums because now my Raspberry Pi is working.


That's all. Seriously. Hidden text FTW!
There's a reason I haven't been active on this forum in the last few days

Main PC info
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Pentium dual-Core CPU 3GHz
Intel graphics card

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:42 pm


I just got my Pi3 and I'm very happy to be using Linux again after a long hiatus. I was a longtime Linux user. Started when the first EeePC came out. Then upgraded to the EeePC 901. Experimented with various versions of Linux, mostly Debian based. So, when this came out, I thought I'd get back into it.

So far, I'm just using the Pi for simple nintendo games, some youtube and browsing. I plan to experiment more with the Pi but mostly for gaming and media to connect to my TV.

So, I'm definitely excited to learn from all of you.

See you around!


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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:31 pm

Felicitations! I had acquired my raspi to make a quick-hack style hard-disk repository for my music disks. But what I discovered is an amazingly powerful tool for applications halfway between "grown-up" computers and small-scale microprocessor based applications. Since Gtk runs well and smoothly on Raspberry, I will probably spend additional (and unforeseen :o ) time to give the disk-repository a nice GUI.

But, exploring this gadget I wonder whether it will not be an extremely useful complement for my micro-processor (AVR CAN) based housebus system. Some of my microprocessor nodes have grown to be overly complex, moreover, configuring the hardware with C-preprocessor declarations and Makefile is all but transparent and satisfactory, and yet an additional immediately apparent challenge is the replacement of the microprocessor-based touch-panels by a Raspberry base user-interface device.

I realise, the bottleneck is not what the Raspberry can do, but the time I can spend using it.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:38 pm

Hello, my name is Guillermo and I just bought a Raspberry ..., but I do not know why. Maybe it's because I feel like I'm getting old and I need to play with small toys again.

I hope to share and learn a lot here.


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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:51 am

My name is Robert and I am blogger by profession. Today, I have updated my one post about linksys router. ... e-and-fix/
so if someone from you are having same problem. just read this blog and follow the instructions to fix the problem.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:32 am

hello to all

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