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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:17 pm

Hello everyone!
I am Cyril (from France), and I am a developer. I recently bought a Raspberry pi ...

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:49 am

I'm Maxime,
I just bought a RasPi a few days ago and started messing around with it :) Feel great to connect those cables and stuff together héhé
I'm currenlty using the Noobs version

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Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:07 am

Hello all
i'm Juri from italy. i have raspberry from long time mainly for use it with retropie, i decided to buy the last HW to make a web server..
I signed to this forum only now, guess why? :D

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Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:15 am

Good Morning !

My name is Kenny, i spend my working life driving hi-lift hgv truckers catering airplanes and my free time raising a new born son and squeezing in some game-time on the laptop when i can !
I have built a campervan for us to use when we go out camping, and using it for festivals andf events accross the UK and Europe.

I am looking to build an arcade box in a flight case for use in our campervan that would run off the 12v 2.5a socket so i can keep the batteries charged using solar power or easily set it up at home using a plug in power supply, I have lots of questions as i'm completely new to this wonderful little world i have stumbled across so any help would be appreciated in pointing me in the right direction.

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Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:10 am

Hello everyone,

I am Jon, details of me in my sig. Anyway, I am a business owner as well as an irregular twitch streamer. I am in the process of building a home NAS and wiring the house with Cat 6A cable. I am looking into DIY security cameras and hopefully broadcasting cameras that do not cost $200 bucks for one. Please if you have any ideas or just want to chat hit up my inbox.
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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:59 pm

It is unlikely more than a few will read this, but I'll write it anyway.

I began with Pong, C64, C128, Early Pentiums and have been at it ever since. I was into Dos, then Windows 3 on up. I've programmed in Basic (PC), the first few versions of Visual Basic. I've been interested in Linux based operating systems since Red Hat was new, even though I bought it I never got into it because of the learning curve and I had my Windows that could do what I wanted and needed. I've been interested in a Rpi since they first came out, but once again, never committed because of the learning curve and...

I am now looking harder at the Rpi and seriously looking to buy one even if it does become a bookend just so I can say I tried at least. I'm just trying to figure out what to use it for. My PC has LinuxMint on it (even though I'm clueless with it if it isn't GUI) along with Win 10. I have an Android tablet and phone. I have a Win 10 tablet/laptop with a phone processor (weak, but usable). I have an Echo Show and Dot. SO... Most of my bases are covered.

I am at the beginning of looking at a Rpi for a WiFi extender in my truck. I usually sit in the truck while my wife shops. I am at the edge of several hotspots around town. If I had a battery/cigarette lighter powered WiFi extender/booster/router, that would be nice.

I am also looking at making another Rpi project of making an Alexa enabled Rpi for the same truck. I've read it is doable, but I still need to research making a Rpi router that can support several connections so I could use it off of my extender/router above. This is a much lower priority because of available space in my small truck

This may be a fool's errand, but if I never try... I've played it safe most of my life and have many regrets because I never tried (I'm getting old now).

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:55 pm

Hi everyone!

I am Freddie Odom and I am a content writer. My blogs about all things big and small related to technology. My passionately curious about new developments in the various domains of technology and is quick to anticipate emerging trends. When I am not busy blogging, I enjoy discovering new music and playing online FPS games.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:57 pm

G'day. Name is Les and allegedly retired. I do engineering work for an ordnance disposal company. They wanted a data logger for magnetometry work. Although new to the PI, it seemed to fit the bill and I was not disappointed! I am amazed at the facillities available (hardware & software.) As a former Unix/C programmer, I found myself instantly at home!

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:23 am

Hi, I'm Popeye70.

I picked this handle back in the early 2000's, because I was an avid sailor, and I am born in 1970 (my age? you do the math ;) )

I have been toying around with RPi's since the original Raspberry Pi version 1.1, I think. At the moment, I have somewhere in the neighbourhood of 10-12 RPis. I have a couple of Sense HATs, mSata HATs, several one-wire sensors, 2 TemperHums, 3-4 GPS dongles, 2 4G dongles, IR detectors, PiCams, voltage sensors, non-contact ultrasonic liquid level sensor (for tank levels) etcetera. I have the regular 7" display and a Nextion display that I toy around with.

When I play with my RPis, I usually end up with a semi finished result, and then I go tired and do something else. I have had my fair share of proof of concepts just to see what I can do, but I never seem to get around to putting them into production (except at work).

My projects (not a complete list) so far include
  • - Wifi probes at work (scanning SSIDs, reporting signal and speed/quality)
  • - Boat central (registering temp/hum, SMS gateway to answer status queries, GPS dongle to report position etc)
  • - OpenPlotter for boat navigation
  • - Magic Mirror
  • - Home Assistant
  • - Pi-Hole
  • - Surveilance camera
  • - Server room status at work (temp/hum, web interface, motion detection etc)
This list is far from complete, but it gives a picture of what I do and have done with my RPis in the last 2-3 years.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:36 am

Hey, there,
My name is rudolf i am a manager at a local firm, i love reading books , write blogs and talk over various topics like politics , travel , combat sports such as MMA or boxing etc.

hope to read and write more stuff here. ;) :|

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:37 pm

Hi All,
I have been meaning to get a Raspberry Pi for some time and have taken the plunge today. I used to build PCs in the 90s but am a bit out of touch now - hence my purchase. I'm looking forward to playing about with this new toy ( sorry, I mean device)

I'm sure that I'll be pestering you for advice soon so many thanks in advance


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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:26 am

I'm Gary and I'm a software engineer with 40 years experience in a variety of industries - currently in a team that produces Internet Of Things control and energy management solutions on our own Linux controller. My chief language over the last 15 years has been Java but I've decided to invest in a RPiB3+ so I can have a play with Python (Java has been my main language over the last 15 years, plus odds and ends of web development) and also maybe tinker around with some simpler electronics projects. I may also be tempted to see what Kotlin has to offer on Raspbian. Apart from this new hobby, my others are barbershop singing and painting with acrylics. My Pi arrived yesterday but, believe it or not, I've not had chance to boot it up yet -- can't wait to get started.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:24 pm

I'm DJKing101 and I mess around with the Pi, i keep on breaking xorg, so don't trust my scripts... Unless you are on Wayland! But seriously if you see me on Puppy Linux forums, ill be willing to teach how to break there Grandpa friendly Xorg and get LXQT
I love my Rapberry 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:31 pm

A Raspberry PI fan since the beginning. I have been lurking on the forum since 2011.

Also a Z80 fan, and it is @mahjongg's RhoCoCo that finally persuaded me to put my head above the parapet.

I'm into retro-computing, but have no interest in playing computer games.

I currently own five RPi's (Original A & B, B+, 2B and Zero).

I also have three Pimoroni Propeller HATS, which they have sadly discontinued. I hope they introduce a Mk2. Suggestions, include an eeprom for the Propeller (as well as the HAT eeprom), and a micro-usb power inlet so that the HAT can be easily used detached from the RPi once configured.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:11 pm

Hello Everyone!
I'm Tim Bryan.
Currently not working for anyone, did 16 years working with a parking meter company.
Electronics and a bit of programming are my skills.
I finally have the time to get into linux properly, there's rather a lot to learn...
You can usually find me on twitter, @TLB73
I own a Pi2b and Pi3b+

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:40 am

Hey I'm Simon Grill, from the UK, programmer by trade, looking into teaching my kids coding too.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:16 am

Hey guys I'm a programmer by trade, programmer by night. I've been programming over 15 years!

Did I mention i like to program? :lol:

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:46 pm

My second post, maybe this should have been my first.
MSeries, the same MSeries you might have seen on and in the early 2000s. IT professional with over 30 years experience, used UNIX in 1984 at Uni. 20 years Java experience. Use mostly Java on the RPi.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:15 am

Hello, I am Stephannie Baker an I am an electrical engineer. I love learning more about engineering and gaining more knowledge. I am here to learn and get more information as well as help the members out there are any queries that I can solve. I hope I can coz the people are pretty well-informed!!!

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:54 pm

Hello ,
my name is Mike Hurley. I am an out and out mainframer that is why Im a fan of the Pi, because its true to the core of computing.
Im using my PIs and accessories to subliminaly educate myself and my children whilst we enjoy playing around with computing and electronics, and also as a learning medium to teach the English language to French kids.
I vote for Eben to be on either DWTS or I'm A Celebrity as thats where the PI world should be, its done a great service to many.
Remember there is no such thing as the cloud, its just somebody elses computer.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:03 pm

Hello my name is Al and I have been into electronics my whole life. From taking apart and repairing as a child, through school and careers all have been related or directly working on electronic circuits. I was a service technician, a tech trainer, and a IT Engineer. I have always been interested in embedded computing and wireless and use SBCs in many projects. I run a small e-commerce business, ]that primarily focus is DIY electronics and makers. Our main products are electronic kits, parts, and components.
Raspberry PI & Orange Pi Combo Power Adapter on Amazon:

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:50 am

Hello, I'm Al, currently I have a bushel of Pi's blasting media around my house and also some nice retro game stuff, I'm also mucking about with a couple of Zero projects.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:20 pm

Hello, I'm Yanazake. I've always been one to like having a really customizable machine in my hands, and the Raspberry Pi came to my attention recently. I'm not good with circuitry and stuff, but maybe I can come up with something if I can be patient and have some helping hands.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:38 am

Hiya all I'm Daisy, nice to meet you all :-)
Love to code 3>

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:42 am

Hey everyone. My name is Mads, and im from Denmark. I dont have much experience coding, but i'm definitely trying to better myself within this field. Im also the owner of a webshop, selling AV equipment

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