Hi, I'm Allen from Northern Virginia, USA. I've just joined this forum because I have a Raspberry Pi 4 (4 GB) on order and due to arrive next week. I have been interested in the Raspberry Pi for a few years now but I never bought one until yesterday. My computer building experience is mostly with Windows-based machines (check my web site www.bigal-computers.net
) and I managed to get myself into four computer magazines for modding computers, including Maximum PC (Rig of the Month, Feb 2005) and PC Extreme magazine (Mod of the Month, issue 26; it went under later that year). I have a LAN with nine gaming machines that I have built and our next LAN party is Labor Day weekend, a USA holiday that signals the end of summer.
I'm not exactly sure what I will do with my Raspberry Pi 4 when it arrives but I'm thinking of replacing the old laptop I installed in my Scan-A-Tron with this new device. I am open to new ideas though, and I've started searching for project ideas online.
Here is a picture of my current Scan-A-Tron computer, which was built into an old HP flatbed scanner:
Retired and volunteering my time towards cat rescue.