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Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:53 pm

Hello everyone. I'm excited to have my Pi 4 running and I'm ready to learn. Everything is running smoothly, but was wondering if people use a surge protector as a power switch. Happy weekend.

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Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:45 pm

Hi everyone!
Finally, I decided to join the Raspberry Pi forum after being a reader for quite a few years and hopefully, I'll be able to contribute to this fantastic community.

About myself...I'm a UI/UX designer based in London who has spent several years in Australia (where was quite hard and expensive to get all the good Raspberry stuff :( ) but most of all I'm a maker that loves to create and break things just to see how they work.
I spent a few years tinkering around with various Raspberry boards but only in recent times, I decided to step up the game and get really into it with sensors and other cool things.
I might not be an advanced user, as I'm learning new tricks every day, but I'll do my best to help others and contribute to this space :D

See ya around

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Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:59 am

Okay, i'm a sad old git (retired) from the UK who just loves trying to learn all about computers. So far i have taught mysel HTML5 plus CSS3. I am in the process of trying to learn C++. But i want to try out the latest Raspberry Pi 4 Model B+ board and learn C++ on that. Still waiting for the new Raspberry Pi 4 to become available for sale once again, does anyone know? Thanks

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Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:30 am

I bought a Raspberry Pi 1 but never really did much with it. Unfortunately, it wasn't powerful enough and while it was interesting to experiment with it a bit, eventually it was left in the parts box.

Last year I bought myself a Asus Tinkerboard, and have been using it as a spare computer and for media playback on my TV. I've just, received this morning, bought a 4G R-Pi 4, and its first major use will be being used on holiday as a spare computer. (Will take a keyboard and mouse and use TVs/monitors at my destination. I'm hoping that the doubled RAM will give me even more performance, but I'm aware that it will run slowly until I sort out some sort of cooling solution.

EDIT: Realising that my travel is coming up moderately (but not too) soon and with a quick search not revealing obvious choices, I bought one of these. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raspberry-Pi ... SwOKldQGBG I worked on the theory that's it's probably best to have something rather than spending a week or more doing research and then it being tight to get it through the post.

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Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:52 pm

Old, retired putzer needing new project, just ordered the pi 4b.
Will try to keep really dumb questions to minimum

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Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:04 am

Hi all, I'm Holand from Clifton.
I'm C++ developer.
I have a Anet A6 3d printer and like to use astroprint for slicing printing from my Android phone.
Wat raspberry is the better one?
Do I need the processor power and more memory from the 3 or is the cheaper zero w enough?
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:44 pm

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:
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Retired and volunteering my time towards cat rescue.

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Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:50 pm

Hello everyone! My name is Tom or "cyber". I am a tinkerer and love to do hands on activities, especially ones that make me think. I also love BBQ, which is what brings me here. I am working through the idea of making a custom controller for my BBQ smoker. I know it's not a new idea and there are some out there already but none do everything I want it to do. That's why I'm here. I want to create a custom controller for my smoker. Let the fun begin!

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Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:12 am


My new Raspberry Pi 4 arrived yesterday and I got it working this afternoon after watching our grandkids for 3.5 hours. Retirement does not mean having the freedom to do what you want on your schedule! Anyway, now that it's up and running in a little case, I decided that putting such a little device into my Scan-A-Tron would not look very sexy. I think Scan-A-Tron is more suited to open-frame laptops, meaning tearing the display off a working laptop like I've already done. So Scan-A-Tron will stay like it is and I need to find a new home for the Raspberry.

If I had a broken toaster, that would be a good size. I started looking around my workshop for something of appropriate size (meaning it can sit comfortably on a desk and the wires can be hidden some what) but if someone gave me a good idea, I might try it.
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Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:50 pm

I am Bill.
I am a complete novice.
I realize I have a serious learning curve.
Unfortunately I have developed a couple of projects in my head which I believe can be achieved with the use of a Raspberry Pi.
I would like to try using a Compute Module 3+ but I am having trouble finding a usable PCB with a DDR2 SODIMM connector with a couple sets of GPIO pins.
If any one knows of a no frills PCB board let me know.

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Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:37 am


I'm Mattia from Rome,Italy. I work in Progel.net a company focused on hardware design, firmware and software development. Now we are working on RF 434/868 MHz expansion card for Raspberry 3/3B+/4, that will be used in many fields, such as queue management, energy meter and so on.

I personally take care of the software, and I think I'm a full stack developer, because I'm the designer of the application that runs on raspi and of all the others tools the customer need to configure it and collect data.

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Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:04 am


45 yo from Finland (now living in Philippines) and i'm new for a Raspberry, ready to learn :)
I'm working on Help Desk at the moment and i have few MS Certificates, so i'm more familiar with Windows. I have some knowledge about Linux / UNIX commands, but still need lots on practice.
Houba :P

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Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:19 pm

Senior software specialist, interests: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, radio control model aircraft...
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Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:47 pm


My name is Ama Simons and I am novice electrical and biomedical engineer! I just started using the Raspberry Pi to do fun projects in health care. I love learning new things, i love self-improvement and nice aesthetics.

Nice to meet you all,

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Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:40 am

Hi, everyone. I'm Andrew and I am electrician engineer if based on my diploma :)
But basically I like to build some cool things which make my life easier than buying them in stores.

Ready to help someone)

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Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:15 am

I'm rumobritt from McKinney and i'm new in this forum learn to some thing new

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Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:55 am

I'am Maurizio from Italy, old win programmer but really Linux newbie
RPI is my first Linux machine :oops: , I hope to learn a lot of things here and I want to thank you in advance !!

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Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:00 pm

Hi. My name is Chase, but you can call me Cheez. I'm a musician who is a retrogamer at heart.

I'm looking forward to using my Pi Zero for playing both old and new games (the latter being homebrew of course). Anyway, I hope to get to know this community and have fun working on stuff. :)

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Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:53 pm

Hi everyone my name is Keith, I just ordered raspberrypi 4 to use for Ham radio. Just so everyone knows I haven't got a clue so this should be a fun learning experience.

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Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:28 pm

Hi human beings and others
I'm a quater-geek who promised a small-power-headless-remote-backup-storage to a friend. I'd rather be turned into a frog :D
That's why I'm there.

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Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:03 am

Hi all, I'm Luigi from Eugene, Oregon.
I'm the owner of the rustconverters.
I just bought Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ for my project. :D
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Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:24 pm

Just joined. Looks like a valuable resource

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Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:31 pm

I am currently working on a project with a raspberry pi 3 b+ and i do not understand everything, so i came to this forum to learn, discuss and ask questions.

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Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:01 am

New to the board. Built a pi dak board style family calendar about a month ago for my first build and now I'm hooked. Have 3 or 4 more projects in mind. Cad designer by trade, tinker in my spare time.

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Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:17 pm

Greetings! I'm Scott, and I'm a Twitch streamer. I'm currently building a studio space to record and stream gaming content. I'm pretty new to Raspberry Pi, so I'm trying to educate myself on its uses in my project.

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