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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...
Šalica malina.

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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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Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:50 pm

I have already been on this forum for a while, but never really introduced myself properly. My name is Brion Davis, I live in Hurricane, WV and work at a Veterans Hospital. I have been into computers since the Commodore 64 days and throughout the Amiga days. I remember back when AOL was originally Quantum Link. Lol I also remember Compuserve and the old GEnie online services and when the WWW was text only and browsed with Lynx using Gopher as the defacto search engine.

I also enjoyed the PC days and remember the Tandy 1000 and 2000 like yesterday. I enjoyed DOS and and Windows 3.1 but disliked the future versions of Windows. I was using Linux far before it was popular and my experience with Linux goes well back into the 90's back to the beginning. I also even have Unix experience which is even further back using shell accounts to get online with Commodore 64 and 128 computers back in the day. I even have owned the even older VIC 20 system and used it.

Having been in the field since such early times, I tend to view modern computers as quite unlimited, including the Raspberry Pi. I see modern code for the most part as being very sloppy. The garbage that is out there now would never have worked back when Processors were 8 bit and ran at just over 1 MHz (6502). Many resources are wasted these days and if code was as tight as it used to be, it would baffle one's mind at even what a low spec modern computer could do.

I have owned Coleco Vision, Atari, NES, Super NES, Sega Genesis and all the classic systems. I love retro gaming of course. The story lines of the old games are beyond the junk that you see selling now. So much more effort was put into it back in the days getting them to work on such limited systems and the story lines were far more skillfully written. Most of the this crap you see these days is spit out as fast as possible to earn as much money as can be made with the least bit of effort put into optimization. It is shocking how many PS4 titles I have seen absolutely choke the system when it should have the resources to run them. Lol

I hope to be a valuable member here and hope to learn as well as assist where I can. I have been enjoying this forum quite well so far and the Pi has given me that old time computing feeling again. Glad to be here with all of you.

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Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:49 pm

hello pi people. This is gonna be a new experience for me. 20+ yrs in the auto industry. 7 yrs in the commercial/industrial contruction(roof systems) I took 2 yrs of electronics in high school. So I will be leaning on you all and my kids for doing this project. So the reason I am here. I decided to follow a path that has been on my mind since I was a kid. Tow truck driving, I know its kinda wierd. So talking to some people, the systems they use for trucks, is an adequate system. My problem is there is only so much room in a truck. I want to build one of the new pi4, with a back up camera. I will have other stuff on the pi4 also. But this will be my primary objective. Thanks.

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