justanotherstudent
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:54 pm

just another eternal student.
Informatik 2012

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Chipazzo
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Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:56 pm
Location: New Jersey, USA

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:03 am

Hey everyone,

I just bought my first pi board and can't wait to get it.

I'm a sys admin at a media co in the US and know my way around BASH scripting well enough but hope to try on other projects and maybe brush up on python too.

I'm particularly interested in time lapse and other DSLR camera control type projects.

Regards,
Chip
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ghostinthepi
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:10 am

hi my name is vince. i like my code name as a reference to ghost in the machine. i don't know about all this tech stuff where it's taking me but it's better than where i was. life is hard but i think computer make it easier. :lol: w/ the science of it.

RandomFather
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Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself...

Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:52 am

It is awkward for me to introduce myself on a forum that is not something that I am already well versed in.

I am from the United States. I am just a normal guy, I have too many hobbies and work too much to provide a nice life for my family. I am more into the mechanical engineering aspect of the world, however my antiquated education is in fact in computer/electrical engineering. Many years, or even decades, out of date.

I have a daughter who is my world, she is recently involved in a school year end STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) project. It was our idea to build a Raspberry Pi and subsequently use Python to modify some Minecraft for her project. As such I decided it would be a great idea to purchase some Raspberry Pis and begin the rabbit hole.

I am fairly well versed in Windows as an OS, several proprietary softwares, but oddly enough very minimally in Linux and all assorted distros. I have installed Ubuntu and Bohdi on a few random boxes here and there.

This leads me to the greater collective that I am assuming is here.

Treat me as a noob if it makes it easier. I won't be offended.

Per her project I decided that it would be easiest to assemble two Pis, one here at home so she knew that basics, and one at school so she could explore on her own without constraint. I bought two Pis, cases and 3.5" touchscreens. I know the screen is not ideal, but I am not 100% sure of the parameters and availability of a monitor at school. This leads to the main reason I am here, which will surely multiply 100 fold as we go farther.

Using Amazon I purchased everything, grabbing the Quimat 3.5" screen. Following the instructions accompanied with the screen I am going command line to install the driver, both from online and local, and I am getting a kernal error requiring a total wipe and reinstall to correct. I am seeking a solution to that. I don't know if I am doing it wrong, or if there is something wrong with the image/driver.

If there is a generic version that works, that would be great. I would really like to provide her with a turnkey card that she could plug in and rock and roll after she builds the case and plugs it all up. She is good and very advanced for her age, but I am sure that it would take her longer than I to configure the screen. More time that would be available within her project that is.




With that said, I like my cars, my bikes, my video games. I am good with my hands. I have two black labs that are highly trained (vocal and hand commands.) I don't watch television and I spend most of my time at work or asleep. I have too many hobbies to devote enough time to just one to become more than just competent. I have a dozen guitars, I am covered in tattoos, ride a Harley and live in the suburbs. A stereotypical anomaly.

Oh, and I am a connoisseur of fine bourbon, which might have made this entire post difficult to comprehend.

Thanks in advance!

And to be fair, this was posted from the Raspberry Pi we have already complete.

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Re: Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself...

Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:47 am

RandomFather wrote:It is awkward for me to introduce myself on a forum that is not something that I am already well versed in.

I am from the United States. I am just a normal guy, I have too many hobbies and work too much to provide a nice life for my family. I am more into the mechanical engineering aspect of the world, however my antiquated education is in fact in computer/electrical engineering. Many years, or even decades, out of date.

I have a daughter who is my world, she is recently involved in a school year end STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) project. It was our idea to build a Raspberry Pi and subsequently use Python to modify some Minecraft for her project. As such I decided it would be a great idea to purchase some Raspberry Pis and begin the rabbit hole.

I am fairly well versed in Windows as an OS, several proprietary softwares, but oddly enough very minimally in Linux and all assorted distros. I have installed Ubuntu and Bohdi on a few random boxes here and there.

This leads me to the greater collective that I am assuming is here.

Treat me as a noob if it makes it easier. I won't be offended.

Per her project I decided that it would be easiest to assemble two Pis, one here at home so she knew that basics, and one at school so she could explore on her own without constraint. I bought two Pis, cases and 3.5" touchscreens. I know the screen is not ideal, but I am not 100% sure of the parameters and availability of a monitor at school. This leads to the main reason I am here, which will surely multiply 100 fold as we go farther.

Using Amazon I purchased everything, grabbing the Quimat 3.5" screen. Following the instructions accompanied with the screen I am going command line to install the driver, both from online and local, and I am getting a kernal error requiring a total wipe and reinstall to correct. I am seeking a solution to that. I don't know if I am doing it wrong, or if there is something wrong with the image/driver.

If there is a generic version that works, that would be great. I would really like to provide her with a turnkey card that she could plug in and rock and roll after she builds the case and plugs it all up. She is good and very advanced for her age, but I am sure that it would take her longer than I to configure the screen. More time that would be available within her project that is.




With that said, I like my cars, my bikes, my video games. I am good with my hands. I have two black labs that are highly trained (vocal and hand commands.) I don't watch television and I spend most of my time at work or asleep. I have too many hobbies to devote enough time to just one to become more than just competent. I have a dozen guitars, I am covered in tattoos, ride a Harley and live in the suburbs. A stereotypical anomaly.

Oh, and I am a connoisseur of fine bourbon, which might have made this entire post difficult to comprehend.

Thanks in advance!

And to be fair, this was posted from the Raspberry Pi we have already complete.
Merged with the Intro thread. I would suggest that you start a new thread concerning the Quimat 3.5" screen issues.
Texy
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chgle2886
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Mon May 01, 2017 11:57 am

Hello Everybody , I am Chris :)

LesG
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Joined: Tue May 02, 2017 1:15 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue May 02, 2017 1:18 am

Hi, Name is Les, I am wanting to use the Pi with My Ham Radio to run FLDIGI, used for digital communications.

vladhed2
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I'm back....

Tue May 02, 2017 4:23 pm

Hi,

I was active from 2011 to 2012 as user "vladhed" but then fell off - I can't seem to resurrect that userid. Says my e-mail is wrong.

Now I have a project that:
  1. Would make my life easier
  2. Is way cheaper to make wit a Pi than to buy commercially
  3. is small enough that I have time to do it
I'm going to build a controller for my old manual pottery kiln. I am an electrical engineer by profession so am comfortable with the high-voltage side.

Phase 1 is to build a glorified remote thermometer so I don't have to get up and get dressed to go look at the kiln (in an outbuilding) to see if it is time to flip the next switch. I have wifi out there so I plan to user a MAX31856 SPI thermocouple controller with a R-Pi Zero W, and run a web server that I can connect to from my phone to check the current temp.

Phase 2 is to get 4 SSR 340V 25A so that I can use the R-Pi toflip the switches remotely.

Phase 2+ is software only - to have the R-Pi switch the elements on automatically based on a ramp and soak profile I give it for the type of pottery I'm doing.

I've leave the old kiln sitter in there as a safety measure.

vladhed
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Re: I'm back....

Tue May 02, 2017 5:18 pm

vladhed2 wrote:Hi,

I was active from 2011 to 2012 as user "vladhed" but then fell off - I can't seem to resurrect that userid. Says my e-mail is wrong.
Ah, finally remembered my old password :D :D

Pi-holeDevDan
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed May 03, 2017 11:52 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed May 03, 2017 11:57 pm

Hi, I'm Dan Schaper and I'm one of the developers on the Pi-hole project. Glad to be here!

jomjame246
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Joined: Thu May 04, 2017 5:42 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu May 04, 2017 5:45 am

Hi everyone !! I am James and its good to be here :)

arifur
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Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:43 pm

Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu May 04, 2017 6:24 pm

Hello,

I am Arifur

kgraustein
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri May 05, 2017 12:27 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri May 05, 2017 1:01 am

Hi all,
I'm Kurt, a U.S.-based IT guy. I've used Linux at work for quite a long time (15+ years?) to run enterprise systems. I think the Raspberry Pi is a great, affordable platform to explore Linux, Python, robotics and more.
Looking forward to exploring with you.
Kurt

DivingPi
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Joined: Tue May 09, 2017 6:04 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue May 09, 2017 6:17 am

Hi.
I am a new Pi fan.
My background is as diverse as technology is, which make me a good old jack of all trades, expert of none. It has been a while since I worked with programming and electronics but the Pi-3 has grabbed my attention and I want to learn to get a few ideas going.

jamathe246
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Joined: Wed May 10, 2017 9:50 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed May 10, 2017 9:54 am

Hella Fellas , James here :)

DoomsDayArtist
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Joined: Wed May 10, 2017 8:39 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed May 10, 2017 10:22 am

I am a young artist working to get into collage!

Geek98
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Joined: Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:23 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri May 12, 2017 12:10 am

Hi, its me!
so i just received my pi starter pack and im really excited to work on some stuff i was planning to do with the pi.
i never did any circuit or electronic projects but i'm a little experienced with programming.
will be exploring the forum and the stackexchange site too.
Thank you RPI :D

MajorMuff
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri May 12, 2017 10:44 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri May 12, 2017 10:47 am

Hello all!

My name is Coen. I'm 31, from the Netherlands and I've purchased my first Pi about two months ago. Loving the community and support! Planning on building several Pi's for home automation and entertainment.

Already have the first one up and running and adding bits as I go.

Looking forward to hanging around here!

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Strider64
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Joined: Sat May 13, 2017 12:35 pm
Location: Livonia (Detroit), Mi
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat May 13, 2017 12:55 pm

Greetings from Detroit, Michigan and yes I'm am another Yank on this forum. :D I have been working with computers since the early 1980s when I was in my late teens, starting building my own windows based computers in 2000 (even obtained a certification as a computer service technician), went to the darkside in 2014 an bought myself my first iMac and had the Raspberry Pi since 2014 or so. I'm a computer graphic designer and even obtained a college degree in that field. However, nowadays I spend majority of time on the developer side for it tends to pay a little more $$$. My goal is to use a small camera with the Raspberry Pi, so I can spy on my feather friends when they come up to the bird feeder that I have attached to my window. ;)

My hobbies are bird watching, photography (I have even taken college courses in Photography and Photoshop I & II), and building computers. Though I haven't been too involved with building computers other than tinkering around with the π.
"Insanity Is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results" ~ Albert Einstein

ju473
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Joined: Thu May 18, 2017 11:42 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu May 18, 2017 11:52 am

Hi guys,

I'm Juju, I started a few days ago with Pi3 after a demo by a friend :-)
My goals are to play old school games :mrgreen: and make easier to my wife movies access through KODI.

Have a good day!
(sorry for english level :lol: )

IdeZilla
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Joined: Sat May 13, 2017 10:21 pm
Location: Arizona, USA
Contact: Website

Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu May 18, 2017 2:30 pm

Howdy, I am Paul T Barton. Have worked at Nuvision-3D making 3D-Specs. I did all of their PCB layouts, etc. Wrote some of their code for the wireless ones. That got me hooked on PIC stuff. Then worked at XpanD for a bit running the manufacturing lines making 3D glasses for a pile of 3D-TV manufacturers. Have my name on two patents for 3D stuff. Learned FORTH and other langs while working in Textronix Labs. Started making PCB's which plug into Tandy CoCo3's to expand memory to 64MB. Have more Linux computers than wins.

Make LED cubes with PIC's. Adafruit sent me a zero-W and want to control one of my cubes with it.

Oh, and... My great Auntie traced our unbroken family lineage back to the 'Stone' name all the way to the 1500's in England.

Paul aka IdeZilla

harshvan123
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri May 19, 2017 12:10 pm

Hi guys i Am Harsh :)

Dadman_PiMan
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Joined: Wed May 10, 2017 4:04 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat May 20, 2017 2:58 am

Dadman_PiMan here!

Just getting started and rocking a Pi 3. What a wonderful time to be into tech! :ugeek:

I'm trying to buy a Zero W for a project for my Son but can't find any in USA. Any help?


:)
Rick

vraj66268
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Joined: Sat May 20, 2017 6:41 am

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat May 20, 2017 6:43 am

Hey guys , This is Vimal Here :)

parsagray
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat May 20, 2017 6:28 pm

hey , anyone is here that know how i can change my rpi3 resolution to 800x480 ?
i bought a 5 inch display for it but it didn't work on some resolution .
is anyone have a code (in terminal) that can change the resolution to 800x480 ?

thanks

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