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Thornogson
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  1. Hi , I’m John, returning to programming from the late 70s when we used punched cards , interested in classic car restorations and budget EV conversions and monitoring off-grid solar , hoping to stay one step ahead of my one year old grandson. 
    A big thank you to Bill and his YouTube channel  for keeping me sane through lockdown and beyond . I’d be pleased to hear from anyone else in North Wales UK 

   
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For off grid solar, check out Venus. That is the OS that runs all my solar gear.

https://github.com/sonofcy/raspivenus

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
Sure you can learn to be a programmer, it will take the same amount of time for me to learn to be a Doctor.


   
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Thornogson
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@zander


thanks , link doesn’t work for me?

cheers


   
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@thornogson 

How about this one ?

https://forum.dronebotworkshop.com/postid/31366/

Anything seems possible when you don't know what you're talking about.


   
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@thornogson Just do a google search for 'raspberry pi venus' Victron is the main user but you will see some howtos from others as well. Here is the main Victron site for the PI

https://www.victronenergy.com/blog/2017/09/06/raspberry-pi-running-victrons-venus-firmware/

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
Sure you can learn to be a programmer, it will take the same amount of time for me to learn to be a Doctor.


   
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Posted by: @will

@thornogson 

How about this one ?

https://forum.dronebotworkshop.com/postid/31366/

I think he meant Ron's link, which is an empty GitHub repository.


   
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@yurkshirelad 

Yes, I'm sorry. In my hurry I just posted the short link from the thread URL you had already given in your post. That wasn't very helpful of me, was it 🙁

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@yurkshirelad 

Yes, I'm sorry. In my hurry I just posted the short link from the thread URL you had already given in your post. That wasn't very helpful of me, was it 🙁

All good! 👍 


   
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Posted by: @thornogson
  1. Hi , I’m John, returning to programming from the late 70s when we used punched cards , interested in classic car restorations and budget EV conversions and monitoring off-grid solar , hoping to stay one step ahead of my one year old grandson. 
    A big thank you to Bill and his YouTube channel  for keeping me sane through lockdown and beyond . I’d be pleased to hear from anyone else in North Wales UK 

@thornogson

Hi,

welcome to the forum which I am sure you will find of great help - I see you have already discovered Bill's excellent video library.

There is a growing number of UK members, a new member has recently joined living on Anglesey -  @paulxle, check out his introduction post.

Punch cards, eh!  The memories are flooding back!!! I even get excited whenever paper tape is mentioned which I can still read in octal!  Yes, very sad, but we all come from somewhere.

All kidding aside, enjoy the forum.

Regards

Ron B (Stafford, UK)

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PaulXLE
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Hi John

welcome to the forum, I'm the PaulXLE mentioned by Ron above (thanks Ron). Not far away from you on Anglesey. I'm a mid 70s mainframe veteran, who started with punched tape but then moved rapidly to Hollerith cards. Many a nightshift spent sticking chads into wrongly placed holes in the cards. And using a card punch to make new cards, so much more satisfying than typing! 

I too am into old cars, though I've just sold mine... and, not sure if this is allowed, but you might find interest in my own website, search for DriveArchive.

cheers

Paul

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@thornogson

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  1. Hi , I’m John, returning to programming from the late 70s when we used punched cards , interested in classic car restorations and budget EV conversions and monitoring off-grid solar , hoping to stay one step ahead of my one year old grandson. 
    A big thank you to Bill and his YouTube channel  for keeping me sane through lockdown and beyond . I’d be pleased to hear from anyone else in North Wales UK 

Welcome aboard!

I love classic cars too, and I am right into the metal shaping restoration scene.
I am currently building and modifying some metal shaping tools for future use (Bead Roller, English Wheel, etc...) - All that good stuff! 😉

Please feel free to ask any questions (programming or otherwise), and enjoy the group.

Cheers


   
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Thornogson
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thanks everyone for the warm welcome , here’s a real life problem requiring a simple solution…

I have a’52 Chevy van to which we have added single point LPG , I would like the original gauge to show the tank level of the fuel selected by the changeover switch . Fuel tank sender is 0-30 ohm , gauge is 30-0 ohm but LPG sender is 0-90 ohm . What is the simplest ( most robust) way I can show the correct level of each type of fuel?
Cheers

John 


   
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Thornogson
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@frogandtoad , strangely I spent lockdown 1 in my shed building sheet metal equipment and teaching myself  old school gas welding 16g aluminium, I have a ‘38 Peugeot Darl’mat body buck I must get on with, amongst others…. To the shed!!


   
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@frogandtoad , strangely I spent lockdown 1 in my shed building sheet metal equipment and teaching myself  old school gas welding 16g aluminium, I have a ‘38 Peugeot Darl’mat body buck I must get on with, amongst others…. To the shed!!

Nice!

I recently purchased an AC/DC TIG Welder, and I haven't done any TIG welding for many years, so need to waste a couple of bottles of Argon in practice, LOL.

Cheers


   
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