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Hello I'm Bill from Alberta

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Hi everyone, looks like it's "Hi I'm Bill" day! I've been watching a while now. Bought a few boards in '21, built a few simple projects but found many of the "Instructions for Beginners" were anything but. Looking forward to interacting and learning. I spent over 30yrs in construction as a Steamfitter and I have discovered some of that skill set is transferable here. I had to fabricate some brackets which I will post in the appropriate spot (once I find it LOL). 


   
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@wild_bill

Hi Bill and welcome to the forum. Looking forward to reading of your interests and projects.

Do check out the extensive and excellent workshop videos if you haven't already done so, as they offer a good grounding in many of the basics of electronic components you will, I am sure, be using at some point.

Post away!

Ron B

( Stafford UK)

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Well, I guess I'll join in for "Hi, I'm Bill Day" as well!

Welcome to the forum Bill! I was once a Bill from Alberta too; I lived in Calgary for two years and Edmonton for 18.

Looking forward to seeing your work, you can just post in the "Show and Tell" section in the "Project Corner" section.

😎

Bill

 

"Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window." — Steve Wozniak


   
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Hi Bill, and welcome. Yes, there are many different level of beginner on this site. Some beginners have 20 years experience in programming, and some (like me) have 20 years experience of pruning shrubs and stuff. One thing that has blown me away is the lengths that people will go to help you out when you have a problem. I've learned so much reading about other people's problems, even though I haven't yet had the audacity to ask about my own trivial problems. There's a lot to learn here, and I hope you enjoy that process as much as I have.


   
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Posted by: @mike-parsons

Hi Bill, and welcome. Yes, there are many different level of beginner on this site. Some beginners have 20 years experience in programming, and some (like me) have 20 years experience of pruning shrubs and stuff. One thing that has blown me away is the lengths that people will go to help you out when you have a problem. I've learned so much reading about other people's problems, even though I haven't yet had the audacity to ask about my own trivial problems. There's a lot to learn here, and I hope you enjoy that process as much as I have.

Hi ya @mike-parsons (Mike).. Yep, it's true, experience is very transferable.. It doesn't really matter that much what the your job was, or is.. it's the problem solving part that's transferable.

That's really what electronics is all about.. hardware and software, and an exercise in problem solving.. so if you enjoy solving problems..or at lease trying too.. then you are definitely in the right place. I've been working at it almost all my adult life, (59 of my 77 yrs) and I'm still learning. There are a lot of things to know, and it all seems so daunting sometimes, but if you stick with it, there a certain satisfaction in solving problems.. and I still get a thrill out of making something work that didn't work, or imagineered! (is that even a word?) well, the point is ASK, 'cause that's how you'll find things out when you really get stumped...lol

Have fun, and be safe!

regards,

LouisR

 

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Didn't know you lived on Calgary Bill.

I have very fond memories of Calgary having spent  much time there in the mid 1980s. We loved the city and, of course, the Rockies.

Ron  B

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Creativity is an input to innovation and change is the output from innovation. Braden Kelley
A computer is a machine for constructing mappings from input to output. Michael Kirby
Through great input you get great output. RZA
Gauss is great but Euler rocks!!


   
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Posted by: @ronbentley1

I have very fond memories of Calgary having spent  much time there in the mid 1980s.

  Yes, I enjoyed living in Calgary as well, I was there from 1981-83. Then in Edmonton until 2001.

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Bill

 

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