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Electrodoc
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Hi Just a quick intro..

I'm Rich (As in name not as in Wallet) 😀

I Picked up the electronics Hobby Bug at the age of 13 when my Dad taught me how to wire up a 240 volt light switch..The ones I was wiring up would switch off once, Then require a fuse.

When that knowledge was taught I Then went on to build my own Disco or Two.

This put me on the career path of electronics and I Became a Trainee TV Engineer at 16.

Later, with a keen interest in the hobby side of electronics, I taught me to interface the I/O of the Printer Port and having a Self taught "Scrape By", but stuck Knowledge of various code snippets I typed in from computer magazines with 8 Bit Basic of the Spectrum, BBC, Tandy and Commadore machines of the day I found I Could cobble together some kind of Visual Basic 6.0 Programming and that opened up the massive realisation of what was possible..

Then Bill Gates decided No more VB6 Time moved on LPT Ports are no longer at the

Address of 888 IBM Bus Lane..

Sooo..  I've Invested in this Arduino Hobby with A side helping of Raspberry PI and of course..  More old fashioned electronics stuff than you can poke a stick at..

Very Much Looking Forward To Learning it all over again but in a different language and, Hopefully translating some of my Learnings into Here..

 

TTFN and Cheers. 


   
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frogandtoad
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@electrodoc

Posted by: @electrodoc

Hi Just a quick intro..

I'm Rich (As in name not as in Wallet) 😀

I Picked up the electronics Hobby Bug at the age of 13 when my Dad taught me how to wire up a 240 volt light switch..The ones I was wiring up would switch off once, Then require a fuse.

When that knowledge was taught I Then went on to build my own Disco or Two.

This put me on the career path of electronics and I Became a Trainee TV Engineer at 16.

Later, with a keen interest in the hobby side of electronics, I taught me to interface the I/O of the Printer Port and having a Self taught "Scrape By", but stuck Knowledge of various code snippets I typed in from computer magazines with 8 Bit Basic of the Spectrum, BBC, Tandy and Commadore machines of the day I found I Could cobble together some kind of Visual Basic 6.0 Programming and that opened up the massive realisation of what was possible..

Then Bill Gates decided No more VB6 Time moved on LPT Ports are no longer at the

Address of 888 IBM Bus Lane..

Sooo..  I've Invested in this Arduino Hobby with A side helping of Raspberry PI and of course..  More old fashioned electronics stuff than you can poke a stick at..

Very Much Looking Forward To Learning it all over again but in a different language and, Hopefully translating some of my Learnings into Here..

 

TTFN and Cheers. 

Welcome aboard!

There are many members here with not only your experience, but their own, and willing to help you achieve your goals too!

Good luck, and look forward to any projects you post!

Cheers


   
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ron bentley
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Hi Rich, welcome to the forum, THE place to hang! All joking, it's a great place to share experiences and seek help

BBC computer, eh. I've still got mine boxed up but the disc drive gave up long ago. I might rediscover it one day, who knows.

Regards

Ron B

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