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cuznerdexter
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Hi all, I am a total newbie to electronics and really interested in the Maker community.

I have been watching the Dronebot Workshop videos on youtube for a few months and then discovered the forum.
Hoping this will be a great place to gain more knowledge about electronics and share ideas for cool projects.

Thanks,

Darren


   
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@cuznerdexter Welcome to the forum. Yes, sometimes we share, some are cool, but mostly it's about fixing others' errors, teaching, and bragging (some, not moi of course)

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, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
My personal scorecard is now 1 PC hardware fix (circa 1982), 1 open source fix (at age 82), and 2 zero day bugs in a major OS.


   
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cuznerdexter
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Hi @zander, good to know. As an ambitious newbie I am sure I will have lots of errors to fix.


   
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@cuznerdexter I have been coding for over 50 years and still make lot's of errors, the trick is to understand what the compiler is telling you (easier if ALL errors are reported), that takes at least a decade to get somewhat familiar with it.

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, PL/I and PL1, Pascal, Basic, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
My personal scorecard is now 1 PC hardware fix (circa 1982), 1 open source fix (at age 82), and 2 zero day bugs in a major OS.


   
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ron bentley
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Posted by: @cuznerdexter

@cuznerdexter

Hi all, I am a total newbie to electronics and really interested in the Maker community.

I have been watching the Dronebot Workshop videos on youtube for a few months and then discovered the forum.
Hoping this will be a great place to gain more knowledge about electronics and share ideas for cool projects.

Thanks,

Darren

Hello Darren and a warm welcome to the workshop.

Its always nice to have ambition and you seem to have an interesting journey plotted.

You'll find the workshop members always helpful and willing to share and express their views, so dont hold back and ask away if you get stumped.

Regards

Ron B (Stafford, UK)

 

 

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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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cuznerdexter
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Hi @ronbentley1 / @zander / all thanks for the welcome 😀


   
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Posted by: @cuznerdexter

Hi all, I am a total newbie to electronics and really interested in the Maker community.

I have been watching the Dronebot Workshop videos on youtube for a few months and then discovered the forum.
Hoping this will be a great place to gain more knowledge about electronics and share ideas for cool projects.

Thanks,

Darren

Welcome to the forum cuznerdexter!

There are many on this forum with varied experience and skill sets..I'm sure you'll enjoy sharing & learning new things in the world of electronics & microprocessors (MPU's).

regards,

LouisR

 

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