[Sticky] Introduce Yourself
Welcome to the DroneBot Workshop Forums!
We're a community here and it would be wonderful if you could take a few moments to introduce yourself to everyone.
You don't need to enter your complete biography, just a couple of sentences about who you are and why you're here is fine. If you'd like to add a few words about where in the world you are located and what it is you do that would be great.
Looking forward to meeting all of you!
"Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window." — Steve Wozniak
Hi everyone, my name is Tony. I'm a bit of a newbie with electronics, however I haven't let any smoke out of the box yet!
My background is in software development. I have found the dronebot workshop to be an invaluable source of information. I would like to thank Bill for all the work you put in, it is amazing the quality of your instruction.
I have been setting up my workshop for a while now and admittedly it is looking like the love child of Bill's workshop and monster garage!
I look forward to some great things to come from this forum and again, thanks Bill, as we say Downunder, you are a Legend!
Am Soumitra Dey from New Delhi, India, mechanical engineer, working with Hyundai Motor India in Aftersales . Great to know about the forum. Thanks. Am followung the DB1 very closely! And the jestson nano. Thank you Mr Bill for sharing your knowledge. Take care & regards.
I am new to electronics and have found Bills instructions clear and easy to understand. I am also encouraging my grandchildren to become makers. I am working on a home designed, radio-controlled model rescue boat, complete with FPV camera, navigation lights, etc. The design criteria included the ability to disassemble into a flat pack so I can transport it to my grandkids in New Zealand. Looking forward to Bill robot project.
Hi I’m Q from like noon. Just getting started and looking be the channel.
My name is Martin Bøgelund, I live in Denmark and have been following the DroneBot Workshop for quite a while.
I'm building a robot called X-ALF, eXtensible Autonomous Line Follower, and the name pretty much says all there is to know about it.
I got to the finals in a competition called DTU RoboCup in 2018 with X-ALF 2. I'm currently building on X-ALF 4 for the DTU RoboCup competition in April 2020, and I've gotten a lot of valuable help from watching Bill's excellent DroneBot Workshop videos.
I'll probably post some pictures, links to videos and questions here in the future.
Thanks for having me in the forum, and welcome to all my fellow roboteers! Let's have some fun together!
Kind regards Martin Bøgelund
G'day, Bill and fellow members. Phonetically, I'm Jeff. Sometimes I feel jeffed. Servo control of guitar gear is my particular interest. I look forward to participating in this forum from a hobbyist's perspective. The website is brilliantly thorough and it's hard to imagine what remains to be explored in further detail. Specific examples are always illuminating though and I hope we can all learn from each other here.
Hi Gary here.
I have been working in the electronics field for many decades, so I have a good understanding of most things electronic, but I have not worked very much with Arduino and nothing with Raspberry PI.
I used to work with Parallax basic stamp because they are super easy to program. Well, it is time for me to start working with something a little more substantial, Arduino. I have also taken a stab at VOX and was able to put together a couple of small projects with it.
I hoping to be able to learn C / C++ so that I can build a few more complexe projects using the Arduino platform. I doubt that I have much that I could contribute to this forum, but I am sure that there is and will be a lot that I can learn from all of you.
I have been following the Drone work shop for quite awhile and have subscribed to it for 6 months or more. I really like the down to earth approach that it has.
I hope you don't mind my sometimes not very well thought out questions.
Thanks for allowing me to be a member of this forum, Dan
Hi all, as I'm a total newbie with coding and microprocessors I thought this would be the place to come for some advice. I have some experience with electronics, I have an amateur radio license but I never tried to learn computer code and the microprocessor. I came across DroneBot workshop and it seemed very informative, it looked like what I was after, so I hope to learn something and maybe in the process I will be able to help someone else.
Hello from central Illinois.
My names Pat. User name definition sums it up. Tinkerer: noun: a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts. Obviously the E is for Electronics.
Former mechanic and IT employee. Sooooo part gearhead, part geek. ?
Started gaining knowledge of circuits and electronic components when I assembled a MegaSquirt EFI system from a kit. Gradually evolving recently into IoT. Still mostly assembling what I find on the net that other people have designed. Not capable of designing my own circuit from scratch. Gradually building up tools for work shop. Soldering station, power supply and recently bought a Fluke 87 V at a pawn shop for $200. Couple cheap kits from Banggood (oscilloscope, signal generator, frequency tester and a couple Nextion touch screens). Don't know what I'll use the screens for but its something to tinker on. Learning quite a bit from the DB1 robot series. Keep up the good work Bill.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but “That's funny …”
Author: Isaac Asimov
Hi my name is Simon and I have been working with electronics for years now. I can safely and humbly claim that I am a professional engineer. I have a master degree in electrical engineering and I am working as a hardware design engineer for the automotive industry.
My first encounter with Embedded devices was with the Motorola line of microprocessors back in 1997. Did some light level software development for this line of microprocessor and then from their upgraded to Basic Stamp II, which is now owned by, I believe, Microchip. Then of course now I am working with the famous Arduino and R-Pi. Also on a side working on my own hobbies at home and working on developing a complete projects from schematic, PCB, coding, and end up with designing a mechanical enclosure. I like to start and finish a project and come up with a useful ideas.
Happy to join this forum and looking forward to a learn a lot a lot a lot ?. Cheers ?
special cheers to Bill for putting this wonderful forum together ??????
Joe from Florida here. I've been working on various IoT projects using ESp32 and ESP8266 modules. I have these things loaded with various sensors all over the house posting to the cloud with MQTT. Most recently, I've been experimenting with RCWL-0516 microwave motion detectors on ESP32 and ESP8266 modules.
Like this idea of like minded folks using these great tools to better communicate our ideas! I'm Thomas, 63 yrs old, elab tech in usaf and active in amateur radio(call sign kg5stp ) and amateur rocketry. Just starting with Arduino mega and having fun watching these robot videos !
Starlite ,whats your call sign ? This is Thomas, KG5STP in Arkansas.....