[Sticky] Introduce Yourself
Hi Steve and welcome to the forum. I'm in Stone Mountain, so we can't be too far apart.
I know you will enjoy the forum, we have a great group of folks from all over the world in here with us.
Thanks for the welcome. I'm actually in Roswell.
Hello from Singapore.
My name is Max, and I hope to learn how to build stuffs with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Python, etc.
I think forum is a great place to learn, and thanks to Bill, I'm here 😀
This is Mitch from Bellevue WA. I received an Arduino kit for a Christmas present and have been watching hours upon hours of YouTube Videos ever since learning about what I can do with it. Cannot wait to setup a workspace like Bill has.
I have known things like breadboards existed and I was always fascinated with those project kits that were advertised when I was a kid. I never dreamed I would ever actually use a breadboard, much less creating circuits or programming microcontroller but here I am.
Very grateful that Bill has spent so much time producing such amazingly informative content. Has me thinking of so many things I could make.
Thank you for the acceptance , I'm Brandon and i hope to help and get help.
@scuba-dev-guy Hello Mitch, Learning C++ and python and microcontrollers is a lot to take on. If you want a recommendation. The C++ part of arduino is the libraries and not the code that the users write. You can learn the arduino extensions (all which are found on the arduino website under Reference) which will give you the code to do a lot, then start learning the C language which is more doable than learning C++ since it is pretty small and made for programming hardware. Also, a good way to get started is the example code which is included in the arduino IDE. Watching youtube is great but you want to start getting your hands on hardware and understand what the code is doing. It's not easy but thanks to arduino the entry to getting started is now reachable by anyone with a desire to learn this stuff. Good luck. Former Army myself but a long time ago and only for three years and that was enough for me.
Ian from Nova Scotia
I was inspired by the df Robotic Arm video, is there a plan to do more with the Robotic arm?
I am Sean from South Florida in the United States. I'm a 57-year old security officer and have lots of time on my hands while on the job to learn new things and lately I've been interested in electronics. I've been playing around with the Raspberry PI and Arduino and learning how to code in Python and Sketch. I'm not sure what my goals are except to keep learning and my mind sharp. Looking forward to learning more here as well.
My teenager recently started learning basic electronics at school (albeit in French!) and that sparked an interest in wanting to play around with microcontrollers, sensors, cameras and the like. So I started reading about Arduino and other microcontrollers and watched a few videos on Youtube, including those from this site.
I've been a developer for *mumble* years, including a year of embedded C++ (long since forgotten). I did basic electronics at University *mumble* years ago, despite never really understanding it. I have also forgotten everything I learned.
Eric from Colorado. Nice to meet you all. I am a software engineer by trade and really love making stuff. Combining 3d printing, software and electronics is Holy Trinity of Makers!!
Hi I'm Dean from the south of England.
I'm working on a motorised volume control for my valve amplifier. I've got this working and operated from an existing IR remote control I have, but I would like to build a touchscreen operated IR sender. I've got a 3.5" display shield attached to a MEGA2560 and works ok with all the demos's. However, the RGB led example has loaded but I get repeat buttons appearing below the coloured buttons and loads of rubbish characters as well. Could this be a corrupt mcufriend_kbv.h file?
Many thanks in advance for any help.
The Dronebotworkshop has been brilliant and I've learnt so much.
Greetings all. I joined a year ago, but just now getting active in running my chops. 😆 Two tours USMC, all during peacetime. Was an electronics tech and we set up expeditionary air fields. Had fun, but got my knee screwed up which ended that. Anyway, I was trained as a tech, and now I'm trying to learn some of the engineering concepts to work on the component level. I spend periods down with chronic kidney stones, so I'll be hit or miss here in the forums. I've worn a lot of hats, and happy to throw out an opinion. I'll help where I can, and hopefully come up with a joke if I can't. I'll catch y'all a bit later, provided I keep waking up on the right side of the dirt.
I am a South Australian, and very interested in CNC projects. I am 76 years young, so have a bit of patience with me.
My current project is a diode laser cutter/engraver.
I have almost finished building this model, but still have a few things to work out as I have not experienced some parts of the design before.
The hardware is no problem, but some of the electronic design I will need some guidance.
Hello and welcome to the forum. 😀
Thank you for joining the forum. I will deal with home automation in the near future too. I will need your help then. You see, I will be more confident, if I take help from a person, who loves making home automation circuits and is experienced in that field.