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noweare
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@sean451 Hey Sean, This is an extremely interesting hobby. You get to know how the physical world works. Best of all you can control some of it with a micro controller. If you're starting out just play around and have fun. Don't burden yourself to the point you get frustrated. Starting out with LEDs and a button is a good way to get started. You can do a whole bunch of things like pwm a led to control the brightness, you can blink an led by using interrupts, use timers to delay lighting up an led after a switch press. You don't need a lot in terms of electronics to get started.


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Sean451
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Posted by: @noweare

@sean451 Hey Sean, This is an extremely interesting hobby. You get to know how the physical world works. Best of all you can control some of it with a micro controller. If you're starting out just play around and have fun. Don't burden yourself to the point you get frustrated. Starting out with LEDs and a button is a good way to get started. You can do a whole bunch of things like pwm a led to control the brightness, you can blink an led by using interrupts, use timers to delay lighting up an led after a switch press. You don't need a lot in terms of electronics to get started.

Oh, I'm having a blast. I got a kit from Freenove for the Raspberry Pi and a kit from Elegoo for the Arduino Uno. They're very similar, but different. I'm taking both slow, but I enjoy playing around with the programs to see what happens when I change this variable or add that component. So far I've only managed to blow a single LED (wow, do they really pop when they go!) but I'm sure I'll mess up more. 

I do get frustrated when I can't figure out why something that should work doesn't, but again, that's all part of the process.

--->Sean

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MT-VOLS
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    Greetings! I am Michael from Lexington, KY.   Very excited to join the forum here with the chance to meet all the like minded people.  

    A mechanical engineer by degree who has been working in the automotive industry for nearly 20-years.   Always enjoyed tinkering and learning new things.   

     I got into the hobby by playing around with upgrading my 3D printer which is Arduino Atmega processor based. This tinkering led me to Platform IO to modify Marlin firmware and Raspberry Pi which runs Octoprint a raspberry Pi based 3D print server application.  This progressed into microcontrollers and electronics.

My current  project of interest is learning Python using the Pycharm IDE on my Raspberry Pi.  Working with the Pi camera along with OpenCV, an open source vision application to make a barcode scanning application. 

Thanks, 

Michael.

 


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ismailsa
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Hi everyone. Thanks Mr Bill allowing me to join your forum and platform. 

My name is Syazwan, you can call me ismailsa. I am just fall in love with electronics especially arduino and else. Currently I am very2 young and newbies in this field but I am happy to learn from all of you. I am here to learn more about arduino sensor and IOT applications. I am curious and super excited to learn more in the dronebot workshop. My kids also love it so much. See ya and happy discussion.

Regard

IsmailSA

Malaysia

Ismail SA


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beachcomber_bob
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Hi everyone.

 

I'm a complete newbie to this forum, but not to the world of electronics. I got involved in the computer industry back in the days of Commodore PETs and the first grey box IBM PCs with PC-DOS. I was a field/network engineer, when the networking was a daisy chain of 50 ohm co-ax, that's how long ago. Got out of that game when no-one wanted to pay for service engineers anymore. Moved sideways into graphic design and printing (because I had experience and used to train on the software), and website construction on the side.

Now I'm retired, and building movie and TV prop replicas (among other things) for collectors who want something bespoke. I had been cramming my own, discreet component circuits into things, but now I've got the bug for Arduino programming (takes me back to my Basic days).

Still got a lot to learn, so I'm hoping I'll be picking things up from you guys - standing on the shoulders of giants as it were.

 

Sorry for the long ramble there 


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sj_h1
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@beachcomber_bob Welcome aboard! A lot of your history matches up well with mine.


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BrianG
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@beachcomber_bob

PC_DOS and GW_BASIC for me, good memories.  My first "computer" was a plugin unit that was part of an Intellivision video game console, I never had a PET but a friend did, great machine.

Brian

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beachcomber_bob
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@briang My first  job in the industry was component level field repair of the whole PET range, from the early chicklet keyboard ones, to their final models, along with the dual 5 1/4" external drive boxes and/or cassette drives. Dot matrix printers and paper tape readers too. The company I worked for developed the first networking hardware for them. Happy days. (and the reason I always use turned pin DIP sockets!) Latterly, we also repaired Sirius and Apricot PCs. Dropping Commodore and going all in with Apricot is what finally buried the company. Then I moved to an IBM/Apple dealer - what was with that stupid one button mouse on the first macs? Then it became board swapping and networking, so software was the only way to get some job satisfaction. 


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beachcomber_bob
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@sj_h1 Thanks for the welcome.


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kivumbi2
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Hello members, am glade to be here. Am Denis from Uganda. I like doing electronics and mostly applying it to solve problems in my local community. And looking forward to sharing my experiences in this and advise from the you.

 


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xjplguy
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Hello all, my name is Larry. I've been learning electronics since I was 12 years old, I'm now 78 years old. So that give me about 66 years of experience in the field. I spent 32 years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. JPL is part of NASA.

In the last couple of years I've been using Arduino products in my designs, the Nano is my favorite device so far. For such a low price and small size, its perfect for many of my applications. My latest project is a remotely controlled capacitor for a magnetic loop antenna. Thanks to DroneBot workshop I designed a stepper motor controller PC board and am writing the code to drive it. I have a working PC board running on my desk as I write.

In my last email from Bill he talked about monitoring a car battery. About 2 months ago I designed a lead acid battery charger/maintainer using an Arduino Nano. I did a lot of searching for battery information and ran across the best source on charging lead acid batteries that I've found so far. The link is:

https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/charging_the_lead_acid_battery

Anyone interested in this design can email me at: xjplguy@charter.net

This is the first forum I've joined, so I'm having a lot of trouble posting. It took me an hour to find this.


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codecage
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@xjplguy

Welcome to the Forum!  And posting, like anything comes with practice.

I take it that you might be an amateur radio operator if you are working on controlling a magnetic loop antenna.  Or is it for some other purpose.

Call sign here is N4TTY.

Enjoy the forum, but with the intro you provided you may find some of us trying to pick your brains! 😎 

SteveG


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madmike970
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acquired parts from a muse laser cutter mostly complete but i think im missing a few circuit boards. planning on getting rid of the user interface stuff and just driving it from usb. i'm pretty much completely new to all of this but i got an arduino starter kit and have been tinkering around and starting to get familiar. can i post photos of stuff in here? because im not sure of all of the vocabulary. I have a board with all the axis listed on it, the power supplies, a brand new 40w laser tube and the case for the laser unit with the gantry and trolley. id like to send a pic of the circuit board that i have to see if it is proprietary and i need to replace it or whether it will be a suitable control board for me to insert an arduino somewhere into the mix and start using the machine.

Mike, Colorado


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codecage
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@madmike970

I guess that works as an introduction, but to continue with getting help on your project I would suggest you post in the getting help section of the following:  Help Wanted

And yes, it is easy to insert photos.  Just drag and drop them over the "Attach Files" link below where you enter the text of your post, or if the image you want to include is on your clipboard, just type a control-v to insert it at the cursor location.

Welcome to the forum!

SteveG


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Chinfuk
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Hi, i've made guitar effects pedals in the past and am now enjoying learning about coding with the arduino!


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