Just wanted to say hello!
I'm pretty much a newbie to all this circuit stuff but i've been very intrigued since high school. At one time I wanted to be an electrical engineer... that is, until the first 2 semesters of college physics kicked my tail. So I ended up finishing with a computer science degree. That being said, if I ever troubleshot something I never had a need to look at the individual components, I would just swap out the entire board or part.
Since i've been doing some research to build my DIY pickleball machine (similar to a tennis ball machine) I've been soaking up tons of information in regards to controlling the motors, components and program (none of which I've started yet).
Its a fun journey!
Jim from Guelph, Ontario, Canada here.
Been interested in electronics for a few years. Been working on guitar chord recognition using FFT (fairly successful), motion detection, and putting together modules for a development board type of approach to experimenting. Am interested in discrete circuits as well as arduino and RPi projects.
Here's my latest (and it works) motion detection using a microwave sensor. Not sure if it efficient and I'm interested in learning how to optimize circuits for power efficiency, reliability, etc.
Hello, My Name is Peter Colls and I am a student studying electronics just starting my third year. I have been watching Dronebot Workshop videos for the past year and now keen to join the Forum.
My name is Harry. I have always been a computer hobbyist but now that I am retired I have the time to do a little more about it. Microprocessors are very fascinating and of course the raspberry pi, arduino, esp32, esp8266 etc etc and many other things have my interest. I am also a bird watcher but that is not interesting here :-).
I hope to learn a lot more and I hope to be able to make my contribution in this forum. See you.
I'm Roger, live in Michigan in the United States, and have been an electronics enthusiast for a long time. I do decently with hardware and am learning programming with the Arduino and Raspberry Pi.
I've watched a number of Bill's videos and read as many or more of his article tutorials. I appreciate his professionalism, knowledge, ability to transduce complex information into a readily comprehended format, and his dedication to creating functional projects whilst maintaining a positive demeanor, a sense of humility, and a droll sense of humor.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to join this forum and hope to interact with others as I engage in developing new skills.
From your username I'm wondering if you are an amateur radio operator?
Hi, I'm not an amateur radio operator.
Hello Folks - My name is Jim and I'm a recently retired electrical engineer with a background in underwater acoustics, digital signal processing and underwater robotic vehicles. My brother Bob and I have decided to learn about microcontrollers and we have chosen a project (for fun) of mutual interest. Specifically, we're building an automated test machine to test and adjust old Ford Flathead V8 distributors (circa 1940). We started by buying Raspberry Pi 3B+ boards and used them along with a stepper motor driver HAT to learn how to control stepper motors. We've since moved on to Arduino Uno microcontrollers and are having fun learning about the hardware and learning how to program them in the Arduino IDE. We're having lots of fun. We've both watched numerous tutorial videos on the Dronebot youtube channel and have found them to be highly informative and fun to watch. Thanks to all who have helped make them. Anyway, it's nice to become part of this vibrant community. - Cheers - Jim
My name is Aaron. I'm quite new to the microcontroller/DIY realm. I am brought here from an Arduino Uno I've had for about a year before realizing I could use it to renovate one of my old Guitar Hero controllers to natively work on PC for Clone Hero. Yeah, I'm a gamer. I've put enough energy into this project to realize that the Uno is too large to fit into the controller unless I remove much of the internal support structure (which I'd like to avoid); the Leonardo based Pro Micro is not only a better size fit, it also has built-in support for HID features, particularly MHeironimus' Joystick library on GitHub. It also behooves my purposes to replace some of the PCBs; I already have the circuits laid out and the existing board measurements recorded, I just have a few questions on the circuit design before I finalize my order. Soldering would need to be involved, but that isn't too much of a deterrent since I also have my eye on wermy's MintyPi project (still bummed I missed out on October's order period of v3.5). A few other project ideas have come to mind over the last fortnight or so but I think I have my hands full with what is already in front of me.
Thanks for allowing me to join these forums! I look forward to picking some people's brains!
It's been a few weeks since I joined this site having watched Bill's rather excellent videos! It is now time to jump in properly.
I have messed about with computers since 1970. I bought my first PC - Commodore PET 16k - in 1979 when I wrote an an accounting system in 6502 Assembler.
I am a retired teacher who has gone back to his youth to recapture an interest in electronics and digital control. Since my earlier expertise(?) was more inclined towards big valves rather than transistors, it will be obvious I have some catching up to do. Nevertheless Ohm's Law seems to be unchanged only Vcc is in single digits nowadays.
So here I am ready to recapture an earlier existence but with my wife complaining about the state of my work area rather than my mum.