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rudolf_from_germany
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@glaser54

Guten Abend Glaser54,

von wo aus Süddeutschland kommst Du denn?

Grüße aus Mittelfranken-Süd.


   
Nathan K
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Good day everyone,

My name is Nathan and I am a compulsive tinkerer. Reciently I have decided to stretch into microcontrollers to attempt to repair/improve some items on my farm.

I have a insecticide dispensor that uses a controller board to fire a shot of permetherine way to frequently into my shop. I am working on reengineering that and I am planning to improve my in floor heat in my shop with a home built monitoring system and eventually a home built geothermal heat pump.

Looking forward to working through these projects together.


   
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Underwood 41
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Hi everyone!

My name is Willie from Ayrshire in Scotland, and I have been trying to learn about electronics since the introduction of the very first Raspberry Pi SBC. Previous to this my background as a Secondary Teacher, (now retired some 10 yrs or so) of Maths and Computing involved using a variety of early computers such as Apple II and BBC 8 bit machines, leading on to MS Windows and nowadays Mac OS.

Having recently got hold of a Raspberry Pi Pico RP2040, I was very impressed by the DroneBot Workshop tutorial on said device.


   
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Lee G
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My name is Lee from Dallas, TX. I'm a US Navy vet (SS) and a network engineer (retired). I've recently become interested in the Arduino and RPi (family) as something to tinker with (and stay out of my wife's hair). I'm by no means an expert, so have been using Bill's excellent videos to refresh my memory on electronics and learn about these devices. I recently obtained a RPi Zero and camera and have been working to get them installed as part of a security system.


   
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Existential_Fred
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Hi, looking forward to seeing some of your projects and hopefully sharing mine.

 

I usually have  couple of questions after watching the videos and hopefully this is the right place to ask them 

 

Cheers,

Fred


   
daveclucas
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Hi everyone, I’m Dave, a retired mechanical engineer. After my retirement in 2000 I travelled the world and, in 2003 settled in Sarawak on the island of Borneo. I live in the jungle in a remote location in a small settlement of only ten houses. 

I spend my time gardening, woodworking and fiddling with electronics. My current project is building a router lift, not because I need one, but because I can. I have very few facilities and have to make do a lot so things take a long time but, on the plus side, that extends the enjoyment. 

 


   
carl_a
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Hi All, Carl here, living not far from the place where they invented Worcestershire sauce in the UK.

I started my electronics and micro controller tinkering journey in the last year of college back in 2000. Started with the Parallax Basic Stamp 2, moved on to using PICs with a basic compiler. Then Arduino and  ESP8266 a few years ago.

Built a few projects over the years around timing software, home automation, scoreboards, radio controlled cars and general tinkering.

Hope to finish a few projects with some advice and maybe assist others too if I can.

This post was modified 2 years ago 2 times by carl_a

   
Vendre
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Hello all, Good Morning or Good Evening depending on where you are.

I am an old learner who has just started to get interested in electronics. I wish I had started when I was younger but I guess that you are never too old to learn. I became increasingly more interested when I saw the moderator and his 'you-tube' programs. He explains things that I used to think needed a nuclear scientist to understand, but when he explained it I really could...I was completely shocked. I hope to learn more from others as well. It's nice to find geek knowledge without meeting geeky attitudes. Looking forward to meeting more of you.


   
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jkmass
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Hi All - John here from Tampa, Florida.  I have been interested in electronics ever since I first saw my dad take a solder gun to our Apple II and replace a blown component.  He was an EE in the navy during the Korean war and never lost the tinkering passion, he could fix anything and was a joy to watch growing up.    He fixed our TV's, phones, an old electronic organ with tubes, anything he could get his hands on.  He bought that apple II when I was 4 years old and I started down the path with PC's and got lost in video games and never found the passion he had in electronics until the raspberry PI came out and sparked my interest again.  Now, I am much older and have a 6 year old daughter of my own so I think it's time to rekindle some of those memories of my father with my daughter and open her eyes to the beauty these components hold.


   
TheoRaadt
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Hello I am Theo, not  used to be a member of a forum but thinking about it for a long time. Since a few years started to get interested in micro-electronics due to the arduino platform. Since then my interesse grew further into ESP32 etc. etc. Now I am spending some time on surveying Youtube and other channels for further info on building projects related to anything with build in intelligence to perform tasks. Some were work related to scanning stock for inventory measurements, others grew due to autonomous drone flights etc.etc. This forum is for me a challenge to see if I can go from surveying into making. Have a lot of stuff bought from the internet but need to compile this into projects. We will see where the future takes us. I hope we will have interesting times in the future and god speed us all into new adventures. BR. T.   


   
martypeck
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I just found this a few weeks ago so Bill was so good at a lot of different things thought I would give it a shot and he looks like me just a tad younger I think. I am not yet retired but have had my ticket for over 40 years, WBØYTV I am originally from Nebraska that is why the Ø call sign in Virginia (never could get that darn code past about 11 wpm) Have been inactive for quite a while, life happens wife is disable what is why I am still working. I am a cyber system engineer for a major defense contractor working on the perimeter security systems. Oh Bill I do like your quote.


   
pyLearner
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Hello, my name is Mark. I recently retired, and I have decided it is time to make use of a very old Arduino Nano, and an original Raspberry Pi that have been gathering dust, so have resolved to put them to some good purpose! I spent my 4 decades of working life in Industrial Controls, mostly PLC stuff, some control automation with PC based systems, and networking all the stuff together. Found Bill's excellent presentations on youtube, along with Paul McWhorter's, and am looking forward to learning some new tricks.


   
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Martin Richard
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Hello Everyone

 

My Name is Martin. I am A Semi Retired Electrician From Bolton In The North West Area Of The Uk I Have Held An Interest In Electronics Since I Was A Teenager I Am Now 60 Years Old And I Have Finally Set An Electronics Room At Home So I Can Follow Bill And Others Who Produce Similar Content

 

I Quite Enjoy Building With Electronics As Well I Have Made A Few Items Of test Gear Such As Load Bank, Decade Resistance Box And +/- 12 Volt And 3.3Volt Power Supplies Other Stuff I Use Are A Rigol Scope, Owon Digital Multimeter And Signal Generator 

 

I Enjoy working With The Arduino Uno/Nano And ESP32 Controllers And This Week I Have Bought A Raspberry Pi Pico And Was Running Through Bills Video On It Last Night With A Few Glitches Mainly My Eye Sight And Counting Pins Plus My Copy And Paste Talent For Missing The First Letter Out (LOL)

 

 

 

 

Best Regards Everyone

 

😀 

 

 

Martin


   
abdulhak33m
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Hi all,

I am AbdulHakeem, A Nigerian and a graduate of Electrical engineering.

I didn't have the opportunity to learn so much about my field because of the outdated curriculum in our universities. Gaining quality knowledge and skills has always been my dream as a student and I felt the need to fill the void even more because I always had love for creativity, as well as contributing my quota to the Africa's industrial revolution however little.

 

I would say, after graduation and getting a source of income, I became on the right pedestal to pursue my dreams of been skilled and cascading the knowledge gained to less fortunate Nigerians who for reasons of enlightenment or poor financial wherewithal to browse and download videos from YouTube, do not have access to a path where they  can pursue their dreams. 

I stumbled on dronebots workshop in 2020 when I bought my first Arduino. I downloaded videos and practiced the lessons from Paul McWhorter too. And I have never been more fulfilled my entire life since then. I am grateful for the person I have become and the impact I have made so far on my immediate society. I am astonished to see myself walking in the shoes of a man who builds and installs projects with ESP32 now. I have built many devices. I earned from some of them, and others really impressed my friends, parents, neighbours and employers. My confidence has grown. And so has my happiness.

I dream of establishing a laboratory packed with all equipment, downloading as many  lecture videos as possible and opening it up for young Nigerians to walk in, watch a video, and build the project. I love the impact I have felt from dronebot as well as all other members of the community who contribute selflessly to the society, not even knowing in what great esteem they are held by those who have benefitted immensely. And in turn, I wish to be a conduit through which less fortunate Nigerians will access these knowledge and skills. That way, I feel it will douse some of the ills in my society by giving the youths a new direction and even help people like me who once suffered low self esteem.

I am sending you a million thanks Mr Bill, and I hope you will accept it in the same way all things are accepted from friends, especially where it is the case that the value of what is sent is not commensurate with the benefits received. But seeing that I have no better thing to offer you, I wish to express my gratitude for this opportunity you created.

Thank you again


   
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Anibal
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@abdulhak33m

Thank you for your moving and inspirational introduction. You background is truly a lesson we should learn from. Here in America we take so much for granted and as you describe your situation I find it a wonderful teaching moment. Welcome to the DroneBot Workshop, a truly wonderful place to learn. Your intentions to share what you have learned and in turn do so with the young of your community is what the world needs. Good luck to you and may I call you friend AbdulHakeem. 

Best,

Anibal 


   
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