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plouf
(@plouf)
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Hi all,

Just a few words to introduce myself. I'm in Belgium and would like to learn a little bit more about electronics and especially microcontrollers. Some years ago, I put my hands on an Arduino Uno and a Raspberry Pi but didn't do much with them.

Then, since the beginning of this year, I decided to get at this more seriously, began to follow Paul McWorther tutorials on Arduino on his YouTube channel and found it very useful. I intend to do the whole series. I have a few projects but realised that I would need to learn much more of the basics without daring to play safely with PID projects and so on.

In the meanwhile, I tried to follow other video or blog tutorials on electronics and landed on the Dronebot workshop on YouTube. I was impressed by the quality of the content and hope to learn a lot by watching these excellent videos.

Last step, I discovered the forum and thought it would be nice to join a community built around such a channel. That's it... Hope to share and learn with all of you from now on!

Kind regards.

 

 


   
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JPBIMAC
(@jpbimac)
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Hello everybody; 

My name is Jan, i life in Belgium, and i love to make electronic gadgets just for pleasure to see them working.


   
ronnie1
(@ronnie1)
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I'm an retired electronics  tech ,now electronics is my hobby, getting into rc cars,robotics wanting to build things with the grad  kids enjoying this site very much.


   
thynk3r
(@thynk3r)
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Hello all, thank you for accepting me into the group.  

My name is thynk3r, IRL steve.  Its not because I'm very bright, but rather once fell asleep with buddies in public in that position after an 11-hour motorcycle ride in the pouring rain.

I've just retired, maybe a bit early.  I've spent 35 years building hi-frequency trading systems and software/networks although, to be honest, more as a suit than an engineer.  I am looking to immerse myself in a number of projects around AI, ML, IoT and electronics.  I'm building an Overlanding van (who isn't?) and a Pi (or cluster) will be the brains, with monitoring of all systems, media and entertainment, and security.  Also gadgets for motorcycles...  Interested in any projects relevant to that space.

I'm living in NYC area right now but once the van is done haha who knows?

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mike650
(@mike650)
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Hi all,

I'm a 70 year old retired EE in North Carolina who enjoys electronics and mechanics.  I can actually "visualize" the workings of both (such as power limits, mechanical stress, etc.) 

I worked for years in the telecommunications industry until it died out.  First spent time repairing the test equipment, and then on their design, including ATE (Automatic Test Equipment).

After that it was eight years with Ignition Interlocks- a product that the "client wants to fail".

Recently I have been building stuff with the Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32, and ESP32-CAM.  Also have a Raspberry PI- Zero-W which I haven't done much with.

I have been having some issues with the CAM boards which I would like to eventually discuss.  I've never had a problem getting the CAMs to work, but do have problems KEEPING them working.

 

*** If anyone out there would like to discuss anything at all electronic, please let me know, because I'd LOVE to have that discussion !!!


   
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iLens
(@ilens)
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Hi, I'm semi-retired and I've done a lot of "big system" programming in my life. Electronics have moved on a huge amount since University 55 years ago and the Arduino looks a fun way of playing around.


   
rimshot609
(@rimshot609)
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My name is Shane. I'm a software developer and interested in learning more about motors. That's what brought me here.


   
mike650
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Hi Shane- nice to meet you.

What kind of motors are you interested in?  I may be able to help a little.

My Tesla has a three-phase induction motor.


   
RCC1
 RCC1
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My name is Ron.  Just wanted to introduce myself as a new member to this site. 

Am a retired person that is an electronics hobbyist.  Enjoy 3d CAD drawing and 3d printing, electronic projects (discrete component), Arduino, and now just getting into ESP32.

Also, I volunteer at two local high school tech centers, helping them out with keeping 3d printers going and working on the training module problems.  This gives me time to speak with students about gaining skills in the technical fields (and share old work experiences).  There are a lot of bright students out there, and even with all my years of experience, they force me to think and learn about new things daily. 

I saw the Dronebot Workshop while searching YouTube for information on ESP32 modules.  The more I searched the more I liked what I saw.   

RCC1


   
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hayttom
(@hayttom)
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Hi Ron,

 

I have a lot of admiration and gratitude for people who volunteer at schools!

 

Tom

Tom


   
RCC1
 RCC1
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@plouf

I also liked the Paul McWorther videos about Arduino.  I did every tutorial he had a couple of years ago.  I liked the way he would show the human side of the programing (make small syntax mistakes, then show how to find and correct them).  The other thing that really impressed me was the way he pushed on explaining and documenting your lines of code.  I sometimes forget what I did yesterday, you can't imagen how many time the line notes helped me out later.  I really learned a lot from watching him. 

RCC1


   
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roman47
(@roman47)
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Hi All,

I'm a retired electrical engineer specialized in system design and automation. My first project was based on Motorola MC14500, one-bit microprocessor, fallowing with more advanced microcontrollers. Device drivers and software applications were written in assembly for all time critical systems. The assembly language was my main interest. An Arduino got me interested in high level language. I want to build an affordable home security system and hope to get help from YOU. Thank you in advance. 

 


   
Schmidtcpt
(@schmidtcpt)
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Hi,  I’m Bill,  a new member from Long Island, New York.  I retired about 15 years ago & my first hobby was woodworking.  I taught myself how to build furniture.  My first project was building cabinet doors in my shop. Then I built hope chests for my three daughters for their 21st birthday.  
      The electronic bug bit me about ten years ago.   I taught myself to program in Basic when I was working in the 80’s and eventually Visual Basic in the 90’s.     The  arduino was great for me because it combined my love of building and programming. 
      My favorite project was building a cellphone that texts me different messages depending on the activated pin.   I use it with my burglar alarm and water leak sensors.    

       Look forward to working with everyone.

         Bill Schmidt

 


   
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RoosterCogburn
(@roostercogburn)
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Hi, I'm Rooster, 

Not the actual Duke of course, but a big fan. 

I've been programming computers since 1981 starting with some now pretty antiquated 8-bit computers like the CBM Vic20.  During my 33 years career in software development I have been fortunate to have experienced a wide variety of technologies and languages, but find invariably that the more you know, the more you realise how little you know. 

I only recently found my way into electronics. I simply wanted a Raspberry Pi because I thought it would be cool to have such a tiny computer velcroed onto the back of my TV, controlled by wireless keyboard and mouse on my coffee table. Then I got all curious about those funny little rows of pins down the side. Ignoring cries of "Beware software developer - the GPIO bus is the path to the Dark-Side", I bought a Freenove Pi Accessory Kit, and began to play. One Pi Zero and two Raspberry Picos later, I am forced to consider changing my name to DarthCogburn (which ain't happening by the way!).

Apart from DroneBot Workshop, my favourite YouTube channel is 'The 8-Bit Guy', but I'm also kind of partial to 'Marty's Matchbox Makeovers', 'Ozzyman Reviews' (not for kids) and the 'Colin Furze Channel' (suitable for kids of all ages).

 

 

 

 

 

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Derek49
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Hi, my name is Derek and I live in the UK in a village called Billinghay in the county of Lincolnshire. I am retired and have worked in various roles within the electronics industry for over 50 years. I enjoy tinkering with various projects and design/make my own single sided PCBs. My last project was a modular music synthesiser, which I hope to finish one day :o) I have played a lot with the Arduino and C but have now got the Pi Pico and I am learning Python, it's good fun. I will be using Arduino/Pico microcontrollers on my (yet to be built) model railway (I am in year 5 of a 3 year design phase). My workshop in is our garage (you don't keep cars in the garage unless they are classic models). It is built within the house so it is nice and cosy. I have my electronics bench, my 'hitting with large hammers' bench and my model railway layout. I look forward to perusing and using the Forum. Kind regards, Derek


   
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