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BBall Auto
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Hi Everyone -  I’m really glad you all are out there!  And Bill, thanks for the great videos and for setting up what looks to be a very helpful, friendly forum. 

 

I’m an electrical engineer who switched gears early in career.  But I’m currently back to electronics - exciting but challenging!  I need to do some automation and while I’ve got plenty of learning to do on the mechanical and electrical side, they don’t scare me at all compared to the programming and control side.  I will start a topic under the “Motors and Control” section of “Components and Programming”.  Hopefully I am following the right protocols with the topic.  The name of the topic I’m thinking of is “Linear actuator with DM542, 28BYJ-48, and Arduino”.  I look forward to whatever help you kind folks can offer! 


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sj_h1
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Welcome aboard! I myself am a BSEE, however, when I got my degree if you could even login to a computer you were the computer guy. 40 years of programming later here I am.


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BBall Auto
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Thanks!  that brings back memories from 89 when i graduated BSEE...  there was a lab with perhaps 5 PCs and one laser printer for the entire department.  You had to schedule time on those computers.  Times do change!  But i'm really thankful for the super solid fundamentals i got in electronics, electromagnetics, etc.  I'm gonna try to learn this programming gig.  I've been doing some examples from Accelstepper this morning.  maybe this old dog can learn some new tricks after all. 


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sj_h1
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If you need any help just give me a shout out.

 


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Mark Bolton
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OK here is a "war story";

When I was a precocious young feller back in the Mesozoic I was bitching and berating my Trade School Lecturer for teaching us ferrite core memory saying it was"obsolete out dated" etc etc ..quite the angry young man.... for my sins, the first job I got when I entered industry was supporting a little family of PDP 11s.


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Will
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@mark-bolton

 

PIP PIP hooray !


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