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Re: Introduce yourself!

Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:22 pm

Hello , I'm Simon, I studied electrical engineering and automation and are passionate about all that is electronic and customizable .
I started with some project Arduino to control devices remotely and now I 'm ushering the world Raspberry .
I hope to find a lot of advice on this forum and to be of help to someone .
See you soon.

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:47 pm

Hi, iCall myself "iRondo". Why? Because iAm Rondo and iLike macs. iAm new to RPi but iLove raspberry pie so figured that iMight like Raspberry Pi to. :lol:

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:33 am

Hello my name is Daniel.
I work as an embedded C dev, currently working on a ANPR project and wanna get more active on the forums.
I started using the Pi a couple of months ago. Had a lot of hiccups with it, managed to fix most of them thanks to this forum.
Hope I get moer familiar with the Pi during my stay here and will maybe be able to help out others.

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:27 pm

I'm Jason, my first introduction to computing was the glorious ZX Spectrum back in the late 70's early 80's (around that time at least) and cannot wait to get my teeth into everything that the Pi has to offer. I do have a quick question though; Where should I get my first Pi from? I'm in the UK and am looking at the options to buy from the shop on this site. Should I just jump straight in and go for the starter kit?

Among several projects that my housemates want me to manage are controlling all electrical appliances (heating, fridge, lighting etc) in the house and on a more personal note I'd like to make Minecraft server for my 8 year old nephew to see if he gets the programming/techy bug.

All the best,

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:45 pm

My name is Daniel and I live in the Upstate of South Carolina, USA. Dabbled in computer programming for a year in college (2001) before switching majors.

I got interested in the Pi after going to a beekeeping conference and sitting in on a session on collecting data from the hive - weight, temperature, humidity, and cameras to count bee population and direction they are leaving or returning to the hive. This data can then be sent to NASA and other organizations working on helping with the declining bee population.

Now I have a Pi 2 B kit, complete with lots of little pieces that I have no idea how to identify or use. Thus far I am still trying to get an LED light to blink, but have been looking at tutorials and learning little by little. It is a bit overwhelming at times.

My first breakout project will be a simple chicken egg incubator - temp/humidity sensor, light bulb (heat source) control, and maybe a camera for motion detection. Then maybe we can think about the Hive Scale Project.
Raspberry Pi 2 B
Totally new at this.

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Location: Leicester UK

Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:29 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm Ruth, looking forward to seeing what I can get the PI to do, hoping it will be a good tool to coach my son through GCSE Computer Science ( home schooling ).


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Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:07 am

Hello , I'm Marco.
I studied electronic engineering but now I manage the hardware's shop of my father.
I started with some Raspberry project on my free time but it decreases more and more the more you go forward...

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:17 pm

Hi All

Just got my first Raspberry Pi 2 through and have been eager for its arrival every since I clicked the purchase button!

Can't wait to get playing around with it

Newbie at everything. I have done some coding in website design and macros in Excel apart from that my programming is newbie status

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:09 pm

Hello everyone!

Bought myself both an Arduino Uno as well as a Raspberry Pi 2 B. Always been fascinated by computers which is why I'm majoring in computer engineering!

Although I have played around with these little things, I don't have a "real" project to use them in. Usually I just tinker around and see what I can do.
Guides I have created on the Raspberry Pi Forums:

1) [GUIDE] Raspbian Lite with PIXEL/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/Openbox/i3
2) [GUIDE] Communicate between iOS and Raspberry Pi using MQTT

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Location: Bournemouth, UK

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:36 pm


I'm Phil and I am a professional Software Developer.

My first computer was a Tangerine Microtan 65 which I bought as a bag of components and a circuit board, which I had to solder together. I learned so much from that computer as it involved programming in assembly language (or rather machine code), punching hexadecimal codes on a keypad.
I then progressed onto a home-made 6809, then an Acorn Electron, followed up by a BBC Micro model B. Now I make a living from programming PCs.
I'm building a solar water heater which will be monitored and controlled by a Raspberry Pi, using temperature sensors and a relay. The Pi will also control the backup immersion heater for days when the solar heater doesn't provide enough hot water.

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Location: Manchester UK
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:00 pm

Hi everyone! I'm Pete and I'm an independent video game developer from Manchester, England. I started off making games on the Sinclair ZX81 in 1982 when I was 8 years old, later moving up to the Commodore 64 and Commodore Amiga. I now develop on the PC.

It was my birthday recently, so with my birthday money I decided to get myself a Raspberry Pi. I'm looking forward to seeing what sorts of cool stuff I can do with it.
Video game developer, creator of @BritBitGames, former ZX81, C64 and Amiga bedroom coder. Amateur astronomer, musician, graphic designer, Linux user and geek!

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:38 pm

i m 208 cm [ 6 feet 9 inch ]
i m programming sinse 1984
then i had a c64
i experiance is in AI graphics game and some robot programming
i saw mine own clothes
i like cooking and i do a litle Esperanto
cxui differas el tio respondas cxui samvaloras
[ Esperanto : everybody is differnent therefore everybody is equal ]

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:48 pm

Hello World! My name is Rusty. I'm from Michigan. I'm 29 years old, and I work for a Higher Education company called Ellucian. I am a Technical Support Specialist at a Community College in Port Huron, MI.

I am moderately obsessed with the Raspberry Pi. I just love all of the potential it has. I currently own 3 of them.

Other than that, I am a musician. I love gaming as well. And, most importantly, I am engaged and to be married to the love of my life in May.

Happy to be here!

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:41 pm

Hi guys

Really looking forward to learning the programming and boundries of the PI

Look for ward to meeting you all ;)

Brian Beuken
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Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:06 pm

Hi I'm Brian
I'm a games developer and Lecturer in games programming living in flat and wet Netherlands.

I'm currently working on some tutorials for the Pi which will help with programming the wee beastie, and hope to have a book out later in the year.

Very old computer game programmer, now teaching very young computer game programmers, some very bad habits.
Wrote some book about coding Pi's and SBC's, it's out now...go get it!

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:45 pm


I am 52 nearly 53 year old male in Northwest UK.

Started out with a zx81 1K computer then zx Spectrum 48k, Atari ST FM and STE, plugged together from boards my own windows 3.11 machine and various windows machine owner, since. Have a couple of Android computers, tablets and phones.

Unemployed, have depression but its only illness not a life sentence.

Always dreaming about improving things but no training or technical ability to do anything, or money! Dreaming is easy never any real world problems.

Do think Raspberry Pi Zero is a step in the right direction but more could be done for those who need a turn key product that connects and works out of the box, like the old Spectrum ZX machines.

Should a home product version of the Pi be spun off and crowd sourced, to create more jobs, create a wider user base and a market for Pi tech's to sell into, provide software and services to? Yes another of my pipe dreams :-)

Anyway while I await my ordered Pi Zero. Hello people. :-)

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:50 am

Scott, AKA forklift ( due to my lifting ability at the time)
car stereo and alarm guru and I will gladly trade any of that knowledge and years of experience, for knowledge here to further my raspberry knowledge and to further this community
Im currently seeking the knowledge to build my first Pi setup for reading off gauges from a 03-06 Silverado engine harness so I can have a 10" display of all digital gauges and maybe add to that in a new project vehicle, a 90ish Chevrolet S-10 Blazer. It'll have a LS1 engine, 18/20s, a custom dash and ac/heating system, a body drop, shaved everything, tint, one of my certifiablely stupid and loud alarms, power windows and locks, custom interior lighting, and automatic headlights. After that the system with be 2) JL Audio 1000/5 amps, 1)400/4, 4) JL 12W1v3 subs, 4 Rockford 6.5"mids, Infinity 4x6 plates and rears to be announced. I already have a collection of micro switches for steering wheel controls, LED strips, cables, wiring, and lots of other odds and ends for it already and the wife's blessings (the biggest part). I may replace the stereo with a full Raspberry setup sooner or later, but have a few clinks to workout and keep the price down as the rest of this will drive it past anything else Ive done

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:48 pm

Hello, I am Brian. I am in my late thirtys and normally prefer to work on real-life stuff. I have a few goats for milk. I have a garden and I cut my own wood, make my own cheese, grind my own grain, and bake my own bread. I also volunteer at a place called Deutsch Country Days. It is a "living history weekend" in October. I run the steam engine that saws logs into boards.
I use a computer as a tool mostly. I use it to transform old vinyl records into MP3s and to edit photos (mostly photos of my goats) and to type up various letters and as soon as I get my Raspberry Pi up and going with all the stuff I want it to do, I will start using it to watch all my videos. Maybe even edit some of my own. My goats are trained to pull a cart and help with hauling in firewood and hauling off the stuff I clean out of their barn. From time to time, I get in contact with people who would like to see how to hook up their own goats to a cart, but live too far away and a video is a perfect way to show them how to do it.
I have never been on a forum before. I am not sure how this all works. I am currently at an internet cafe since I have no internet at home. Where do I post my question?

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:08 pm

Hi i'm bill.
Nothing special in my computer background other than maybe i started allot later than most folks. Am newly retired and bought a Pi2b. I may have jumped into the deep end of the pool.

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:21 pm

I'm Christophe, 30 y.o., and will live in Poland until I finally move to the Netherlands :)
As for education... I've got a master's degree in polymer chemistry, but got into IT instead. I got into GNU/Linux in 2012 and have used it ever since (Debian at home, Fedora at work - when I worked for a cloud VoIP company as a tech support engineer and software tester). XP was the last Redmond system I used :).
Then I came to the Book Art Museum and did all kinds of technical stuff, from mechanical and plumbing repairs to network administration, electronics, and - recently - programming.
I've been using the Raspberry for almost 2 years now. First B, then B rev. 2, B+ and 2B... One works as a LAN router (uses multiple 802.1q VLANs on the single PHY, and a Netgear smart switch; works under OpenWRT), another is used for testing, experimenting or programming Arduinos and other chips via UART. Lastly, a few ended up in computer control interfaces for Monotype type casting machines.
I also laid my hands on an Arduino, Pro Mini precisely: a synchronized control for multiple GoPro cameras for 3D/VR capture, forked off orangkucing/MewPro.
The Raspberry certainly did what it was meant for - got me into programming... I started with Python in Apr 2014, and now I'm not bad with it although I could use some help with design patterns, software architecture etc. I can do a thing or two in C as well, but it's not my favourite language. All those variable declarations, braces and semicolons... I prefer something more Pythonic ;)

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:29 am

Hi all. I just purchased Pi2 and this seems like good forum to learn, looking forward to chatting with you all. :D

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:51 am

Hey everyone, I'm Alek but on here you'll know me as Ramphex.

Currently I own 2 RPi2s and love both, years of experience on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Looking forward to tinkering and lurking around these forums.

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:13 pm

Grew up on an Apple 2c and Atari 2600. Lived the early life of Dos 4 through Dos 6.22 command lines and memory managers editting autoexecs and configsys's to eeek out every last bit of conventional memory to play games.

Windows 95 and the GUI spoiled me. I almost forgot what a command line was.

Friend threw me an original Pi to play with months ago. Started playing around with it using NOOBS and Raspbian, made the thing headless and installed an apache server/php5 on it with ffmpeg capability and using Lars h5ai ( )directory index to create my own little google drive storage with video preview thumbnails (but it was woefully underpowered so i redid the whole gettup on an old Dell Windows XP laptop which i reformatted under Ubuntu 15.10. Now the laptop that took 10 hours to boot up under Win XP works flawlessly under Ubuntu.. 10 year old hardware, 2gig celeron with 1 gig ram)

Eventually i want to recommision my old Pi into a VPN server so i can tunnel into my home internet while out on public wifi so i can browse in safety. I think im going to need some serious help putting that together.

I just ordered a new Pi 2 which i want to turn into a replacement for my WDTV player. But so far i have not seen any posts anywhere on the internet which can answer my questions about turning my Pi2 into a device that behaves as well as the WDTV devices when it comes to playing media files coming from my main computers DLNA server (Twonky) AND also having the capability of a browser like Firefox to watch videos on the web (i prefer the Netflix web interface vs. WDTV app).

XBMC or Kodi appear to be my best bet, but they preclude the ability to use an internet browser. The only way i would consider replacing my WDTV box requires that the replacement have a browser option.

Any advice :?:

And if this isn't the place to be asking those questions.. would someone kindly direct this newb to the appropriate forum? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:26 pm

Hello All,

I am 24 year old Lizzie (that's Litzie to you ;) ) originally from Birmingham but currently living in Germany.

I am not only a noob to this forum, but also to Raspberry Pi in general. I am very much in the research-and-discovery phase! I have been reading around previous threads as well exploring the resources on the website. I thought i would just sign up to the forum now, so to be ready if and when pressing questions come up!

Thanks :)

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Re: Introduce yourself!

Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:51 pm


I'm just a 22 year old Finnish guy who is interested in all sorts of tech, but mostly gaming stuff.

I got myself Raspberry Pi because I wanted to make myself a retro gaming platform, something like an old PC.

Here's the page for my project, if anyone is curious. Pi98

It's not as hack-y as many of the other projects I've seen here, and I'm sure it looks a bit lame to some, but I'm having tons of fun trying to make my Pi run as many games as possible. :D After I've gotten enough games, I'm thinking of making my own case for my Pi.

I've also learned a lot of the differences of x86 and ARM processor during this project. :)

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