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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:58 am


I'm from Romania; I'm a Linux user and Python developer.
I'm using a few Raspberry Pi devices for video surveillance, media center, small website hosting, some home automation (lights, sensor, sound).
I created a few RPi projects such as alfred and picamweb which can be found on my github page.
You can find more details about me on my personal page.
I'm interested in Linux, Python, Raspberry Pi, PostgreSQL, Tornado, GIS
Relevant projects:

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:32 pm

I go by Bodestone on all of the forums I partake in.

From the UK and generally a Windows guy with specialisation in SQL Server but I like to dabble now and then.

Pretty much still a beginner with Linux and the Pis as my dabbling is too infrequent for things to bed in properly but some of the basics are starting to bed in.

Pi projects include
-Firewalled guest access point to my wifi on an original B (completely forgotten all the knowledge from that but my neighbour paid for that pi at £5 a month for wifi access)
-3 controller (Cheapo USB) RetroPi carry kit re-partitioning the Maplin starter box - original B
-Google Cardboard Home - Pi3
-Homebrewed battery powered alexa box with Pi zero

I did build a Picade with a 3b but don'tconsider that as a proper project as it was a bought kit without deviation so far.
Oh, Yeah, and a PiTop in case any of my neices and nephews showed an inkling I wanted to see what it was like.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:19 pm

Daniel Gessel wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:59 pm

I just picked up a toy programming language project I had put down a while ago and am working to make it useful (or at least interesting) for Raspberry Pi enthusiasts of all ages.

This is his address

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:10 pm

Hi Everyone !

I'm from Italy and I'm playing with a Raspberry Pi 3 in order to learn more about linux systems

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:30 pm

Hi I am Stephen. Im a dj music producer. Always had a love for technology. Just ordered my raspberry so I can have all my old retro classics in one place and to have a linux platform too. Grew up with all the retro stuff from c64, zxspectrum, amiga. cant wait to get it. Good to see a massive community too as if im stuck im sure im in safe hands.
Raspberry PI3b+

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:21 am

Hi all,
Ive been playing with computers since I managed to scrounge the money for a ZX81 over 35 years ago. Never done much programming really, just a very small bit of web scripting and some Flash action script a few years ago. Bought a Pi3 B+ a couple of weeks ago after seeing one my nephew had been working with for his college course and seem to be instantly hooked.
Since then it has been paired with a touchscreen and Ive tried running it as a retro gaming machine, a media server and now its back to being a plain old Pi. I've bought a couple of really basic electronics kits and 2 Python books so have been doing my best to start to make sense of what I can. So far I have made LEDs flash, buttons work and a buzzer sounds, And Ive done the usual Hello World, done a bit with variables and some really basic python. I'm loving it. The excitement when I managed to put the wires in a breadboard in the right place and get the GPIO pin numbers right was ridiculous really. Small flashing lights shouldn't make a grown man that happy lol.
Anyway 2 days ago I got my second Pi (a Pi Zero W) and have another 3B+ and another Zero on the way, I have potential projects for them all. I might not exactly be the target age group for Raspberry Pi but I wish I had looked into it all years ago.
I'll stop this ramble now anyway,


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Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:13 pm

Hello everyone! I am Yusuf, I love taking things apart to see how the work as well as creating things :) . I am currently a student studying for iGCSEs. If you need any newbie help that's tech related, I might be able to help. Since I don't have an actual (actual) laptop I use a Raspberry Pi 3B+ as my desktop computer. I use a Raspberry Pi W as my website server, Raspberry Pi 2 as a security cam, and a RPi 3B as a media server from time to time. I thoroughly enjoy tinkering around with raspberry pi. Its cheap, fun and many things can be created from it :) .
1 * Raspberry Pi Zero W, 1 * Raspberry Pi 2, 1 * Raspberry Pi 3 1 * Raspberry Pi 3B + :mrgreen:

Check Out My Raspberry Site (Run on a Raspberry Pi 3B :) ): Https://

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:14 am

Hello Everyone
This is Dylan Cooper, newbie at this forum. i am a streaming lover, and will try my best to contribute as much as i can in this forum and at the same time will grasp the knowledge from this forum as well.

Cheers :|

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Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:43 pm

Hi everyone! I'm Joe and I'm a bit overweight... cause I'm really into pies :D Badum-ts

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Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:02 am

Hi all,

My name is Jasper (36) and I am from the Netherlands. I work as a FPGA firmware engineer and for hobby I'd like to write some bare metal SW for any kind of application. For example a automatic Chicken coop door, and recently I bought a Raspberry pi to play with.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:17 pm

Hello everyone!
I am Cyril (from France), and I am a developer. I recently bought a Raspberry pi ...

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:49 am

I'm Maxime,
I just bought a RasPi a few days ago and started messing around with it :) Feel great to connect those cables and stuff together héhé
I'm currenlty using the Noobs version

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:07 am

Hello all
i'm Juri from italy. i have raspberry from long time mainly for use it with retropie, i decided to buy the last HW to make a web server..
I signed to this forum only now, guess why? :D

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:15 am

Good Morning !

My name is Kenny, i spend my working life driving hi-lift hgv truckers catering airplanes and my free time raising a new born son and squeezing in some game-time on the laptop when i can !
I have built a campervan for us to use when we go out camping, and using it for festivals andf events accross the UK and Europe.

I am looking to build an arcade box in a flight case for use in our campervan that would run off the 12v 2.5a socket so i can keep the batteries charged using solar power or easily set it up at home using a plug in power supply, I have lots of questions as i'm completely new to this wonderful little world i have stumbled across so any help would be appreciated in pointing me in the right direction.

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Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:10 am

Hello everyone,

I am Jon, details of me in my sig. Anyway, I am a business owner as well as an irregular twitch streamer. I am in the process of building a home NAS and wiring the house with Cat 6A cable. I am looking into DIY security cameras and hopefully broadcasting cameras that do not cost $200 bucks for one. Please if you have any ideas or just want to chat hit up my inbox.
Retired Military
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Small Business owner

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:59 pm

It is unlikely more than a few will read this, but I'll write it anyway.

I began with Pong, C64, C128, Early Pentiums and have been at it ever since. I was into Dos, then Windows 3 on up. I've programmed in Basic (PC), the first few versions of Visual Basic. I've been interested in Linux based operating systems since Red Hat was new, even though I bought it I never got into it because of the learning curve and I had my Windows that could do what I wanted and needed. I've been interested in a Rpi since they first came out, but once again, never committed because of the learning curve and...

I am now looking harder at the Rpi and seriously looking to buy one even if it does become a bookend just so I can say I tried at least. I'm just trying to figure out what to use it for. My PC has LinuxMint on it (even though I'm clueless with it if it isn't GUI) along with Win 10. I have an Android tablet and phone. I have a Win 10 tablet/laptop with a phone processor (weak, but usable). I have an Echo Show and Dot. SO... Most of my bases are covered.

I am at the beginning of looking at a Rpi for a WiFi extender in my truck. I usually sit in the truck while my wife shops. I am at the edge of several hotspots around town. If I had a battery/cigarette lighter powered WiFi extender/booster/router, that would be nice.

I am also looking at making another Rpi project of making an Alexa enabled Rpi for the same truck. I've read it is doable, but I still need to research making a Rpi router that can support several connections so I could use it off of my extender/router above. This is a much lower priority because of available space in my small truck

This may be a fool's errand, but if I never try... I've played it safe most of my life and have many regrets because I never tried (I'm getting old now).

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:55 pm

Hi everyone!

I am Freddie Odom and I am a content writer. My blogs about all things big and small related to technology. My passionately curious about new developments in the various domains of technology and is quick to anticipate emerging trends. When I am not busy blogging, I enjoy discovering new music and playing online FPS games.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:57 pm

G'day. Name is Les and allegedly retired. I do engineering work for an ordnance disposal company. They wanted a data logger for magnetometry work. Although new to the PI, it seemed to fit the bill and I was not disappointed! I am amazed at the facillities available (hardware & software.) As a former Unix/C programmer, I found myself instantly at home!

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:23 am

Hi, I'm Popeye70.

I picked this handle back in the early 2000's, because I was an avid sailor, and I am born in 1970 (my age? you do the math ;) )

I have been toying around with RPi's since the original Raspberry Pi version 1.1, I think. At the moment, I have somewhere in the neighbourhood of 10-12 RPis. I have a couple of Sense HATs, mSata HATs, several one-wire sensors, 2 TemperHums, 3-4 GPS dongles, 2 4G dongles, IR detectors, PiCams, voltage sensors, non-contact ultrasonic liquid level sensor (for tank levels) etcetera. I have the regular 7" display and a Nextion display that I toy around with.

When I play with my RPis, I usually end up with a semi finished result, and then I go tired and do something else. I have had my fair share of proof of concepts just to see what I can do, but I never seem to get around to putting them into production (except at work).

My projects (not a complete list) so far include
  • - Wifi probes at work (scanning SSIDs, reporting signal and speed/quality)
  • - Boat central (registering temp/hum, SMS gateway to answer status queries, GPS dongle to report position etc)
  • - OpenPlotter for boat navigation
  • - Magic Mirror
  • - Home Assistant
  • - Pi-Hole
  • - Surveilance camera
  • - Server room status at work (temp/hum, web interface, motion detection etc)
This list is far from complete, but it gives a picture of what I do and have done with my RPis in the last 2-3 years.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:36 am

Hey, there,
My name is rudolf i am a manager at a local firm, i love reading books , write blogs and talk over various topics like politics , travel , combat sports such as MMA or boxing etc.

hope to read and write more stuff here. ;) :|

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:37 pm

Hi All,
I have been meaning to get a Raspberry Pi for some time and have taken the plunge today. I used to build PCs in the 90s but am a bit out of touch now - hence my purchase. I'm looking forward to playing about with this new toy ( sorry, I mean device)

I'm sure that I'll be pestering you for advice soon so many thanks in advance


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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:26 am

I'm Gary and I'm a software engineer with 40 years experience in a variety of industries - currently in a team that produces Internet Of Things control and energy management solutions on our own Linux controller. My chief language over the last 15 years has been Java but I've decided to invest in a RPiB3+ so I can have a play with Python (Java has been my main language over the last 15 years, plus odds and ends of web development) and also maybe tinker around with some simpler electronics projects. I may also be tempted to see what Kotlin has to offer on Raspbian. Apart from this new hobby, my others are barbershop singing and painting with acrylics. My Pi arrived yesterday but, believe it or not, I've not had chance to boot it up yet -- can't wait to get started.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:24 pm

I'm DJKing101 and I mess around with the Pi, i keep on breaking xorg, so don't trust my scripts... Unless you are on Wayland! But seriously if you see me on Puppy Linux forums, ill be willing to teach how to break there Grandpa friendly Xorg and get LXQT
I love my Rapberry 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:31 pm

A Raspberry PI fan since the beginning. I have been lurking on the forum since 2011.

Also a Z80 fan, and it is @mahjongg's RhoCoCo that finally persuaded me to put my head above the parapet.

I'm into retro-computing, but have no interest in playing computer games.

I currently own five RPi's (Original A & B, B+, 2B and Zero).

I also have three Pimoroni Propeller HATS, which they have sadly discontinued. I hope they introduce a Mk2. Suggestions, include an eeprom for the Propeller (as well as the HAT eeprom), and a micro-usb power inlet so that the HAT can be easily used detached from the RPi once configured.

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Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:11 pm

Hello Everyone!
I'm Tim Bryan.
Currently not working for anyone, did 16 years working with a parking meter company.
Electronics and a bit of programming are my skills.
I finally have the time to get into linux properly, there's rather a lot to learn...
You can usually find me on twitter, @TLB73
I own a Pi2b and Pi3b+

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