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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #125 on: June 12, 2010, 02:52:10 AM »
Hi,

I'm Scott located in Boise, ID USA.  I'm an IT professional and have always been interested in electronics and now I'm considering embarking on a second career.  I'm in the process of setting up a home lab and find the blog and forum very helpful.  TIA to Dave and all of you for your help!

-Scott
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #126 on: June 12, 2010, 11:40:35 AM »
>I'm also a recovering test equipment addict, after discovering several years ago that I could buy really nice stuff from the 80's and 90's on Ebay....

amen brother  !
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #127 on: June 13, 2010, 01:21:20 AM »
I'm a music mad guitarist from the UK and I plan on designing and building custom guitar effects and amps, I started off as a weapon systems engineer in the Royal Navy and since leaving in 1991 I've worked as a textile machinery engineer, fork truck engineer, instrument and control electronic engineer, electronic marine engineer and now I repair and service tools and plant for a hire company.
For the guitar geeks out there my main squeeze is a Roland Ready Fender Strat into a Marshall JMP1 into an EL84 20/20 into 2x12 Celestion loaded cab via 2 Marshall Power Brakes.
I find that alcohol, when taken in sufficient quantities, produces all the symptoms of drunkenness.
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #128 on: June 15, 2010, 04:37:38 AM »
Hi!  My name is Jessie, I am an IT professional in Anchorage alaska and have been dealing with electronics and computers for the past 17 years. After work I design and build devices for my own use as a hobby (and to keep my edge by always learning).  I came across the forum after seeing the review on the rigol scope and am still considering buying one to replace my aging scope at home.  I really enjoy the blog :) 

I Love Music as well and play guitar, tin whistle, and piano.  I also Love building my own tube guitar amps and effects :) 

The name Dave Jones sounded extremely familiar for some reason, and I finally figured out where.  A long long time ago (10+ years?) I needed a function generator and pulled up a schematic on the net based on a max038 chip.  I still have it and it still works and lives sitting on a shelf above my scope.    :D

and for zed, some porn :)







And one of my homebrew amps :)


I have more but that is for a later post   ;)
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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #129 on: June 18, 2010, 09:26:12 PM »
Hey, I'm a 20yo unemployed sorry excuse for a human being. I don't go to school cause they didn't want me there, so I just basically sit at home at the computer doing whatever. I've also been doing some electronics on the side for 8 years. Been watching the vlog since the very first video and now that I had a little electronics problem that I needed help with I decided I'd try looking for help from these forums that I remembered being mentioned in the vlogs several times.
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #130 on: June 24, 2010, 07:48:09 AM »
and for zed, some porn :)







And one of my homebrew amps :)


I have more but that is for a later post   ;)


Fwhorrrrrrrrrrrrr! Suits you sir.
Very nice pics and some lovely axes there. I have wood now ;) lmao
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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #131 on: June 24, 2010, 04:25:24 PM »


Fwhorrrrrrrrrrrrr! Suits you sir.
Very nice pics and some lovely axes there. I have wood now ;) lmao

Ma'am, not sir, but that is ok :>   Figured you would like the pics ;)   
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« Reply #132 on: June 25, 2010, 08:20:51 AM »


Fwhorrrrrrrrrrrrr! Suits you sir.
Very nice pics and some lovely axes there. I have wood now ;) lmao

Ma'am, not sir, but that is ok :>   Figured you would like the pics ;)   



Fwhorrrrrrrrrrrrr! Suits you sir.
Very nice pics and some lovely axes there. I have wood now ;) lmao

Ma'am, not sir, but that is ok :>   Figured you would like the pics ;)   

I beg my pardon madam ;)
Respect is due as there are not many women who play Strats or Les Pauls and the ones that do are usually the sort of women you wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of. Amy Winehouse / Madonna.
Is the LP an Epiphone as it looks like one from the angle?
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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #133 on: June 25, 2010, 11:39:16 AM »
It is an epiphone "Custom shop".  The build quality is very good on it and it plays really well :)  
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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #134 on: June 25, 2010, 07:48:48 PM »
Hi my fellow geeks and nerds  ;)

I'm David from Germany. Electronics has been my hobby since I was about 8 years old, that was in the days before the Internet and  mainstream computing (ca. 1989).
I'm still a hobbyist but I do work in electronic component sales, I have no formal training in electronics though.
I mainly concern myself with audio gear - no audiphoolery, mind!
I know next to nothing about micrcontrollers mainly because I just can't get into coding, that just bores the pants off me. The only programming language I'm fluent in is MS QuickBasic, sadly that's not of much use these days  ;D.
I'd rather slap a few dozen TTL's on a board than suffering through line after line of code.
Oh, and I'm a passionate user of good old Veroboard. Quickest way to a working circuit, only drawback is not beeing able to use SMD parts.

David
 

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« Reply #135 on: June 26, 2010, 06:35:03 PM »
Greetings from Saint Louis, Missouri area.
Stumbled across the vblog while researching digital scopes and loved the vblogs.
Just ordered a Rigol [100mhz] (are they paying David any commissions?)

Background: Ham radio guy, electronic music [also play guitar / bass / piano / brass], machine tools.

Storm spotter [most recent tornado I was in: 30APR2010].
(uh, I did not INTEND to be IN the tornado.... It was at night.  Luckily the thing was dying out by the time it hit me.)
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #136 on: June 27, 2010, 02:03:53 AM »
Hello you all

I am from Turkey. I have been in the world of electronics for around 8 years including schools.
I was doing a research about mosfets :) and came across EEVblog and love it :D

I'll be around..
take care ..

swer
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #137 on: June 27, 2010, 08:21:30 PM »
Hi, I'm john. I just graduated from IT. I'm currently gathering info about Electronics Eng because I'm planning to take it as my 2nd course.
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #138 on: June 28, 2010, 08:30:06 PM »
I'm Dylan, started on electronics about 6 months ago and loving it so far.
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #139 on: June 30, 2010, 09:21:13 AM »
Hi Guys,

I'm Peter, from Wollongong, Australia (about an hour south of Sydney). I'm an apprentice instrument fitter/calibration and electronics tech for an electricity company. I've always had an interest in Electronics, but I didn't get serious until the last two years of high school.

My main work tends to be in calibration checking instruments- usually small things like multimeters and high voltage detectors, but we also fault-find and repair these devices, plus some more complex ones, down to component level where possible.

I'm trying to get myself reasonably competent with microcontrollers so I can start applying them to our designs- We're sometimes asked design instruments for other staff in our company, and I'd like to increase the level of sophistication we build into these. I'm also pretty keen to work with SMD components, they're clearly where design is at.

I'm hardly an expert in any of this though, so if I say something strange or downright wrong, please set me straight.
Thanks all, I'm looking forward to learning a lot from you folk!
Peter
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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #140 on: June 30, 2010, 11:44:23 AM »
Hi, Beerhunter here. I was in electronics for 18 years until the industry dried up where I live. I now have a totally unrelated job and I do electronics as a hobby. I guess its a great use of my technical education though. I'm now into audio electronics, amps, pre amps and stuff like that.

I just got my Rigol DS1052E(hotrodded of course) and wish I had it 5 years ago. Its really useful for audio work and some may say overkill. I say not.

Hello to all!
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #141 on: July 02, 2010, 04:46:29 AM »
Hello to All,

I was an electrical maintenance technician and in my career worked on everything from steelworks arc furnaces,  rolling mills,  Machine tool CNC,  programmable controllers (PLC),  variable speed a.c. and d.c. drives.

Then 13 years as a sales engineer of industrial sales of PLC and drives.   Then sales of custom designed a.c./d.c. and d.c./d.c. power supplies for pc, mini and super-computers and Telecom 3G base-stations.

Now retired I thought I would lurk around this forum to see what interesting things folk are getting up to :)

I'm so long in the tooth that I remember as an apprentice working with and getting a 240V shock from the FRONT terminals of a Philips oscilloscope.  I cannot recall exactly what these terminals were for but it was a scope used in the instrumentation dept of the steelworks where I was then working.   It may have had something to do with platinum thermocouple junction testing.   All I can remember was fiddling around with it looking at Lissajous Figures then "bam!".  That was when I got my first electronics safety lesson ....when working with medium/high voltage keep one hand in your pocket!

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« Reply #142 on: July 02, 2010, 04:50:04 AM »
I'm so long in the tooth that I remember as an apprentice working with and getting a 240V shock from the FRONT terminals of a Philips oscilloscope.  I cannot recall exactly what these terminals were for but it was a scope used in the instrumentation dept of the steelworks where I was then working.   It may have had something to do with platinum thermocouple junction testing.   All I can remember was fiddling around with it looking at Lissajous Figures then "bam!".  That was when I got my first electronics safety lesson ....when working with medium/high voltage keep one hand in your pocket!
Sounds like some idiot defeated the ground connection and the whole chassis was live, since there normally isn't anything high(ish)-voltage on the front panel.
 

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« Reply #143 on: July 05, 2010, 01:10:46 PM »
I'm Brian, a banker. Been in San Francisco for the whole 30 years. I work hard and I play hard. I'm glad to be here! :D
Brian Crawford
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #144 on: July 07, 2010, 09:20:09 AM »
Hi Guys,

I'm Peter, from Wollongong, Australia (about an hour south of Sydney). I'm an apprentice instrument fitter/calibration and electronics tech for an electricity company. I've always had an interest in Electronics, but I didn't get serious until the last two years of high school.

My main work tends to be in calibration checking instruments- usually small things like multimeters and high voltage detectors, but we also fault-find and repair these devices, plus some more complex ones, down to component level where possible.

I'm trying to get myself reasonably competent with microcontrollers so I can start applying them to our designs- We're sometimes asked design instruments for other staff in our company, and I'd like to increase the level of sophistication we build into these. I'm also pretty keen to work with SMD components, they're clearly where design and construction is going.

I'm hardly an expert in any of this though, so if I say something strange or downright wrong, please set me straight.
Thanks all, I'm looking forward to learning a lot you!
Peter

Wo0t! Another apprentice :)
What year level are you?
Got done doing 126kmph on the Fed Hwy at Collector but not at Base or Emitter.
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #145 on: July 08, 2010, 06:51:17 AM »
Wo0t! Another apprentice :)
What year level are you?

I'm a third year. It's really weird though- I'm one of three instrument fitter apprentices in 250, mostly electricians and linesmen. ...Each and every one of them think I'm mad for liking my office job in the cal lab :P

What year and industry are you in, if you don't mind my asking?
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #146 on: July 11, 2010, 03:54:15 PM »
Wo0t! Another apprentice :)
What year level are you?

I'm a third year. It's really weird though- I'm one of three instrument fitter apprentices in 250, mostly electricians and linesmen. ...Each and every one of them think I'm mad for liking my office job in the cal lab :P

What year and industry are you in, if you don't mind my asking?

One of the guys in my class is a cal tech. The rest are mostly security.
I'm a first year in avionics (more on the side of inflight entertainment systems), it's a fun job :)
Got done doing 126kmph on the Fed Hwy at Collector but not at Base or Emitter.
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #147 on: July 13, 2010, 10:58:59 AM »
Hi.  I'm from the northwest US and occasionally diddle with electronics as a hobby.
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #148 on: July 15, 2010, 12:40:08 PM »
  Hi! I'm Ronnie from the Philippines an electronics engineer working for a semiconductor company that manufacture analog and mixed signal ICs. My interest is audio amplifier and have a small sound reinforcement system for rent during the weekend.
  I found EEVblog at Tequipment on the video review of Rigol's scope by Dave since I'm in the process of searching for my 1st personal scope  : P
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #149 on: July 15, 2010, 09:04:12 PM »
Hey there I'm from the US, and I found this forum through the EEVBlog on youtube. I am first and foremost a learning hobbyist, but I am an EE major at the University, but still have not taken any circuit analysis/electrical engineering courses. I have taken physics (electromagnetism) and have a decent understanding of the physics behind the the hardware.  ;D
 


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