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Offline iaso

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2375 on: February 16, 2018, 11:25:25 am »
Hi! My name is Seb, a long long time viewer on the EEVBLog Youtube channel and a listener to the Amp hour since around episode 100.

Professionally I don't have any linkage to electronics engineering or basically anything that would have a direct or indirect link to the field. I fill my days as a Quality Manager in a large (15K employee) tier 1 automotive supplier, a typical clipboard warrior of sorts.

Privately I was always very interested, hence my viewership. Recently I decided to take the plunge to be more practical. I bought a soldering kit, a whole box of basic "projects" from aliexpress and a bunch of goodies. Messing these up doesn't really matter financially so I figured it's a great way to learn. And yes, I've let the smoke out plenty of times, reading resistor values is not always easy ;))

Learning the works mostly online whenever the need for a certain topic comes up and I eager to start designing basic things myself soon.

Hope that I can be a valuable member of this community.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2018, 11:28:06 am by iaso »
 

Offline mesodumb

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2376 on: February 16, 2018, 03:16:10 pm »
HI. The names Raymond. Ive been a browsing as a guest for years. Normally, too lazy to complete a registration form. However, I finally filled out the form and hit the reg button...plus all the "are you a real person hurdles". Currently, reside in Georgia, USA. I like to tinker and repair. Sometime Im a professional, but mostly I like to jump in and break stuff til it works. :-DD

Recently Ive been upgrading equipment for bench and mostly used the site for sniffing out the dirt on manufacturers. However, I figured it was time to add some feedback into the mix. Once my new pace desolder station arrives, Ill be starting with that.

 
 

Offline kamran

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2377 on: February 16, 2018, 08:15:29 pm »
Hello,

My name is Sam. I have been lurking for a while but never had the courage to post.

In my younger days, I was a network engineer. These days I moonlight as a cybersecurity analyst and dabble with arduino and raspberry Pi.  I have started to assemble a lab starting with Hakko 888 and a BK power supply. Am also very interested in home automation and am playing with HA and SmartThings.

Hope to learn more from the community and contribute.

 

Offline TurboSam

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2378 on: February 16, 2018, 09:41:34 pm »
Am also very interested in home automation and am playing with HA and SmartThings.

@kamran:  Sam, you might want to check out my other favorite forum: Coccontech.  Lots on HA, home security, zwave, etc. 
« Last Edit: February 17, 2018, 12:05:56 am by TurboSam »
Paralysis by analysis.
 

Offline plew_ar

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2379 on: February 17, 2018, 06:07:22 am »
Guess I'll slap a little bio down...

Richard here,

I dabble in pretty much everything. Currently finishing up a tinyhome/mobile lab with work & gaming in between. Not the greatest with a welder or soldering iron but I get the job done. Always loved electronics/computers but for some reason I picked the Networking field.

Somehow I found the youtube page last week and been loving the vids. Been looking for a community to be apart of and hopefully this place is it. Sorta miss my old gaming 'guilds/clans' I used to be in years ago.

Anyway, Cheers!
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Offline Johnboy

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2380 on: February 17, 2018, 11:45:01 pm »
My second post in this forum.

I'm a recording engineer, ham/marine radio operator, and electronics hobbyist who found myself led from search engines to this forum over and over, until I finally decided to register and cut the engines out of the loop.

So far, I am very much impressed with the quality of freely shared content, as well as the general air of camaraderie around here.
 

Offline Sehsuan

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2381 on: February 18, 2018, 03:03:21 am »
Suan (read "Swan") from Singapore here! I'm working in the insurance line as a sales agent over the past decade - previously a physical education teacher.

Just stumbled across EEVBlog while hunting down for a multimeter and wondering why there was an Aussie guy with so many multimeters in front of him... while I was trying to fix up a table fan a neighbour gave me and told me that it was spoilt, as well as trying to install a LED light strip for my kitchen.

4+ years before, I got a donky UNI-T UT10A (bought it overpriced at a local store for about 35 AUD in 2014, going for 10 AUD in 2017?!!?) when solely for the purpose of trying to figure out if the Peltier junction of my dry cabinet was spoilt... never dabbled enough because I was thinking it was so difficult to troubleshoot as I don't exactly recall much from my Physics textbook for the GCE O level for electrical/electronic circuits back in 1995. The distributor for the dry cabinet told me that they only sold the ENTIRE Peltier unit with adapter for 120 SGD (roughly 110 AUD) but I thought I shouldn't spend that much for fixing the dry cabinet because it cost me only 160 SGD (roughly 150 AUD) to begin with! After I started watching EEVBlog videos in 2017 and such to learn about safety (our mains are 220V here), I used the newly bought 8236 to diagnose my Peltier unit and deduced that it was the AC->DC adapter that was a goner. Bought a refurbished unit from China via Taobao for about 6 AUD, and my dry cabinet is back to chugging along!  :box:

I eventually got the Hyelec/Peakmeter 8236 and 2028B late last year, am considering if it makes any sense to get a 50,000 count 121GeeWhiz if extra cash plops on my lap...
PM8236 - http://www.peak-meter.com/product/detail/98
PM2128 -

About the same time last year, I also gingerly worked on the lights in the kitchen and managed not to kill myself when once while thinking of measuring current, I ended up short circuiting the light circuit thinking that because there was a load on the far end, by probing Live and Neutral on the Current mode of my 8236! Saw sparks and yeah, it was a good revision on what NOT to do!  :-DD Also picked up the idea of getting heatshrink and soldering to get the runs of cables firmly connected for good and to prevent shorting.

I bought a little lot of Chinese designed DIY kits such as solder-it-yourself LED clocks and such to practice soldering, and what I thought was initially a steal on a Hakko 888 turned out to be a clone, and ended up buying the 888D recently and loved it! All over my 38 years I thought soldering was a dark art, however after watching Dave's tutorials on soldering, I took up that reassuring chill factor and got the basics - although I'm sure I have much more room to make improvements in! The thin solder and chisel tip choices were stellar for my beginner's purposes... Thanks Dave!

Would love to be able to come across those dumpsters with that much goodies that Dave has been posting on Youtube, it's quite a blast to repair electronic stuff that people junk to create new value out of them!
« Last Edit: February 19, 2018, 12:52:25 am by Sehsuan »
Using Hyelec/Peakmeter PM8236 & PM2128 currently
 

Offline gdombi

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2382 on: February 18, 2018, 09:47:25 pm »
Hi, I'm Gaston. Software engineer for almost 30 years. Always had an interest in robotics or electronics but never found the chance to dive into this fascinating world. Arduino and Raspberry Pi change this for me and created an easy way to introduce me into this world. Found very valuable information in this forum so I decided to recently join. So much to learn ...

Thanks for this vibrant and passionate community.
Gaston
 

Offline Mox

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2383 on: February 19, 2018, 09:12:05 pm »
Hi,

My names Mike, been an electronics hobbyist and working as a systems analyst and then health physicist for the best part of 15 years. Always ended up visiting here when researching optics and thermal vision, so decided to take the plunge. I'm also a radio amateur and enjoy collecting military radios, especially Warsaw Pact stuff and do Cold War displays at various military shows across the country.

Looking forward to having an illuminating time here.

Mike
 

Offline YO5ER

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2384 on: February 20, 2018, 09:31:49 pm »
Hi, I'm Septy and I'm new here from Romania. Many times I read good things here as a guest but, now I had to register :D Life it's short, you must be in here :-DD I use to work with little things as I repair cellphones at my GSM Service and I also love hamradio being "one of them"  :-+
 

Offline Bear207

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2385 on: February 21, 2018, 11:30:19 pm »
Greetings and thank you to all the posters for a truly fantastic forum. 

Since age six I've tangled with electricity to one degree or another and now manage access control and physical security systems for....well can't really say.  Throughout all these years my education has been hands on....trying not to let the magic smoke escape while at the same time directing that smoke to do my bidding. 

Setting up my home electronics lab for real.  Finally finding the time as I get older to play with my long time passion for electronics.  Here is hoping I may be able to contribute to the forum and give back for the great information I've already gleaned. 

Best regards
GaryT  Maine USA
Access control specialist by profession.  Want-to-be electronics nerd forever.
 

Offline Adgj533

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2386 on: February 22, 2018, 06:08:44 am »
Hi, My name is John. I am from NY, USA. I am new to this forums, recently found out about EEVblog and been binge watching all the videos. I feel like I learn/absorb more info from Dave rather than in class.
My major is EE and I love electronics. Hopefully one day i can work on computer/motherboards, that is my dream.
I already asked this community for some help with beginner equipment and the responses I got was over whelming. This is clearly a great community and I am proud to be a part of it.
 

Offline psysc0rpi0n

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2387 on: February 24, 2018, 02:58:54 pm »
Hello.

I'm not new in the forum but only now seen this thread.
My name is José Carlos and I'm from Portugal.
I'm completing this year my Electrical Engineering graduation if everything goes smooth!

I like programming, microcontrollers and electronics despite the fact that I'm noob. I have very little knowledge and I want to learn.

Cheers
Psy
 

Offline tomduly

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2388 on: February 26, 2018, 05:46:23 pm »
Hi, I'm Tom, Electronics engineer since 20+ years.

When I was a student, I ran a small pro audio business, designing custom P.A. systems mainly based on Fane Studio loudspeakers, and renting audio and lighting stuff for local events.
My very first task as junior engineer was debugging ASIC prototypes with embedded microntrollers (PIC clones), directly on a HP83k harware tester, emulating ROM. Shortly after that, I got the chance to jump into an European-funded research project, developing the very first GSM handset with integrated GPS receiver - intended to be used as emergency phone for people with age or health issues.

Then, I tried to get rich founding a Dot com company - on location-based services. Our lawyers were the only ones, who got rich, so we quit that adventure in time before we got ruined.
Later, just before Fukushima nuclear disaster, I was contracted by a small manufacturer of radiation meters. We improved the product design (more than 20 years continuous operation with one internal Li battery) and were just rearranging the manufacturing process a little bit, when these power plants in Japan failed. Boy, the geiger counters were sold out within days and the prices for GM tubes tripled. For a couple of years, their radiation meter production had to be split to several subcontractors, to cover the demand.
Meanwhile, my work is mostly releated to microelectronics research at a research institute.

Cheers,
Tom
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2389 on: March 01, 2018, 05:35:53 pm »
Hi, My name is Eric.

Been working in the electronics industry for over 20 years. I do mostly medical and industrial control applications. I love doing both the electronic design and the firmware for control, but if I had to pick one it would be embedded software.

Have been looking for my next spectrum analyzer and have been reading up on the Rigol and Siglent. Now that I have sold my Agilent SA, I have to make a decision and have hit the point of needing to get involved in the community.
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2390 on: March 02, 2018, 12:00:12 pm »
Hi, I'm Gavin. I am a computer scientist by education, but I end up spending a lot of time learning electronics as a hobby. I've basically become a bit of a vintage scope collector, and have recently managed one of my first real oscilloscope repairs.

I'd like to learn enough to start doing some basic analog circuit design, and would like to play around with some DIY EMG/EKG/EEG projects. But then again I have more projects than I know what to do with.

For my job I do remote software development contracting.

I'm also an extra class amateur radio operator, and involved in my local hackerspace.
 

Offline Taelonious

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2391 on: March 04, 2018, 01:28:35 am »
Howdy,

I've always had a interest to learn about electricity and electronics, but didn't discover how much of a passion I had for it until a few years ago. So, I came back to college after a few decades of finish carpentry and I'm now an electrical engineering student about halfway through my second year.

I stumbled onto the EEVBlog YouTube channel a while back and have been a fan ever since. Thought I'd finally join the forum to ask a few silly questions and haggle on some lab stuff.  :P
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2392 on: March 04, 2018, 03:06:15 pm »
Hi, I’m beau and I love tinkering with electronics. I got into game console repair a couple of years ago and I can’t get enough. The process of getting a good deal on a “broken” console, the therapy of getting it clean and diagnosing and the thrill of plugging it in and it works is a wonderful process. I recently am into modding systems as well.
I’ve stalked this forum forever, but never registered because I rarely have anything to add. My questions are answered with a search and others questions are answered by people with more prowess than I. Here I am anyway!
 

Offline jbeach

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2393 on: March 05, 2018, 07:14:21 pm »
YAY I found the new person thread.
Hi,
I'm Jonathan. I Live in Wisconsin.  I've loved electronics since I was a kid. I was always taking stuff apart. I currently work as an aircraft mechanic, with specalisation in the electrical systems.
 

Offline Icemncmth

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2394 on: March 07, 2018, 01:22:38 am »
I'm Mack and live in the middle of the US and in the middle of nowhere. Im an electronics tech and have been doing so for a long time. I have been a lurker on this forum for a while now. I really just love learning .
 

Offline JorgeRamos1

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2395 on: March 10, 2018, 07:17:29 pm »
Hi
jorge Ramos Im a 22 year old student from Mexico , studing electronic engeenier  and electronic design nobie but for hobby
 

Offline Aleph

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« Reply #2396 on: March 10, 2018, 07:41:43 pm »
Hi,
I am Cengiz from Turkey. I am a mechanical engineer and I am working as patent examiner at national patent office. Got myself interested in electronics somehow and found myself in here :) Thanks to all who has contributed to this lovely community forum..
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2397 on: March 10, 2018, 09:33:27 pm »
Hello all...
Newbie in this forum, about which I have read much in some other forums!
You might see me asking questions about old test equipment.
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2398 on: March 11, 2018, 06:09:03 am »
Hi, my name is Tom and I've been reading Dave's blog and watching his videos for many years.  Recently found a forum post about cheap used Keysight scopes so I picked one up (thank you!) and I figured I'd finally register. 

I am an engineer during the day and a maker/hacker in my free time who loves fixing stuff to keep it out of the land fill.
 

Offline JohnMc

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2399 on: March 11, 2018, 07:22:28 am »
Hello

My name is John. I am from Ontario, Canada but in Bangkok, Thailand for a couple months opening a factory. I am more of a mechanical type being a machinist. But have always had a interest in electronics. Played around as a kid with both a 60-70's vintage hobby set that my father had bought himself to try and teach himself some electronics as a adult and a 80's set I bought myself. Still remember my dad telling me when he bought his kit the store clerk saying that he had a lot of guys buying them for there "nephew"  Have not done anything in a couple decades then started watching AVE a little over a year ago, that led to BigClive and a renewed interest. Was hoping to spend this winter with the old sets and a bunch of DIY soldering kits from ebay but this posting to Thailand came up. YouTube has been my TV here. I was aware of Dave and EEVblog from AVE and BigClive but had never watched till a couple weeks ago. Really enjoying it and love the old electronics teardowns. It's a trip down memory lane as I have or have used a number of the items.       
 


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