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Online InductorbackEMF

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2425 on: April 16, 2018, 10:02:35 am »
Hi,my name is Alex  :) I am 16 years old,I love repairing things mostly older test gear.

I have been home schooled for about 5 years now,however the my main thing is electronics.

I love doing high voltage/pulse projects and repairs of things to do with it.

The main thing i focus on is valves as we call them in the Uk,you may know them as vacuum tubes / electron tubes this is also where my love for high voltage stuff comes from.

That is about all you need to know,if you want to ask anything else please do!
Want a cup of TEA? (just one more meter please..)
Alex.
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2426 on: April 22, 2018, 04:17:34 am »
Hello every one,
My name is Ben nice too meet you all!
I normally lurk but that seems to mean i make no post resulting in my registration being deleted hahahahaha, o well third times a charm.
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2427 on: April 23, 2018, 09:47:59 am »
Hello,

I'm Gary.  Former US Navy ET, former FreeBSD committer(FAQ, math-co emulator, PERL), and present radio op(AE7OO, former N5VMF).  I've been doing electronics for 30+ years and software(C, C++, PERL) since the early 90's and BASIC on a Timex Sinclair before that.  I hate math(I'm lazy to boot), and so my degrees are in Electronics Technology and not in Electrical Engineering, but I can play one on TV... ;D

I've built L and S band (1.2 and 2.4 Ghz) transverters, a Z80 computer out of one of Steve Ciarcia's books and wire wrapped way too much.  My present project is a safety device based on a Laird Tech BL-600.

The way I got my ham license is interesting.  I was at a Field Day in Texas, and there were about 5 of us who wanted to become hams.  So since they had more than enough VECs, they got on a couple of the local repeaters, announced that there would be a test in 4 hours at the FD location and then gave the test.  As far as I can remember, all of us passed the Tech test.  Later on I passed 5wpm morse for my Tech+, then 13wpm for my General ticket, and finally the Advanced and Extra for my Amateur Extra license.  Never did master 20wpm...

GB
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2428 on: April 24, 2018, 07:34:03 pm »
Hello all,
I was an electroincs hobyist in my youth which led me to a Masters of Science degree in Electronics a bit later. But I somehow made a career in a very different field and I did not look into electronics for a few decades. Now, in my fifties, I rediscovered electronics as a hobby. It is amazing to see how much has changed, especially how easy it has become to tap into knowledge through the internet.
Daves videos and this forum offer a wealth of knowledge and it is beautiful to see how the members help each other.
I have learned a lot from Dave and the forum and hope to be able to contribute to it too, sooner or later.
 

Offline BrentonS

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2429 on: April 25, 2018, 02:09:33 am »
Hi everyone,
I'm Brenton from Melbourne Australia. Currently in the 3rd year of my Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Dave's videos have been very helpful while studying, Thanks Dave.
In the past I have built microphones, preamps, compressors and equalizers for my recording studio, mainly from kits.
Now i'm using my newly acquired electronics knowledge to design my own audio gear.
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2430 on: April 26, 2018, 12:53:41 pm »
Hello everyone. I am Ace and I'm from the Philippines, specifically Iloilo. I was just freshly graduated my senior high as a STEM student and now I'm about to take my Electronics Engineering Entrance Exams tomorrow and on Saturday. I have found a passion in PCB Designing because of this new hobby I'm in which is drone racing. Every now and then, I would try to design something that can help further the hobby such as designing flight controllers, 5.8GHz video receivers, you know, those kind of things but then I still lack the money to actually have the board manufactured lol
Aeromodelling enthusiast
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2431 on: April 27, 2018, 07:40:33 pm »
Hi All,
My name is Paul and I am currently living in Texas. Just wanted to say hello!
I am dabbling in some Arduino code at the moment and learning how the debugWire works. I enjoy the videos and digging through the blog.
 

Offline Mr Nutts

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2432 on: May 01, 2018, 07:02:31 am »
Hi there,

My name is Frank, and I'm from Arizona. I worked many years with RF and general electronics but not DSP and microcontrollers, which is what I try to get into now. Most of my pet projects revolve around automation and robotics, and I managed to setup a small lab with some gear I got cheap from friends and colleagues. I love EEVBlog and watch new videos whenever I find the time.
 

Offline DrewPistachio

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2433 on: May 02, 2018, 06:40:34 pm »
Hi all,

I was a EE major and studied DSP/RF, but my projects have been in software, so I have extremely limited electronics experience--which I'm trying to change :)

I've been dabbling with the Lattice Icestick open source FPGA toolchain (Project Icestorm / yosys) for the past few months. My current project is to talk to an external nvRAM chip to read/write data in response to UART commands from a host PC. Can't wait for my DS1054Z to arrive in the mail so I can properly debug this thing.

I have no ties to the electronics industry, but I am now a registered ham if that counts for anything. :P

That's all I can think of for now. Cheers!

Andrew
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2434 on: May 13, 2018, 08:58:16 pm »
Hello.

I'm Michal from Poland.
I'm IT Engineer with some electronics skills. I always preferred rather a firmware and "being near the hardware" than high level IT :)

Regards!
 

Offline Stan Frangible

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2435 on: May 16, 2018, 02:23:47 pm »
Hi everyone,

I'm Steve from San Angelo, Texas.  I've been an aircraft electrician for nearly 30 years but as a hobby have branched out into tube radio and military radio restoration.  My background is primarily in military aviation maintenance (flight line and back shop) but have also worked in production engineering for the military and commercial avionics sector.  I look forward to sitting back and learning from you all and contributing when something may be in my very narrow lane!
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2436 on: May 17, 2018, 01:31:35 pm »
Hi all:

This is C├ęsar, in Madrid (Spain). My interest in electronics started in my puberty, thus I studied EE and ended up with a PhD(*) on EE. I've been continuously working on electronics for almost 30 years now, mainly in embedded systems, FPGA, DSP and onboard (both automotive and airborne) electronics, always in my home country.

Now in my fifties, with my retirement not that far, I'm changing the way I'm approaching to electronics, trying to turn it again into a hobby, thus I ended up here.

Greetings.

(*) Although I soon learnt that a PhD degree does not get you away from your own dumbness.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2018, 01:36:10 pm by emece67 »
Information must flow.
 

Offline nullstring

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2437 on: May 18, 2018, 01:42:03 am »
Hi, I'm Steven from not so sunny weston-super-mare in the UK. I have a passion for vintage computers and old school engineering (I built a working model  steam engine when i was 16), and have only recently  got into electronics, so please be patient with me.

 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2438 on: May 20, 2018, 09:30:30 pm »
Hi All,
My name is Bruno and I am currently living in Switzerland.
A long time ago I studied electronics, and I also have my HAM license since a couple of years, just for fun (I don't use it).
As I don't work in this field, I consider it as a hobby and play with my gear from time to time to get my brain running.
I enjoy measurement, so as many here I have a basic set of lab instruments, most of them <30y old.
Last but not least, I have a small collection of old computers, especially C64 that I love and continue using.
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2439 on: May 22, 2018, 12:19:17 pm »
Hello

Im Jami from Finland, 34 years old. Studied electronics and computer technic 2000-2003. Then electronics kind a dropped away for many years and maybe 3 years ago started as a hobby again. Working as a infrastructure specialist at ICT section and part-time farmer. Mostly intrested of embedded systems, but also repairing stuff and i always just want to learn something new. Slowly building my lab (now in house, but i have already reserved a room from barn).

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jami.susijarvi

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2440 on: May 22, 2018, 07:51:50 pm »
Hi,

My name is Rich, although I have been used the alias RWAP for the internet and even articles I wrote back in the 1980s.

I have a varied background, having originally practised as a solicitor, done work as a landscape gardener and conservation worker, and even programmed PLCs for baggage handling systems and sewerage treatment works.  However, my main love has been programming - I started out with Sinclair computers during my teens and am pleased to have been running my business for 30 years (mainly in my spare time) supporting retro computers almost since they were new!

I am now probably best known for creating my own retro computer marketplace (sellmyretro.com) and for supplying keyboard membranes for a range of different 1980s computers.

This year will also see the launch of my Retro-Printer module which I first realised was needed in about '97 when it was getting hard to find centronics ESC/P2 printers, to use with the old computers.  Unfortunately, it has only been with the advent of the Raspberry Pi and other single board computers, that this project has been able to become an affordable reality.
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2441 on: May 25, 2018, 02:07:16 pm »
Hello, my name is Trent Spencer. I am self taught with little formal education. I currently work as the RF Engineer at a small company in Alabama, USA. We design and manufacture attenuators, filters, equalizers and diplexers for the cable TV industry.

I have been interested in electronics since I was around 8 years old (currently 27) and originally got started by taking stuff apart around the house, like I'm sure many of the people on this forum did.

Since I now work in the industry and this is no longer just a hobby, I have been trying to learn as much as I can and improve my skills as much as I can. For the last 2 years I have made a lot of progress and I consider myself on the level of an above average EE student (albeit with more experience in RF).

I am a HAM radio operator and enjoy building antennas and gear more than I like being on the air. My call sign is KM4YTU and I am a general class operator.

I look forward to becoming a part of this community.

-Trent Spencer
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2442 on: May 27, 2018, 04:08:31 am »
G'day all,
I'm Glenn from Melbourne, Australia. I stumbled across the EEVBlog videos on youtube a couple of months ago and then registered for this forum, where I have been lurking thus far.
I've been deeply interested in electronics since my early teens, although it didn't turn out to be my profession (IT) of 33 years. I have built lots of projects and designed my own stuff over the years, mainly to do with audio. I have been a member of diyaudio.com for 14 years, Melbourne Audio Club (MAC) for 30 years, Historical Radio Society of Austraila (HRSA) for 20 years. 
My workshop includes a collection of "old school" test equipment from General Radio, AVO, HP, Keithley, Marconi, plus 100's of electrical engineering / electronics books going back to the 1880's, plus a reasonable collection of vacuum tubes / valves (~1000 different types). I also have every issue of Electronics Australia, and Radio, TV & Hobbies, and Radio & Hobbies (1st issue April 1939).
Cheers, Glenn.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 04:32:58 am by gbaddeley »
Glenn
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2443 on: May 28, 2018, 01:22:53 am »
Hi all,

My name is Travis, hailing from the United States (Arkansas). I've made a couple of posts already, but since it is generally tradition to introduce one's self, I shall post here!

I am a 28 year old software engineer who has a significant interest in electronics. I got my first real start building a couple of tube amps from schematics/instructions online just under 15 years ago. Since then, I've continued doing some minor projects. I then got my HAM Technician's  license (KE5TKR) sometime before graduating high school, and have since then continued exploring electronics. I am a bit of an audiophile, so have enjoyed building amplifiers and speakers.

In recent months, I've devoted a lot more of my time to learning more electronics theory/etc. I have a couple of books that I put an hour or two into each day, working out the maths in my notebook and building some circuits. I've also begun studying for the next level of HAM certification, which includes some slightly more in-depth electronics knowledge. Lately, I've enjoyed playing around with analog and digital electronics, alike. I made a couple of cool things with AVR assembly a while back, and enjoy using the Arduino now! I definitely love electronics as a hobbyist, and could even see myself shifting into a more hardware-oriented career at some point in the future. (Other potentially relevant interests: Aviation, automobiles, software development, diy audio(philia), cooking, gardening, musical instruments, a handful of others.)

I am thankful to have such a great forum here (of which I have been a lurker for many years now.) I'm excited to contribute to the conversation with the knowledge I have, and to learn as much as possible from everybody else!

--Travis
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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2444 on: May 30, 2018, 02:16:17 pm »
Hello EEVblog forum, RF Technician here worked in Submarine Comms (Navy ET), Remote Satellite Tracking and currently in the Land Mobile Radio/Low Voltage Tech fields.  Long time follower of Dave, and the EEVblog videos which helped me get through my tech school courses several years ago.  Really enjoy everyone's mailbag submissions, look forward to send in something myself soon. 

I am currently working on building up a home Electronics Test Bench, and am re-learning a lot of electronics theory that I don't use everyday in my field.  As far as outside of work electronics fun, I mainly mess with my guitars and amps.  My current goal is to repair a broken DigiTech GNX3 that has sat in a closet for far too long. 

Looking forward to participating in this forum!
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2445 on: June 01, 2018, 03:01:41 pm »
Hi all,

My name is Dario, I am electrical engineer and currently working on FPGA-s.
I am coming from Croatia and like to distill brandy.
In my spare time I usually work on vintage amplifiers (tube and transistor) and some kind of automation.

Best regards,
Dario

 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2446 on: June 09, 2018, 02:58:03 am »
Hello there!
My name is Keith! I was born in England, but I live in Japan now!
My main interest is classic 8 bit computers from the 80's/90's - I mess around a lot with 8 bit computer programming (z80 assembly), but I'm also trying to learn how to repair and maintain them as there are a lot of cheap computers for sale that need a bit of repair.
so I'll probably be lurking around the forums trying to soak up some info, and asking the odd stupid question!

 

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My old member is deleted
« Reply #2447 on: June 09, 2018, 09:02:42 am »
Hello I am a new member, errm... actuality an old member, however my old membership is deleted.
No clue why, it was user name " nippit"

Have I angered the EEV gods or done something wrong not sure. i dont even think that i posted anything, just reading....

dear EEV gods this is my new user please keep it i will be a good nerd.

 :D
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2448 on: June 14, 2018, 03:04:05 am »
Figured might as well start posting. Long time lurker, so made an account relatively recently. Love this forum and youtube channel.
I always felt weird about posting somewhere randomly as my first post, so here's to getting the first post out of the way :)
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2449 on: June 19, 2018, 05:17:14 pm »
Hello,
My name is Marek. I'm from Poland.
I am electrical engineer working in: microcontrollers(ARM,PIC), analog, EMC.
I've been lurking on the forums for couple of years.
Because of Buy/Sell/Wanted section just had to finally sign up and write first post. 
Best regards
Marek
 


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