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Offline PzKpfw IV Ausf. H

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2650 on: December 05, 2019, 09:24:55 pm »
Hi everyone,

I have been watching the EEVBlog youtube channel for quite a while and I finally decided to create an account here. I'm a hobbyist and on my way to becomming a "real" engineer. My favourite pastime is taking on projects that sound super awesome in my head but turn out to be way too difficult for me to handle. I hope that I can reduce that 100% failure rate to 99% with some advice from this forum  :-+
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2651 on: December 05, 2019, 11:53:12 pm »
Hi everyone,

Another new member saying hello. In my fifties, but I've had an interest in electronics my whole life. My uncle Marcel can attest to that: I took apart his cassette player when I was seven or eight. I can't recall if I put it back together, though. That would have been about the same time I learned why a capacitor was called a capacitor- ouch!  I look forward to learning from the gurus on the forum.

Sounds like what I did in my teens.

What do you do with electronics these days?

These days? Not much. I'm here because I’ve decided I want to get into electronics as a serious hobby. I’m in the autumn of my career and I need to prepare myself for retirement, so this is it. I have a great spot in the basement to set up a workbench. I’ve got plenty of books to read and an engineer friend to use as a resource.
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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2652 on: December 10, 2019, 09:35:37 pm »
Hello everyone,

Just another free electron in this forum.
I mainly register for the section of metrology.
And for Dave and this community, a big thanks you  :-+
Troubadour of electronics
 

Offline CajunSTD2

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2653 on: December 19, 2019, 11:42:23 pm »
Hello everyone, total noob older guy that finally decided to start monkeying with electronics.
Hope to learn all i can about working with and on electronic gadgets.

Steve K.
 

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« Reply #2654 on: December 23, 2019, 02:40:29 pm »
Hello !

I'm Xavier, from Strasbourg in France !
I'm fairly new to electronics. I mean, I know the basics theory, but as alway, things are always more complicated in life and I'm passed beyond turning on and off LEDs.
So I thought I'd come here look for help ! ^^

Otherwise, I like filmmaking, meeting people and chocolate ! :D

Cheers !
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2655 on: December 23, 2019, 05:27:23 pm »
Hello Y'all,

After watching many EEVblog Youtube videos  (thanks Dave, appreciated) and browsing this forum as a non-member for a while I've taken the plunge and am joining in the fun here, so thought an intro might help others help me  :-+

Yet another stiff ass*d Brit living in gloriously sunny central England after much of my working life working 'otherwhere' am returning to electronics now as a keen hobbyist recently rebuilding a home workbench and I welcome help, suggestions, and corrections >:D 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2656 on: December 23, 2019, 08:47:07 pm »
Hello Everyone!

I'm watching EEVblog for serval years. So I thought it was time to look at the forum. I used to be electronics hobbiest, and then I turn to computers.
Gradually, however, I go back to the beginning and so I started again with Arduino and recently also ESP and home automation.

I am from the Czech Republic and currently I work as an IT specialist. At one time I also programmed a PLC, which was quite fun, especially finding the right sequences for running a complicated machine.

I think I'd send my dumpster find, but the postage seems pretty expensive to me.


What do you think? Send it?

Paul
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2657 on: December 28, 2019, 07:56:11 pm »
Hi Everyone :)

I'm a lifelong tinkerer with special interests in electric bikes and renewable energy :-/O

I hope to get feedback on some ideas and to contribute something to the community in return  ;D
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2658 on: December 28, 2019, 08:19:11 pm »
Hello Everyone!

I'm watching EEVblog for serval years. So I thought it was time to look at the forum. I used to be electronics hobbiest, and then I turn to computers.
Gradually, however, I go back to the beginning and so I started again with Arduino and recently also ESP and home automation.

I am from the Czech Republic and currently I work as an IT specialist. At one time I also programmed a PLC, which was quite fun, especially finding the right sequences for running a complicated machine.

I think I'd send my dumpster find, but the postage seems pretty expensive to me.


What do you think? Send it?

Paul
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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2659 on: January 01, 2020, 02:31:45 pm »
Ok, I hope this ends up in the right place this time.

When I was young I used to build heath kits with my dad and then went to just buying parts and building all sort of things from radios to transceivers. Well along came the PC and I got hooked on the internet where I mostly played around. Not being a gamer I went into editing Photos and until recently just edited for fun. Now at 63 it's my job and I work from home since I'm in Florida and my boss is in California.

In my spare time I've become a Mr. fixit for the community working on simple thing like Pc's, phones, solar lights the usual household items. I've setup a work bench and purchased my first Oscilloscope. My main reason for joining is to learn as much as I've forgotten. Here's hoping you can teach an old dog new tricks
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2660 on: January 01, 2020, 07:29:12 pm »
Hello to all.

I am a little bit late in the introduction post because as always I don't look everywhere in time  :-DD

More then 10 years I am working in big industrial factories. Mostly big power stuff but electronics are big part of my work too. I love electronics, love to build, love to repair, test my own designs, fail, then test again to achieve my goals.. Analog electronics is my thing. It is like poetry - it rimes "every idiot can count do 1", right ? I rarely work on audio/video electronics.  :popcorn:







 
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2661 on: January 03, 2020, 02:56:49 pm »
Hi everyone,
I have been following de EEVBlog youtube channel for some time as well as reading these phorums.
Now is time to join the community.
Electronics have been my favorite hobby since i was a kid. Years ago I became an electronic Engineer and although this is not my actually profession, never lost my interest.
I really appreciate the EEVBlog as well as other youtube channels around electronics
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2662 on: January 08, 2020, 03:23:37 am »
Hi Y'all.

Like many here, I found the YouTube channel first, I really love David's presentation style.

In the military, I was a truck mechanic.  When I got out of the military, I went to an electronics trade school.  After completing the basic electronics course, I got hired by Xerox as a Xerox 9700 Service Technician.  The 9700 was a Dec PDP1134 driven 120 page a minute laser printer that you could find in many of the data centers around the USA and I suppose the world.

By the mid 90's I had moved into Sales, I sold the Xerox DocuTech.  I have been selling software for the past 15 years and love what I do.

I still keep my hands in all things technical and want to get into troubleshooting/repairing electronic things that fail around my house.  I live in a Newmar Motorhome and there is always something that needs to be fixed.  I have an Electrical Management System PCB with a bunch of relays on it.  The board works fine but the relays need to be replaced.  I also have an NVidia Shield Pro that will not turn on.  Working on electronic and mechanical stuff brings me back to my earlier days and I am still pretty good at it.

I recently purchased a used ScienScope SSZ-2 Trinocular.  Now I am looking for a soldering station, a multimeter, a power supply and possibly a digital scope.  I'm leaning towards a Pace ADS200 soldering station and a Fluke 87V multimeter.  I need to do more research on the power supply and scope. 

I'm glad I found you all.... I have a lot to learn and believe I can learn it here.

JohnnyG


 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2663 on: January 09, 2020, 08:26:20 pm »
Hello everybody my name is Fernando, I live in Argentina, I love electronics , martial arts and R&R
Im glad to be here i hope learn a lot and find good friends from all countries
my first languaje is spanish so my apologies for my english mistakes
see u all  :-+
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2664 on: January 09, 2020, 09:54:31 pm »
Hi,
my name is Alex. Watching Dave videos on yotube for last 3 years. Learned a lot.
I do some back-end server side software engineering by day and having fun with embedded development by night.
Through last three years it got to some "sophisticated" DIY levels. Like etching PCBs using photoresist exposed by a 3D printer which was converted to laser engraver:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2791931
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3494172
Than laser cutting stencils and acrylic holder jig to solder these PCBs:

Lately most of my designs are so complex that I go to either PcbWay or JLCPCB, but for simple things still occasionaly enjoy DIY near the kitchen sink.
 
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« Reply #2665 on: January 09, 2020, 10:00:46 pm »
Impressive!  :-+
Chris

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2666 on: January 10, 2020, 01:54:04 am »
Hi all! I fell down this rabbit hole fixing arcade and pinball machines. Where it ends... nobody knows  :-DD
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2667 on: January 10, 2020, 05:19:49 pm »
Hi from the east coast!

Im Casey but most friends call me Bean. I am your usual maker geek. I have been cosplaying for a few years now and got into electronics about a year and a half ago. I have been a fan of channels like dave's and Clive's for a long time and those channels are what really got me to take to leap into the electronics field. I just started college for a bachelors in electronic engineering technology. I still have a lot to learn I am still following schematics and tutorials to make things like the TV-B-Gone or lights for my costumes but between my classes and the wealth of knowledge here I hope to be able to start designing my own circuits and projects before too long. ^u^

 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2668 on: January 15, 2020, 03:17:45 am »
Hi All,

I'm relatively new here..
I'm a software guy who has always had a foot in hardware. I'm starting a new company centered around a consumer hardware product so I'm getting in deep for the first time with 6+ layer boards, multiple FPGAs and some high speed signalling. It is a learning curve..

But I have one pressing questions I could use some help with..
Is there an easy way to keep track of conversations you are a part of? Right now, if I don't recall the category I'm posting in.. I forget to go back and see if anyone had anything new to say... I must be missing something since this seems really important.

Best,
A
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2669 on: January 15, 2020, 03:23:18 am »


But I have one pressing questions I could use some help with..
Is there an easy way to keep track of conversations you are a part of? Right now, if I don't recall the category I'm posting in.. I forget to go back and see if anyone had anything new to say... I must be missing something since this seems really important.

Best,
A
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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2670 on: January 15, 2020, 02:35:17 pm »
Great. Thanks.
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2671 on: January 16, 2020, 01:15:36 pm »
Hello from Belgium in Europe!

I've been watching the youtube channel and been lurking on the forum somewhat. My day job is in IT but I'm bumbling along in electronics for recreational and home automation.
Up to this point in life I've shocked myself on 230V AC by accident four times, this qualifies me for something right?
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2672 on: January 16, 2020, 03:32:31 pm »
Greetings to all fellow EEV bloggers. I've known about EEVblog for years but never quite got round to joining until now.

I'm almost retired from professional electronics but I'm active in vintage stuff. Member of the BVWS (British Vintage Wireless Society) for many years and a founder of the Broadcast Engineering Conservation Group (BECG). www.becg.org.uk We have applied to become a registered charity.

I raise money for the British Vintage Wireless and TV Museum (Dulwich, South London. Another charity) and the BECG. As such, I may want to flog odd (very odd!) stuff here from time to time. I've got a pile of NOS vintage bipolar PROMs to sort out at the moment.

Some of you may recognise my "ppppenguin" name from other forums. Some may even have had the misfortune of meeting me in person:) I'll see if I can get my animated penguin avatar to work here.
Jeffrey Borinsky  www.borinsky.co.uk
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2673 on: January 16, 2020, 03:40:18 pm »
Welcome to the forum!
Greetings to all fellow EEV bloggers. I've known about EEVblog for years but never quite got round to joining until now.

I'm almost retired from professional electronics but I'm active in vintage stuff. Member of the BVWS (British Vintage Wireless Society) for many years and a founder of the Broadcast Engineering Conservation Group (BECG). www.becg.org.uk We have applied to become a registered charity.

I raise money for the British Vintage Wireless and TV Museum (Dulwich, South London. Another charity) and the BECG. As such, I may want to flog odd (very odd!) stuff here from time to time. I've got a pile of NOS vintage bipolar PROMs to sort out at the moment.

Some of you may recognise my "ppppenguin" name from other forums. Some may even have had the misfortune of meeting me in person:) I'll see if I can get my animated penguin avatar to work here.
Ohhhh, I like the sound of those two charities, will have to viist their sites and find out more, thanks for the links and details about them.

Animated Avatars - suspect not, as mine should be an animated GIF (it's an old-school computer front panel - all the lights should be blinking and flashing)
 

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #2674 on: January 16, 2020, 03:51:12 pm »
Hi Paul Ed. Thanks for the welcome. My animated GIF ppppenguin works just fine  :)

Please have a look around the BECG and BVWTM websites:
https://becg.org.uk/
http://bvwtm.org.uk/

If you fancy a vintage event then RetrotechUK (previously NVCF) is a big vintage technology fleamarket (over 200 stalls) plus displays and demonstrations. https://www.retrotechuk.com/

Jeffrey Borinsky  www.borinsky.co.uk
 
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