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Offline MTron

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #75 on: April 04, 2010, 04:26:36 am »

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, 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!

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #76 on: April 05, 2010, 07:49:37 am »
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


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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #77 on: April 05, 2010, 02:26:42 pm »
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!

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #78 on: April 05, 2010, 04:23:13 pm »

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 ..

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #79 on: April 05, 2010, 10:31:56 pm »
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.

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #80 on: April 06, 2010, 06:41:39 am »
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 :)

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #81 on: April 06, 2010, 01:04:02 pm »

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.


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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #82 on: April 06, 2010, 05:23:26 pm »
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
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i do apologies for my bad speling and grammar as it took 19 year to figerout that im dislexic

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #83 on: April 07, 2010, 06:49:48 pm »
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 !

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #84 on: April 09, 2010, 05:05:03 pm »
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  :)
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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #85 on: April 09, 2010, 06:57:07 pm »
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.

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #86 on: April 10, 2010, 07:21:37 pm »
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).

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #87 on: April 10, 2010, 09:08:25 pm »

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.
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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #88 on: April 13, 2010, 01:11:21 pm »
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.


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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #89 on: April 13, 2010, 06:55:46 pm »
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.

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #90 on: April 13, 2010, 11:09:21 pm »
I missed this page when I signed up ::)  So it's a late 'hi all' from me :)


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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #91 on: April 17, 2010, 12:11:45 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.


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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #92 on: April 17, 2010, 03:04:39 pm »
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.

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« Reply #93 on: April 23, 2010, 06:34:57 pm »

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.

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #94 on: April 23, 2010, 08:57:16 pm »
Hello, I'm from Romania. Electronics is my hobby, trying to learn and experiment pic's scheme

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #95 on: April 25, 2010, 07:00:09 am »
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).

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« Reply #96 on: April 26, 2010, 04:41:01 pm »
Hi There!

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


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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #97 on: April 30, 2010, 03:19:18 pm »
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.

Don't trust me I work in marketing!

After a few years with LeCroy and R&S I work for HIOKI USA. If there is anything I can help with, please contact me.

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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #98 on: May 03, 2010, 04:14:15 am »
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.


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Re: New Member, Please introduce yourself
« Reply #99 on: May 05, 2010, 11:33:03 am »
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