I thought I would post this thread and make it a sticky, so that people have a way to leave introductions . Don't feel like you have to do it, but it is a great first post to make If you really want you can still make a new thread with your introduction, as people have done so far
To get things started, I run this forum, which was made to be an independent community discussing my various interests around Raspberry Pi (and Orange Pi, and C.H.I.P., and Beaglebone...) and the Arduino (and microcontrollers generally), and in general, I'm just insanely curious about a wide range of things around making, building, even manufacturing.
So far I haven't manufactured anything personally, but I would like to move in this direction, so I'll be posting about my progress. I think people who are just starting out in manufacturing (but also those who are more veteran) can really help each other! So I hope everyone will continue to be as helpful as they have been, and we can really get something going. Of course, even if you're much more experienced, you can post on the subjects that interest you and are on-topic! (see the new user guidelines, also a sticky.)
Long-term I hope to do a community-involved crowdfunding campaign to manufacture a large number of highly cheap boards ($5-$7.50) that are ready to embed in a commercial project, and I hope can include both an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi-like (embedded ARM) subsystem :-D Though this is a ways away, and I feel like the campaign would have to target millions of boards. So I will need all the communiy help I can get I don't plan to make money from that project, but rather, would like access to the boards for my own small-scale commercial attempt. So, if anyone else is doing that, hen we're in the same boat
You can email me at curiousboards (at) gmail.com if you need assistance about anything or to make any comments or requests about this forum. Hope you'll stay around, we have a lot of interesting things to talk about
Hey Curious! Great to see that you did this. There could be quite an interest going forward, so I figured I'd get in at the front. Congrats.
So, I will probably skirt pretty close to the line wrt the "posts must be substantive" rule. I know very little, especially when it comes to the Raspberry Pi. I have an RP2 board, but I've never done a project with it. I went to Fry's today, and they did have RP3s, but no Zeros (of course.) Bit of background: I'm old, so I can do almost anything, although I do not have an extensive electronics education, and my experience is specific (opto-electronics, electro-optics, instrument interfacing, gas lasers, Arduino, tiny, Forth language, op-amps, littleBits Synth, Pocket Operator Synth, etc.)
Here's a processor rumination: What will Microchip do with their new acquisition, Atmel? Surely continue the AVR line, even though it is in direct competition with their own PIC microprocessor. But what about a new direction, that puts AVR and a more powerful chip together in the same IC?
Hello everyone I am a 14 year old software and hard where developer who primarily works with Arduino based as well as windows based programing. Ive made a few projects already including 2 watches a Gameboy shaped device that is controlled via a Arduino and a soon to be terminal based computer which may or may not have a programing language of its own depending on how that works out.
I'm an electromechanical engineer in my 30s that works in the aerospace industry. My background is in nuclear where I used to work as a military nuclear tech and nuclear operations instructor. I have an undergrad degree in EE and am working on a MS in mechanical engineering. I run two blogs at www.wirebiters.com and www.sciencebadger.com which is a fun little hobby. In what free time I do have, I mainly hang out with my wife and family. Sometimes I even watch TV and play video games. I have a bunch of Arduinos, RaspPis, a Beaglebone, MSP430, and a bunch of other random electronics devboards that mainly collect dust these days. I have learned functional programming in numerous languages but don't claim fluency in any particular one.
My current projects: acid etching PCBs (need to make more chemicalzzzz), AndroidPhone-Bluetooth-Arduino robot (functional-ish), entirely 3d printed disposable rocket with homemade launch system (still designing)
Right now my primary pursuits are in learning stress engineering and whatever grad school takes me to.