A little introduction.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Will., Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Will.

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    Hey, my name is Will. I am a 14 year old with a interest for technology, and I'm planning on building a hexapod sometime soon.

    I'm pretty good with programming and computers, but I just recently got into circuitry and making my own projects. I plan to make my hexapod from scratch, without all of those kits that limit the builder(s) creativity.

    I've looked around the forum, and so far it seems to be a pretty nice community.
     
  2. Wendy

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    Welcome aboard Will, we definitely like beginners here. You will find all types, from folks like yourself to crusty old engineers (you'll figure out who they are for yourself).

    As a new member, some options are restricted and will require 10 posts from you to go away, such as editing old posts.

    You will note older member have their location posted in the upper right hand corner. This aids us in helping, as different parts of the world have access to different parts. You can update this in your profile.

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    Schematics and pictures are worth a thousand words. It is worth learning how to post drawing or images here when asking a question.

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  3. strantor

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    Hi Will. I'm strantor. Welcome to to AAC.
     
  4. wmodavis

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    Hi Will, welcome. To save you spending too much time guessing I'm one of the crusty old engineers and retired(some say retarded) to boot. This is a good place to learn and get help and to help others when you can answer a question. Look forward to future posts.
     
  5. #12

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    Hi will. I'm an old fart without an engineering degree. I handle some of the more practical applications because of being a technician (troubleshooter) for 40 years.
     
  6. bertus

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    Hello,

    Good to hear you like the site.
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  7. DerStrom8

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    Hey Will, welcome to AAC!

    I'm Der Strom, some call me Matt. Both are nicknames, in a sense.

    I can't honestly claim to be one of the crusty old engineers. I've been working with electronics for 15-20 years, and before that it was just a hobby. I generally find myself learning more from the forums than teaching, so I guess you can still consider me a newbie ;)

    We're always glad to have new members here. It's especially nice to see folks from the younger generation. It's good to see you starting early! There are a few other members here in your age group (roughly), and I'm sure you'll find who they are and will get along nicely.

    Welcome aboard!
     
  8. Will.

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    Thanks for the welcoming everyone. Its pretty cool that their are other people in my age group interested in technology, don't see many people like me in school..
     
  9. DerStrom8

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    Hahaha, I know how you feel! My middle/high school years were the loneliest of my life! :p
     
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  10. strantor

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    How old are you der? For some reason I thought you were around 18. But I frequently confuse you with magnet18.
     
  11. gerty

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    Welcome aboard Will from yet another "Old Fart":D
     
  12. DerStrom8

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    Lol, I'm a little older than that :D:D:D
     
  13. strantor

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    are you saying you're an old fart? That would turn my perception on it's head.
     
  14. DerStrom8

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    I plead the fifth.
     
  15. loosewire

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    Will's way...................
     
  16. strantor

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    sure you don't mean Da Fif?
     
  17. DerStrom8

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    What the heck did I just watch??????? :eek:
     
  18. strantor

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    LOL you don't know what Chappelle's Show is? Man, you must really be an old fart.
     
  19. R!f@@

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    Hi, I'm king.
     
  20. DerStrom8

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    As a matter of fact, I've never heard of it. After watching that clip, I realize I would have been better off keeping it that way :D:p

    All hail! Long live the King!
     
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