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Old 06-29-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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Hello from Australia

Hello All

I started out at about 10 i guess pulling everything apart ( to see how it ticks )
Still the same at age 42

I have been working for a electronics importing company for 26 years now ( pretty much my only job ) apart from being a paper boy at about age 14


A brief history of what I have been exposed to..

Paper Tape punches
I used to go out onsite and repair these for customer.

8 Inch floppy drives
We used to repair them and align the heads
replace components etc

Dumb Terminals
We imported container load of VT100,VT52 etc dump terminals
We even started to import X terminals and what the hell was a IP address
I was all confused back in about 1989 when I was just used to 9600 baud being FAST !!!

CPM & S100 rack CPM systems
Thinking back it was kinda like a dos machine
but some didnt have a CRT the console was a dump terminal.

Plotters
Ford purchased 54 inch wide plotters that would draw all the cad drawings
using pens lots of powerfull motors and very fast moving paper
you had to be carefull they would almost take your hand off..
We also sold smaller plotters

DotMatrix , DailyWheel and print head printers
We fixed these things unlike today
you would rebuild the gearbox and clutch etc
they were very expensive

Laser Printers
We were one of the first companies to import laser printers
Fix repair upgrade etc

Electronic test equipment
Oscilloscopes
Multimeters
Sporectrum Analywers
you name it if it was test equipmetn we sold it


My position as technition / field service etc has changed now

I do system integration of new products
modify / add to value add for the customer.

For example implement hardware and software to get some type of device we
sell to log data and upload to the internet send SMS etc
this involves writing code in may different formats.. C++ basic assembly etc

We specilize in remote monitoring and control systems that may be located in hard to reach locations so we need remote automation.

My current project is to get a E-ink touch screen to interface with some of our existing hardware ( hence being at this forum )

I discovered it would cost alot more to purchase a e-ink display and controller from china and develop my own hardware around it. The Kobo can do it all..

its been about 20 years since i got my hands dirt with linux so I am very rusty..

I have managed to get telnet over usb RNDIS and python and pygame working
so i can write my own apps but have some hurdles to overcome.

I am hoping somone can help. Also I am hoping that I can be of some help to others

Cheers
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