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Demand for an Electronics Forum

Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:53 PM

Hey all,

There's been some discussion on the official IRC about starting up an electronics subsection of D.I.C, so I thought I would check what kind of interest there is in that. If you don't mind:
1.) Would you be interested in an electronics forum of some kind?
2.) Would you be willing to contribute assistance or tutorials to the forum?
3.) How much experience do you have, and with what platform? (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, homebrew type projects)

Thanks much for your time!

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Re: Demand for an Electronics Forum

Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:59 PM

There has been?
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Re: Demand for an Electronics Forum

Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:00 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 17 January 2014 - 01:59 PM, said:

There has been?


Yes, between myself, macosxnerd, and nathanpc.
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Re: Demand for an Electronics Forum

Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:09 PM

move to site suggestions?

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR

become another strange thread in caffeine lounge that has little to do with OP?

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Re: Demand for an Electronics Forum

Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:10 PM

I would be interested in a electronics subsection here. I'll be able to contribute a lot to the community with tutorials and replying to threads.

In terms of microcontrollers (which is probably going to be the topic of the majority of the questions) I have experience with Arduino, MSP430, and the Raspberry Pi. I have a ton of experience, a lot more than with microcontrollers, with analog circuits (analog is my main focus), and some beginner-to-intermediate level of experience RF.

If anyone is interested in some of my projects you can checkout my GitHub repos and I post some awesome photos of my projects and my workbench while I'm working on something at Google+
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Re: Demand for an Electronics Forum

Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:13 PM

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move to site suggestions?

I would, but it seems the OP is looking for input to build a case to start suggesting it.. not a flat out suggestion..

View Postnathanpc, on 17 January 2014 - 03:10 PM, said:

...snip...
I would be interested in a electronics subsection here. I'll be able to contribute a lot to the community with tutorials and replying to
threads.
...snip...

No doubt, but with all new forum suggestions it's about if other folk are clamoring for one, and I haven't heard much except an odd PM or two here and there.
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Re: Demand for an Electronics Forum

Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:55 PM

View Postkoborivers, on 17 January 2014 - 04:00 PM, said:

View Postmodi123_1, on 17 January 2014 - 01:59 PM, said:

There has been?


Yes, between myself, macosxnerd, and nathanpc.

As I explained, we really need ongoing demand to consider a new forum. If we see a solid 6-10 months of traffic, we can review the need for a forum. I would love to see such a demand. :)
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Re: Demand for an Electronics Forum

Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:12 PM

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Re: Demand for an Electronics Forum

Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:23 PM

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 17 January 2014 - 02:55 PM, said:

View Postkoborivers, on 17 January 2014 - 04:00 PM, said:

View Postmodi123_1, on 17 January 2014 - 01:59 PM, said:

There has been?


Yes, between myself, macosxnerd, and nathanpc.

As I explained, we really need ongoing demand to consider a new forum. If we see a solid 6-10 months of traffic, we can review the need for a forum. I would love to see such a demand. :)/>


Where does that traffic need to go to? Apologies if there was a misunderstanding, I thought this might be a good initial indicator of whether or not it was worth pursuing.
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Re: Demand for an Electronics Forum

Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:26 PM

@supersloth - while I do enjoy the clackity-clack of some dice, I am not sure if we need a whole forum dedicated to gambling.

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Re: Demand for an Electronics Forum

Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:41 PM

Koborivers- general activity on the site. If we see a bunch of questions, discussions, and such pop up, we can consider a forum.
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Re: Demand for an Electronics Forum

Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:06 PM

By those criteria, we should have at least two forums about masturbation...
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Re: Demand for an Electronics Forum

Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:11 PM

Has anything popped up, though?
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Re: Demand for an Electronics Forum

Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:31 PM

like every 20 minutes.
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Re: Demand for an Electronics Forum

Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:35 PM

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By those criteria, we should have at least two forums about masturbation...


One for furious masturbation and another for extra furious masturbation?
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