Saturday, February 28th
Terman Engineering Center can be found
on these maps - just search for Terman:
Google map or
Searchable Stanford Campus
There is open parking on weekends. Park in
any A or C or metered space.
Take the elevator to the 5th floor. Walk
across the foyer and up the ramp just to the left of the glassed-in office.
Room 556 is at the top of the ramp - entrance on the left.
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Meeting Agenda for February
10:00 --- Coffee and a Chat
10:15 --- eForth in C - CH
"I decided to bite the bullet and learn C to rewrite eForth. I
bought the book,
Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Michael Vine, and started from
Chapter 1. I got gcc, M4, and MAKE with cygwin on my PC. I think it is probably
easier to work with cygwin than MicroVision from Keil."
11:40 --- Lunch
To avoid the "noon lemming effect", we'll leave a little early.
13:00 --- Introductions, Announcements,
Rumors, and Random Access
13:22 --- Developing Working, Hard
Real-Time, Deep-Embedded Software for the Intellasys Platform - Samuel
A. Falvo II
Interactive testing requires intrusive artifacts on the
Intellasys platform, which may interfere with cores important to the
functioning of the rest of the chip. Using light-weight formal methods within
an iterative development process helps guarantee successful software with
minimal debugging infrastructure and effort.
14:27 --- Engineering TV
topic channels. Four new episodes per week. It worked last time, and some of
the stuff is pretty cool!
14:46 --- Break
15:00 --- Interesting Items - Volume
13 - Dave Jaffe
Dave will continue his survey of interesting
newly-introduced microcontrollers, I/O peripherals, sensors, products, and
gadgets that can provide useful and unique capabilities to Forth embedded
systems. If anyone has come across anything that fits this category, pass them
along to him for inclusion in his presentation.
15:30 --- Adjourn
15:31 --- Indoctrinate U - Extra Bonus Footage
There are a couple of clips on the DVD which weren't shown last month.
It's a little off-topic but important! Note that this version of
Indoctrinate U contans
explicit language. There will be no Forth discussed afterwards, so if you're
not interested, you're free to leave.
- "Speech codes. Censorship. Enforced
political conformity. Hostility to diversity of opinion. Sensitivity training.
We usually associate such things totalitarian regimes, not with the American
universities that nurtured the free speech movement."
16:00 --- Adjourn
How you can help SVFIG:
- Bring your speaker and topic suggestions
to every meeting!
- Your input for and participation in next
year's Forth Day is always welcomed.
Coming to SVFIG:
Update on IntellaSys Chips -
The chips John Rible will be selling to SVFIG are in
test now and perhaps he'll be at the meeting to give us an update.
Prototyping with QFP Parts -
This presentation will be based on an article in the
September 2008 issue of Circuit Cellar entitled "Prototyping with QFP
WAV File and Soundcard I/O Software
Using Win32Forth - Andy Korsak
This software was written for
amateur radio applications. Andy has suggested that it might be useful to look
at his code in advance of his talk. Contributions to this work-in-progress
would be welcomed. You can download and view his sound card software on the
group (membership required), or here.
Please register your interest for these
If you have anything you'd
like to talk about for the February meeting,