Next Meeting -
Saturday, March 22nd
1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Rooms 197A and 197B
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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Agenda to: George
Wireless Internet access is anticipated
(though not guaranteed) at Cogswell, so bring your wi-fi enabled
attending SVFIG meetings, please be aware that Cogswell College now locks its
doors on weekends. To facilitate your entry to the building, there will be an
SVFIG member stationed at the door from 9:45am to 10:15am to admit recognized
SVFIG meeting attendees. If you are attending an SVFIG meeting for the first
time, please bring a printout of this agenda to identify your interest in Forth
and thereby gain admission. If you arrive after 10:15am, there will be a
telephone number posted for you to call to alert someone of your presence at
the door. The front door will also be checked at 20 to 30 minute intervals to
accommodate individuals without cellphones.
Do not, under
any circumstances, allow strangers to enter Cogswell. Those who are authorized
admittance have key-cards.
09:45 --- Coffee and a Chat
10:10 --- Forth Day 2008 - Kevin
Suggest a speaker or volunteer to speak!
10:15 --- Digital Oscilloscope Project
(tentative) - CH Ting
Dr. Ting may have other plans, so he may miss
Noon --- Lunch
Some folks bring
their lunch, some folks go to Togos.
13:00 --- Introductions, Announcements,
Rumors, Random Access
13:30 --- Interesting Items - Volume
10 - 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.
14:00 --- Magnetic Recording and Ampex
- Jay McKnight
Jay will take us through the history of sound
recording through some vintage Ampex videos.
15:00 --- Random Access - All in
Will it be random or just pseudo-random? We always find
something to talk about.
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 in the future
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.
- Tentative - June Meeting in San Mateo at
the home of CH Ting
Please register your interest for these
- Viewing of Analog by Design shows
hosted by Bob Pease - list of
- The world's second Babbage Engine is
coming to town. Maybe we can have a meeting at the Computer History Museum to
take a look.
- Review and discussion of recent postings
- Review and discussion of interesting Forth
projects and many files at the
Off the table:
- There has been a lack of interest for a
presentation by a representative from Gumstix.
- There has been no success in contacting
the author of
Forth - written locally by Cliff L. Biffle
- A tour of
TechShop in Menlo Park is not
planned at this time. If you would like to visit the facility, please make your
own arrangements. Check out their talks, events, and instructional
If you have anything you'd
like to talk about in March,
please contact Kevin