Saturday, April 25th
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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Wireless Internet access is anticipated
(though not guaranteed) at Stanford, so bring your wi-fi enabled
Meeting Agenda for April
10:00 --- Coffee and a Chat
10:15 --- ESC, Cool Product Expo, Maker
Faire - An Unmoderated Panel of Experts
We'll discuss what we
saw, what we're going to see, and how much money Micro$oft spent.
11:40 --- Lunch
To avoid the "noon lemming effect", we'll leave a little early.
13:00 --- Introductions, Announcements,
Rumors, and Random Access
13:30 --- Vendor of the Month -
A look at B&B
Electronic's online catalog.
14:14 --- Break
14:33 --- FIG and SVFIG websites -
An Unmoderated Panel of Experts
We'll amble around on the websites
and between rounds of applause for Dave's great work we'll make helpful
suggestions. There may be a demo of the long-awaited Forth Day 2008 video and
15:00 --- Bot Bash 2000
video of a May 2000 robot rumble in
Leftover time ---
engineering topic channels. Four new episodes per week. It worked last time,
and some of the stuff is pretty cool!
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.
Looking for a
volunteer to present this.
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 April meeting,