Next Meeting -
Saturday, May 24th
Terman Engineering Center
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 location at Stanford, so bring your wi-fi enabled laptop.
Meeting Agenda for
10:30 --- Coffee and a Chat
10:40 --- Forth Day 2008
speaker or volunteer to speak!
11:00 --- SP2 - Hardware, Software, and
so: Forth - John Rible
The Extensible SP2 FPGA Forth Processor
illustrates hardware as well as software factoring. We'll wander through the
layers and maybe run some code. Note: the hardware platform is
Actel's low power Igloo
Noon --- Lunch
Some folks bring
their lunch, some will eat on-campus or nearby.
13:30 --- Introductions, Announcements,
Rumors, Random Access
14:00 --- Cool Stuff at the Maker Faire
& Babbage Engine - Dave Jaffe
Dave will describe, through
photos, some of the devices and sights that impressed him at this month's
Maker Faire and show some images he took of
the Babbage Engine at the
Computer History Museum.
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 on
- IRC using wget in GForth -
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 May,
please contact Kevin