Saturday, October 23rd
Building 550 - Room
SVFIG will meet at Stanford
in Building 550 (aka Peterson Building). Its relationship to Terman
Engineering Center (the former meeting place) can be found on these maps -
Slide1 or Slide2.
There is open parking on
weekends. Park in any A or C or metered space.
Enter the building from
Panama Mall. The door is labeled "Building 550 - Mechanical Engineering
Design Group". For monthly meetings except Forth Day, Room 126 will be
used. Once inside the building walk down three steps and continue straight
ahead into the atrium. The meeting room is on the left.
For Forth Day, walk up the
stairs just inside the doorway. Room 200 is on the left at the top of the
In the event that the
building door is locked, there will either be someone on duty to let you in or
a cellphone number to call. Do not ask Stanford students to let you in and
do not enter the building behind students.
Temporary wireless Internet
access at the meeting can be arranged by sending an email request to Dave Jaffe
(dljaffe -at- stanford.edu).
If you would like to have
meeting announcements e-mailed to you, send the message Subscribe SVFIG
Meeting Agenda to: George
How you can help SVFIG:
- Bring your presenter and topic suggestions
to every meeting!
- Your input for and participation in next
year's Forth Day is always welcomed.
Coming to Forth Day 2010:
J1: A Small Forth CPU Core for
FPGAs - James Bowman
James will describe a 16-bit Forth CPU core,
intended for FPGAs. The instruction set closely matches the Forth programming
language, simplifying cross-compilation. Because it has higher throughput than
comparable CPU cores, it can stream uncompressed video over Ethernet using a
simple software loop. The entire system (source Verilog, cross compiler, and
TCP/IP networking code) is published under the BSD license. The core is less
than 200 lines of Verilog, and operates reliably at 80 MHz in a Xilinx
Spartan(R)-3E FPGA, delivering approximately 100 ANS Forth
Report on eZ430 Chronos Development
Tool - CH Ting
"I will give a report on my tinkering on eZ430
Chronos Development Tool. My interests are on the wireless communication. I was
disappointed on the IR link in Lego's MindStorm Robotic Invention. I hope to
see a much better wireless link among 430's. Once I get the communication
established, I will be able to control targets easily using
BBQ Lunch - CH
Fireside Chat - Chuck
Chuck is expected to speak to us again this year.
Banquet Dinner - Venue to be
determined (candidates include Su Hong in Menlo Park and Hong Kong Restaurant
in Mountain View)
Coming to SVFIG:
OO-vs-Relational Databases -
Samuel A. Falvo II
"I would like to talk about OO-vs-relational
databases and procedural programming."
Task Interface in Forth for eCOS -
Part 2 - John E. Harbold
"I'll present the object-oriented
interface to the task interface in Forth for
eCOS. This will describe the way to
create and manage tasks in Forth."
topic channels, four new episodes per week.
Botbash 2000 Video
A cheapie video
of a May 2000 robot rumble in Mesa, AZ.
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.
Solicitations for presentations and
Mitch Bradley's Forth in C
volunteer is needed to present and demonstrate this software.
PowerMops Forth for the Mac -
Kevin Appert: "Mops
is an open-source, full-featured, object-oriented stand-alone programming
language for Mac OS X descended from the much-beloved NEON. I now have a
working installation and when I know enough to do a good demo, Ill be
doing a talk. Id be grateful for any help and advice from anyone familiar
- PowerMops on
Please indicate your interest for these
If you have anything you'd
like to talk about this month,
please contact Kevin