Towel Day - 05/25/2002 - A tribute to Douglas Adams
Department of Consumer Affairs
Bureau of Automotive Repair / Smog Check
Punch and Brodie (as in Leo Brodie of "Starting Forth" fame)
Puppets for company meetings, events, and videos
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Einstein
Gary F. Moring
Internet Programming (Book and Disk)
Kris A. Jamsa and Ken Cope
Publisher: Jamsa Press
$33 prototypes in 5 days
ProCAD PowerStation 32 - $99 version
AutoRoute in their Mainframe
ForthStamp prototypes uses Cygnal Integrated Products:
Sites I ambled across in our morning jaunt through the Internet:
Leo Brodie's side business - providing quality puppetry to corporate
The internet Wayback machine (Mr. Jay Ward would be proud, I think)
Interesting stuff, Getting at the Ports under Windows NT, uClinux -
Linux for MicroControllers, USB Info and much more
Smog check test history for your own or any other license number. Buying
a used car?
Bob Nash found a couple of interesting sites in his travels on the Information Superhighway
Build yourself a Glow Discharge Panel (from the folks at Advanced
Reduced Drag Aircraft project"
More on Advanced Reduced Drag Aircraft and Naudin's MHD-propelled
Kite Altitude Record Attempt:
A high voltage motor in 5 minutes
Looking around for plasma stuff, I found "Unwise Microwave Oven Experiments" at http://www.eskimo.com/~billb/weird/microexp.html#coffee which seems to have been de-linked from it's mother page at http://www.amasci.com/ (I wonder why? Liability?) The AMASCI site has a vast plethora of interesting stuff so if you're short of free time, don't even start!
Al's new favorite processor - also an exhibitor at Sensors (see below)
Prototype Circuit Boards
Al Mitchell recommends for quickies:
Procad (this is the CAD software Al discussed):
Untested PCB houses
Sierra Proto Express
Douglas Electronics Inc. - (PC house and CAD software supplier)
Advanced Prototyping Inc.
The SVFIG Contacts Page http://www.forth.org/svfig/contacts.html
- participate now by sending your info to Kevin Appert.
Links from the Sensors Expo and Conference
(A complete index to the exhibitors is available on the site. If they would have had a clue it would have been a list of links) There was a LOT of wireless stuff at the show. See Crossbow and MicroStrain below. Second biggest trend (in my opinion) was MEMS.
A few of the exhibitors of personal interest::
Head-worn heads-up single-color VGA display
Data Acquisition Systems
Wireless Web Sensor Networks
Wireless sensor motes and MEMS stuff, Accelerometers, Gyros, Inertial
Sensors, Tilt, and so on.
PCI Extender to end all PCI Extenders
PCI Digital Oscilloscopes and More
RS232 to Ethernet to Dialup Modem