July 2010 Meeting Notes
Compiled by Dave Jaffe
Contributions from Kevin Appert and others
Coffee and a Chat
STM8S-Discovery Board - CH Ting
"Many of you
might have gotten STMicroelectronics'
evaluation board free at this year's Embedded Systems Conference. It has an
8-bit microprocessor, the STM8S105C6T6, and a USB link. I looked into it and
found the microprocessor is similar to the 68HC11. So I dug up my 68HC11 eForth
implementations and am trying to port it over. I will report my progress. I
hope to have a working eForth on it for demonstration at the meeting. STM is
selling this board at $10. At this price, I can tolerate all the shortcomings
in this chip."
- Slides - 149 Kb pdf file
- STM8S eForth - 21.9 Kb zip
Discovery Board Users Forum
Ting was our BBQ Chef.
Introductions, Announcements, Discussions, and Gossip -
This month we went around the room - each introduced
themselves and described the coolest new product or tool they've seen
Expert System for Engine Analysis - Dennis A.
Dennis will describe a expert system he wrote many years ago in
Forth to diagnose automobile engines in instruments built by the Test Products
Division of Allen Group.
Smart Engine Analyzer - Smart Scope
Training Manual - 108 Mb pdf file
- Matrix method and apparatus for engine analysis -
Patent 4373186 - 483 Kb pdf file
Learning to Play with the FPGA - Kevin
"I'm trying to get started, probably with VHDL, probably with
I'd be grateful for advice."
- VHDL vs Verilog
- pros and cons of various development boards
- best books to buy/borrow
- other member's spare books or boards to beg, borrow or
- is anyone interested in forming a study group?
- who can I email for help?
- group project to explore and/or update John Rible's CPU
Topic Grab Bag - Everyone
We'll talk about
something, here are some thoughts:
- TestSerial.f - translated to
GForth by Dennis Ruffer
plugins - Dennis Ruffer
- MAC OS X Serial Port
Programming on MacRumors
writing to serial port on MAC OSX from Stackoverflow
- Forth Jobs
- Programmers Quotes
Carolina Maker Faire videos
- Photos from meeting by
- Sam Falvo blog
- Unit Tests Enhance
- Quick Bash Tip:
Environment Variables as Aliases
- Spammer Alert:
Likely Screen-Scraper Outfit Identified
- Unsuitable in Unsuitable:
- General Object
- The CGI
- RSS Feed
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