Next Meeting:
Saturday, January 28th

Cogswell College
1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA

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10:00 --- Coffee

10:15 --- LEGO MindStorms and pbForth --- C. H. Ting
"I bought a MindStorms set as a Christmas present for myself. I wanted to
evaluate pbForth and see how it works. I constructed a Rovobot and got it to
follow a black line. I will talk about pbForth and give some demos."  (Macromedia Flash in use) 

11:30 --- More New Products --- Dave Jaffe 
Dave will survey some newly introduced microcontrollers, I/O peripherals,
and gadgets that are interesting and can provide useful and unique
capabilities to Forth embedded systems.

 NOON --- Lunch
Some go to TOGO's, some bring their own and stay at Cogswell

 1:00 --- Introductions, announcements, rumors, random access

 1:15 --- LabVIEW and the South African Large Telescope (SALT) ---
          Dirk De Mol (National Instruments)
LabVIEW is a dataflow language used in the control and instrumentation world.
A short overview will be given of its structure, constructs, functions, and
grammar. SALT, a 10 meter-class telescope will be discussed as a case study.

 2:30 ---- "Watergate" and Forensic Engineering --- Jay McKnight
FIG member Jay McKnight was one of the "tape experts" on Judge Sirica's panel
that advised him in 1973 about the "missing 18 minutes" in Nixon's tapes. Jay
ll show and discuss slides from the report, and/or answer your questions.
The full report describing the techniques that they developed is online at 
the AESHC website under the heading "Forensic Audio Engineering".

If you have anything you'd like to talk about in January, please contact Kevin Appert.

Meeting Notes