Saturday, July 25th

Stanford University
Terman Engineering Center
Room 556

Terman Engineering Center can be found on these maps - just search for Terman: Google map or Searchable Stanford Campus Map

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.

Wireless Internet access is anticipated (though not guaranteed) at Stanford, so bring your wi-fi enabled laptop.

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Meeting Agenda for July 2009

10:00 --- Coffee and a Chat

10:15 --- Video from July 2008 SVFIG Meeting - CH Ting et al.
That month our room at Cogswell wasn't available, so a few members convened at Ting's meeting house in San Mateo. Masa taped Ting's presentation as well as some of the rest of the meeting. We'll all have a look at Ting's presentation.

11:40 --- Lunch
Lunch on-campus. To avoid the "noon lemming effect", we'll leave a little early.

13:00 --- Introductions, Announcements, Rumors, and Random Access

13:15 --- Photos from Intel Museum and Museum of American Heritage Visits - Dave Jaffe, Kevin Appert, Jay McKnight, Masa Kasahara
"We will narrate our observations and thoughts"

14:00 --- Break

14:20 --- A New Generation of Forth Arrays and Tools - Jeff Fox
Jeff will review the details of the Green Arrays GA4, GA32, and GA144 and give an example of software using the hardware changes that Chuck has listed on his website. He will demonstrate an interactive Forth on a GA32 talking to ColorForth on a PC.

As Permitted by Time --- Videos - Jeff Fox
Jeff will bring in a box of digital video of old Forth presentations going back eighteen years and let anyone make CD or DVD copies as they choose. We may actually screen one or two!

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:

Coming in August:
Computing Logarithms and Exponentials - Eric Smith
Not particularly Forth-related

Engineering TV
Fifty engineering topic channels, four new episodes per week.

Botbash 2000 Video
A cheapie video of a May 2000 robot rumble in Mesa, AZ.

Prototyping with QFP Parts - Kevin Appert
This presentation will be based on an article in the September 2008 issue of Circuit Cellar entitled "Prototyping with QFP Parts".

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 Win32Forth group (membership required), or here.

Solicitations for presentations and assistance:

Mitch Bradley's Forth in C
A volunteer is needed to present and demonstrate this software.

PowerMOPS Demo
Looking for a volunteer to present this.

Kevin Appert: "I've sent an email to the implementer of the PACE FIG-Forth and he responded. I think he got the idea that my invitation to present was 'one-time' rather than 'any time'. Hopefully when there is something else PACE-related on the program, he'll join us and present."

Meet the Mac - Kevin Appert
Kevin Appert: "I'm having trouble emailing Ward McFarland, the Carbon MacForth guy. If anybody knows a good way to buy a copy, fill me in! The email doesn't bounce but it doesn't get answered. The phone number is out of service but the website is still up. I'm also getting error boxes when I try to start PowerMops under OS-9.1, so if anybody wants to help out there I'd be grateful."

Please register your interest for these topics:

If you have anything you'd like to talk about for the July meeting,
please contact Kevin Appert.

Meeting Notes