Saturday, December 18th

Third Saturday
Stanford University
Building 550 - Room 126

Meeting Location: SVFIG will meet in Building 550 (aka Peterson Building) on the campus of Stanford University. The building's location in relationship to Terman Engineering Center (the former meeting place) is indicated on these maps - Slide1 or Slide2. Additional maps of area can be found here.

Parking: There is open parking on weekends. Park in any A or C or metered space.

Building Entrance: Make your way to the Panama Mall entrance. The door is labeled Building 550 - Mechanical Engineering Design Group. Press the wireless doorbell to announce your arrival. Someone will open the door for you. Do not ask Stanford students to let you in and do not enter the building behind students.

Meeting Room: Room 126 is used for monthly SVFIG meetings. Once inside the building descend three steps and continue straight into the atrium. The meeting room is on the left.

WiFi: Temporary Internet access via the Stanford wireless network will be available. A common username and password will be provided at the meeting.

Meeting Announcements by Email: If you would like to have meeting announcements e-mailed to you, send the message Subscribe SVFIG Meeting Agenda to: George Perry

Speakers' Schedule

Kevin's December 2010 Announcement

Kevin Appert serves as the SVFIG Program Chair and is responsible for the content of the monthly email announcement and the Speakers' Schedule webpage. Please contact him if you wish to present something or suggest a speaker or a topic.

How you can help SVFIG:

  • Bring your presenter and topic suggestions to every meeting!
  • Contribute your ideas for and offer to participate in next year's Forth Day.

Coming to SVFIG:

Report on the eZ430 Chronos Development Tools - CH Ting
"I will give a report on my tinkering with the eZ430 Chronos Development Tools. I am interested in the device's wireless communication. I was disappointed with the IR link in Lego's MindStorm Robotic Invention. I hope to see a much better wireless link implemented on the 430. Once I get the communication established, I will be able to control targets easily using Forth."

OO-vs-Relational Databases - Samuel A. Falvo II
"I would like to talk about OO-vs-relational databases and procedural programming."

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.

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 Forth for the Mac - Kevin Appert
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, I’ll be doing a talk. I’d be grateful for any help and advice from anyone familiar with PowerMOPS.”

PowerMops on SourceForge

Please indicate your interest for these topics:

Meeting Notes