April 2006 Meeting Notes

Compiled by Dave Jaffe

Contributions from Kevin Appert


Starbucks Coffee, Tea, Bagels, and Pastries


Programming Challenge: Sudoku - CH Ting
Bring in your computer with favorite Forth system and let us try to solve the Sudoku puzzle. You are also welcome to work out your solution at home and demonstrate it. Sudoku is not a difficult problem, and generally there are many, many correct solutions to a preset pattern. The real challenge is to find ALL the correct solutions.


Lunch - go to TOGO's or bring your own food and stay at Cogswell


Technology of the Month & Interesting Items from ESC - Dave Jaffe
Dave will survey some of the many new products were shown at the Embedded Systems Conference. Other conference attendees are welcome to pass along items that caught their eye for inclusion in this presentation.

Presentation in PDF


The Future? - All Assembled

Items discussed:

Win32Forth Sodoku directory on SourceForge

IntellaSys White Paper in PDF - A 21st Century Sea Change Taking Place in Embedded Microprocessors

Doug Dillon's Sodoku Solver Program in SwiftForth

MaxStream ZigBee Evaluation Kit - purchased by John Hall

Global Spec's Brain Strainer online game

Klaus Flesch's wireless product using Forth at Embedded Systems Conference
FS Forth-Systeme GmbH

RFID-proof devices

FARM - Forth for ARM processor

From Kevin Appert:

Circuit Cellar - Low-Cost 2.4-GHz Spectrum Analyzer

Circuit Cellar - Source Code Index

Ken Merk's article: Monitor and Control with Text Messaging
Source code
Flashlite 186 Single Board computer
Forth 83 for Flashlite 186
Forths for TI's MSP430
430 v4th
ZigBee Home Control
Hawking HomeRemote
Freescale News Release
Datasheet archives
Parts search on DigiKey
FindChips - price and availability
SIFT Algorithm Links
Google search
Tool for stitching two photos together
Wikipedia article
Demo Software: SIFT Keypoint Detector
Structure from Motion using SIFT features

Meeting Announcement

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