July 2008 Meeting Notes

Compiled by Dave Jaffe

Contributions from Kevin Appert and others


Coffee and a Chat


Forth Day 2008
Suggest a speaker or volunteer to speak!


Menu System for Digital Storage Oscilloscope - CH Ting
"I will present a new menu control system for the digital storage oscilloscope. I hope that I will get the ADC to work by the July meeting so that I will be able to demonstrate it. However, I may not be able to get that far. But, I will definitely get the menu control system done, and show it on the Olimex SAM7256 board."

  • Board uses serial debug port
  • Display is an $8 part used by Nokia in their cellphones
  • Display is 132 by 132 color pixels=16 characters by 16 lines
  • Demos - flag, characters, DSO display, menu


A BBQ lunch will be provided by our host in his yard.


Introductions, Announcements, Rumors, Random Access


Iron Man Museum Tour Planning
A headcount will be taken of those interested in going to the Hendy Iron Works Museum in Sunnyvale. It is open to the public by appointment only. A tentative date for the tour is Monday, August 11th around lunchtime.


Interesting Items - Volume 11 - Dave Jaffe
Dave will continue his survey of interesting newly-introduced microcontrollers, I/O peripherals, sensors, products, and gadgets that can provide useful and unique capabilities to Forth embedded systems. If anyone has come across anything that fits this category, pass them along to him for inclusion in his presentation.

Slides - 251 Kb PDF file


Audible Computing, Part 4: Searching for the Perfect Platform - Masa Kasahara
In Part 4, Masa will talk about his quest for the perfect machine to implement his ideas. It should be small enough to be portable and not too expensive, either. What do you think he came up with?

Slides - 97 Kb PDF file
Sensa c200
Rockbox for Sensa c200 (zip)
Sim W32 for Sensa c200 (zip)



Other items:


Bill Kibler
Forth page
Commentary on Forth Day 1995


Henrik's patent: Universally accessible portable computer
Telegraph Clacks out RSS Feeds

Meeting Announcement

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