[svfig-announce] SVFIG Meeting February 25th

Kevin Appert forther at comcast.net
Tue Feb 21 16:36:13 PST 2006

Cogswell College, Sunnyvale, CA  February 25th --- this Saturday
Please join us!

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It is with sadness that SVFIG reports the passing of long-time Forth 
devotee and friend, Henrik Thurfjell, on January 17, 2006.

A memorial is planned for Sunday, February 26th, at the American Legion 
Hall, 347 First Street, in Los Altos at 1 PM. There will be music and 
sharing of memories.

SVFIG will create a scrapbook of photographs and messages for presentation 
to Henrik's family at the memorial. Please contribute your memories and 
condolences to Dave Jaffe for inclusion in the scrapbook.

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Check the web site at http://www.forth.org/svfig/ for last minute changes 
to the schedule.
The most up-to-date meeting information is at 
Many thanks to our wonderful Webmeister, Dave Jaffe.

Preliminary agenda along with schedule updates and discussion may
frequently be found on the SVFIG email list.
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  SVFIG  Meeting Agenda for Saturday, February 25th, 2006
At Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive,  Sunnyvale, CA

10:00  --- COFFEE  ("... and maybe bagels with some shmeer")

10:15  ---  Another attempt at Digital Storage Oscilloscope  --- C. H. Ting.
"I gave up on Harry Winter's Dual Incremental Sampling scheme, and try a 
more conventional approach with a high speed ADC.  I am coding and testing 
the digital components on Altera Stratix II FPGA.  The components are eP32 
controller, ADC, FIFO, and a PLL clock generator.  For display, I will use 
a GameBoyAdvance console, or a graphic LCD display."

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


2:00 --- Interesting Items, Volume 3  --- 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.

3:00 --- Remembering Henrik --- All Assembled
We'll look through Dave's scrapbook and talk about our late, great friend.

The schedule above may be reformatted or line-justified but please transmit 
verbatim or not at all.   Any font you like is okay with me.
Tell your friends but please no website or newsgroup posts or media 
distribution other than on http://www.forth.org/svfig/ this month for the 
obvious reasons.

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Wireless Internet access is anticipated (though not guaranteed) at 
Cogswell, so bring your wifi.

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Please suggest a speaker or present at a SVFIG meeting. Email me,
Kevin Appert  forther at com-you-know-the-rest.com  (see the return address)

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