[svfig-announce] Exciting lineup for 28th is shaping up

Kevin Appert forther at comcast.net
Tue Jan 24 15:05:34 PST 2006

Please join us for the first SVFIG Meeting of the new year!
Cogswell College, Sunnyvale, CA  January 28th --- this Saturday

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to the schedule.
The most up-to-date meeting information is at 
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  SVFIG  Meeting Agenda for Saturday, January 28th, 2006
At Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive,  Sunnyvale, CA

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

10:15  ---  LEGO MindStorms and pbForth  --- C. H. Ting.
"I bought a MindStorms set as a Christmas present for myself.  I wanted to 
evaluate pbForth and see how it works.  I constructed a Rovobot and got it 
to follw a black line.  I will talk about pbForth and give some demos."
http://mindstorms.lego.com/  (Macromedia Flash in use)

11:30 --- More New Products --- Dave Jaffe
Dave will survey some newly introduced microcontrollers, I/O peripherals, 
and gadgets that are interesting and can provide useful and unique 
capabilities to Forth embedded systems.

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


1:15  ---  LabVIEW and the South African Large Telescope (SALT)   ---  Dirk 
De Mol (National Instruments)
LabVIEW is a dataflow language used in the control and instrumentation 
world. A short overview will be given of its structure, 
constructs,  functions and grammar. SALT, a 10 meter-class telescope. will 
be discussed as a case study.

2:30  ---  "Watergate" and Forensic Engineering  --- Jay McKnight (FRCFAE)
FIG member Jay McKnight was one of the "tape experts" on Judge Sirica's 
panel that advised him in 1973 about the "missing 18 minutes" in Nixon's 
tapes. Jay will show and discuss slides from the report, and/or answer your 
questions. The full report describing the techniques that they developed is 
linked at 

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/

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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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