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14 - 19 March 2011
  • Stocks & Shares SIG
  • Tuesday's Senior SIG
  • Genealogy SIG
  • Web Design SIG





Hello and Welcome,
Last month our youngest prospective member attended a meeting of the Programming SIG to witness a video showing her design work.
Next week, young and not so young will meet again at the Programming, Seniors and Communications SIGs. Details are below.
Tuesday 8 March - Programming -  N. Hoffman - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
At the February meeting we linked by Skype to Martin, who is visiting Indonesia. He showed us photos of electronics shops in Jakarta, where everything is cheap. By screen-sharing, he was able to watch and hear the proceedings at our meeting.

We discussed the PIC LICK-1, a Talking Electronics kit. It is a PCB containing a PIC16F84, with its inputs buffered with resistors and its outputs buffered with transistors. It is a template for PIC projects; when you get an idea working on the PIC LICK-1 the circuit can be drawn as a new PC board.

Andrew described a problem in programming PIC24 chips.

Christopher showed us a Peltier TEC1-11710 , and we discussed his idea of using it to measure wind speed.

David showed us a video of an LED mobile designed by his daughter Bianca, 4, who also attended the meeting.
Neville Hoffman  
Friday 11 March - Seniors - Leader - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Graham Grant will lead the group on Friday.
Graham will hold the usual question and answer session before demonstrating some small utilities.
Members are also welcome to demonstrate any utilities they think the group will find interesting at this meeting.
Friday 11 March - Communications -  J. Lucke - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
This meeting will begin with a question and answer session and general communications discussion.  John will then test an interesting website for exposing the source of those seemingly authentic but dubious emails we all receive.   

After the coffee break, the group will compare all the popular web browsers and their special features. The group will also look at customizing browsers with all manner of add-ons and toolbars.     
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