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WEEKLY SIG MEETING UPDATE  13 - 18 February 2012

1st Floor
Sydney Mechanics'
School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney

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Hello and Welcome,
We have three meetings next week and the details are below:
Monday 13 February - Stocks & Shares -  M. Robertson
5:30pm - 8:30pm
The group will look at a relatively new software program called Vector Vest which purports to help with stock picking, market timing and investing in a manner that reduces risk.
Some "Dividend Stocks" will also be discussed so bring the name and code of any stocks you wish to review to the meeting.
Tuesday 14 February - Programming -  N. Hoffman - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
At the January meeting Martin demonstrated a clamping ammeter he bought from Seeed Studios. He uses a microprocessor to calculate and display the power consumption. John showed an open source debugger for Freescale microcontrollers.
 Christopher told us of a USB to RS232/TTL UART/RS485 converter he bought. It provides an easy method of connecting a USB port on a PC to RS232 signals.

Steve showed us oscilloscope traces of a spurious signal on his project and described how he eliminated it. Anthony told us of his experiences in first trying to make a PCB.
At the next meeting next Tuesday the group will see some new microprocessor applications and programming examples.
Saturday 18 February - Web Design -  R. Hume - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
The group will meet again next week to plan and design some pages for their web site.
There will also be a question and answer session at the meeting at which members can discuss any problems they may have encountered during the month.
Visitors are always welcome at all of the Club's meetings.
John Mathews

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