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19 - 24 March 2012
  • Tuesdays Senior SIG
  • Genealogy SIG
  • Digital Photography SIG

Foxit Reader

John Lucke created a simple hands-on exercise for annotating PDF documents in Foxit Reader 5.1 for today's Seniors SIG. It can be seen here.


Some time ago presenter showed us how a small helicopter could be made to fly around the room at a Main Meeting. You can now see how many robotic helicopters can be programmed to fly in  formation and cooperate to complete tasks if you click here.

Hello and Welcome,
We have two meeting next week and the details are outlined below.
Tuesday 13 March - Programming -  N. Hoffman - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
At the February meeting Lino showed a movie of a Pick & Place machine from the South Australian PIC User Group. He also showed from the same source some pictures of a home-built manual PCB drilling machine. The board is moved on a springy base between a camera above it and a drill below. You align a pad to crosshairs on a screen and press the board down onto the drill.

Alex showed Bluetooth wireless 2-way communication between a computer and his Fez Panda II board, using a virtual slide switch on the computer and a rotary switch on the Panda. He also showed how he connected his computer wirelessly to a thermometer inside a fridge, and with some C# programming, monitored and graphed the temperature.

Steve showed his completed electrolysis project, all boxed up and with operating instructions.
Next Tuesday the group will see some new microprocessor applications and programming examples.
Saturday 17 March - Web Design -  R. Hume - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
The group will meet next Saturday to plan and design some pages for their web site.
 There will be a question and answer session at the meeting at which members can discuss web page construction and any problems they may have encountered during the month.
P.S. The Club's Web site went off-line sometime today. We are working to restore the service as quickly as possible.
John Mathews

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