Sydney PC User Group Incorporated
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WEEKLY SIG MEETING UPDATE 8 - 14 March 2009
February Main Meeting Winners
Symantec Norton Utilities V.14
15 - 21 March 2009
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Disposal of Unwanted
Don't forget to bring in your unwanted mobile phones, not only will you be helping the environment but also the Spastic Centre.
Hexapod Robot CNC
Mang CNC Wire Bending
Best viewed in full screen
The rich red colour with peony flower design, Mother's Day?
Hello and Welcome,
Thanks to John Lucke for his report on the recent Membership Drive:
More than a dozen members turned up to help at our
Club's "Membership Drive" last Sunday at the University of NSW, Computer
Fair. Arriving early, Bill Parry and helpers set up our stand with his
laptop and projection screen, then during the day displayed a continuous
variety of PowerPoint and video presentations - even some with music.
There were always members on hand to give out our special newsletters,
talk to prospective "customers" and answer their many
On Thursday, 5 March 2009, the ASX All Ords was 3148 - will it fall to 2700 to 2800? The S & P 500 was 713 and the DJIA 6857. Will the latter two fall to 659 and 6000 respectively? We will talk about this at the next meeting.
Tuesday 10 March - Programming - Neville Hoffman - 6 pm - 8 pm
February meeting commenced with Bob showing a YouTube movie of a Hexapod robot CNC router cutting a rectangle shape, this was followed with Neville showing a movie of a Mang CNC wire bending machine.
Andrew showed the hardware of his data logger tester using two Picaxe 08Ms. It enabled him to quickly test 250 CR800 data loggers.
The evening continued with several members sharing their programming knowledge. Seppo spoke of Microchip's new PICkit3, and referred members to the website Talking Electronics as a good source of PIC information.
The topic for tonight is unknown, but one can be sure it will be interesting.
Friday 13 March - Seniors - Bill Parry - 10 am - 12 noon
For this month's meeting Colin will bring in his laptop and give us a more detailed look at Vista.
Bill will have a couple of other topics that he will keep up his sleeve in case there is any time left over and he will also fill in for Colin with Q & A when Colin needs a break.
Friday 13 March - Communications - Terry Eakin - 1 pm - 3 pm
A presentation is being prepared along the lines of the following topics, but not restricted to them:
Terry will bring in his notebook with Windows Vista and members can use it during lunch and have access to Office 2007 as well. Other topics may be demonstrated and introduced to educate and inform members.
Tip of the Week - John
Tip of the Week - John Symonds.
Butterscotch website is an offshoot of Tucows, it is a nifty site loaded with tons of great tutorials and full video content to help you access the most from software, technology and the internet. You can also access Tucows from Butterscotch. They also provide a monthly newsletter.
Got a tip or website you would like to share with your fellow members, please free to send it to me firstname.lastname@example.org.
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So until next week,
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Information for Members and Visitors:
Please note that all Meetings, except where specifically stated, are held on the 1st Floor,
Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney.