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WEEKLY SIG MEETING UPDATE 13
- 18 JANUARY 2014
School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydneyhttp://www.sydneypc.com
Sydney PCUG's Blog
20 - 25 January 2014
Tuesdays Seniors SIG
Digital Photography SIG
What to do before support for
Windows XP ends
is one suggestion.
Hello and Welcome,
of next week's meetings are below.
Tuesday 14 January - Programming - N Hoffman -
5:30pm - 8:30pm
At the December meeting Darwin
demonstrated a method of making PCBs using a photosensitive silkscreen.
The design is printed by a laser printer on to the 200 mesh screen
material and then flashed with a bright light from Xenon tubes, dissolving
the screen under the design. Acrylic paint is then squeegeed through the
silkscreen on to the copper, and when it is dry the surrounding copper can
be etched away. The screen can be washed clean by water and reused many
Johnny showed pictures of the
setup he is using to test an electric motor prototype at the UNSW. The
motor is a 550w Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor intended for electric
cars. His tests simulated various conditions and generated a power and
torque vs speed graph. He also discussed some of the issues that arise in
manufacturing various motors of this type.
Andrew spoke about the real time
calendar clock in the PIC24. He uses the 8 bit register to adjust the rate
of the clock and so improve the accuracy of time
of the group will demonstrate some new microprocessor applications and
programming examples at Tuesday's
meeting. Neville Hoffman
Saturday 18 January - Web Design -
S South - 12:30pm -
Our first meeting this year
and we will conclude our discussions and planning for projects and
websites we could create this year. So if you have some ideas or content
you would like to see on a site, bring it along.
Continuing our look at the basics we will have
an in-depth look at some videos on basic web design and a new program
called Rapid CSS. The program is available on the DVD from the latest PC
Authority Magazine February edition. Itís a 30 day trail and if you
register you get a registration key. The program appears not just to write
If we have time we will take a look at
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