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

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16 - 21 June 2014
  • Tuesdays Seniors SIG
  • Genealogy SIG
  • Web Design SIG

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The June Newsletter is now available


Hello and Welcome,
Our club has three interesting meetings for you next week.
Tuesday 10 June - Programming - N Hoffman - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
At the May meeting Steve showed us how he enabled his computer to control his house lights and appliances. He used the free terminal emulator, PuTTY, to connect his computer to a Raspberry Pi using the command line interface. To connect using a GUI, the Virtual Network Computing (VNC) would be used. He used webi0pi to control the in/out pins of the Pi through this web interface. The Pi was then connected to a Kambrook powerpoint adapter with Remote Control. He can switch any appliance plugged into the adapter by using any web browser from any location.
Lino showed a video of Laser soldering. Its concentrated beam solders without spreading heat to vulnerable components.
Members of the group will demonstrate some new microprocessor applications and programming examples at Tuesday's meeting.  -  Neville Hoffman
Friday 13 June - Seniors - 9:30am - 12:30pm
John Lucke will look at the pros and cons of partitioning hard drives at this meeting.
He will discuss the importance of partitioning and how hard drives can be partitioned, optimized, resized, renamed and un-partitioned.
There will be time for a question and answer session at the meeting.

Members will also be asked to indicate their attitude to the possible renaming of the two Senior Special Interest Groups at the meeting.
Friday 13 June - Communications - J Lucke - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
John Lucke's topic for this meeting is "Wireless Networks - The Problems and Solutions" and he proposes to discuss how members can: 
 - avoid common wireless networking problems;
 - choose the best modem/router;
 - reset a router;
 - extend the wireless range of a router;
 - improve wireless security; and
 - install a wireless printer and more.
There will also be time for the regular question and answer session.
John Mathews

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