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WEEKLY SIG MEETING UPDATE 11 - 16 AUGUST 2014
School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney
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18 - 23 August 2014
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This month's ASCCA newsletter contains an article about the 30th Anniversary of the SPCUG
We would like former members of the Sydney PC User Group to join us at the 30th Anniversary celebration being held in conjunction with the Main Meeting on 26 September. If you know someone who was a former member please invite them to the function. All the details are on the Club's website .
The Programming and Web Design SIGs will hold meetings next week.
Tuesday 12 August - Programming - N Hoffman - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
At the July meeting Martin, attending the meeting by Skype from Jakarta, told us that he had devised and installed a system to monitor the occupancy status of the rooms and the car park of a motel. He has now set up a portable router and modem that will allow him to read the system from the Internet. The hardware is a USB 3G modem and a TP-Link MR3020 router that he programmed with OpenWRT.
Alex demonstrated try-catch, a macro he uses in C programming and embedded C, to reveal events that disrupt the normal flow of a program's instructions. He also showed us a crimper tool from Jaycar that will work on very small pins.
Steve showed a video of some PCBs undergoing wave soldering.
Summaries of all Programming SIG meetings can be read at the following site:
Members of the group will demonstrate some new microprocessor applications and programming examples at Tuesday's meeting. - Neville Hoffman
Saturday 16 August - Web Design - S South - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
This month we will expand on our basic look at the HTML of forms. We will create some forms, using the form tags we investigated last month, and find which tags we need to construct a form and which ones to use for content.
We will see how we can construct fairly complex forms with multiply sections and how to set up content so we can obtain set values or gain preferred information from the user.
We can then discuss how we apply CSS rules such as id or class to forms to make it look good. We will play with the forms we create and see how we can change their appearance. If you have a problem form bring it along so we will have a look and try to find a solution. - Steve South
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