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Meetings During the Week 13 July - 18 July 2015

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

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Details of next week's meetings are below.
Tuesday 14 July - Programming - N Hoffman - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
At the June meeting Andrew presented a paper on the pros and cons of using Forth. His paper was adapted from several web sources including Howard Oakford's Forth vs C. Forth is a tiny computer language used in the days when computer memory was small, and was bypassed by C and other languages when memory increased. As microcontrollers have small memories there is a case for running them on Forth.Andrew showed a program he wrote in both Basic and in Forth, for comparison.
Steve spoke about Internet Protocol addresses. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or a device on a network. By using an IP Address Lookup tool such as IPGP you can trace the location of a computer that contacts you or visits your website. If you have been bothered by illegal spammers and hackers you can report them to their Internet Service Provider and get them stopped.
Martin showed some of the hardware he has been using as peripherals to microcontrollers in projects he has designed. He showed stepper motors, clock modules, GPS, PIR, LED displays, ultrasound, current transformers, Nordic radio links, RFID tags to open doors, RC522 ID cards, PM532, SIM card holders, and light sensors. These were just a sample of the hardware he has been able to control with microcontrollers.
You can see summaries of the previous meetings at:   
The members will have some new microprocessor applications and programming examples at Tuesday's meeting.                                       Neville Hoffman 
Saturday 18 July - Web Design - S South - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
On Friday the Web Design group will be hosting a meeting at The City of Sydney Customs House Library and if some of the audience attend the meeting on Saturday, Steve South will discuss some of the basics of building a web site to build on what they learnt at the library the previous day. 
If not, then Steve will show a detailed video on what is needed to make images truly responsive and the group will have some hands on work to see if they can put the information into practice. 
John Mathews

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