Sydney PC User Group Incorporated
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Meetings During the Week 9 - 14 May 2016

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

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Next week's meetings
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  • Web Design


Hello and Welcome,
Details of this week's meetings are below.

Tuesday 10 May - Programming - 6:00 - 8:00

Members will show the microprocessor assisted devices they are building, and help with programming problems.

Here is a summary of the April meeting:
Andrew outlined a project for testing water meters. It requires operating electric water valves rapidly many times at exact intervals, measuring the flow, and operating switches, counters and LED indicators. He showed the specification he wrote and an outline of a PIC12 microcontroller program for it.

Michael showed us three devices he built, an angle positioner, an alarm, and a LED array, all programmed for the PICaxe. To make a PCB he runs three separate layout transparencies through a laminator, so there are three layers of etch resist on the copper. This produces a dense pattern that does not need corrections.

Alex showed us a device he built for measuring and logging small variations in atmospheric pressure. It can be used as an altimeter. He used an Arduino Pro Mini, and Task Scheduler, a template for Arduino programs.

Friday 13 May - Friday Forum - 9:30 - 12:00

We will attempt to restore the Windows 10 operating system from the ISO image created last month.

Members to discuss their favourite browser, tool-bars, extensions, add-ons and stored favourite sites.

There will be time for Q & A plus general discussion as well.

Friday 13 May - Communications - 1:00 - 3:00

Ever wanted to register for an offer or service requiring your Name and email address without getting bombarded with spam forever?
Learn how to create an email address that evaporates without trace after one week.

What are the best options for limiting your financial exposure for internet transactions?

These topics will be considered along with general discussion and Q & A at this month's meeting.

Information for Members and Visitors:
All Meetings, unless specifically stated above, are held on the
1st Floor, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney.
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