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WEEKLY SIG MEETING UPDATE  13 - 18 February 2012
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Hi Robert,
 
We have three meetings next week and the details are below:
 
Monday 13 February - Stocks & Shares -  M. Robertson
5:30pm - 8:30pm
The group will look at a relatively new software program called Vector Vest which purports to help with stock picking, market timing and investing in a manner that reduces risk.
 
Some "Dividend Stocks" will also be discussed so bring the name and code of any stocks you wish to review to the meeting.
 
Tuesday 14 February - Programming -  N. Hoffman - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
At the January meeting Martin demonstrated a clamping ammeter he bought from Seeed Studios. He uses a microprocessor to calculate and display the power consumption. John showed an open source debugger for Freescale microcontrollers.
 
 Christopher told us of a USB to RS232/TTL UART/RS485 converter he bought. It provides an easy method of connecting a USB port on a PC to RS232 signals.

Steve showed us oscilloscope traces of a spurious signal on his project and described how he eliminated it. Anthony told us of his experiences in first trying to make a PCB.
 
At the next meeting next Tuesday the group will see some new microprocessor applications and programming examples.
 
Saturday 18 February - Web Design -  R. Hume - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
The group will meet again next week to plan and design some pages for their web site.
 
There will also be a question and answer session at the meeting at which members can discuss any problems they may have encountered during the month.
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Visitors are always welcome at all of the Club's meetings.
 
Cheers,
John Mathews

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