[plug] PLUG Meeting this week - Tues 7:30pm.
meyerri at westnet.com.au
Sun Apr 10 12:25:38 WST 2011
I, unfortunately, have another meeting at the same time on the same
night, but I must say the new committee has hit the ground running - you
guys certainly are showing a great deal of energy. Well done.
On Sun, 2011-04-10 at 12:09 +0800, James Bromberger wrote:
> Hello all,
> Three things in here:
> * This week's meeting - Tues 7:30pm - at UCC, UWA
> * This week's meeting - Tues 7:30pm - in your house/place of
> * This week's meeting - Tues 7:30pm - in Katanning!
> This week's meeting
> Firstly a reminder about this week's meeting at UWA where long-term
> PLUG member Harry McNally will be talking about some work he is doing
> to get a dormant Radiotelescope dish moving on the top of the UWA
> Physics building. The project had languished and UCC were offered the
> job of reviving it. The talk covers using an Arduino board to control
> the high power stepper motor driver boards. The embedded software is
> based on a software framework called Quantum Programming (QP) which
> allows a design to be defined as state machines using UML statecharts.
> The code is dual licensed so it is available under the GPL (and at no
> cost) for projects where GPL is an appropriate distribution license.
> The venue is The University Computer Club (UCC; www.ucc.asn.au), above
> the Ref Tavern, UWA entrance #2 on Hacket Drive, Nedlands. Tel: (08)
> 6488 3901. Take the stairs, located on the south side of the building,
> to the top floor. Sorry, no lift access to this location.
> As normal, the event is free to attend, and no prior registration is
> needed. Feel free to bring a friend.
> This week's meeting in your house/place of work!
> The AV project has been assembling equipment, and we're going to try
> and live stream the meeting from the UCC so that anyone unable to
> physically attend can still watch, and via the magic of IRC, feed back
> questions and comments. Please hang out on #plug on irc.plug.org.au
> (GimpNet) for details; this is very much a test run so there is likely
> to be interruptions to the stream, but we'll try our best. The stream
> will appear at the right time on http://www.plug.org.au:8000/ (you
> wont see it listed there just now).
> This week's meeting in Katanning!
> With the advent of a live stream, comes our first regional gathering
> in Katanning. Anyone within travelling distance of Katanning is
> welcome to join Peter Taekema at Great Southern Computer Services to
> try and watch the video stream and chat about .. well, anything...
> from 7pm onwards at 96 Clive Street, Katanning (08 9821 7306). There's
> a pizza shop next door so you'll be able to get in the spirit! :)
> PLUG is very open to anyone else outside of the metro area who also
> want to hold a mini-PLUG get together to also try and watch the stream
> (again, if it works!! :) ) and chat with other like-minded people
> around them. We're conscious that we're a big state, and not everyone
> can make it into Perth for a PLUG meeting; if you're in another region
> and would like to welcome others to discuss/debate/(dis)agree on Linux
> & Open Source then let us know and you can host a regional gathering
> of PLUG.
> Mobile: +61 422 166 708, Email: james_AT_rcpt.to
> PLUG discussion list: plug at plug.org.au
> Committee e-mail: committee at plug.linux.org.au
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