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Description of meeting:
- General discussion time –
- Question & Answers,
- News (new products, purchases, projects)
- Introduce a component, technique, tip, etc
- Tea/coffee break
- Presentation - Feedback techniques - understanding and dealing with analog high-frequency and loop stability challenges.
- Discussion - Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). Round-table discussion - hoping we can pool/contribute our experience and knowledge of how PCBs can be produced, overview ranging over a wide range of techniques, and considering what techniques we might have a crack at. This could range from complete do-it-yourself (layout, etch, drill - often crude) through to getting production houses to make them, or at least the final manufacture. Techniques, indicative costs, turn-around time, pros & cons. Bring along examples, samples, photos, ideas and knowledge.
Description of Group
Our group is for people to develop microcontroller projects (including the software-programming) – gadgets for fun and more serious purposes. We make machines, using microcontrollers, and other electronics, to do things. We cater for all levels of knowledge, novice to experienced - users helping users. We are a sub-group of Melbourne PC User Group, and we model our sub-group along the style of makerspace.com.
Our monthly Wednesday meetings involve discussion and presentations.
Our associated Saturday Workshops are informal and hands-on – bring-your-own project/stuff. The Saturday Workshops are a "Maker Space". They are a space to express your creativity, build your own stuff, and investigate ideas. The activities depend on those who are involved and their interests. If you are looking for a space that facilitates sharing of ideas and support, this could be it. (We have some electronic equipment that many starting hobbyists may not, e.g. oscilloscopes etc.) The Workshops are an informal group, a place to work on your project, start a new project, or join a group project.
If you are new to this: microcontrollers are small cheap computer-chips with measurement or sense inputs (e.g. temperature, door-open) and control outputs (e.g. displays, motor control), i.e. all combinations of analog & digital, inputs & outputs. They need very few other components to function, and are in many products (e.g. cameras, cars, toys).
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