[oshug-announce] OSHUG #24 — Lightning Talks, Wednesday 20th March.

Andrew Back arback at computer.org
Fri Mar 8 13:24:08 UTC 2013


Hello,

Registration is now open for the March OSHUG meeting, details of which
can be found below.

Regards,

Andrew

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OSHUG #24 — Lightning Talks

Wednesday 20th March 2013, 18:00 - 20:00 at Centre for Creative
Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG.

Sponsored by Embecosm: http://www.embecosm.com

  Registration: http://oshug.org/event/24

For the twenty-fourth OSHUG meeting we've decided to try something new
and we will be hosting a series of lightning talks. The first six
talks have been confirmed and details of these can be found below.
Offers of additional talks of between five and ten minutes are invited
and proposals can either be submitted in advance via e-mail or made on
the night (please arrive early).

Note that this month the meeting takes place on a Wednesday.

- FUNcube Satellite

FUNcube-1 is a UK amatbur radio educational satellite that is due to
be launched later this year, and that uses open source hardware to
bring real-time space based experiments to classrooms around the
globe. Three members of the on-board computer team will discuss
project goals and progress.

- 64-core Parallella Prototype

Simon Cook will be demonstrating one of only two 64-core Parallella
prototypes in the UK.

- PCBmodE — a PCB design tool written in Python around JSON, SVG and Inkscape

Saar Drimer will be talking about an open source PCB design tool, that
reads shape and placement information stored in JSON files to produce
an SVG graphical representation of them. Routing is drawn with
Inkscape, then extracted by PCBmodE and stored in an input JSON file
that's used for the next board generation. A post-processor
'gerberises' the SVGs into "Extended Gerbers" (RS-274X) for
manufacturing.

- Interfacing High-performance Low-cost Embedded Systems with FPGAs

Mustafa H. Yuce will be talking about an open source project that
interfaces embedded systems including BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi with
FPGAs, to enable the implementation of high-speed parallel processing
applications such as computer vision.

- Flux

Alan Wood will be talking about the recently developed Flux series of
boards that are used for motion control applications.

- Open Source Junction 4 Report

Paul Tanner will be providing a report from the OSS Watch two day
workshop, Open Source Junction 4: Open Source Hardware meets Open
Source Software.

Note: Please aim to arrive for 18:00 - 18:20 as the event will start
at 18:30 prompt.

  Registration: http://oshug.org/event/24



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