Event Organiser: Sydney PC User Group (SPCUG)
Please note that there is an attendance fee of $5 at all meetings.
For visitors & non-members, first-time visits are free, but for later visits there is a $10 charge.
At the May meeting we heard a suggestion for designing PCBs as lids for boxes. The idea is to mount your PCB as the lid of a box. On the top side of the lid board are mounted the parts that need to be accessible, such as switches, LEDs, in/out connectors. These are through-hole components. Also on the top are the labels and logos, as a component overlay. On the bottom side are all the components that do not need to be accessed, such as resistors, capacitors, ICs, and these are surface mounted. The PCB is simply screwed to the box in place of its lid. No additional wiring is required, and the result is a professional look. For more details see The PCB as a lid.
Alex introduced us to the Mikroelektronika range of click boards. These are compact and powerful boards that plug into Mikrobus and other sockets, adding new functionality to a development board.
David and Steve spoke of a device they are working on for retrieving IP addresses.
You can see summaries of the previous meetings at:
The members will have some new microprocessor applications and programming examples at Tuesday’s meeting.