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=== Social:  Saturday January 20th ===
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2 pm - Ice skating!  On the Soldier's Field track oval (same place where recent RochesterFest summer lunches have been).  Plan to gather around the Schmidt family.
  
=== "March" Social: Thursday April 20th ===
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https://www.rochesterwinterfest.com/events/2018/1/20/ice-skating-on-the-oval
  
We will be going to the newly opened [http://www.d6gamesmn.com/ D6 Games], to support a new game store in town!  Bring cash for buying snacks for our table rent.
 
  
Thursday April 20th
 
6-10 pm
 
  
[https://www.google.com/maps/place/D6+Games/@44.056911,-92.4539646,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87f9e01a41d71f8d:0xeb2c897ab7310492!8m2!3d44.056911!4d-92.4517759 3160 Wellner Dr. NE Ste. 200], the same parking area as Whistle Binkies North.
 
  
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=== Social:  Saturday February 3rd ===
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We will go for a [https://www.rochesterwinterfest.com/events/2018/2/3/sleigh-rides sleigh ride at WinterFest] for our February social.  That's Saturday, February 3rd, at 10 am. 
  
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[https://www.google.com/maps/place/44%C2%B000'14.4%22N+92%C2%B030'46.4%22W/@44.0040188,-92.5150877,17z/ Park along the road on Salem Road], the sleigh rides are north of the road behind the History Center.
  
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Plan to gather around the Schmidt family.
  
=== CITO Social:  Wednesday April 26th ===
 
Our annual clean up a corner of the world event, helping de-litter a local park as a part of Litter Bit Better.  As usual we're teaming up with the [https://coord.info/GC72ECA geocachers who get CITO credit]. 
 
  
Parking is [https://www.google.com/maps/place/44%C2%B001'25.3%22N+92%C2%B029'52.8%22W/@44.0237038,-92.500194,17z here] or [https://www.google.com/maps/place/44%C2%B001'24.7%22N+92%C2%B029'36.1%22W/@44.0235278,-92.4955498,17z here], in the SE or SW corners of the park.  The official group gathering location is on the SE corner of the park.
 
  
6 pm start time.
 
  
Bags and trash are provided, you need to provide your own gloves and a sense of civic duty. If anyone has some waterproof boots for cleaning the marshy stream edge, that'd be great too.
 
  
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=== Technical Meeting: February 8th, 2018 ===
  
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Dennis DeLorme, "Arduino at Sea".
  
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The original plan was to update the "Solar UV Intensity" project I did three years ago on a Pacific island cruise. I presented some of the Arduino to Android interface changes last July.
  
=== "Technical Meeting":  Thursday May 11, 2017 ===
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But what else does an Arduino addict do when faced with an 80 day Asia/Pacific cruise? Put a bunch of extra Arduinos and I/O modules in a box and put it in his carry-on "just in case".
We're going to a [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/physics-force-shows-tickets-26925604207 free physics show] at the Civic Center auditorium
 
  
7 pm, plan to show up early so we can try to sit together.
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In addition to the UV measurement results I will talk about 2 other projects...
  
Lots of free tickets still as of the March 9th technical meeting.
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1) A scrolling Halloween message on an LCD display - they did some Halloween themed things on Oct 31. I used the user defined character feature to build a pumpkin image as part of the message.
  
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2) A temperature data logger that recorded the temperatures in 6 min intervals for several hours to document problems with the A/C in our cabin. I uploaded the data from the Arduino to our laptop via Bluetooth and used LibraOffice to to graph the data.
  
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I will talk about the hardware and software for these projects and do a couple of demos.
  
=== Planned Social:  May 2017, TBD ===
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Ideas can be found [http://www.k-lug.org/SocialMeeting here] or invent your own.  What would you like to do?  Tell Tina.
 
  
  
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Also, PCIG officer nominations.
  
=== Technical Meeting: June 8th, 2017 ===
 
  
Vi Grey, on attacks used against 2-factor authentication, and why people should still be using 2-factor authentication wherever they can.
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6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA108.
  
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[https://www.google.com/maps/place/1926+Collegeview+Rd+E,+Rochester,+MN+55904/@44.021027,-92.4379617,17z/ Directions to Campus]
  
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[http://www.rctc.edu/campustour/ Campus layout]
  
6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA107.
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[http://www.rctc.edu/campustour/heintz/heintz-a.html Heintz Center Building Map]
 
 
[http://www.roch.edu/html-spectrum/getting_to_ucr.html  Directions to Campus]
 
 
 
[http://www.rctc.edu/campustour/maps/heintzA.html  Heintz Center Building Map]
 
 
 
Anything else you want to see on the agenda?  Let Tina know.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=== Planned Social:  June 2017, TBD ===
 
Ideas can be found [http://www.k-lug.org/SocialMeeting here] or invent your own.  What would you like to do?  Tell Tina.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
=== Technical Meeting: July 13th, 2017 ===
 
 
 
Speaker needed, please let Tina know if you're willing to volunteer.  Willing to present but want to know what people have expressed interest in? Check out our [http://www.k-lug.org/index.php?title=Meetings&action=submit#Requested_topics_list requested topics] page.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA107.
 
 
 
[http://www.roch.edu/html-spectrum/getting_to_ucr.html  Directions to Campus]
 
 
 
[http://www.rctc.edu/campustour/maps/heintzA.html Heintz Center Building Map]
 
  
 
Anything else you want to see on the agenda?  Let Tina know.
 
Anything else you want to see on the agenda?  Let Tina know.
 
 
 
=== Planned Social:  July 2017, TBD ===
 
Ideas can be found [http://www.k-lug.org/SocialMeeting here] or invent your own.  What would you like to do?  Tell Tina.
 
 
  
  
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=== Upcoming Meeting Crisis! ===  
 
=== Upcoming Meeting Crisis! ===  
We need some meeting topics (& speakers) for 2017. We'd like to know what you want to see and hear about. Please email Tina with suggestions for topics. Should we run some previous sessions again (maybe something you really wanted to see but missed out on)? What type of topics are good, what type are bad?  Also see this page for a list of suggested topics http://www.k-lug.org/Meetings
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We need some meeting topics (& speakers) for 2018. We'd like to know what you want to see and hear about. Please email Tina with suggestions for topics. Should we run some previous sessions again (maybe something you really wanted to see but missed out on)? What type of topics are good, what type are bad?  Also see this page for a list of suggested topics http://www.k-lug.org/Meetings
  
  

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Social: Saturday January 20th

2 pm - Ice skating! On the Soldier's Field track oval (same place where recent RochesterFest summer lunches have been). Plan to gather around the Schmidt family.

https://www.rochesterwinterfest.com/events/2018/1/20/ice-skating-on-the-oval



Social: Saturday February 3rd

We will go for a sleigh ride at WinterFest for our February social. That's Saturday, February 3rd, at 10 am.

Park along the road on Salem Road, the sleigh rides are north of the road behind the History Center.

Plan to gather around the Schmidt family.



Technical Meeting: February 8th, 2018

Dennis DeLorme, "Arduino at Sea".

--

The original plan was to update the "Solar UV Intensity" project I did three years ago on a Pacific island cruise. I presented some of the Arduino to Android interface changes last July.

But what else does an Arduino addict do when faced with an 80 day Asia/Pacific cruise? Put a bunch of extra Arduinos and I/O modules in a box and put it in his carry-on "just in case".

In addition to the UV measurement results I will talk about 2 other projects...

1) A scrolling Halloween message on an LCD display - they did some Halloween themed things on Oct 31. I used the user defined character feature to build a pumpkin image as part of the message.

2) A temperature data logger that recorded the temperatures in 6 min intervals for several hours to document problems with the A/C in our cabin. I uploaded the data from the Arduino to our laptop via Bluetooth and used LibraOffice to to graph the data.

I will talk about the hardware and software for these projects and do a couple of demos.

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Also, PCIG officer nominations.


6 pm, in or near RCTC Heintz Center's HA108.

Directions to Campus

Campus layout

Heintz Center Building Map

Anything else you want to see on the agenda? Let Tina know.



Pending potential presentations

[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1523379957/oculus-rift-step-into-the-game

Oculus Rift], "the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games" .  Peter Shabino

Jon Gullixson: gnucash or www :: Mechanize


Planned Socials: Fall or winter

-Murder mystery. The host needs to buy a kit at a gaming store to get the event started.

-Jim Henderson, "Silicon Valley" documentary

-Rock climbing at Prairie Walls

-Bowlocity laser tag. 5-6 people minimum needed.

-Liquid nitrogen ice cream. This needs a non-Tina organizer. Dennis DeLorme has 2 recipes. We need safety equipment and someone trained enough to keep us from freezing ourselves.

-MAME/foosball/ping pong at ... can't be Tim Massaro's anymore...

-February or July armchair mapping aka road rally event, http://home.earthlink.net/~oldmaltese/



Upcoming Meeting Crisis!

We need some meeting topics (& speakers) for 2018. We'd like to know what you want to see and hear about. Please email Tina with suggestions for topics. Should we run some previous sessions again (maybe something you really wanted to see but missed out on)? What type of topics are good, what type are bad? Also see this page for a list of suggested topics http://www.k-lug.org/Meetings


Old News Items

See the OldNews page.



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