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March 11, 2008

Tour: Electrical Motor Connections; Koffler Manufacturing Presentation and Tour

by @ 9:53 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

OEB Power Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Charles Koffler, President, Koffler Electrical
Time: 6:00 PM dinner, 6:30 PM presentation, 7 PM tour
Cost: $10 for members of IEEE and/or AFE; $15 for guests
Place: Koffler Manufacturing, 527 Whitney Street, San Leandro
RSVP: by email to Carole Pharr,, 408-282-1500 x213

Come join members of the IEEE-Power Engineering Society and the Association for Facilities Engineers for a tour and presentation at Koffler Electrical and Mechanical Repair.? The tour will include a demonstration of a new Motor Test Panel that goes from 0-13,200 volts.? (more…)

Mtg: Reliable Wireless Sensor Networks

by @ 8:09 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Kurt Ottaway, Senior Field Application Engineer, Dust Networks
Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: Dinner is $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd in Concord (near the Concord Hilton Hotel)
RSVP: by email to Gregg Boltz, – 925-210-2571


In todayâ??s demanding and competitive business environment, the need to collect, interpret and act on real-time data plays an increasingly vital role.? But data collection using typical wired sensor networks has always been expensive to install (more…)

Mtg: A Hackerâ??s Dissection of the Pleo Robot

by @ 7:43 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Kyle Wiens, Founder of iFixit
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: PCarnegie-Mellon West campus, Building 23, Moffet Field
RSVP: not required


Pleo is Ugobe’s robotic dinosaur designed to emulate the appearance and behavior of a week-old baby dinosaur. This talk will present a hacker’s view into Pleo’s innovative and intricate guts. (more…)

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