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May 18, 2011

Mtg: High-Tech Robotics for Consumer Applications

by @ 10:51 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY May 24, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: David Wyland, Senior Scientist, Neato Robotics
Time: Pizza and Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: members – $5; non-members – $10; IEEE Student members – free (pay at door)
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

? The Neato Robotics XV-11 is a high tech robotic vacuum cleaner that competes favorably with traditional manual upright vacuums. It is a fully automatic unit that vacuums your house, including handling the tough problems of rugs and pet hair. The XV-11 is one of (more…)

Webinar: Engineering – The View from Here

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THURSDAY June 9, 2011
IEEE USA
Speaker: Reece Lumsden, Project Engineer, a large Aerospace company in Everett, WA, and Young Engineer of the Year
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars

You’re studying engineering at college or a newly graduated engineer ready to give it your all but you have way more questions than answers.? You’re not interested in war stories or another speech about ‘back in the day’ but you are looking to a respected colleague for (more…)

Mtg: Growth-control and Microstructure Characterization of Magnetic Thin Films: High-Density Perpendicular Magnetic Media

by @ 10:17 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 14, 2011
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Masaaki Futamoto, Chuo University
Time: Networking and Pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

Various magnetic thin films are used for recording media and heads of hard disk drives.? The magnetic properties have been greatly improved to cope with a continuous areal density increase of more than 104 times over the past quarter century. The improvement has (more…)

Mtg: Load-Shedding System Applications

by @ 9:55 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY June 16, 2011
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Two talks: Case Study on Shortcomings of a Load Shedding System; and Anatomy of a Blackout: Back to Basic Physics
Speakers: Michael Nakamura, East Bay Municipal Utility District; Scott Manson, Engineering Services Division, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Time: Networking and social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room, 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
RSVP: by email by June 14, to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com , telephone (925) 210-2571
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/ias.html

Many large industrial facilities utilize load shedding systems to avoid widespread power outages by automatically shedding pre-defined loads according to the power available from the sources.? This meeting (more…)

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