The SRCS gets together on the fourth (NOT the LAST!) Saturday of each month, barring inconveniently placed major holidays. Most people bring something to tinker with and/or show off, though bringing nothing but ideas and enthusiasm is just fine too; we all understand that it isn’t always logistically practical to carry bulky things with you on, for example, public transit or on foot, or if your attendance at the SRCS meeting follows directly after you spent time somewhere else that was distressingly underequipped with vintage electronics.
Most meeting attendees drop in and out throughout the scheduled time, and staying for the entire duration is welcome as well (though only the person entrusted with the door key absolutely HAS to). Our venue is the Black Lodge Research hackerspace in Redmond.
Please note that our change in venue to the Black Lodge was accompanied by a change in the provision of comestibles. Food is now on a Pot Luck basis. Please bring a bit of something to share — all you need is a little more than you’d want to feed yourself plus maybe one or two other people. An entire pot of something is most likely overkill.
Concerning the pot luck meal… If you wouldn’t eat it yourself, chances are that no one else at a meeting will want to eat it either. Effort is commendable; further-thought-through effort is even more so.
Next Scheduled Meeting:
- Our next regular meeting will be held on Saturday, January 28th, 2017, from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM. (Due to the fourth Saturday in December being Christmas Eve, we will not be meeting in December. Since the fourth Saturday of any month must necessarily fall somewhere between the 22nd and 28th, that happens nearly every year.)
At the meeting, there will be table space and power to set up anything you want to show off—short of Big Iron, of course. (When people bring relevant items to pass along to fellow enthusiasts, we have been known to set up a little Buy-Sell-Free-Trade table, as well.) In addition to attendees informally showing one another what marvellous things they’ve collected or been working on, we sometimes have repair parties or actual presentations. More of each are always welcome! Come, show off a bit and become famous! Or infamous, if you prefer — that works too.
What to Bring:
Any kind of old hardware, software, firmware or wetware can be seriously nifty, so whatever your preferred computational vintage, we want to see the gear you want to show us! Our former host museum, for example, has an impressive lineup of vintage hardware with which the museum staff are doing quite a few interesting things. Plus, of course, you need a little bit of food for the pot luck.
Here is a list of other members planning to attend the next meeting, as well as what they are planning to bring (and yes, we are pleased to announce that entries here will no longer linger past the meeting dates (Addendum: This improvement not 100 percent warrantable in event that SRCS web staff subjected to unexpected day-job overtime)). If you’re not listed here and would like to be, just sign up for an account and fill out the RSVP ticket in your “My Account” page! We won’t even ask for money, advertise things at you, or demand your limbs or your first born!
|ATTENDEE||PLANNING TO BRING||WOULD LIKE TO SEE BROUGHT|
|gsteemso||Will revisit a mothballed hardware project. FPGAs/SoCs are better now!||News of members' project progress! Also more buy-sell-free-trade items.|
|Abe||Portable Atari 8-bit, EPROM Programmer||Homebrew & mods|
|Roger||more homebrew 68k||anybody have a 68k based Mac they want to sell?|
|Blackmoore||Anythng I've got: Apple II+/IIe/IIc//IIGS, any suggestions?||Vic20 or a PET|