DECEMBER MEETING

ANNUAL HOLIDAY MEETING- TOOLS & TOYS

DATE:

Thursday, DECEMBER 1, 2011

PLACE :

Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)

TIME :

5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time

 

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner (Reservation Required)

 

7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. –  Show and Tell

COST

$12- $20, See information in Reservations

 

This year for our December 1st meeting we decided to try something different. We would like everyone to bring your favorite tool or toy to share with everyone. Bring that new 3D smartphone, 3DSi, the old Radio Shack TRS-80 computer in your basement, that new handheld digital oscilloscope, the electric car you’ve been working on, that K&E mahogany slide rule you had in college or any intriguing bit of technology to share with us. We will arrange tables around the meeting room for you to set up on and if you want to give a short presentation we’ll have the video projector ready. Of course Raffels will lay out a great holiday spread so it will be a great evening.

Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire

Also, every person sitting for dinner will get a chance at the door prize,  a new Amazon Kindle Fire tablet e-reader, so get your dinner reservations in.

Please let us know what you’re thinking about bringing and we will update this posting with all the stuff. So far the following items will be at the meeting:

  • Handheld digital oscilloscope
  • Altair 8800 – 1975 personal computer
  • A 1920s and 1960s slide rules and geometry kits
  • Examples of some die cast British-made model trains
  • A very rare toy hovercraft from 1964, made in England by the same company that made Dinky Toys and other things
  • A 1950s windup “perpetual motion” ride (the windup motor betrays it) made by Wolverine
  • 1922 RCA Radiola Senior Regenerative Receiver
  • Cabinet making hand tools including hand planes and pictures of cabinet projects
  • Leeds & Northrup optical pyrometer
  • Honeywell-Rubicon Wheatstone bridge
  • GE panel AC ammeter
  • GE benchtop DC ammeter
  • Galvin potentiometer
  • Zeiss comparator
  • Small Robot
  • Home brew DVR

If you have a gizmo that the members would like to see, send Charlie Nash a email and let me know what you’re bringing.

 

 MENU SELECTIONS:

Buffet Menu: Roasted Turkey & Dressing, Baked Ham with Pineapples, Couscous Stuffed Green Peppers, Sweet Potato Casserole, Scalloped Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, Cranberry Relish, Dinner Rolls and Butter, and Dessert (Chef’s Choice)

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS:  (Please note New Procedure) Please make reservations for each meeting by going to: https://ieeecincinnati.org/meetings/.  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation.  You may now pay on-line. 

DINNER RESERVATIONS
Members: $12.00
Non-members: $15.00

Two ways to pay for dinner:
1) [Register and pay the fee now] using PayPal.
2) [Register and pay the fee at the meeting]. Check or cash; correct change appreciated.

Make checks payable to “IEEE Cincinnati Section”.
Those desiring to use their bank’s bill payer service to send a check, rather than paying at the meeting, should contact Reservations@ieeecincinnati.org for details.

Reservations close at noon on November 24th, 2011.

DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY
An email to Reservations@ieeecincinnati.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation. Failure to cancel does not eliminate your responsibility to pay for the dinner. Refunds for PayPal payments are more complicated, and we request that you leave the funds on deposit for a future meeting.

WALK-INS: Walk-ins are not available for this meeting.

All Reservations must be made by noon, Thursday, November 24th, 2011

 PE CREDITS:  Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

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