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Re: [new_calc] New Calc project ... with cas engine /!\
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2012, 10:25:24 am »
I was just wondering if you had any idea how you wanted this to look, the calculator and the screen, al though it might be better if this is decided later.
I like the look of the cx, and some aspects of the screen of the prizm
Also, are you going to have a touchpad, arrows, or a flat circle that moves like a joystick?

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Re: [new_calc] New Calc project ... with cas engine /!\
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2012, 10:48:50 am »
I was just wondering, would you be able to have a detachable keyboard? Or moreover, just part of it?
I was thinking a joystick like think for one thumb and a d pad for the other thumb would be awesome. And you could replace that with a left handed version of it. Or a touchpad.

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Re: [new_calc] New Calc project ... with cas engine /!\
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2012, 11:34:47 am »
This is what i have in head for moment ;

11x22cm closed.
tiny notebook style without touchpad, but with a numeric pad.
at least 2 micro-usb, a sd slot, and jack 3.5.

maybe i can set one usb on each side to plug pad modules ;

like this one with numeric pad and a bit smaller.

http://blog.geeksaresexytech.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/ikitnotebookmain.png


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Re: [new_calc] New Calc project ... with cas engine /!\
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2012, 11:42:13 am »
And maybe it would be nice to have some way to secure the modules next to the USB connectors, because MicroUSB alone is not strong enough. And maybe it would be nice to have MiniUSB instead of MicroUSB, because then you should be able to use TI accessories when you have the right drivers. Which makes me think, maybe it's nice to have a 2.5" serial jack too, also for TI accessories.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2012, 11:42:44 am by Vijfhoek »

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Re: [new_calc] New Calc project ... with cas engine /!\
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2012, 12:01:06 pm »
This sounds like a cool project!

I could probably help some out with C++ and webdesign (i know php mysql javascript (html css))
I also know some lua.

And i think too that some BASIC dialect for it would be cool.

Ready to start a webdesign ?

would be awesome.  :evillaugh:

i have a PC with ubuntu SVN and apache2 ready ( already 24h/24 running ), and in 2-3 weeks i'll have optical fiber. ( Already have a domain name, and some crapy stuff on my web server until now but i'll buy a second domain name for this website ).
Yeah, if i knew what to do :P

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Re: [new_calc] New Calc project ... with cas engine /!\
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2012, 12:05:08 pm »
And maybe it would be nice to have some way to secure the modules next to the USB connectors, because MicroUSB alone is not strong enough. And maybe it would be nice to have MiniUSB instead of MicroUSB, because then you should be able to use TI accessories when you have the right drivers. Which makes me think, maybe it's nice to have a 2.5" serial jack too, also for TI accessories.
That'd be cool. I wanna be able to use my serial gamepad I made for the 84+ XD The only problem: If you're going to be able to connect official TI accessories to it there is a chance TI will sue ya. Just a thought.

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Re: [new_calc] New Calc project ... with cas engine /!\
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2012, 01:30:57 pm »
A secure connector, a "clips" system, why not ;)

Yeah, if i knew what to do :P

Just some website about the awesomeness of some new third-party calculator?

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« Last Edit: November 04, 2012, 01:37:42 pm by Lancelot_du_lac »

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Re: [new_calc] New Calc project ... with cas engine /!\
« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2012, 04:31:00 pm »
I think it might be good for you to make a mockup of the calculator(2d or 3d). That may help raise interest especially if it was on your site.

I agree that python would be a great language for your basic like language. Its reasonably fast for interpreted, works with C/++ code and it can easily have features added with modules

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Re: [new_calc] New Calc project ... with cas engine /!\
« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2012, 05:21:15 pm »
Quote
like this one with numeric pad and a bit smaller.

http://blog.geeksaresexytech.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/ikitnotebookmain.png
So is this going to be a laptop, or a calculator?
And is it going to look similar to a nspire or a casio
It would be important, or at least good, to get a general concept design or art, even though those would really only be implemented in the final stages of design. This could get more people interested in the project,

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If you're going to be able to connect official TI accessories to it there is a chance TI will sue ya. Just a thought.
If it has a usb, and it is less locked than an nspire, then you can use usb thermometers and such, and I think it might be cool if he could get an accelerometer in the calc.

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Re: [new_calc] New Calc project ... with cas engine /!\
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2012, 05:34:03 pm »
It should still kind of look like a calculator, else teachers are going to think you took your Nintendo DS XS with you to your exams...

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Re: [new_calc] New Calc project ... with cas engine /!\
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2012, 05:37:21 pm »
I think it would be good for people to start posting (or maybe we should make another topic) should start posting ideas, maybe small pictures or there descriptive idea, and then from those people make better pictures, and finally a 3d image.
And it would probably help to have pictures of what will be on the calc screen, such as the homescreen, the menus, ect.


It should still kind of look like a calculator, else teachers are going to think you took your Nintendo DS XS with you to your exams...
By what we are describing it as, unless we have a very lowering press to test mode, I don’t think that this would be allowed on any test.
The qwerty keyboard alone would disqualify it from every major us test.

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Re: [new_calc] New Calc project ... with cas engine /!\
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2012, 05:39:41 pm »
the 92 has also a qwerty keybored

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Re: [new_calc] New Calc project ... with cas engine /!\
« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2012, 06:02:15 pm »
“Since the TI-92 Series and Voyage 200 feature a QWERTY keyboard they are not allowed on ACT, SAT, PSAT and AP exams.”
http://datamath.org/Graphing/TI-92PLUS.htm

So I don’t know about the IB or Praxis exams.
But the CAS would disqualify it from the IB exam.
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Re: [new_calc] New Calc project ... with cas engine /!\
« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2012, 06:09:02 pm »
For Dutch exams, only 7 calculators are allowed (Casio CFX-9850Gplus, Casio FX-9860GII, Casio CG20, HP 39gII, Texas Instruments 83+/84+, Texas Instruments Nspire CX). There are several older models allowed too, but they strongly advise not to use those.

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Re: [new_calc] New Calc project ... with cas engine /!\
« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2012, 10:56:20 pm »
It should still kind of look like a calculator, else teachers are going to think you took your Nintendo DS XS with you to your exams...

True, the previous calc project from last year originally looked like a Pandora or DS, but then the guy decided to make it more like a real calc due to concerns about it getting banned. I think that was the plan for OTZ80 and OTARM, too.
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