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Re: Internet and wi-fi on graphing calculators?
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2010, 11:44:46 pm »
Internet and WiFi could be possible, but it would be a major undertaking, but one day I think it will be a reality.  I wonder how long it will be before MMORPGs are on calcs everywhere...
I hope MMORPGs on calc won't get too big, tho, same for online games x.x

A lot of people code between classes or when done with homework. This time would now be wasted playing online games instead, meaning a major drop in calc dev, like when WoW came out. D:
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Re: Internet and wi-fi on graphing calculators?
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2010, 12:30:29 am »
ha, like wow would even run on it anyway
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Re: Internet and wi-fi on graphing calculators?
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2010, 12:34:46 am »
ha, like wow would even run on it anyway
I can wish, untill then ill just keep bringing my laptop to class... hence why my homework is never done :(

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Re: Internet and wi-fi on graphing calculators?
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2010, 11:24:50 am »
If WoW was open source we could write an extremely low-power client that had ascii graphics...LOL

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Re: Internet and wi-fi on graphing calculators?
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2010, 12:25:52 pm »
a 2D RPG in the style of Secret Of Mana could do as well
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Re: Internet and wi-fi on graphing calculators?
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2010, 01:41:31 am »
Using the OTG, couldn't you rewire the power to use, say, a 9v battery? That way, you could use a wifi adapter

you'd probably be stuck with a text based browser, though. Not even the nspire has enough ram for many pictures, even if its ram was empty.

Yes, you can wire up a 9V battery to the port and supply power to devices that way instead. http://brandonw.net/calculators/ has instructions on how to build such a cable.

The Bluetooth driver still has a long way to go, but there's enough to initiate communication between two calculators and transfer raw data back and forth.
The wifi driver is much further behind and requires specific devices -- the one I'd like to support most is the Nintendo DS Wi-Fi USB connector, as it supports functioning as an access point and has open-source Linux drivers we can study.

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Re: Internet and wi-fi on graphing calculators?
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2010, 07:32:25 am »
Oh yeah I thought about that before (DS Wi-Fi USB connector), I thought it might be a nice device to jailbreak or something for calc usage. It's common everywhere in stores.
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Re: Internet and wi-fi on graphing calculators?
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2010, 12:42:52 pm »
Oh yeah I thought about that before (DS Wi-Fi USB connector), I thought it might be a nice device to jailbreak or something for calc usage. It's common everywhere in stores.
I hope this'll work, as when finished it's going to be awesome.  I can't wait to have a calc with Wi-Fi! ;D