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New Ideas for Calculators
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:29:28 pm »
I have had quite a few things in mind that could increase the potential for the calculator:
-Wireless 2.5 mm cables
-Touchscreeen capabilities
-holsters to easily hold calculators
-Calculator Defense Mechanism to defend against thieves (I had mine stolen so
-Sonic Screwdriver-like sensors
-Anything you like!
Can any of these be accomplished?
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Re: New Ideas for Calculators
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2014, 02:04:52 am »
-Wireless 2.5 mm cables
Third party ones may be done but companies won't do it since it gives more possibilities to cheat.

-Touchscreeen capabilities
Already done, see the HP Prime. All Casio Classpads had a touchscreen but the latest one is slow as hell and the other ones didn't have color, and I guess you want color since you are talking about "new" features.

-holsters to easily hold calculators
Not everybody always need a calc. Of course we do here (:P) but other people would find useless to pay for that. Maybe some companies would sell that, but this will not be by default.
Also, I have large enough pockets.

-Calculator Defense Mechanism to defend against thieves (I had mine stolen so)
I don't see what you can do about it. Even using a password with zStart, one can still steal your calc, then see that a password is needed, he'll throw your calc away, not giving back to you apologizing.

-Sonic Screwdriver-like sensors
I didn't get this one.
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Re: New Ideas for Calculators
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 09:40:30 am »
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-Sonic Screwdriver-like sensors
I didn't get this one.
Seems like you don't watch and Doctor Who then :P


Also, wireless.....cable O.O

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Re: New Ideas for Calculators
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 11:48:18 pm »
One that's actually programmable (for the lack of a better term)?
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Re: New Ideas for Calculators
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2014, 05:21:41 am »
Well, the 84 is one of the more programmable calcs in TI's calculator line.
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Re: New Ideas for Calculators
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2014, 12:38:09 pm »
One way I have to protect my calc from being stolen is I modified the certificate of my calc using unsigned to display my name  ;D  The best part is that it is virtually impossible to modify (sending new os or clearing archive doesn't work).  The only thing is that too bad is that it only allows me to prove it is mine not necessarily get it back.  :(   Out of curiosity, what kind of calculator was stolen from you?

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Re: New Ideas for Calculators
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2014, 12:41:02 pm »
One way I have to protect my calc from being stolen is I modified the certificate of my calc using unsigned to display my name  ;D

i did this too, it's a neat feature :D
but i protect my calc with my life so i doubt it'll be stolen ;D
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Re: New Ideas for Calculators
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2014, 12:42:13 pm »
lol me too.  :D

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Re: New Ideas for Calculators
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2014, 12:47:00 pm »
Disguise the calculator as a textbook. Nobody wants to steal your math textbook (at least not in high-school.) Most people I knew from high-school would rather have theirs stolen.
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Re: New Ideas for Calculators
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2014, 12:47:48 pm »
i would steal a math textbook...
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Re: New Ideas for Calculators
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2014, 12:53:22 pm »
I have had quite a few things in mind that could increase the potential for the calculator:
-Wireless 2.5 mm cables
-Touchscreeen capabilities
-holsters to easily hold calculators
-Calculator Defense Mechanism to defend against thieves (I had mine stolen so
-Sonic Screwdriver-like sensors
-Anything you like!

So in a nutshell, you want the UberSpire?

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Re: New Ideas for Calculators
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2014, 02:43:38 am »
Something like the HP Prime, minus the many bugs and perhaps even less expensive (considering some tablets that are more powerful than the HP Prime are the same price or close). That said, maybe the HP Prime will eventually become THAT calc (other than the price). It already has a BASIC-like language that can produce games that rivals Z80 ASM and Nspire Lua speed so anyone who don't want to learn ASM nor C can still make fast games with hardcore graphics.
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