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A giant TI-Nspire prototype ?!!!
« on: May 21, 2011, 11:44:31 am »
Have a look at what I've found today! ;D
http://ti.bank.free.fr/index.php?mod=news&ac=commentaires&id=1112

What's your guess?
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Re: A giant TI-Nspire prototype ?!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 12:06:10 pm »
i don't believe that'll result in a production nspire, maybe someone disassembled it's nspire and mixed up with a computer motherboard to do some experiments...

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Re: A giant TI-Nspire prototype ?!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011, 12:10:47 pm »
What is ads.clicmanager.fr ?  Five minutes into loading the page and it's still waiting...
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Re: A giant TI-Nspire prototype ?!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 02:02:04 pm »
The author answered me.

It seems to be a development board intermediate between the CAS+ and the ClickPad.
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Re: A giant TI-Nspire prototype ?!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2011, 02:42:33 pm »
Is there an SD-Card slot on the left? ;D

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Re: A giant TI-Nspire prototype ?!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2011, 02:45:27 pm »
Woah that's huge O.o

I wonder how the case would have looked like if there was one...
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Re: A giant TI-Nspire prototype ?!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2011, 04:25:40 pm »
I've found out more things about this "big prototype" thanks to the author.

Everything I know is now available here:
http://ti.bank.free.fr/index.php?mod=galerie&action=img&id_gal=9&id_img=143
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Re: A giant TI-Nspire prototype ?!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2011, 04:56:24 pm »
is there any way to connect an sd card to the nspire? :p maybe embedding a microSD reader, that'd be great....

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Re: A giant TI-Nspire prototype ?!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2011, 04:59:40 pm »
is there any way to connect an sd card to the nspire? :p maybe embedding a microSD reader, that'd be great....

There were many signs in the Nspire OS that an SD card reader was planned:
- a hidden "sd" folder
- several messages mentionning "sd/mmc" in the diagnostics software

Now with this photo, we get the proof.


The question now is:
- did TI totally remove that SD card reader?
- or did TI make it "external" through the dock connector?
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Re: A giant TI-Nspire prototype ?!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2011, 05:16:01 pm »
anyway it would be awesome if someone could make an sd card reader working fine. I remembered about 5 years ago in my math classroom during high school almost everyone had casio's calcs with SD card support. And I had a TI-83 without any cable to connect anywhere. Now I'm in university and got a nspire CAS touchpad and still much less memory than the older casio ones because of the non-existance of the SD reader...

Back in those times, I loved my TI-83. I could do anything my imagination alowed with that. And now I'm stuck with this supposed high-end calc (the CX was annouced 20 days after I bought this).

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Re: A giant TI-Nspire prototype ?!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2011, 04:07:47 pm »
That was the original plan for the Nspire, but then TI realized that teachers couldn't fit thirty of those into a car (they didn't care that that wouldn't fit into a student's backpack) so they went back to the drawing board (Which they never erased) and came up with the wings we have today.
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Re: A giant TI-Nspire prototype ?!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011, 04:22:29 pm »
Knowing TI, they probably made it separate and are planning to try to sell it later. :P

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Re: A giant TI-Nspire prototype ?!!!
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2011, 04:24:01 pm »
Oh, and the big one has a screen that actually functions!
And takes >9000ms to display anything, else you get rickrolled.
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Re: A giant TI-Nspire prototype ?!!!
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2011, 04:24:43 pm »
We'll end up making our own hardware hack to use it if its possible. I will probably cost <1/9000 of what TI would want us to pay
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Re: A giant TI-Nspire prototype ?!!!
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2011, 04:31:53 pm »
Very strange. I wonder how and where the owner of this prototype managed to get his hands on it.