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More Ways to Customize Calculators
Posted by Michael on 14 July 2005, 03:40 GMT

TI has recently released a new line of marketing accessories for the TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition, and TI-89 Titanium graphing calculators. GraphiTI adhesive overlays (note the pun) are removable adhesive labels for slide cases. They can be purchased in one of four psychedelic colors: Blue Fractal, Pink Fractal, Planets in Fire Blazing Orange, and Silver Diamonds. The overlays are $2.50 each or all four for $8.00 from the TI Online Store.

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US and Canada only?
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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These stickers aren't listed anywhere in the European version of TI's Online Store (not that I was going to buy them anyway...), so I guess these are only available in the US and Canada.

Reply to this comment    14 July 2005, 04:21 GMT


Re: US and Canada only?
jesse frey  Account Info

they probably think that we are the only people stupid enoughf to buy this stuff.

Reply to this comment    17 July 2005, 19:02 GMT

Re: More Ways to Customize Calculators
Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info
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Adhesive overlays is a rather odd way of saying sticker...

Reply to this comment    14 July 2005, 05:29 GMT

Re: Re: More Ways to Customize Calculators
Derrick F.  Account Info

So that's what they are. The link's down :)

Reply to this comment    14 July 2005, 14:14 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info
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Works now.

Reply to this comment    15 July 2005, 02:40 GMT


Re: Re: More Ways to Customize Calculators
burntfuse  Account Info
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If they said "graphing calculator stickers" it would sound really tacky and no one would buy them...still, I agree that they're trying too hard to sound "professional" or something.

Reply to this comment    14 July 2005, 18:50 GMT

Re: More Ways to Customize Calculators
Peter Fernandes  Account Info
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This is sooo sad. You'd think that TI would use their resources to create something that's actually USEFUL for their calculators. I'd rather have more funcionality, then stickers that I'll be made fun of for!

Reply to this comment    14 July 2005, 14:58 GMT

Re: Re: More Ways to Customize Calculators
Snave2000  Account Info

Here's an idea for TI: release a flash memory card adapter for the link/USB ports. Granted, the calc would need a specialized app to handle the extra memory and probably a whole new way of addressing the memory, but the benefits would be immeasurable. You'd never run out of archive space, AND, you could swap out the flash memory cards, allowing the creation of multiple profiles.
In addition, it would simplify sending programs to and from calculators. Many computers nowadays have built-in memory card readers (and they are dirt-cheap anyway). Just load programs to and from the memory card and you wouldn't have to bother with link software!

Reply to this comment    14 July 2005, 15:55 GMT

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Matt Gardeski  Account Info

Amen

Reply to this comment    14 July 2005, 17:24 GMT

Re: Re: Re: More Ways to Customize Calculators
burntfuse  Account Info
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Sounds good...they could also try to keep the current quality and features while bringing down the cost so more people could afford calcs, or lower the power consumption or something else...like making a TI-86+. ;-)

Reply to this comment    14 July 2005, 18:46 GMT

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Matt Mullins  Account Info

Well you could just buy an HP 49g+ like me... 75MHz ARM9 processor, IrDA, SD card slot... and a myriad of math programs to choose from (HPcalc.org is nothing like the BASIC math section of TICalc.org which is 98.043% quadratic solvers).

-MrM

Reply to this comment    14 July 2005, 19:33 GMT

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Jordan L  Account Info

Genius

Reply to this comment    15 July 2005, 01:50 GMT

Re: Re: Re: More Ways to Customize Calculators
Snave2000  Account Info

But TI could go even further. How about an external processor that plugs in through the USB/link port? All you'd need would be a really old CPU, like a Pentium I for example. Obviously, you'd need to write Z80 emulation software for it or something to allow interfacing with the calculator. It could use the Mode 0 interrupts to directly control the calc's hardware. In combination with flash memory for storage and, say, a wireless network adapter, the calc would really be tricked out! (Just imagine the possibilities for games...)

Reply to this comment    15 July 2005, 15:35 GMT


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frenchman113 Account Info
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The reason TI doesn't make AC adapters, FLASH cards, etc. is that there's almost no market for them. Sure, everyone on ticalc would appreciate these things, but we have to remember that the majority does not spend 99% of their waking lives playing Reuben Quest over and over.

Reply to this comment    16 July 2005, 00:33 GMT


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Mr.Z  Account Info
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TI should release the details of the USB link port so people here could develop drivers for such things from which TI itself could not make sufficient money.

Reply to this comment    17 July 2005, 02:20 GMT


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Snave2000  Account Info

Amen to that!

Reply to this comment    19 July 2005, 23:53 GMT


Re: Re: More Ways to Customize Calculators
Travis Evans  Account Info

Or maybe they could be designed so that they work like a hard drive. It would make on-calc development tools feasible, because you could store your project on the memory card, and if you have a crash, you can recover and pick up where you left off. I've read that the HPs have some development system like this.

Reply to this comment    14 July 2005, 19:44 GMT

[ ! ]
anykey  Account Info
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Bling Bling!
My calculata is []D[][]V[][]D foo!
Fo sho!

Reply to this comment    16 July 2005, 02:18 GMT


Re: [ ! ]
Alex Clink  Account Info

that's funny, you're funny, you should be a comedian..

Reply to this comment    16 July 2005, 02:21 GMT

Re: Re: [ ! ]
anykey  Account Info
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I was thinking more along the lines of a rapper.
You never know, though.

Reply to this comment    17 July 2005, 18:44 GMT


Re: Re: [ ! ]
Nameon  Account Info

[quote]that's funny, you're funny, you should be a comedian..[/quote]

don't you mean a 'comidot'

Reply to this comment    18 July 2005, 03:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: [ ! ]
Alex Clink  Account Info

actually i was being sarcastic, but yes comidiot describes it pretty well

Reply to this comment    18 July 2005, 16:55 GMT

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