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Programmable calculator

Unread post by Tinkerpete » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:28 pm

Dear developers,

About 2 years ago I bought the Odroid-Go and got to know you through it.
You are obviously able to realize cool hardware ideas very fast.

So I wanted to ask you if you are interested in realizing other cool ideas?

A programmable calculator! Back then, in the early seventies, many people learned to program with such a device and even today such a device could be ideal for beginners. Because Arduino and similar devices such as Adafruit Circuit Playground
(https://www.adafruit.com/product/3333) or micro:bit (https://www.microbit.org/) also allow the integration of hardware, but require a PC for programming. How much cooler would be a small calculator that understands a very simple programming language, or similar to a classic calculator, records keys and can be secretly programmed in class? Nowadays it would have a graphic-capable color display and you could program games on it. The calculator could have WiFi built in and thus have access to a large library, which can be filled by the calculator owners themselves.

The devices could have the Odroid-Go style and be cheap.

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Re: Programmable calculator

Unread post by odroid » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:16 am

TI-Nspire CX II seems to be a good reference.
https://education.ti.com/en/products/ca ... -cx-ii-cas

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Re: Programmable calculator

Unread post by rooted » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:51 pm

odroid wrote:TI-Nspire CX II seems to be a good reference.
https://education.ti.com/en/products/ca ... -cx-ii-cas
That's a hell of a calculator, running at 396MHz

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Re: Programmable calculator

Unread post by Tinkerpete » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:21 pm

Is TI-Nspire CX II programmable? Because this is often not allowed in schools. I also think it has far too many functions. My idea is an extremely simple device that has, in addition to the basic scientific functions and a very simple but sufficient programming capability for complex tasks. Everything else can be downloaded from an external library as needed. Also things like graph representation or symbolic mathematics.

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