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Did you start out on a TI programmable calculator?

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I slightly remember that I had the Little Professor, maybe it was in the 70ies...

I was surprised that there is an actual model today, and just am wondering why they don´t call it  S(CH)OLAR  ? 😁

I think I´ll order one 🥰

 

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1 hour ago, Schmitzi said:

 

I slightly remember that I had the Little Professor, maybe it was in the 70ies...

I was surprised that there is an actual model today, and just am wondering why they don´t call it  S(CH)OLAR  ? 😁

I think I´ll order one 🥰

 

TI-LittleProfessor-Calculator -Solar.JPG

Did those use the TMS1000?

I know my niece had a, well, talking rocking horse. Not talk like speech, but horse sounds that were recorded. 

I know because the thing broke and they had asked me to look at it because they wanted to sell it at a garage sale, I found the vregulator was shot, I changed it and it all worked again. They got $50 for it..lol

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12 minutes ago, GDMike said:

Did those use the TMS1000?

 

 

sorry I really don´t know about it, but I am sure that the new version is from 99,9% plastic ;)

 

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I started with a TI-58C.  I remember really wanting a 59 but I couldn't afford it at the time.  I used the 58C until several of the buttons stopped working then went over to an HP15C which I still have today along with a 12C and 16C.  Their buttons all still work 😆

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49 minutes ago, FALCOR4 said:

I started with a TI-58C.  I remember really wanting a 59 but I couldn't afford it at the time.  I used the 58C until several of the buttons stopped working then went over to an HP15C which I still have today along with a 12C and 16C.  Their buttons all still work 😆

I had an Atari first and appropriated my dad's HP-15C during senior high school. Having a programmable calculator with a root solver at a time when teachers had no inkling of its capabilities was great. And no one ever wanted to borrow it a second time after saying "825 x 1455......now where's the = key?" I never programmed an ISG/DSG loop, however and found the programming rather arcane compared to the Atari. 

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