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Detron's Calculator Experience, or even more proof I am a nerd 6922

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Re: Detron's Calculator Experience, or even more proof I am a nerd
« Reply #360 on: May 22, 2019, 06:43:46 PM »
today's mail call

HP 12C Platinum 25th Anniversary Edition




Casio fx-15   (sharpies for scale)
this is from around 1975


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Re: Detron's Calculator Experience, or even more proof I am a nerd
« Reply #361 on: May 22, 2019, 09:49:48 PM »
Very nice Casio and HP-12C detron.  :like:

Now you need the 30th Anniversary Edition.  :tu:
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Re: Detron's Calculator Experience, or even more proof I am a nerd
« Reply #362 on: May 23, 2019, 02:08:11 AM »
Very nice Casio and HP-12C detron.  :like:

Now you need the 30th Anniversary Edition.  :tu:

i don't NEED it.

(I am sure I will grab one one day)

I am waiting for 2021 and the 40th Anniversary

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Re: Detron's Calculator Experience, or even more proof I am a nerd
« Reply #363 on: May 23, 2019, 06:27:15 AM »
But you’ll WANT one...beautiful champagne bezel...  :pok:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,920 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Detron's Calculator Experience, or even more proof I am a nerd
« Reply #364 on: May 23, 2019, 06:31:34 AM »
Detron,

Love that fx-15! :drool:

But you’ll WANT one...beautiful champagne bezel...  :pok:
Cool pic, Max! :like:

Pontificating particularly pious positions pertaining to polymorphic paraphernalia. G-Man.
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Re: Detron's Calculator Experience, or even more proof I am a nerd
« Reply #365 on: May 23, 2019, 08:07:04 AM »
 :hatsoff: thanks GLBM.
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Re: Detron's Calculator Experience, or even more proof I am a nerd
« Reply #366 on: May 23, 2019, 01:50:25 PM »
But you’ll WANT one...beautiful champagne bezel...  :pok:


ahhhhhhhh    YES I DO!!!      :twak:

 :rofl:

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Re: Detron's Calculator Experience, or even more proof I am a nerd
« Reply #367 on: May 23, 2019, 04:33:47 PM »
But you’ll WANT one...beautiful champagne bezel...  :pok:

I just saw the crazy price those 30th Anniversary editions ones sell for.  I am OK without it.    :rofl:

« Last Edit: May 23, 2019, 04:49:58 PM by detron »

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Re: Detron's Calculator Experience, or even more proof I am a nerd
« Reply #368 on: June 25, 2019, 02:18:02 AM »
Finally picked up one of the HP-41 series calculators.









The HP-41C was released in 1979  it was the first portable alpha-numeric calculator, and HPs first LCD screen.  unlike most LCDs that are 7 segment, this one is a 14 segment LCD to accommodate the Alpha-Numeric requirements
The HP-41C had 4 expansion ports.  there are add on modules you can get and plug into the calculator to extend the features.  there are "pacs" for Aviation, circuit analysis, clinical lab/Nuclear medicine, machine design, navigation, surveying, securities, stress analysis, finance, math, statistics, engineering, extra memory, a quad memory, etc.
in 1980, HP released the HP-41CV (V as in Roman Numeral 5)  it had the quad memory module built in, providing 5 times the memory and leaving the 4 expansion ports open.

I have an HP-41CV. and there are loads of accessories available such as: bar code reader, 3.5" floppy drive, 5.25 Floppy drive, printer, magnetic card reader, port extenders, etc.

the HP-41 was the backup computer on the Space shuttle.  https://hpinspace.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/hp-41-series-and-the-space-shuttle-program/

The 41C was introduced in 1979, priced at $295. The HP-41CV was introduced in 1980, priced at $325. The HP-41CX was introduced in 1983, priced at $325.

I am exited to have a new calculator to learn!

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Re: Detron's Calculator Experience, or even more proof I am a nerd
« Reply #369 on: June 25, 2019, 04:54:56 AM »
That is just awesome, detron! :drool:

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Re: Detron's Calculator Experience, or even more proof I am a nerd
« Reply #370 on: June 28, 2019, 02:15:39 AM »
Finally picked up one of the HP-41 series calculators.

Congrats!  I have one, I picked up via Freecycle a few years ago.  In the early to late 80's the HP 41 series was considered the must have calculator for engineering students with the budget to afford it.

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: Detron's Calculator Experience, or even more proof I am a nerd
« Reply #371 on: June 29, 2019, 01:15:24 AM »
Congrats!  I have one, I picked up via Freecycle a few years ago.  In the early to late 80's the HP 41 series was considered the must have calculator for engineering students with the budget to afford it.

it does seem like an amazing machine, especially if you consider the other tech available at the time.
this calculator is still a great calculator, but the computers that were available at that time are not as useful.

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