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Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Posted by Nick on 23 October 1999, 19:00 GMT

Texas Instruments has announced that they will release a new version of their Calculator-Based Laboratory called the CBL2. It includes many new features, including backwards compatibility with any old CBL programs and workbooks and support for the new FLASH-based calculators. It will be available in March of 2000.

 


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Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Vejita

Finally, hehe, their old one was getting annoying sometimes. But it was very useful and i hope this one will be just as...


-Vejita

     23 October 1999, 19:06 GMT

Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Ron! Account Info
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So it seems that the cbl2 is just an easier to use cbl, with more mem, built in proggies, and icandy. Does any one use the old one? What do the schools use them for? Just data collection? They spend $150US to collect the temp, ph, and stuff???! And then they complain about their budget?? Just food for thought, or rather breakfast. Man, I'm hungry.


Ron!

     23 October 1999, 19:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Ron! Account Info
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doh! I clicked on the wrong reply to comment, I wasn't replying to the guy above me, dumb "click here" I didn't notice it didn't say "article", oh well.





*Ice Cream is good!*
(My quote of the morning)

Ron!

     23 October 1999, 20:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
KAKE  Account Info
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Okay, CBL's make NO sense to buy. well, okay, maybe some. Our school (it's brand new, first year, etc) has a chemistry lab with computers, and computer based data collection equipment. that's the smart thing to do. they're so much more powerfull. Hell, these are Pentium II 400's.

-KAKE
IP my HS 0wnz yours.

     23 October 1999, 21:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Hillary Clinton went to my school. As a result, we have a little thing called funding. Ergo, my HS probably 0wnz yours hardcore. :)

--BlueCalx

     23 October 1999, 21:32 GMT


Liar
Rackford Smith  Account Info
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You do a pretty bad job of lying, Nick.

     23 October 1999, 23:08 GMT


Re: Liar
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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I could delete this comment, or I could just not dignify it with a response. I decided not to do either.
Hillary Clinton really *did* go to my school - she was in the class of '67 (or '68). I go to Maine South High School in Park Ridge, IL. Any biography of Hillary Clinton will show you the same. For more information, go to http://www.maine207south.k12.il.us/. :P

--BlueCalx

     23 October 1999, 23:23 GMT


Re: Re: Liar
Rackford Smith  Account Info
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Like I said, you do a pretty good job of lying.

     24 October 1999, 03:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Liar
Rackford Smith  Account Info
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sorry, i meant a bad job of lying

     24 October 1999, 03:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Liar
AlienCow  Account Info
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Hmm.. a 'bad' job of 'lying' would imply Nick doesn't lie very well... :P

     26 October 1999, 22:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Dan Englender Account Info
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I beleive that the idea behind the CBL(2) is that you can collect and analyze data remotly, without the need for a large computer or power outlet. You could use a laptop I suppose, but that is much more expensive, larger, heavier, and harder to hold in one hand while doing an experiment than a CBL2. I agree however that for in class experiments a computer setup (although it could still be to a CBL) would probably be superior.

-Dan

     23 October 1999, 22:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Jeff Barrett  Account Info

You just try hauling a big ass computer around while a CBL can fit in a pocket (OK, a big pocket)

     30 October 1999, 01:21 GMT


Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Charles Yong  Account Info

I was wondering, can a CBL be used to store programs for calcs:P Hehe, a very expensive TI Expander? But you could hold all the SF2 fighters you'd want on it:P

-Trailblazer

     25 October 1999, 00:02 GMT

Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Erich Oelschlegel  Account Info
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Great... :)

~ferich

     23 October 1999, 19:18 GMT

Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
kc2dxj  Account Info
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My school just bought the old ones!!

     23 October 1999, 19:28 GMT


Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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These don't come out until next March. I don't blame them. :)

--BlueCalx

     23 October 1999, 19:34 GMT

Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Vejita

Alright , alright, lets get this cleared up. CBL is used for many different things, i did physics analysis with them. If you ask me, their limit is their software. Half the time, it took recodign and some weird crap. It is actually really nice when trying to get some sample data. Sure you could get it from books and stuff but hey, when proving some physics stuff its nice to see it working. Well thats my long-word of the day. AAAAHHH. I just went through every ASM file ticalc has(excluding 85). My right eye is starting to twitch.

-Vejita(ok, no stop KICKING me nick )

     23 October 1999, 22:05 GMT

Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
feranin

I used a cbl once in my physics class... It was pretty silly we just walked back and forth trying to match a graph on the claculator :). My whole school system owns about 5 of em and they go from school to school.

     23 October 1999, 23:59 GMT

Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Adam Berlinsky-Schine  Account Info
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My school has about 50 billion CBLs and we use it in physics (Precalc too, can't remember how they justified that) for all kinds of stuff, and it's really an amazing tool. It's too bad your school doesn't make much use out of them, but there's really a lot more to the CBL than just walking back and forth in front of it.

     24 October 1999, 00:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Vejita

Yea, don't you wish you had better software then also? I know half of ours needed code redone but we got it working.

-Vejita

     24 October 1999, 02:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Andy Selle  Account Info
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A good place to get software is from Vernier. They have downloadable CBL programs for all the TI graphing calculators that work perfectly. They allow you to use most every probe you want with no programming at all.

     24 October 1999, 18:27 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
feranin

New Mexico school systems are about the poorest in the nation :( I wish i lived back in Virgina. Well anyways that was the first time I had ever seen a CBL. We will probably do somthing with em later, but we usually use a ticker timer to take our measurements. What kind of Labs do you use em for?

     24 October 1999, 21:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Jeff Barrett  Account Info

Our school has a bunch of basic geniuses (and i'm the only person who knows anything about asm:-))and we usually have them make CBL software in the event that the teacher takes the damn time to dig them out of the junk room (I mean: equipment room)

     30 October 1999, 01:25 GMT


Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announces CBL2
Bobman  Account Info

Gee!!! I did the same thing in school too, except it was in Algebra 1 class. I only went up to try and match the graph once. There was this one kid (dare I say his name) that was picked like 10 times. Everytime he was picked, he had this stupid grin on his face. He acted like he was sooo cool being the teacher's pet and all. Then, at the end of class, he made another one of his all famous stupid remarks. He said,"How much does that thing cost? Like $600?". Nobody really likes him. My friend always complains about him because he sits right in front of the guy. He also always says "Uh oh!!!" when the teacher does something wrong. Oh crap!!! I've already said too much!!!

--Bobman

     24 October 1999, 08:24 GMT

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