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Hands-On with the Orion 84+
Posted by Ryan on 8 September 2013, 22:32 GMT

You might remember some talk buzzing around earlier this year about the Orion TI-84+. It is certainly an interesting pedagogical development and, naturally, a lot of people are curious about what a hands-on experience would be like. As the cost is a bit prohibitive for the general calc enthusiast, you might want to swing on over to Adriweb's hands-on review of the new calc.

Adriweb also hints to us that he has a surprise in store for the near future, so stay tuned!

UPDATE: This thing. You must see it.

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Re: Hands-On with the Orion 84+
ThunderBolt  Account Info

Haha, wow, that was great! I wonder what other plots sound like and if he could use a key hook to automate moving through the data points at given speeds.

Reply to this comment    9 September 2013, 22:06 GMT


Re: Re: Hands-On with the Orion 84+
william white  Account Info
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With assembly you could just skip the plots altogether
and just utilize the speaker.
The use of plots as a visual is interesting :-)

The Orion is excellent in its intentions, but the
price tag will easily be replaced by software - except
rumble. Honestly, wireless linking for classroom use
would be a better use of R&D $$$.

Reply to this comment    10 September 2013, 03:17 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Hands-On with the Orion 84+
ThunderBolt  Account Info

They do have that, just not for the 83+/84+ series. Also, to my knowledge, we haven't quite figured out how to send commands to Orion to make it play specific sounds. We know how to send data such as strings to it for it to read, though. I am going to try to write up a quick program to try something, though!

Reply to this comment    10 September 2013, 11:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Hands-On with the Orion 84+
jtjdt  Account Info
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Although wireless linking would be amazing, it's really nice that more companies are doing this. Devices like this are usually covered by insurance because they are created specifically for this purpose. Insurance may not cover a software device because it has the ability to do other things.

Reply to this comment    6 October 2013, 12:54 GMT

Re: Hands-On with the Orion 84+
ordelore Account Info
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Has anyone tried putting any assembly code on it to see what happens? For example, Fruit Ninja.

Reply to this comment    11 September 2013, 20:33 GMT

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