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Choice Votes   Percent
Yes, for the better 17 11.0%   
Yes, for the worse 11 7.1%   
Never! 102 65.8%   
You can change the hardware? 25 16.1%   

Survey posted 2006-06-04 05:28 by Jon.

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Re: Have you ever changed the hardware inside of your calculator?
Jonathan Katz  Account Info
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Survey idea by calcguru13.

Reply to this comment    4 June 2006, 05:29 GMT

Re: Re: Have you ever changed the hardware inside of your calculator?
Kylekatarn  Account Info
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I'm always thinking on mods someone could do to a calc but electronics' not my area :P

Reply to this comment    4 June 2006, 11:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Have you ever changed the hardware inside of your calculator?
something1990 Account Info

Yeah I wouldn't want to mess around in there. I would probably break the calc.

Reply to this comment    4 June 2006, 12:38 GMT

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Spellshaper Account Info

Modding comps is one thing, but calcs???

I'd try it if TI would lower the prices :P

Reply to this comment    4 June 2006, 14:20 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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You could always try getting some cheap on eBay.

Reply to this comment    5 June 2006, 14:47 GMT


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Mike Slopsema  Account Info

i got an 84+ silver on ebay for $60 from used calcs .org, all it was used for was one week of camp to train teachers on how to use them X)

Reply to this comment    7 June 2006, 18:29 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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I got my 83+ for ~$50, and missed an auction where one went unsold with a starting price of $8. I still wince when I think of that...

Reply to this comment    7 June 2006, 21:57 GMT


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ProgramBeginer Account Info

Thats crazy $8! I had to get mine at full price!

Reply to this comment    7 June 2006, 23:14 GMT


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Person Dude  Account Info

Me too, but I got it as a gift.

Reply to this comment    8 June 2006, 16:58 GMT


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yellowPig Account Info

I agree. I could probably write a program for my computer to manipulate a robot arm to change the hardware in my calc, but I couldn't change the hardware myself. I don't do anything with hardware unless it's to input data into software, or get data from software.

Reply to this comment    5 June 2006, 20:18 GMT


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Mike Slopsema  Account Info

same here, the only stuff i take in and out is cables and the occasional cd

Reply to this comment    7 June 2006, 18:30 GMT


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Jordan L  Account Info

when you're soldering on new parts, don't get the solder in the wrong spot, that sucks

Reply to this comment    8 June 2006, 18:45 GMT


Re: Re: Have you ever changed the hardware inside of your calculator?
KermMartian  Account Info
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Both, actually. I've modded about 5 of my calculators with my color screen modification, fixed the link port on two others of mine, and added a headphone jack to one. I did manage to break the screen on a TI-83+ Blue edition though. Oh, and I've given a couple of them custom case and paintjobs.

Reply to this comment    4 June 2006, 17:42 GMT


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ProgramBeginer Account Info

Sond like you've had some fun ;)

Reply to this comment    7 June 2006, 23:16 GMT


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Person Dude  Account Info

YOU MODDED A CALC WITH A COLOR SCREEN?????????????????
ME WANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply to this comment    8 June 2006, 17:00 GMT

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anykey  Account Info
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Yes, it has a color screen, but what can you do with it?
If you want anything to use it, you have to write it yourself, meaning you have to be a guru like Kerm. In the long run, it's not as useful as you might think.

Reply to this comment    9 June 2006, 04:46 GMT


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KermMartian  Account Info
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Anykey is right. It's a pain to write stuff to support it. On top of that, the terrible latency of the LCD degrades color quality significantly.

Reply to this comment    9 June 2006, 23:00 GMT

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Mr.Z  Account Info
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You do not even need a color screen. See the link on my home page (link above) regarding color on the TI-86 for a picture. I got color on a stock TI-86 with ROM 1.4, but it involves stressing the LCD in a manner similar to poking it with your finger, so it could potentially cause damage. I never had it get damaged, but then again, I have also dropped a monitor & had it break open (just the plastic case, not the glass, of course) & still work. :)

Reply to this comment    11 June 2006, 05:38 GMT

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KermMartian  Account Info
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That can't be controlled down to individual pixels though, can it?

Reply to this comment    11 June 2006, 20:09 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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I'm guessing not, if it involves pushing on the LCD. ;-)

Reply to this comment    12 June 2006, 18:21 GMT


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TD-Linux Account Info

So, did you just take different thicknesses of cardboard and wedge them between the LCD glass and plastic?

Reply to this comment    17 June 2006, 18:40 GMT


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jhamm Account Info

Amen!!!!!

Reply to this comment    4 July 2006, 01:42 GMT

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