Programmer's calculator (was: ZX81 denigrated! (was Re: Approaches to projects)

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Sun Nov 28 20:41:34 2004

On Sun, 28 Nov 2004, Peter C. Wallace wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Nov 2004, Fred Cisin wrote:
> > On Sun, 28 Nov 2004, Tom Peters wrote:
> > > I had a TI Programmer LED model. It died a horrible death. I don't know
> > That is a really nice calculator, IFF you can plug it in.
> > Battery life is negligible.
> I've heard that before and its not true, at least with the model I have. I get
> around 1.5 to 2 years out of one 9V battery in mine, always on my desk, used
> every couple of days. It does turn itself off after a short period of
> inactivity (1 minute or so - first rotating decimal point pattern then off)

It certainly IS "TRUE"!
The battery life of THREE that I have had has always been HOURS, NOT

OTOH, the LCD model gives years on batteries.

> > > what became of it. I have the model that replaced it, a TI Programmer II,
> > > an LCD model.
> > The LCD model has great battery life. It's batteries often
> > outlast the life of the keyboard.
> > If you want something SMALLER, the Casio CFX40/CFX400 is
> > fantastic IFF you have excellent eyesight and good desterity.
> Peter Wallace
> Mesa Electronics
Received on Sun Nov 28 2004 - 20:41:34 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:37:19 BST