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Who wants a new printing HP-42s?
06-14-2017, 12:51 AM
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RE: Who wants a new printing HP-42s?
(06-13-2017 10:15 PM)Matt Agajanian Wrote:  This is an excellent idea. Few thoughts I'll add.

Not certain if HP will consider RPN marketability (It's lucky we still have the 35S and 50G available).

Secondly, between Flash RAM, USB connectivity, WiFi, and SD/Memory Stick/Compact Flash external storage, we have the means to build the 42S into the calculator it should have been.

So, it seems we may need to consider another WP-34S kickstarter project. I just saw the video and I'm impressed! So, Swiss Micro might be able to give it a go.

Re HP, their current (2017) calculators are, IMHO, crap. For one thing, the keyboard scanning is so slow they miss keypresses unless I slow down. None of the classic calculators had that problem. The problem is that HP today is marketing to school kids, not to professionals - cost cutting, quality suffers.

A Kickstarter makes sense if we need to raise money, or fund commercial production. For a few dozen for enthusiasts, I think a kit of parts and 3D printed cases are the way to go. For that you just need people to put in time designing it. But not money.
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RE: Who wants a new printing HP-42s? - Dave92F1 - 06-14-2017 12:51 AM

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