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HP-02?
Message #1 Posted by Johnny Bjoern Rasmussen on 22 June 2004, 1:56 a.m.

I belive that I've read somewhere, that a successor to the HP-01 was on the board. Does anyone know anything about this (HP-02?)... Thanks Johnny

      
HP-02?
Message #2 Posted by Veli-Pekka Nousiainen on 22 June 2004, 5:39 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Johnny Bjoern Rasmussen

A LCD model after the HP-01
Anything else unknown to me...
(VPN)

            
Re: HP-02?
Message #3 Posted by Museum on 22 June 2004, 6:41 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Veli-Pekka Nousiainen

have arround a dozen of them at home.. nothing special except the diamond ring and the nuclear time module in it.. Oh, i forgot, here is also a small hyperband television in it...

No, sorry about my jokes, but a HP-02 does not exist in a production run...

      
Re: HP-02 - a reference to the real watch.
Message #4 Posted by Renato (Brasil) on 23 June 2004, 3:14 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Johnny Bjoern Rasmussen

"One I have in there HP-02 watch. I have a prototype of the LCD-COB plastic calculator watch"

http://www.hpmuseum.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hpmuseum/bios.cgi?read=199

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HP-02: Dave, can you follow-up on this?
Message #5 Posted by Matt Kernal (US) on 25 June 2004, 12:54 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by Renato (Brasil)

Dave,

The article Renato refers to here (previous post) is VERY intriguing! The rewarding career Happy Holden had with HP (in its heyday) is more than fascinating.

I my mind, I imagine you, being the curator of this wonderful museum, might have a greater impact (more so than the rest of us here) in asking HH if would be interested in having some of his treasures (in his calculator box) being put on display here.. especially that HP-02 LCD watch? He also mentioned lots of calculator parts that never made it to market. I would hope such a request would honor him.

I haven't tried contacting him. I am hoping some interest could be stirred up here first, so Happy would know there are a bunch of folks that are envious and appreciative of his role in helping to produce the calculators we discuss here everyday, and that we would love to see (and hear even more details about) the fruits of his labor.

If this sounds feasible, Dave, I for one, would be most appreciative to hear your thoughts on this. If there is anything I can do to help, just say the word.

Matt

                  
Re: HP-02: Dave, can you follow-up on this?
Message #6 Posted by Dave Hicks on 25 June 2004, 4:24 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Matt Kernal (US)

I'm trying but the box and its owner are not currently in the same location so it may take some time. Thanks for reminding me about this. I'm trying to get caught up on a number of things around here.

                        
Re: HP-02: Dave, can you follow-up on this?
Message #7 Posted by Matt Kernal (US) on 25 June 2004, 5:24 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Dave Hicks

Thank you Dave!

Even if Happy and his Box aren't in the same place right now, I'm encouraged that there's a possibility that someday see his wares. In the back of my mind, I was dreading that his email address might be dead, or even worse things.

Good job, Dave.

Regards,

Matt

                              
Mr. Holden reply of Jun 21 2003
Message #8 Posted by Renato (Brasil) on 25 June 2004, 6:14 p.m.,
in response to message #7 by Matt Kernal (US)

I asked him about the watch. Very polite reply, including this:

"The HP-02 watch was a prototype but was never put in production. I never did take any photos of it-sorry. All I have are parts of the logic board now."

                                    
Re: Mr. Holden reply of Jun 21 2003
Message #9 Posted by marais on 26 June 2004, 9:22 a.m.,
in response to message #8 by Renato (Brasil)

It would still be interesting to have more information! Did they replace only the display, but kept the case and logic board of the 01? Or did they use a higher integrated board? New functions? RPN instead of AOS? Questions over questions.


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