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|Barcode generator for Optical Wand?|
Message #1 Posted by Timo on 14 Feb 2010, 10:52 a.m.
I was just reading a PDF about the optical wand for the HP 41 series calculators.
And I started to wonder whether anyone has ever developed a software tool for converting program listings (maybe devloped on a HP-41 PC-emulator) into a barcode that can be printed and loaded into the HP-41 using the optical wand?
Using such a tool all you'd have to do is enter the program once on a PC, run the software and the result would be the barcode. This way you could store your programs either as a listing or barcode on your PC and print them out to upload them into the HP anytime you need them.
All I know is, that back in the "active days" of these calculators you could send a program listing to HP and they would print a barcode interpretation for you for relatively affordable amounts of money. Maybe this service has been ported to a software solution already?
Looking forward to your replies,
|Re: Barcode generator for Optical Wand?|
Message #3 Posted by Timo on 14 Feb 2010, 4:16 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Egan Ford
Thanks for the links, that's exactly what I thought about!
Seems it's really worth looking out for an optical wand now...
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