|How to keep up regarding WP-34S?|
Message #1 Posted by Michael O. Tjebben on 12 Sept 2011, 7:11 p.m.
Wow! It has been years since I've posted to this forum, I got so busy with a new job, and the birth of two wonderful girls (5 years ago, twins) that I just barely keep up with everything. In fact, my account with the hpmuseum had expired.
Recently, however, my father (nearly an octogenarian) and I were revisiting our HP calculator collections, and we got to talking about our interest in the WP-34S.
I did some digging through the hpmuseum archives and the wiki4hp, and we decided we'd each like to buy an hp-30b and convert them to wp-34s'.
However (and please correct me if I'm wrong), it appears that the overlays that make the hp-30b "look" like a wp-34s are currently not available. Are more coming? I could not find anything that lets me know if such is true.
And the cable seems difficult to obtain (dependent on poor Gene Wright who is probably SWAMPED!). Is there another source? We don't want to burden him further (especially since I prefaced this with my own acknowledgement that life can get BUSY!). I'm gathering that *maybe* one can buy some other calculator (hp12c?, others?) that has the cable and that can be used for the 30b? Is such true?
I guess, in addition to asking about the overlay and cable, I'm asking for assistance that might help any newby who wishes to help-him/herself: Is there some place that the status of overlays and cable could be posted so that those of us that are interested in such could keep checking and not keep asking?
My best wishes to the group! Though many of us get distracted by other things for a time in life, there remains a latent interest in HP calculators that can be rekindled with little effort... And, as most of you know, that can become a sort-of obsession...