|Re: just picked up an HP9845B, any value?|
Message #2 Posted by glynn on 27 May 2002, 7:09 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by barry
Don't have anything to say about *collector* value, Barry-- I'd look at it as something very akin to the 9830a, and take your cues from that.
As far as utility, if you've got a use for a calculator that runs an HP instrument Basic, say for controlling some process or interfacing to an Integrator or a set of electronic scales, or a plotter, the 9845 could be a fun project. Lots of 9800-series peripherals-- even the 9880 hard drive. Option roms will be hard to find, but possible. A full-up system, of course, has more value than a naked 9845, so maybe as a collector, you'll want to assemble all the bits and pieces to make it as versatile as possible.
I think a manual or two have turned up on the Museum's CD-ROM collection about it-- you might start by perusing those.