Re: Sneek Preview: Anniversary Edition Message #13 Posted by Antonio Maschio (Italy) on 22 May 2007, 2:54 a.m., in response to message #12 by James M. Prange (Michigan)
Here's an **ugly** attemp to figure out the calculator after your suggestions.
It's a collection of cut©, so the yellow of shifted functions is not the same, but just imagine it is.
What about it?
Of course, in my mind:
The OFF should be automatic after 5 minutes, the ON happens when you hit any key; the RESET could be a back pencil hole (as in old SHARP calculators), or the batteries removal (there's little chance that this calculator hangs, anyway).
STO 0..9 are ten available memories
STO +//÷/x 0..9 work as accumulators (e.g. STO+6 add reg. X to memory 6)
f RCL 0..9 recall ten available memories
RCL +//÷/x 0..9 work as accumulators (e.g. RCL+6 add memory 6 to reg. X)
f 1..9 could set the FIX
f 0 could reset FIX
scientific format starts automatically when number doesn't fit the 10/12 digits (if you need to input 1E25 probably you need a scientific calculator...)
the greek pi is a gift (one could calculate circle areas, right?)
well, that's all. Any need of a manual, for such a calculator?
 Antonio
P.S. I invite you to find some substitutes for % and pi, since they are really the lesser useful keys of this proposal.
I also invite you to riconsider this: if the available memories were, say, 0..6, there would be three shifted function to add. What do you think could be added to enhance this calculator, without losing the point it must be a **simple** calculator?
Edited: 22 May 2007, 7:25 a.m.
