|HP calculators for everyday engineering|
Message #1 Posted by aranda1984 on 28 Jan 2008, 7:23 p.m.
Greetings, Ladies and Gents...
I am new on this forum, but not to the HP RPN calculators.
My addiction started with the HP 25 in 1976.
Became the proud owner of an HP76 in 1978 and I use it ever since, ... less the card reader in the past 10 some years.
I also own and use an HP 28S and a couple of 42S models and a 50g calculator.
... I hate the 50g as much as I love the 67, because of the insane manual the 50g came with. After many frustrating attempts I am completely turned off from even trying to write a program for the 50g!
My 67 was my pride and joy. This calculator should be called a mile stone in simplicity and excellence!
I wrote most programs in only seconds.. (and I have written countless programs for mechanical engineering applications) unfortunately I can't save anything due to the condition of the card reader's rubber wheel.
Question: Is there anybody out there who figured out how to put a decent size flash memory chip in the space of the 67's card reader?
... I dream about that solution.
I dream about HP coming out with a rugged calculator, identical to the 67's keyboard and the same simple program functions, but with a 2 or 4 line LCD display and a 4+ GB memory!!!
I would be wiling to pay for it $700 or more for it, like I paid for the 67 originally!!! (HP designers!!! Are you listening???)
My second question: Any proven ideas on adding a larger memory to the 42S models?
All suggestions and help will be greatly appreciated.
Stephen I. Molnar