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Message #1 Posted by Walter B on 19 Mar 2008, 6:33 p.m.
FWIW, please find below my newest designs for a 15S (based on 15C), a 43S (after 42S), and a 44S (like 17bii+ silver). A 45S (based on 35S) has almost the same keyboard as the 43S, just different cursors and a smaller LCD of 132x48 dots. Each model stays within the dimensions of its “parent”. Sorted by “power”, there will be 43S > 45s > 15S > 44s. The 15S, 43S, and 45S feature the same set of functions on their keyboards, while some more burying in menus was inevitable on the 44S. Furthermore, these drafts have in common:
Generally speaking, prints on the keys are for functions, while orange prints on the plate stand for menus. Exceptions are < (below the “i”) on all models but 44S, and TRIG and TVM on the 44S.
- a line of 6 menu keys, whose default primary functions are always accessible using f-shift (thus, TOP.FCN of 42S becomes obsolete);
- full dot matrix displays (of different height) for maximum flexibility;
- RPN and ALG for reasons discussed several times here in this forum.
Though not really egg-shaped, you may take these as my Easter presents to the community :) Thanks to every forum member for your contributions to many refreshing discussions.
Sorry for the dimensions of the images. After all I needed some pixels for sufficient resolution. Though, they stay within Dave's file size limits ;)