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Old 2nd November 2018, 04:29 AM   #1
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Default Is that a TI-30?

A TI-30Xa Solar?

Between the arms, in front of the solder-iron stand.
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Old 2nd November 2018, 10:02 AM   #2
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Is that a TI-30?
Looks like it. The bigger question is what brand and type of solder is The Master using.
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Old 2nd November 2018, 06:51 PM   #3
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Is that a TI-30?
TI 36X. I have two, plus a quantity of HP calculators.

Solder is Kester SN63PB37.

Hakko irons.
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Old 2nd November 2018, 07:04 PM   #4
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TI 36X. I have two, plus a quantity of HP calculators.

Solder is Kester SN63PB37.

Hakko irons.
Good old 63/37. Iíve used it since the early 80s when I worked for the Canadian Navy. They taught us high reliability soldering techniques that I still use to this day. I recently bought another roll. There is a company named Koki that makes some very good lead free solder. I tried a sample and it soldered much better than the typical lead free stuff. Itís supposed to be easy on your tips as well.
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Old 3rd November 2018, 12:11 AM   #5
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Ah, I see the difference now.

TI has made too dang many sci/eng calcs:
Datamath Calculator Museum
Album Scientific

I had an early Sinclair kit. 4-banger. $99! Never got the last short out of the LED matrix.

I beat a lot of math on a TI eng with 0.1" LEDs and a giant battery pack. Spent most of the time plugged into the wall. There was a 9V LED too, maybe the original TI-30 with simulated denim case. Had an early 40 or 55. But I'm a simple guy and the -30 feature-set is more than I need. Except they keep changing it. (Why you are holding a 36X old enough to drink.) For a while the -30 had too-small decimal point and I was scarfing older ones in rummage, even swapping bad displays with bad keys. My current beater was made 2015, dots are OK (with my new eyes). Don't like the green button but whatever.

The stick behind it is for show- it has a bizzare flaw. My daily stick is a sad AcuDesign with C&D scales and a lot of odd data (metric-yard, pounds per gallon, 1/64-decimal) printed on back. I have a ConstructionMaster but don't use it enough to be fluent converting rise/run to cubic-yards.
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PRR, I used a TI-59 in Jr. High and have been wondering just which model it was. Thanks for that museum link which answered my question.
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Is that a TI-30?
I have an IMSAI 8080 kit sitting in the original pack...

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Very great computing geek piece " ŗ la Star Trek" style

Daniel Tammet - The Boy With The Incredible Brain [1/5]

Vimeo pocket calculator 8-bit - Bing video
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I have an IMSAI 8080 kit sitting in the original pack.
Procrastination really pays off sometimes.
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Papa is also a Suave guy! Me...I'm a Casio, still have the one, not programmable, with one memory storage, that got me through engineering.
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