Login [Register]
Don't have an account? Register now to chat, post, use our tools, and much more.
Hey, long time no see.

Today I woke up to an email that alerted me to the existence of this post:

https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/12/06/python-snakes-its-way-to-the-casio-graphing-fx-cg50-prizm-calculator-casioeducate-casiojapan-micropython-micropython/

A funny coincidence: this happened the very same week I decided to take my Prizm off the drawer to see if it still worked (it does, running OS 02.00).

After quickly checking this forum, I now know that MicroPython support isn't exactly news - the OS update is out since late August. (Let me just quickly remind you that I've been out of this "scene" for ages, my add-ins are now unsupported, and last I heard some of them do not run very well on OS 3.x / the fx-CG 50. Not much I can do, as I don't use my fx-CG 20 - which actually has a fx-CG 10 PCB - calculator anymore, and even back when I had an interest in fixing the add-ins, I could no longer compile them properly. I mean, they compiled, but the resulting binaries had awkward bugs that were not present in the official releases they were meant to replace... I blame the compiler, linker or something, IDFK).

Still, it was fun to see Utilities featured on the Adafruit post (more precisely, the "System information" feature). It's good to know that one can at least still get to that screen, and that it still shows some information even if the model info is incorrect. It's also great to see Casio embracing "proper" programming languages that aren't as terrible as their basic, even though I'm sure their MicroPython port is as locked down as basic.

As for the email I mentioned at the beginning... well, it's actually from someone at Adafruit saying they ran across my GitHub when researching for that post, and asking whether I do freelance work. Very Happy Sadly I'm quite busy dealing with the final year of my masters course, writing my masters thesis...
Good luck with your masters thesis
Long time no see, and good to see you again, gbl08ma! I had it on my to-do list to write a news article about Python on the Prizm (I even went as far as having Cemetech tweet that there would be such an article), but I'm actually somewhat surprised to discover that apparently I never actually wrote it. That's great that Adafruit featured the Python support, and that they used Utilities! Good luck with the masters thesis, and congratulations on the recognition of your expertise from Adafruit.
  
Register to Join the Conversation
Have your own thoughts to add to this or any other topic? Want to ask a question, offer a suggestion, share your own programs and projects, upload a file to the file archives, get help with calculator and computer programming, or simply chat with like-minded coders and tech and calculator enthusiasts via the site-wide AJAX SAX widget? Registration for a free Cemetech account only takes a minute.

» Go to Registration page
Page 1 of 1
» All times are GMT - 5 Hours
 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

 

Advertisement