Will you switch to wireless connectivity?
Yes
 47%  [ 9 ]
No
 52%  [ 10 ]
Total Votes : 19

At the beginning of this summer, my uncle Alan Van Wagoner started on a project that's going to blow everyone's heads away. He's been working with TI's calculators for 45 years and is very good with z80/ez80 programming (I'll take lessons from him once the pandemic is over). He toldme recently he's making an adapter where you can connect it to a 84CE via Mini-USB. It has an infared transceiver on it to allow wireless sending and receiving. Some of the device is programmed in ez80, but most of it is programmed some other language. It is intended to be connected to some Raspberry Pi 4's as a server. Once the project is complete, he will be making a business with this product. All of this will be free (The flash app and the service will, you will still have to buy the device). I'm really excited for this, once it is done, I can throw away my linking cable.

Let me know what you guys think. I doubt he will ever post here though. Sad
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Intended price tag: $14.99
Capability: TI-84 Plus CE
I would certainly switch to Wireless! Kerm Martian did something like this back in 2013 for the monochrome calculators, but it was more bulky, due to the calculators connecting via PC.
I'm wary about voting 'yes' yet since I don't know how good the final product will be nor how large the dongle is. I'm also not sure how well it'll go turning it into a business. However, I figured what the heck, I'll probably try it out anyways so long as my raspberry pi 3B is compatible. Do you have any images of the device yet?
Definitely yes! That might make a BROWSER possible for a calculator! Think about that, browsing the internet on a calculator that'd be really cool.
I mean, a browser is a completely separate thing. We already have wired internet on the CE, so the main hold-up there is the browser itself, not the network connectivity layer.

Infrared is also quite a weird choice for this - it would probably be cheaper and more convenient to just use WiFi with an ESP32 or similar chip.
Woah really? How have I never heard of this? Wow I guess finally getting a cemetech account would just tell me everything i need to know instantly. Huh. Could you send information about the wired internet connection stuff?

I do agree though, infared is odd. For a while now I've been trying to get a CE to connect with a raspi4 in order to share info wirelessly. Don't need to do that now i guess.
This reminds me of the old IR link found here: http://sami.ticalc.org/irlink/index.htm
KnightsWhoSayNi wrote:
Woah really? How have I never heard of this? Wow I guess finally getting a cemetech account would just tell me everything i need to know instantly. Huh. Could you send information about the wired internet connection stuff?


His project was called gCn, or Global CalcNet. The Cemetech forum section can be found here, and download links can be found on Cemetech as well as on Ticalc.org. I personally have not tried it, as I use an iMac, but for those with windows computers it seems to have worked well.

Here is a video of KermM showing Gossamer, his browser for TI-84 Plus/SE and TI-83 Plus/SE which uses gCn:
  
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