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kermmartian
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Posted: 03 Jan 2007 09:14:47 pm    Post subject:

Now, I'm afraid I don't yet have pictures, but bear with me, this is coming out pretty well so far. The Ultimate Calculator is an uber-modded TI-83+ Black Edition, with the following stuff:
[quote name='"Kerm Martian"']As far as what I'm making, I'm trying to cook up the most advanced and attractive and far-out calculator possible. Current plans:

CSA Mod: 100%
PS/2 Port: 100%
Cutout Windows: 100%
Painted case, maroon with silver stripes: 10%
Possible backlight for windows? 0%[/quote]
The Blog: http://www.cemetech.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2217
The Discussion: http://www.cemetech.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2218
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elfprince13
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Posted: 04 Jan 2007 12:33:54 am    Post subject:

and what is a CSA port and where are the windows cut out?

perhaps you should order one of Digi's DBS systems to go with it Very Happy
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Recursive Acronym


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Posted: 04 Jan 2007 01:46:35 am    Post subject:

The thing about calculator modifications is that they become somewhat pointless if you don't make it relatively easy for someone else to duplicate your work, assuming that they can work with hardware. I still voted "Cool Idea, Can't Wait".

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luby
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Posted: 04 Jan 2007 09:19:05 am    Post subject:

How much Memory will there be??
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Fallen Ghost


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Posted: 04 Jan 2007 05:50:35 pm    Post subject:

Is it possible to see what it looks for now?
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DigiTan
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Posted: 04 Jan 2007 06:38:04 pm    Post subject:

I'm curious to see how to repaint the case and keys maybe.
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Cure


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Posted: 04 Jan 2007 08:54:06 pm    Post subject:

luby wrote:
How much Memory will there be??
[post="94233"]<{POST_SNAPBACK}>[/post]

kermmartian wrote:
...The Ultimate Calculator is an uber-modded TI-83+ Black Edition, with the... [post="94201"]<{POST_SNAPBACK}>[/post]


Be sure to post pictures as progress is being made!
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kermmartian
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Posted: 05 Jan 2007 09:43:06 am    Post subject:

Recursive Acronym wrote:
The thing about calculator modifications is that they become somewhat pointless if you don't make it relatively easy for someone else to duplicate your work, assuming that they can work with hardware.  I still voted "Cool Idea, Can't Wait".
[post="94220"]<{POST_SNAPBACK}>[/post]

I completely disagree with you on that. Why do people casemod computers? So they have something unique that they made, that no one else in the world has. Most of my mods (except for the CSA full-spectrum, calc-controlled color backlight) are quite simple, and only require some electrical, mechanical, and artistic know-how to carry out.
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kermmartian
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Posted: 05 Jan 2007 04:04:31 pm    Post subject:

*bump* Pix!

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DigiTan
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Posted: 05 Jan 2007 04:09:38 pm    Post subject:

Heh heh. Plastic surgery. :biggrin:

How did you cut out those patterns in the case? My plasticsmithing looks like it was done by accident.
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kermmartian
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Posted: 05 Jan 2007 04:25:00 pm    Post subject:

I traced it out with the tip of a compass, then used a pair of scissors to etch it through. I just started the painting of it.
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luby
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Posted: 05 Jan 2007 05:08:47 pm    Post subject:

don't break anything!
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kermmartian
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Posted: 05 Jan 2007 05:48:09 pm    Post subject:

luby wrote:
don't break anything!
[post="94355"]<{POST_SNAPBACK}>[/post]


[quote name='"Wednesday' date=' January 3, 2007"']Unfortunately, it appears that I sliced through two of the sixteen motherboard <--> display cable leads in the process, so I'm now trying to figure out how I will reattach them. Preliminary thoughts are running strongly towards exposing a section in the middle and patching it with two small pieces of foil.[/quote]

[quote name='"Wednesday' date=' January 3, 2007"']I managed to reconnect the LCD cable; for the first lead, I used a full 24-awg wire, soldered carefully to the two pads. When I did the second one, however, one of the pads ripped off, so I had to sand off a tiny piece of the trace on the LCD PCB and solder a single strand of wire over to the associated pad on the motherboard.[/quote]
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Recursive Acronym


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Posted: 05 Jan 2007 06:03:18 pm    Post subject:

kermmartian wrote:
Recursive Acronym wrote:
The thing about calculator modifications is that they become somewhat pointless if you don't make it relatively easy for someone else to duplicate your work, assuming that they can work with hardware.  I still voted "Cool Idea, Can't Wait".
[post="94220"]<{POST_SNAPBACK}>[/post]

I completely disagree with you on that. Why do people casemod computers? So they have something unique that they made, that no one else in the world has. Most of my mods (except for the CSA full-spectrum, calc-controlled color backlight) are quite simple, and only require some electrical, mechanical, and artistic know-how to carry out.
[post="94333"]<{POST_SNAPBACK}>[/post]

Oh, fine. You're probably right.
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kermmartian
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Posted: 05 Jan 2007 07:16:31 pm    Post subject:

More pictures!

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Harrierfalcon
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Posted: 05 Jan 2007 08:50:51 pm    Post subject:

Neutral:blink:Neutral:blink:Neutral:blink:Neutral:blink::|

I Good Idea red...
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kermmartian
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Posted: 05 Jan 2007 09:15:51 pm    Post subject:

Harrierfalcon wrote:
Neutral:blink:Neutral:blink:Neutral:blink:Neutral:blink::|

I Good Idea red...
[post="94393"]<{POST_SNAPBACK}>[/post]

Thanks. I just finished one of the silver stripes, now for the other and then some touchup work.
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Cure


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Posted: 05 Jan 2007 10:16:31 pm    Post subject:

Wow...that is so sexah.

By the way Kerm, you might want to get rid of the DCS6 user bar in your sig... it's at -5 days, -3 hours. Wink
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kermmartian
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Posted: 05 Jan 2007 10:34:25 pm    Post subject:

Cure777 wrote:
Wow...that is so sexah.

By the way Kerm, you might want to get rid of the DCS6 user bar in your sig... it's at -5 days, -3 hours.  Wink
[post="94397"]<{POST_SNAPBACK}>[/post]

Heh, I'm leaving it there to remind myself I'm behind schedule.

Pictures with the sexy stripes in place coming in about an hour.
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todlangweilig


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Posted: 06 Jan 2007 02:50:10 am    Post subject:

How about a speed mod?

Did you sand the case before painting? I can't see any of the key labels on the front.
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