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Hello World!

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:05 pm
by jgharris
Hey everyone, this is my first post so I'm excited... I've been poking around this website for months, reading posts and grabbing off images... I absolutely LOVE my dm42s. Yes, I bought 3 of them. :mrgreen: I can honestly say this is the first time that I have actually done programming on a calculator. I find programming directly into the calculator and using the Encoder/Decoder page absolutely wonderful, thanks grsbanks! I'm an licensed (EE) engineer in Florida (USA) and when I first heard of swiss micros from the hp museum (of course) I jumped on the idea of an upgrade for my workday beater HP35s (RIP since the display died in anger within 2 weeks of my first dm42 arrival!) that had all the bells and whistles of the 35s or more... & had the modern day upgrades of I/O. I'm impressed I don't need additonal software to communicate, just plug in the micro USB and bam! You're talking. ;)

I'm just amazed that I can enter variable names in a program how I want to name them. The fact that I can have variables in a program named: Vt=Vo+a*t is great! Obviously this is a simplified (physics I equation example but you get the idea.... :lol:) but I couldn't do this with my 35s. I've written a few SIMPLE programs such as a quadratic formula root solver and linear interpolation. Not as elegant or efficient as what's available to download but a great way to dig into RPN programming. Logan's videos on Youtube have been a great help. I also have written a few programs for my field of protective relaying that makes some tedious calcs easier and quick such as calculating delta line & phase currents in a Delta-Wye transformer (given lowside/wye currents as well as delta and wye voltages. Nice when out in the field and you need rapid & CORRECT answers without having to dig out a laptop... BTW, the custom menu is great and obviously as an EE I need complex maths and the dm42 does it quite well, unlike the clunky 35s. This calc truly is a sleeper and a workday office beast.

Now, for the reason of my post.....

Does Swiss Micros sell any apparel? T shirts? Coffee mugs? I know it may not be profitable so there's that but I love this calculator so much I'd happily advertise for free!! :D

That being said, keep up the good work and a sincere thanks!!! :P

Re: Hello World!

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:04 pm
by Dave Britten
jgharris wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:05 pm
Does Swiss Micros sell any apparel?
You could always buy a bunch of calculators and make scale mail out of them.

Re: Hello World!

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:43 pm
by Walter
Dave Britten wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:04 pm
jgharris wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:05 pm
Does Swiss Micros sell any apparel?
You could always buy a bunch of calculators and make scale mail out of them.
(emphases added)

Ough, thanks to Linguee for finding this term - Merriam-Webster doesn't know it. Nice proposal anyway. 8-)

Re: Hello World!

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:32 pm
by ijabbott
Walter wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Dave Britten wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:04 pm
jgharris wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:05 pm
Does Swiss Micros sell any apparel?
You could always buy a bunch of calculators and make scale mail out of them.
(emphases added)

Ough, thanks to Linguee for finding this term - Merriam-Webster doesn't know it. Nice proposal anyway. 8-)
M-W seems to call it scale armor. Calculator armour would be useful to cover your 5318008.

Re: Hello World!

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:24 am
by grsbanks
ijabbott wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:32 pm
M-W seems to call it scale armor. Calculator armour would be useful to cover your 5318008.
Without it you might find yourself 55378008...

Re: Hello World!

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:06 am
by toml_12953
grsbanks wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:24 am
ijabbott wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:32 pm
M-W seems to call it scale armor. Calculator armour would be useful to cover your 5318008.
Without it you might find yourself 55378008...
OK, guys enough! I'm getting tired of having to turn my 24" monitor upside down so I can read these funny comments! :lol:

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Re: Hello World!

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:37 pm
by pcscote