WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by Walter » Fri May 01, 2020 5:54 pm

H2X wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 5:33 pm
I don't know about the DM41X, but you can run it on the DM42. The WP43S has an entirely different keyboard, but if this bothers you, you could try the WP43C which has a keyboard layout which is compatible with the DM42 (the keys and yellow shifted labels are the same, and you can get on screen help with the blue ones).
Haakon, if you want to advertise the modified 43S (aka 43C), please don't hijack a thread of the true 43S. :x
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by H2X » Fri May 01, 2020 6:30 pm

Walter wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 5:54 pm
H2X wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 5:33 pm
I don't know about the DM41X, but you can run it on the DM42. The WP43S has an entirely different keyboard, but if this bothers you, you could try the WP43C which has a keyboard layout which is compatible with the DM42 (the keys and yellow shifted labels are the same, and you can get on screen help with the blue ones).
Haakon, if you want to advertise the modified 43S (aka 43C), please don't hijack a thread of the true 43S. :x
I did not intend to hijack anything - only to point out that right now, the DM42 keys and faceplate "obstacle" can be overcome if that is perceived as a problem. That would potentially add another tester of your code. Let me know if you find this obtrusive, and I'll gladly delete this and my previous post in this thread.

(PS: While I am involved in the 43C, I am also committed to buying a 43S.)
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by SamB » Fri May 01, 2020 10:43 pm

Walter wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 5:46 pm
SamB wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 3:24 pm
I have a quick question: I have the impression that the WP43S is already running on some user’s DM42 hardware, but I have searched and cannot find where instructions are to install this. Are these instructions readily available? Can some of the people who want to be in the pilot run but are over the 50 unit limit do this? Can the firmware be installed readily on DM42 or DM41X? Since I can’t seem to find any mention of this anywhere, I am thinking this might not be an allowed topic; if so please delete! Thanks :D :D :D
I know at least two users running WP 43S on their DM42. The way to achieve this is quite easy: go to https://gitlab.com/Over_score/wp43s/-/t ... umentation, download the Reference Manual, go to App. F, and proceed as explained there. Enjoy!

I guess you can do this also with a DM41X if you don't own a DM42.
Thank you! I will purchase a DM41X and give it a try :-)

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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by SamB » Fri May 01, 2020 10:47 pm

H2X wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 5:33 pm
The WP43S has an entirely different keyboard, but if this bothers you, you could try the WP43C which has a keyboard layout which is compatible with the DM42 (the keys and yellow shifted labels are the same, and you can get on screen help with the blue ones). Or you could print out the layout, maybe create an overlay.
Hi Haakon, I have read your thread on the 43C and it sounds like a good solution to having different keys, but I think I will stick to the original design intent of the 43S. But, thank you for the information. :-)
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by Jaymos » Sat May 02, 2020 12:40 am

Walter wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 5:54 pm
H2X wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 5:33 pm
I don't know about the DM41X, but you can run it on the DM42. The WP43S has an entirely different keyboard, but if this bothers you, you could try the WP43C which has a keyboard layout which is compatible with the DM42 (the keys and yellow shifted labels are the same, and you can get on screen help with the blue ones).
Haakon, if you want to advertise the modified 43S (aka 43C), please don't hijack a thread of the true 43S. :x
That was a good answer to the OP.

Polarising this post (this is your second public reference to ‘hijacking’) is in nobody’s interest. People who want a ‘true’ one in their hands will certainly not be deterred and will do so regardless of being able to test either simulator on their pc, or test either 43S or 43C on their DM42 beforehand?

Just calm down.

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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by Walter » Sat May 02, 2020 11:56 am

Just a little peek in one of our worldwide development labs:
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We're obviously lacking a laser cutter ;) - donations are welcome.

(We can display the same numbers with the usual decimal comma and a multiplication point as well, of course. Saves space and eases vector algebra.)
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by EM41 » Sat May 02, 2020 1:33 pm

I don't know where i saw this (will have a look later) but someone 3D printed a HP48 overlay.
If the printer has good resolution and you make one layer this works.
With a good printer it might even be possible to print labels in another colour.
Good 3D printers are also expensive but more common than lasercutters.

Do I understand this calculator exceeds the accuracy, in number of digits, of the DM42 ?

edit: It was the DM41 https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2981286
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by rprosperi » Sat May 02, 2020 2:04 pm

Walter wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 11:56 am
Just a little peek in one of our worldwide development labs:
Marketing at its finest!

Sounds great, technically true, but utterly meaningless.

Walter, are you changing career fields?
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by Walter » Sun May 03, 2020 4:18 pm

rprosperi wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 2:04 pm
Marketing at its finest!

Sounds great, technically true, but utterly meaningless.
Thanks! I couldn't have recited the definition of marketing any better.
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Re: WP 43S Pilot Run (Poll!)

Post by toml_12953 » Sun May 03, 2020 5:48 pm

Walter wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 4:18 pm
rprosperi wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 2:04 pm
Marketing at its finest!

Sounds great, technically true, but utterly meaningless.
Thanks! I couldn't have recited the definition of marketing any better.
Has everyone here heard the Microsoft joke along those lines? If not, here goes: A helicopter was flying over Seattle in a thick fog. The pilot was trying to find the airport but became disoriented and flew next to a large building. A person leaned out of a window and the pilot asked, "Where am I?" The man answered, "You're in a helicopter." The pilot immediately flew directly to the airport. When asked how he did it, he answered, "Well, the answer I got was technically correct but totally meaningless. I knew it must be Microsoft HQ and, voila! I had my bearings again."
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