TI MSP430 Emulating calculator build

Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 in hacks, MSP430 by DP


Chris of simpleavr documented a TMS0803/5 Emulating calculator build:

As this project emulates the original TI DataMath and Sinclair Scientific calculators, it operates exactly the same as the original ones. The keyboard layouts are similar in both calculators. On the PCB, the dominant key legends (on top of each key) are for TI DataMath, while the smaller legends (top and slightly left of each key) are for Sinclair Scientific emulating.

I had select the MCU clock speed to be 8 Mhz, which appears to more or less matches the speed of the original calculators. I only observe the speed of the original calculators on youtube videos.
The emulating calculator starts / defaults as TI DataMath. If you want to start the calculator as a Sinclair Scientific, hold down key “7” while turning on power.

Via the comments.

Check out the video after the break.


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  1. This is one of a number of posts I’ve seen on HaD. I also notice the reverse (posts here that are duplicated on HaD). Personally I’d like to see more unique content.

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