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Texas Instruments Execulator

Date of introduction:  April 1, 2009 Display technology:  Organic Display
New price:   Display size:  5 digits
Size:  6.9" x 3.9" x 0.9"
 174 x 98 x 23 mm3
   
Weight:  4 ounces, 116 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  mth 04 year 2009
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  USA (Fort Worth, TX)
Precision:  5 digits Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
    Download manual:   (US: 0.7 MByte)

Execulator_P1.jpg (177227 Byte)Canon started already in 2008 their initiative "Think Smart. Think Green" and launched a new series of "green" calculators that have been manufactured using recycled materials from end-of-life Canon photocopiers. Made from up to 80% of recycled materials, Canon's new calculator range highlights Canon's commitment to its kyosei philosophy - living and working together for the common good - as well as technological innovation.

Texas Instruments, the leader in math education and inventor of the Integrating Circuit that transformed the world in the past 50 years, took a more aggressive approach:

ExeculatorS_Back.jpg (397571 Byte)The new Execulator is manufactured from renewable resources, uses neither toxic batteries nor silicon solar cells and sports even the latest organic display technology! Most parts of the calculator are even bio-degradable.

The Execulator performs Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and even Division. Unfortunately are %-calculations not supported but it sports both Memory and Constant Display. 

The operation of the Execulator is simple and straight-forward, developed for right-handed people it needs some experience for left-handed users. The illustrated 12-page manual is very intuitive and obviously edited in the United States - we found no typos so far.

Don't miss Hewlett Packard's even greener response, the unbelievable HP Quick Calc.

 



April 1, 2009:

Subject: April 1st, eh ?

Hi Joerg,

Just saw the "execulator"...  ROTFL ! as youngsters would say.

Well done :)

Regards from France,

Marc

April 1, 2009:

Very droll! (I was expecting maybe an e-paper display).

Best,

--- Les

April 1, 2009:

Additive calculations could be performed to the tune of:
This little piggy went to market,
this little piggy stayed home,
this little piggy had roast beef,
this little piggy had none,
and this little piggy cried wee wee wee all the way home!

Subtraction could be aided by this mnemonic:
little pee,
penny roo,
rudy whistle,
mary hossle,
and a great big gobble gobble!

hope this helps, hal 8^]

April 1, 2009:

Good try, Joerg!

This story is too close to April 01 ;-)

hpnut in Malaysia

April 1, 2009:

have a similar unit, but the memory gets worse each year. At least i can still see the digits.

db (Martinez, CA)

April 1, 2009:

At least this is a true *digital* calculator. BTW, I've seen similar models in the early eighties of last century, though yet without such a nourishing display board ;-)

Walter B

April 1, 2009:

No delete button? Cowards!

Hans-Erik

 

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If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

Joerg Woerner, April 1, 2009. No reprints without written permission.