DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Keypad for TI-Nspire
|Date of introduction:||July 2007||Display technology:|
|New price:||$29.99 (SRP 2008)||Display size:|
|Size:|| 4.6" x 2.9" x
118 x 73 x 10 mm3
|Weight:||2.6 ounces, 74 grams||Serial No:||2011059737|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||mth 05 year 2007|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (S)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
The TI-84 Plus Keypad is more than just a replacement of the
original TI-Nspire Clickpad. It emulates the keystrokes and functionality of the
previous TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus and
TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing
calculators. This allows the use of the TI-Nspire on exams permitting just the
TI-83 Plus based calculators like SAT and ACT.
Within the Datamath Calculator Museum the combination of the TI-Nspire with the TI-84 Plus Keypad is referred as TI-Nspire KBD. To reduce theft of school-owned TI-Nspire's a "school bus yellow" edition is available.
Texas Instruments achieved the 100% compatibility by storing even the well known TI-84 Applications into the operating system:
|• Cabri® Jr.
• Inequality Graphing
• Periodic Table
• Probability Simulations
• Science Tools
• Transformation Graphing
• Vernier EasyData™
The TI-84 Plus Keypad supports with its integrated connector the TI-Navigator™ system, the TI Connect software and the 2nd-generation CBL 2™ (Calculator-Based Laboratory) and CBR 2™ (Calculator-Based Ranger).
As of March 2010 a total of five different keyboards are either available for the original TI-Nspire or announced:
Clickpad (The original keyboard of the TI-Nspire)
• TI-Nspire Touchpad (The keyboard of the 2nd generation TI-Nspire in a blue color scheme)
• TI-Nspire Touchpad EZ-Spot (Blue yellow color scheme)
• TI-84 Plus Keypad (The original keyboard of the TI-Nspire)
• TI-84 Plus EZ-Spot Keypad (Added yellow "School Property" logo)
Texas Instruments introduced already in 1976 an educational calculator with a total of six interchangeable keyboards! Don't miss the rare ABLE (ABstract Linking Electronically) limited function calculator.
Texas Instruments announced on March 8, 2010 the new TI-Nspire Touchpad and Operating System 2.0. The new OS 2.0, including the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition 2.54MP, was released for this TI-Nspire with Clickpad, too.
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© Joerg Woerner, March 16, 2010. No reprints without written permission.