DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-34 MultiView™ EZ-Spot
|Date of introduction:|| May 9, 2007
Available: Feb. 21, 2008
|Display technology:||LCD dot matrix|
|New price:||$25.00 (SRP 2008)||Display size:||4 * 16 characters|
|Size:|| 6.5" x 3.1" x 0.6"
166 x 79 x 16 mm³
|Weight:||3.7 ounces, 104 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||Solar cells + CR2032||Date of manufacture:||mth 02 year 2011|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (K)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
To reduce theft of this new school-owned TI-34 MultiView calculator, Texas Instruments introduced in 2008 the EZ-Spot Teacher Packs with a bright, easy-to-spot, "school bus yellow" back cover and slide case.
In addition, each unit's faceplate is inscribed with the
words, "SCHOOL PROPERTY."
Dismantling the TI-34 MultiView reveals a pretty common construction with two printed circuit boards (PCB's). The main PCB hides the single-chip calculating circuit under a small protection blob of black epoxy and drives the graphing display with a heat sealed fine-pitch connector. The keyboard makes use of a much simpler second PCB and a heat sealed connector, too. The featured calculator was manufacturered by Kinpo Electronics, Inc., a well-known company with OEM calculator production facilities in China.
Early models of the TI-34 MultiView
calculator were manufactured by Nam
Tai Electronics, Inc. in
Texas Instruments announced on March 1st, 2010 the TI-84 Plus Operating System version 2.53MP with MathPrint™ mode for free download. The OS 2.53MP enables users to input and view math symbols and formulas, including stacked fractions, in their handhelds exactly as the equations appear in textbooks.
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