Displaying calculators -- How do you do it?



#2

My display cabinet for quite dome time was a series of cardboard boxes stored in my roof space (I'm ashamed to say).

Recently I've hung an IKEA "Bertby" cabinet (easier to google for it than provide an enormous link).

This looks pretty nice and is small enough to sit in an out-of-the -way place, but squeezing an HP97 in there is an interesting trick. I've also found that I can slope the glass shelves a little and the door when closed will stop them sliding out (the sort of ooze forward over 24 hours or so). A little bit of rubber matting behind the calculators stops them from slipping.

I've managed to squeeze a fairly broad selection of calculators in there, but it's not ideal.


#3

For everyday use, I have found a bookshelf is sufficient, but once in a while it is better just to lay them all out on the floor. ;-)


#4

Are you aiming for a complete set of all HP41's ever produced :-)

I think I have about that many cassette drives :-)

This is my humble display.

Edited: 3 Jan 2008, 9:59 p.m.


#5

Quote:
Are you aiming for a complete set of all HP41's ever produced :-)

I think I have about that many cassette drives :-)

This is my humble display.


What's that hanging from the top roof of the cabinet?
A smoke detector?
A screecher alarm in case someone tries to do a smash and run?

Dave.


#6

Hi

I also use the IKEA "Bertby" cabinet. But having 45 different hp calcs by now it seem to be out of space very soon...
Of cause I have not got the HP-IL cassette drive for the '41 nor the HP-IL comtatible tractor feed printer and the Zenith 12" CRT monitor in the cabinet as well ;-)

I consider the cabinet to be a display unit for the handhelds only. And for that purpose it is simply perfect.

Best regards

Johnny Bjoern Rasmsusen

Denmark





Edited: 5 Jan 2008, 10:17 a.m.

#7

Quote:
What's that hanging from the top roof of the cabinet? A smoke detector? A screecher alarm in case someone tries to do a smash and run?

That's obviously a spirit collector: gathering the evaporating spirit of HP and transforming this bright spirit into bright illumination 8)
#8

It's a light that is turned on by passing people (PIR sensor).

Naturally, the IR is blocked by the glass so it doesn't turn on until you open the cabinet and stick your hand in :-(

I'm going to move the sensor to outside the cabinet one day...


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