Barcode generator for Optical Wand?



#2

I was just reading a PDF about the optical wand for the HP 41 series calculators.

And I started to wonder whether anyone has ever developed a software tool for converting program listings (maybe devloped on a HP-41 PC-emulator) into a barcode that can be printed and loaded into the HP-41 using the optical wand?

Using such a tool all you'd have to do is enter the program once on a PC, run the software and the result would be the barcode. This way you could store your programs either as a listing or barcode on your PC and print them out to upload them into the HP anytime you need them.

All I know is, that back in the "active days" of these calculators you could send a program listing to HP and they would print a barcode interpretation for you for relatively affordable amounts of money. Maybe this service has been ported to a software solution already?

Looking forward to your replies,
Timo


#3

Use HP41UC. Read this recent thread:

http://www.hpmuseum.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hpmuseum/archv019.cgi?read=158818

Other threads:

http://www.hpmuseum.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hpmuseum/archv018.cgi?read=144063

http://www.hpmuseum.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hpmuseum/archv018.cgi?read=140472, jump to message 9.

Also try from Google:

site:hpmuseum.org barcode


Edited: 14 Feb 2010, 11:23 a.m.


#4

Thanks for the links, that's exactly what I thought about!

Seems it's really worth looking out for an optical wand now...


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