The journey of my Prime



#2

Well seeing as everyone has Prime fever, I thought i'd order one for my own engineering use as well as to include in my collection .

Well I ordered my NEW PRIME direct from California. I think it thought it should have a bit of a road trip holiday before settling into its new home in Australia.

Here's the epic journey as told by my freight tracking:

- Sept 20, San Francisco, CA

- Sept 21, San Pablo, CA

- Sept 24, Hodgkins, IL

- Sept 26, Indianapolis, IN

- Sept 27, Cincinnati, OH

- Sept 27, Elsmere, KY

- Sept 27, Erlanger KY

- Sept 29, Memphis TN

- Oct 1, Honolulu HI

- Oct 3, Mascot, Australia

- Oct 3, Alexandria, Australia

- Oct 8, Hobart, Australia

I'm looking forward to having a decent play with it. All i've managed to do so far (apart from photograph it!) is turn it to RPN mode and do some basic calculations. I was keen to do some advanced graphs, but every equation I enter is a "syntax error" for some reason. Perhaps i'd better read the instructions ...

I will be uploading some timeline photos soon - such as touchscreen timeline, graphing timeline, etc. I'll let everyone know when they are up.

Cheers, Keith


#3

Equations are symbolic objects, which should be surrounded by single quotes. In RPN mode you must do this explicitly. In the other modes, it's handled internally for you.

So, to plot y=x^2-2, go into the Plot app. Press [Symb] and highlight F1. Type:

'X^2-2'

with the single quotes -- [Shift] [ () ] will get them for you.


#4

Or in RPN: 'X' x2 2 -

The variable X needs to be enclosed in quotes, otherwise it will be instantly evaluated. Since X is always defined (an HP 38 heritage) it will return its current real value when entered without quotes.


#5

Thanks Han and Marcus, I will try tonight if I get a chance. I did upload another photo - the Prime next to a 28S (my personal favorite) HERE


#6

I finally had a go at plotting some advanced functions in full color. Amazing resolution!

#7

Interesting path. I've had stuff from the US go to Europe and then head to Oz. More times than I'd like.


- Pauli


#8

Maybe they confused Austria with Australia.


#9

I lived in the middle of a corn field outside a town called London Ohio for a summer. There were at least 3 packages that made the round trip across the Atlantic. :-|

TW

#10

Quote:
Well seeing as everyone has Prime fever, I thought i'd order one for my own engineering use as well as to include in my collection .

Well I ordered my NEW PRIME direct from California. I think it thought it should have a bit of a road trip holiday before settling into its new home in Australia.

Here's the epic journey as told by my freight tracking:

- Sept 20, San Francisco, CA

- Sept 21, San Pablo, CA

- Sept 24, Hodgkins, IL

- Sept 26, Indianapolis, IN

- Sept 27, Cincinnati, OH

- Sept 27, Elsmere, KY

- Sept 27, Erlanger KY

- Sept 29, Memphis TN

- Oct 1, Honolulu HI

- Oct 3, Mascot, Australia

- Oct 3, Alexandria, Australia

- Oct 8, Hobart, Australia

I'm looking forward to having a decent play with it. All i've managed to do so far (apart from photograph it!) is turn it to RPN mode and do some basic calculations. I was keen to do some advanced graphs, but every equation I enter is a "syntax error" for some reason. Perhaps i'd better read the instructions ...

I will be uploading some timeline photos soon - such as touchscreen timeline, graphing timeline, etc. I'll let everyone know when they are up.

Cheers, Keith

I think I can follow the general route.
It probably went by truck form California to Memphis.
UPS and Federal Express( Possibly other carriers too). Have Air Transport Hubs there.From there out to you in AU.
I once purchased an item from Amazon and it left the warehouse that is in the town where I live,Cleveland TN and was shipped to Knoxville TN and then back to my office at school in Chattanooga,a total trip of about 210 miles. The package was <10 miles from my house when I ordered it. It would have been a trip of "only" about 160 miles if I had it delivered to my home. Wow!


#11

Well i've had a chance to photograph the Prime amongst it's older touch-screen relatives. Included in this history is the Omnigo, Xpander, Touchpad and Slate7 HERE

Also took a photo of its oldest relatives, the Xpander and Omnigo HERE just because the looked so good together.

Some interesting history here, especially when you see the false starts such as the Xpander and Touchpad. Both wonderful devices, but never destined to make it to mainstream.


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