ticalc.org POTY 2012

Posted by tr1p1ea on Monday, 10th December 2012

ticalc.org has launched the POTY voting for 2012.

First up is the TI-83+/84+ category and the nominees are:

Absolute Insanity (News article)
Absolute Madness (News article)
Alien Breed 5 (News article)
An Exercise in Futility (News article)
ASMDREAM (News article)
Bomberkids (News article)
Chess (News article)
Fruit Ninja (News article)
Gravity Walls (News article)
Jetpack 8x(+) (News article)
My First Quantum Translocator (News article)
solidFRAME (News article)
Space Station Pheta (News article)
Swords 2 (News article)
Zombie Gun (News article)

Very good to see so many worthy entries this year. (MC even has one which is always good :)).

So head over to ticalc.org and start voting!


solidFRAME - a 3D engine for the TI-83+(SE)

Posted by tr1p1ea on Thursday, 29th November 2012

Hi guys,

Just thought id let you know that i have uploaded a project to
ticalc.org today. It is a 3D engine for the TI-83+ series calculators.

The program is a 3D model viewer that enables the user to view and
interact with a 3D model in real-time. Note that it renders
flat pattern-shaded polygons. Also included is a utility to convert
Wavefront OBJ models to .8xp programs for use with this

It is written in z80 assembly and a 15MHz calculator is recommended.

It is in beta testing so there could be problems. Please report any bugs
if you find any.

Here is a link: http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/fileinfo/450/45097.html

Also here are some screenies.

scr_0.gif scr_1.gif
scr_2.gif scr_3.gif

Id appreciate feedback if anyone has some.



TV Demonstrator

Posted by benryves on Sunday, 27th February 2011

The TV demonstrator is an easy-to-build electronic device that allows you to take a screenshot of your calculator display and show it on an NTSC or PAL television set. It's based around an inexpensive ATmega168 microcontroller and only requires a handful of additional components.


Unlike the TI-Presenterâ„¢ this does not require a special calculator or a USB adaptor; it uses the 2.5mm link port. The chief disadvantage of this method is that it does not automatically mirror what is shown on the calculator's display on the television; you need to press a button to manually capture the calculator's display.

The TV Demonstrator will only work in situations where the calculator allows you to capture a screenshot via the link port. It will therefore work in most places within the calculator's operating system, but will not work when the calculator is busy or otherwise not responding to screenshot requests. If in doubt, try using the screenshot function within your calculator linking software of choice to determine when it will work and when it won't.

For more information as well as downloads, please see the dedicated TV Demonstrator page.


Mini Programming Competition!

Posted by tr1p1ea on Saturday, 30th May 2009

Hi guys!

Just thought i could maybe spice the community up a tiny bit with a mini programming comp!

The subject of the competition is: Rain Effect

As long as it has something to do with rain, then its valid.

The target platforms are TI-82, TI-83, TI-83+, TI-83+SE, TI-84+ and TI-84+SE and there are 2 categories: ASM(any shell) and TIBASIC. Hybrid BASIC+ASMLib is NOT allowed. ASM entries may take advantage of built in shell routines.

If you are currently working on an unreleased project and want to add a rain effect to it as part of this competition then that is fine, as long coding (for the rain effect) wasnt commenced prior to this announcement. Ill leave this up to the honesty system.

The competition is open effective immediately and will close 30th of July 2009 at midnight GMT (or there abouts).

Please email your entries to: tr1p1ea(at)gmail.com which i will compile into a list for judging. Judging will be done by the community by means of a week long poll.

The winner of each category (ASM and BASIC) shall recieve a crisp $50 note in Australian currency, posted to anywhere in the world. Even though I know it might not translate to a great deal in your respective currency :(. They will also recieve a cool trophy or plaque with something along the lines of "MaxCoderz Programming Competition 2009 - WINNER! Best Rain Effect", i am still to have these made up but i will post a pic when i do :).

Comments? Questions? Feel free to post them here and happy coding! Good luck!


BBC BASIC Beta Testing - 2009/03/06 r720

Posted by benryves on Tuesday, 13th January 2009

After several months of work I'm happy to announce the first beta of BBC BASIC (Z80) for the TI-83+/TI-84+.

http://www.benryves.com/bin/bbcbasic/button/button.png http://www.benryves.com/images/icons/help.png

The host interface code is a fairly complex beast and I am sure that there are conditions where it does not act as it is supposed to, so I would greatly appreciate your help in finding any bugs, quirks, oddities or missing features.

Full documentation is included as is a (Windows-only) .NET 2.0 utility to edit BBC BASIC program files and a (Mono-compatible) utility to convert text files to BBC BASIC programs and vice-versa.

Have fun, and I welcome your suggestions and bug reports in this thread.

If you are having difficulty reading the help please see this post or browse the documentation online.


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