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OS-tan discussions => OS-tan Talk => Topic started by: Alex S on September 12, 2008, 07:46:34 pm

Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on September 12, 2008, 07:46:34 pm
I've seen game console -tans, file type -tans and even HTTP error page -tans but there are no -tans for an important branch of technology: handheld graphing calculators, like the TI-83 Plus.

I would like to see personified calcu-tans, but I can't draw well enough yet. For profession ideas, they could be mercenaries with no ties to any OS group, though with ties to their "family" (i.e. TI-83 Plus-tan would not fight TI-84-tan.)
For personality ideas, they could like gaming (since most graphing calculators have games on them) and be quite intelligent. They would have to be short, though, since they're calculators (albeit one that's over 7 inches long, larger than most cell phones.)

I think this would work, and would love to see this idea in action.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 12, 2008, 11:27:40 pm
Welcome to OSC, Alex S!

You bring up a very good point as calculators have a diverse history, as much as computers and do have good potential for personifications as well.

I like the idea of the calculator-tans as mercenaries. However them being gamers would only apply to the graphing calculator-tans like TI 83/83 Plus-tan (who I also imagine would be a programmer who also always strives to be faster, stronger and fancier: the 83 Plus has flash memory, the Silver edition has ~9x the memory of the 83 Plus and 2.5x the processor speed and comes in a flashy silver case!)


To get started, a few preconcepts:

TI-80-tan: has good memory but is by far the slowest of the TI family and suffers feelings of inadequecy, especially considering that she is slower than TI-81-tan who was introduced in 1990! (TI-80 was introduced in 1995)

TI-108-tan: Appears as a very young girl (about 7 years old), wears a bright red+white+blue and old-fashioned school uniform. Is very friendly but childish and simple-minded compared to her sisters. She is still highly successful (the TI-108 is the least expensive, most basic and widely-used TI calculators designed for early elementary school students). But being the highest-numbered model, she tries to act advanced and intimidating like her more high-end sisters although this often fails.

TI-30-tan (represents all of the TI-30 series): Introduced in 1976, she is one of the oldest TI calculator-tans. She is a revolutionary, making scientific calculating much more affordable to the masses with remarkable success possibly being the best-selling calculator ever. Although modern, she still has some old-fashioned mannerisms and attire. And aside from her work, she is strongly interested in fashion (many different-looking models under the TI-30 name have been released over the past decades).
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on September 13, 2008, 12:01:32 am
Arigato, Aurora-san.

Well, the gamers would only be the graphers.

The "Silver Edition" doesn't tell me much. TI-84 Plus SE-tan or TI-83 Plus SE-tan?

What about TI-73-tan, TI-85-tan or TI-82-tan? They should be drawn at least once.

The leader of the TI calcu-tans should be TI-89-tan or TI-92-tan, due to them being the most powerful of the TI graphing calculators.

I'm also thinking of having TI-83 Plus-tan or TI-84 Plus-tan being the pilot of a small space fighter that woul be the transport for the TI calcu-tans, due to the popularity of the game Phoenix on those two platforms.

TI-80-tan and TI-81-tan could be mentors for the rest of the TI calcu-tans, due to their age.

There should also be tension between the main calculator brands: TI, HP and Casio. That could be an interesting plot for background stories of the calcu-tans.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 13, 2008, 12:59:09 pm
The Silver Edition I was referring to was the 83 Plus Silver Edition. I guess I should have clarified that! ^^;

TI-84 Plus-tan: She would be very flashy and always has been (compared to the 83 Plus which were the basic TI calculator colors until the 83 Plus Silver Edition was released in 2001). She is the pilot of the TI family space ship (TI-83 Plus-tan could be the mechanic because the 83 series was the first to have built-in assembly support). She also carries around a time piece, being the first to TI calculator to have a built-in clock.

TI-73/TI-73 Explorer-tan: I don't have many ideas for her yet, but she used to have a rivalry with TI-80-tan (whose feelings of inadequecy worsened greatly with TI-73-tan's debut. This is because the TI-73 is the greatly enhanced successor of the TI-80) but their rivalry died down when it was revealed that TI-73-tan was not very successful.

TI-73-tan does not see her family much anymore, she is usually elsewhere traveling and exploring. She is dressed as a sailor in a blue uniform (with hints of red and white) and has a pet mallard (referencing the Mallard assembly shell released for the TI-73 in 2005)

TI-85-tan: She is an engineer (designed primarily for engineering and calculus courses) and a programmer. However she is scatterbrained and gets intimidated by large BASIC programs, enough to crash! (TI-85 can crash from writing large BASIC programs. But breaking down the program into smaller programs that work together is not a problem). And although unsupported, the TI-85 can also run assembly programs through a hack. A hacker type too? ;012

TI-82-tan: Being a stripped-down and user-friendlier variant of the TI-85; TI-82-tan is TI-85-tan's apprentice. She is child-like, more stable than TI-85-tan, is very friendly and outgoing.

I agree with TI-80-tan and TI-81-tan being the mentors of the younger TI-tans, but when they need help, they turn to TI-30-tan who was their mentor!

And I found a TI model with an even higher number than the TI-108, the TI-1726 (I have one!) but it is also extremely low-end like the TI-108, although more professional-looking!

I agree with the rivalries between the different calculator-tan families!
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on September 13, 2008, 01:41:06 pm
Seems odd that TI would use such high numbers for such low-end calculators...maybe there's decimal point in there somewhere...

Those are good ideas for calcu-tan personalities. What about these?

TI-89-tan: She would be the leader of the TI calcu-tans, being one of the best calculators ever produced by them, and the most powerful one that can be used on the ACT/SAT. She would be an excellent strategist, able to come up with attack plans in seconds, and would have an enormous memory, remembering almost everything that happens to her. She would also be the best gamer, due to the fact that the TI-89 can play games like Pokémon Red and the original text-based Hitchhiker's Guide game.

It would be interesting to see some of TI's discontinued programmable non-graphing calculators, but it's not as important as the main calcu-tans. (Those programmable calculators puzzle me. Why would TI create 6 calculators that you could program, but had screens only two or three lines high?)

It would also be interesting to see the graphing calcu-tans with apps like Cabri Jr. on them. It'd be interesting to see how different apps would change the personality of the calcu-tan.

I think that there should be two TI-30-tans. One older one who, as you said, would be the mentor of TI-80-tan and TI-81-tan, and a modern one who is Ti-30 Elder-tan's apprentice.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 13, 2008, 02:45:25 pm
I agree with your ideas for TI-89-tan! I imagine she would dress like a military general and have titanium accessories.

Why TI uses very high humbers for low-end calculators is baffling. Same goes for making programmable non-graphing calculators! Those must be really limited!

Normally I wouldn't agree to there being two seperate TI-30-tans but given how many models there all in the whole series and how much they have changed in looks over the years, having two seperate characters could work (and make things easier)!

TI-30-tan (the elder one) represents all the models from either 1976-1990 and the younger one (a TI-30X-tan) represents the whole TI-30X series starting in 1993-present.

Check out how much the TI-30 series has evolved!: http://www.datamath.org/Story/TI-30_Birthday.htm
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on September 13, 2008, 09:56:53 pm
Well, in TI's defense, the TI-50 and so on were removed from their product line around 1989/1990.

TI-83 Plus-tan and TI-84 Plus-tan would be able to "upgrade" to Silver Edition occasionally, giving them heightened abilities.

I wonder which apps, when installed into TI-83 Plus-tan or TI-84 Plus-tan, would cause personality changes, and what said changes would be.

Just had an odd thought...
How would the calculator-to-calculator link cable work?

Which TI calcu-tans would be part of the "main" lineup that would be seen most often? I know TI-83 Plus/TI-83 Plus SE-tan, TI-84 Plus/TI-84 Plus SE-tan and TI-89-tan, but who else?

What weapons would they use?
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 14, 2008, 06:28:55 pm
Hmm... I like the idea of TI-83 Plus-tan and TI-84-tan having the ability to temporarily upgrade themselves to their Silver Edition counterparts! I originally had in mind their Silver Edition counterparts being them current selves but your idea allows for their standard and Silver Edition versions to be showcased in the present!

I'm not able to answer the app question at the moment because I am not familiar with what apps they have though :(

And for how the link cable works... Tough question! The best I can think of is that each of the calculator-tans are part robotic and have cable ports on the back of their necks (like the robotic characters from "Ghost in the Shell") and the link cable connects there for both calculator-tans involved.

The TI calcu-tans in the main lineup I imagine would be the ones that  are still current (as well as TI-83 Plus-tan due to her popularity) so that would be TI 83 Plus-tan, TI-84 Plus-tan, TI-89-tan, TI-30 X-tan and maybe also TI-73-tan.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: C-Chan on September 14, 2008, 09:26:57 pm
Fufufu... is this the birth of a new something-tan subset?  ^^

Sorry to say I don't think i can contribute much to the discussion.  Aside from the fact that I can barely keep myself afloat with operating systems, I also didn't use a calculator of this complexity during my school years.  Math was never my forte -- and even when a scientific calculator was required in some college courses, I borrowed one.

Still, youz guyz seem to have a handle on things, so just keep brainstorming away.  ^^

From a practical standpoint, the names of all the calculator models sound the same.  And even though this page helped...

http://www.datamath.org/Story/TI-30_Birthday.htm

...their appearances are also a bit similar.  Maybe it's because they're all from the same company;  but if not for all the personalities you've created, they all just kinda blend together in my mind.   Do any of the models use internal company code names by any chance?

On the other hand, the same could be said of the Windows-tans and the Mac System-tans; if not for their unique personifications, I couldn't tell a Hacchan from a Secchan.  ^.^

So guess what I'm trying to say is it's time to come up with a designs for these would-be munchkins.  Of all the million-billion-gajillion ways one can turn this...

http://www.datamath.org/Sci/Modern/Images/TI-30XS_MVY.jpg

...into something verifiably swoonable, what will it be?  ^__^
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on September 15, 2008, 12:27:23 am
Well, seeing as I can't draw people very well, I won't be able to help much with this part.

I have no idea of whether the calcs have codenames, but I'll look into it.

What if the TI calcu-tans had a communication screen either implanted in or wrapped around their wrist? It could aid the calculator idea.

Like Aurora said, TI-89-tan would have titanium accessories (like arrow key hairclips), and she could have glasses.

Part of TI-83 Plus-tan and TI-84 Plus-tan's clothing could become translucent after transition to Silver Edition.

TI-83 Plus-tan would dress in all black, and would have yellow and green gloves(referencing the two main function keys on the TI-83 Plus.) She would also have an arrow-key pendant, blue hair (referencing the blue keys on the calculator) with sine-wave shaped highlights, and calculator buttons circling each wrist.

TI-84 Plus-tan would dress in bight colors and gray. She would have the arrow buttons as her hat. She would have aviator goggles, referencing her being the pilot of the TI calcu-tan's space fighter.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 15, 2008, 12:37:00 am
Good ideas! Aside from the color schemes, I didn't have much of an idea of what 83 Plus-tan and 84 Plus-tan would like! When I get to drawing them, I will incorporate your ideas!
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on September 15, 2008, 07:59:10 pm
Was going to upload some drawings of my ideas, but my scanner's busted.

Anyways, I think this idea would make a good comic. I can imagine a miniature spacecraft terrorizing OS/2-tan.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 15, 2008, 10:39:21 pm
It's a bummer that your scanner isn't working :( . I do want to see your ideas how you drew them out!

But if you don't mind, the next 2 calcu-tans I'll be drawing are TI-83 Plus-tan and 84 Plus-tan, incorporating your design ideas for them!

First up, here's TI-30-tan!

(http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10307/normal_chibi_TI-30tan.png)

She wears her old labcoat that is in the colors of the original TI-30. Her blouse and bows are in the colors of the last model simply known as TI-30 (the 1990 model) and the grey and red are the colors of the 1988 and 1990 TI-30 Challenger models.

And here's a new and very tragic character concept: TI-88-tan. The TI-88 was never released (was intended to be in 1982) despite the sales brochures and manuals being printed, development completed and the first working pre-production TI-88s were produced but for some reason it was cancelled (and one of the reasons for cancellation was said to be because of HP's HP-41C.) There are only 2 surviving TI-88s left in existence so TI-88-tan is a deceased character who died young and her death was rumored to be caused by HP-41C-tan.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: C-Chan on September 16, 2008, 01:08:24 am
Ah, see, now we're talking!  ^__^

I can comfortably say I can follow along better with her than I can with this hunk of electronics...

(http://www.datamath.org/Sci/Modern/Images/TI-30Chall.jpg)

Also very smart move in creating combination characters -- from your back-and-forth, I was starting to worry youz guyz were considering drawing a calc-tan for every model out there.  Not impossible (we kinda sorta did it with the Mac-tas)... just a little nutty.  ^^'

QuoteWas going to upload some drawings of my ideas, but my scanner's busted. [/uoe]

No matter -- the most important thing is that you made the effort to draw, and that was my other point I was going to make.  Too often we've had visitors who just parked their arses up here, and demanded that something gets drawn/written/programmed for them without so much as considering helping out with said effort (or at least offering some kind of moral incentive).

If you want something done, and follow through with some preliminary effort to do it yourself, then its bound to be done right.  ^.^

Got any questions about Anime-style artwork, let me know.  I'm always happy to help out a fledgling contributor.  ^__~

QuoteAnyways, I think this idea would make a good comic. I can imagine a miniature spacecraft terrorizing OS/2-tan.


Oh now that just peeks my curiosity for very obvious reasons. ^___^
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on September 17, 2008, 12:09:45 am
Quest for auxillary scanner.
Current status: Can't find one

Anyway, I had ideas for their weapons (they are mercenaries after all).

A round, transparent shield with perpendicular supports: Plus Sign
A long broadsword: Minus Sign
A large amount of throwing stars: Multiplication Sign
A quarterstaff/Gauss rifle (a magnet powered gun):Division sign, based off of both the front slash and division operator(bar with dots) division signs.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 17, 2008, 10:16:33 am
*takes TI-83 Plus out of bag and examines keyboard*


Hmmmm...

How 'bout a boomerang for the ^ sign? Square root sign could also make something good weapon-wise. And always remember the power of Pi.

Not pie.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on September 17, 2008, 05:53:20 pm
Those are good.

TI-83 Plus-tan and TI-84 Plus-tan could also fight with a transfer cable whip.

For apps, I thought of personality changes+weapons for the following ones:

Cabri Jr., a geometry app: The tan could become artistic and creative, and would wield a giant pencil that could draw in real life in battles.

Mirage OS, an app that acts kind of like Windows Explorer: The tan would become very organized, and would wield a gun that creates holograms (mirages) to distract an opponent.

SciTools, an app that helps with science conversions, vectors and graphs: The tan's intelligence would increase and she would wield a laser pistol.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 17, 2008, 06:06:53 pm
Also ProbSim, the Probability Simulator could perhaps allow them to wield psychic powers to control probability, and (tehe) StudyCrd, Study Cards if they want to, I dunno, demonstrate battle plans or something. I dunno. ^-^;

Slightly ironic this is the most interest I've had in my calculator since I finished Math D course >_>;
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: icerain on September 17, 2008, 07:53:24 pm
Calculator-tans.... never thought of that
*burts out laughing*
Wow!
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on September 19, 2008, 05:52:18 pm
Quest for Auxiliary Scanner.
Current Status: I found one.

So here are the concept drawings I promised:

TI-83 Plus-tan's equipment:
(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/ti83plustan0001.jpg)

TI-84 Plus-tan's equipment:
(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/ti84plustan0001.jpg)

TI-89-tan's equipment:
(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/ti89tan0001.jpg)

Assorted weapons:
(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/tiweapons0001.jpg)

I hope that these haven't become redundant yet.
The caption for the pencil got cut off by the scanner, it reads "Cabri Jr App Pencil."
I know that I can't draw well, but I hope these scribbles can be made into something good.
Sorry to keep you waiting.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 20, 2008, 02:39:02 pm
Good job! Now I know exactly what the more specific details look like, which will help when drawing TI-83 Plus-tan, 84 Plus-tan and TI-89-tan!

Here is TI-83 Plus-tan! (I used some artistic license to try and give her something of a mechanic-chic look but probably failed):

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/CaptainMiko/TI83plustanchibi.png)
---


And here are 2 new character concepts and they are vintage calculator-tans!:


Commodore Minuteman-tan: (before Commodore made home computers, they made calculators! The Minuteman 1 was Commodore's first actual calculator, introduced Jan 1972) Has short reddish-brown hair, light blue eyes; dresses in a minuteman uniform in red, white, blue and black. Is energetic, extroverted and disciplined but has a very short temper, can easily go berzerk. Wields a relatively large and vintage-looking missile launcher (is accurate with it but cannot run quickly wielding it) as her main weapon, a minuteman rifle as her secondary weapon (when being able to run is critical for her). She is also tall and slightly chubby for a calculator-tan because the Minuteman 1 and 2 were BIG and THICK!

For her backstory, she was around to teach PET-tan and VIC20-tan (and maybe C64-tan) but left afterwards, because she felt like they didn't need her anymore. She did get along with the relatives she met but suddenly felt useless and unnecessary, seeing how incredibly successful her computer relatives were. She is either a wanderer or lives among the Vintage-tans (hey, why not? Quite a few of the Vintage-tans blur the line between hardware and OS!)

She represents the Minuteman 1, 2 and 3 models and their variants (there is no Minuteman 4 or 5, the Minuteman 6 is very different from the others and there will be a seperate personification). Her usage of a missile launcher is a reference to the Minuteman 1 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (that the Minuteman 1 calculator is named after).

for more info on the Commodore calculators: http://www.xnumber.com/xnumber/larry_commodore.htm

Commodore Minuteman 6-tan: She is very petite (a very small calculator), dresses in part of a minuteman uniform but part of it was replaced with some anachronistic attire. She is simple-minded (there is no exponent or fractional keys, only 6 digits for numbers as opposed to 8 for most), eccentric, 'off-beat' (The Minuteman 6 was the only Commodore calculator to use Reverse Polish notation) and her attitude did not fit in with the family very well but she still had fun playing with and working with her relatives and she is good-natured.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on September 21, 2008, 02:46:06 pm
I didn't know that Commodore made calculators. That's pretty good to think of that though.  The drawing of TI-83 Plus-tan is really good; she looks ready to fix things.

Should one of the less reliable calculators have ME-tan like personality? It would give TI-83 Plus-tan no end of things to fix.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 21, 2008, 02:53:23 pm
I didn't know that Commodore made calculators either until recently!

Yeah, I think one of the less reliable calculators should have an ME-tan like personality but I don't know of any unreliable calculators at the moment.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on September 21, 2008, 03:15:23 pm
I'm thinking that TI-85-tan should have a ME-tan like personality. Programs created on it could take longer to compile than the auto-off time, and turning it on afterwards would result in the screen "snowing", with randomly flashing pixels. A hard reset that would delete all of the memory in the calculator would be the only way to fix it.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 21, 2008, 03:18:59 pm
Oh! Of course! I forgot that for a moment! Silly, scatterbrained ol' me! ^_^;

I approve!
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: NejinOniwa on September 21, 2008, 04:13:01 pm
No dousing the fire here, is there? ^^

Fightan on, peeps. My throat is killing me slightly for the moment, so I'll have a hard time concentrating on contributing... ^-^;
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on September 21, 2008, 10:28:33 pm
As soon as there are enough calcu-tans drawn, there should be a comic drawn. That would be awesome.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Aurora Borealis on September 21, 2008, 11:01:18 pm
Yeah! I do have an idea for a comic page right now, but still need to get more calcu-tans drawn!

Here is TI-84 Plus-tan!:

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/CaptainMiko/TI84Plustanchibi.png)

Tried to make her look kind of trendy and futuristic. The crate she is standing on is just a prop, but notice it is cube-shaped and the picture on it is a cubic function! :D
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Gussy Keniji on September 22, 2008, 01:39:40 pm
This idea of Calculator tans has me rubbing my chin with great interest. Really diggin' these designs here Aurora keep'em comin dood-ette.


On my end of things, I had an idea of a Calculator-tan in my databases but it involved the type that comes with your computer. but now I just may try my hand at one these.

TO WIKIPEDIA W/ ME!

then

TO ULTIMATE PAINT!
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Razgriz1 on September 30, 2008, 09:57:55 pm
Nice concept about Calculator-Tans.

Bella: I found out about OS-tans through learning about Wikipe-tan on Wikipedia.

Aurora: I really like your TI-30 design ^^

Razgriz1
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on October 01, 2008, 12:11:55 am
Yeah, I was just looking around and suddenly thought, "Hey, if my computer can be a beautiful girl, why can't my calculator?" I want to get a TI-83 Plus-tan skin for my calculator.

Idea: What app/calc function would be a scythe? I'm thinking either Garbage Collect (ANNOYING! IT MAKES SOME OF MY HIDDEN PROGS IN MIRAGE DISAPPEAR!) or an error.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: mpoon on October 01, 2008, 01:23:36 am
TI-89 Titantium-tan should be a mecha
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on November 02, 2008, 11:40:33 pm
We should have a generic calcu-tan, like one based off of an old solar calculator that the only 'functions' it has are square root and memory.  She could multitask to a small extent (like 3 tasks) but any high amount of processing (i.e. 9-digit numbers, 4 tasks at once, divide by zero) would cause her to suddenly halt, one of her eyes to change to an 'E' and she would fall flat on her face.  She would be a comic relief character.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: guyveroz on November 02, 2008, 11:53:16 pm
^
Sort of like ME-tan for the Windows OS-tans
Quote from: "Alex S"Idea: What app/calc function would be a scythe? I'm thinking either Garbage Collect (ANNOYING! IT MAKES SOME OF MY HIDDEN PROGS IN MIRAGE DISAPPEAR!) or an error.
You could have square root as the scythe it looks kinda like a scythe on it side...
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on November 03, 2008, 08:22:56 am
Well, Generic calc-tan, would not really be affiliated with any faction of the calcu-tans.  The TI calcu-tans have TI 85-tan, who would crash if program compilation took longer then the auto-off time.  She would act as a foil to TI 83-tan, who is basically a mechanic.  If there is a comic, Generic Calc-tan and TI 85-tan should meet each other, having hilarity ensue.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: guyveroz on November 03, 2008, 09:02:18 am
and the other Calc-tan can keep a running tally of who crashes more... with a running pot
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on November 07, 2008, 11:57:36 pm
New Equipment concept drawings!

Solar Calc-tan (kind of sideways, sorry)
(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/solarcalc0001.png)

Square Root Scythe
(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/sqrt0001.jpg)

Factorial Mace
(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/factorial0001.png)
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: guyveroz on November 08, 2008, 01:31:20 am
The SQRT(Square Root) scythe looks nasty... can't wait to see it in action.
here are a few more weapon ideas

Degree Grenades, Pi Machine gun and Exponent (^ this type) Boomerang
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on November 08, 2008, 08:51:09 am
I already drew an Exponent Boomerang, basing it off the one in Legend of Zelda, the Ocarina of Time, except gray and spiked. I just haven't scanned it yet.

A π machine gun? I thought it would make a good serving platter, or maybe a pie launcher.

Degree grenades? Good idea. They should spread either fire or ice upon explosion.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: guyveroz on November 08, 2008, 08:58:40 am
Nice.

A Pi pie launcher sounds good
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on November 10, 2008, 01:29:08 am
I've also drawn ProbSim App weapons that allow the TI calcu-tans to screw with probability. Is there a physics app for the TI 83 calculator series?  Also, there could be an alchemy gun (Periodic App) that they would be able to use.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: guyveroz on November 10, 2008, 01:51:40 am
Yes there s a Phy6 app (http://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/productDetail/us_ti83p.html?bid=7)
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: VonDaab on November 10, 2008, 12:30:46 pm
Whoa.
This thread got big!

Really interesting designs.


(Uh... I suck at complicated math, therefore dont have much use for calculators. So cant really contribute to this thread.)
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on November 10, 2008, 05:57:04 pm
Ok the much-awaited images I had yet to scan!

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/scan0002.png)

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/scan0003.png)

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/scan0004.png)

NOTE: Any similarities between the Texas Instruments Temporary Physics Destabilizer and the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device are purely coincidental.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: guyveroz on November 10, 2008, 09:55:19 pm
Though the Phy6 gun looks more like a 0-Point Energy Field Manipulator.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 13, 2008, 11:53:25 pm
The calcu-tan weapons are looking good! ;010

Sorry I haven't posted in this thread for quite a while, I've been too busy with other things but I return with some sketches!

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/CaptainMiko/calcutan-sketches1.jpg)

First up is TI-85-tan trying to use the spinner staff but ends up hypnotizing herself, includes commentary from TI-30-tan and TI-84 Plus-tan!

Notice that the hairclips, combined with the shape of her bangs looks like a 5. Her round glasses also almost look like a sideways 8. I gave her sort of a hacker+engineer look. Her outfit is mainly in green, black and grey. She stores a lot of notes and gadgets in the pockets of her jacket.

Then there is TI-83 Plus-tan using the Dice Bomb attack!

Another new character is TI-73(Explorer)-tan, who is a sailor and explorer since moving away on her own. Part of her bangs form a 7-shape, with three ribbons on the right side of her hair. She has teal hair, red eyes, and blue ribbons. Her sailor suit is light blue with dark blue sleeves and cuffs, red stripes and scarf. She is accompanied by her pet mallard.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: guyveroz on November 14, 2008, 09:21:15 pm
QuoteShe is accompanied by her pet mallard.
is she having a quacking good time?

and from where did the spinner staff come from what's it based on?
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on November 14, 2008, 10:19:44 pm
The spinner staff came form a sketch I drew of weapons based off of the ProbSim app for the TI-83 Plus series of graphing calculators.

Yep, I draw the weapons and equipment, and other people actually draw the -tans. At least for this thread anyway.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on December 10, 2008, 06:08:20 pm
Man, it is really hard to find articles about other brands of calculator on Wikipedia, but I've managed.

The rival calcu-tan team, the HP calcu-tans!

HP-01-tan: A -tan based on the only calculator wristwatch ever made by HP. She would be able to alter time in her vicinity, making her short stature less of a problem.  Also HP's first algebraic calculator, she would be stuck-up and bitter, referring to the fact that she was expensive and discontinued, and might also have a Napoleon complex.  She would fight with a stylus shaped like a clock hand, and would have gold trim on her clothes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hp-01

HP 50g-tan: The main rival to TI84-tan, and other than that, I've got nothing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_50g#HP_50g

I can't think of more calcu-tans at the moment, but those should be good enough.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 10, 2008, 09:09:48 pm
I didn't know that HP still made calculators to this day- I thought they met their demise to TI long ago! I especially like the description for HP-01-tan, a formidable time manipulator!

For HP 50g-tan (who could represent the whole HP-49 series), she is highly versatile and was a rebel in the family as the HP-49G was the first HP calculator to break away from the traditional HP colors.

She likes to experiment with her looks with bold and exotic dresses mainly in blue and silver though in recent years her appearance has became more traditional (the HP-50g is in the more common HP colors)

While skilled in a lot of advanced math (with skills comparable to TI-89-tan), she is physically very clunky, particuarly jittery (referencing the "earthquake effect" that plagued the HP-49g+)
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on December 11, 2008, 12:05:05 am
Lots of people probably think that HP's calculators fell; in fact, my school has the TI-83+ or better as a  requirement for Algebra II.

There are also Casio calculators, but those are even harder to find than HP calculator articles. No images either.

Also, HP 50g-tan would be able to work for any of the Vista-tans, unlike the TI calcu-tans. (TI Connect software doesn't work on Vista, I wonder why?)

And added to the 'why is this feature here?' category of calculators, it's the HP-65! The world's first programmable calculator with a grand total screen size of one line, the HP-65 featured internal storage, magnetic cards for programming on the go, and a bug that would corrupt some of its memory after executing trig functions. It was also the first programmable calculator in space, brought as a backup for the Apollo Guidance Computer in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

HP-65-tan would be an astronaut and space junkie.  She would be able to do complex tasks, but cannot remember things accurately, and must write them down before her memory corrupts.  She withes down a lot of things, and has a several volume long diary, referring to the extremely complete and long documentation that came with the calculator.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP-65

HP-25-tan is 65's younger sister. She is horribly forgetful, forgetting to even write things down, and almost completely forgetting what happened to her before she goes to sleep.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP-25

HP-34C-tan has a remarkably better memory than her older siblings, and has more of a sense of fun, due to her being able to play the first built-in calculator games.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP-34C

By the way in an off-topic question, is there a Magnet-tan?
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: guyveroz on December 11, 2008, 01:03:41 am
here's the next best thing to a wikipedia entry of casio calculators
a link to the manuals in pdf (http://world.casio.com/calc/download/en/manual/) For the picture just google the models

Hey we can use these guys (Calculator watches) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calculator_watch) for the iPod-tan-ish characters. Sweet there is a link to an online museum (http://www.pocketcalculatorshow.com/nerdwatch/) in it

*blinks and reads twice then aloud*
Sexum XXX Adult Melody Chrono The Only LCD Chrono with Porn; c. 1983
I am both excited and scared to see what -tan comes out of this,,, fortunately, or unfortunately depending on your stand, this is not a calc watch...
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on December 11, 2008, 05:35:12 pm
A watch that has porn? That's disturbing, to say the least.  What would people say to their wives/girlfriends/parents if they got that?

If it can do math, and is a watch, then it's a calculator watch.


EDIT: And, off topic, it's sad that I joined over a month before you, just to start this thread, and yet you have almost twice the posts I do.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: guyveroz on December 12, 2008, 01:10:59 am
Quote from: "Alex S"A watch that has porn? That's disturbing, to say the least.  What would people say to their wives/girlfriends/parents if they got that?

If it can do math, and is a watch, then it's a calculator watch.
that watch can't do math so it's probably safe... in ths topic atleast.
Excuses:
wife/girlfriend = It was a gag gift from my dad
parents = it was a gag goft from my wife/girlfriend
parents (no significant other) = it was a gag gift from my roommate/best friend

QuoteEDIT: And, off topic, it's sad that I joined over a month before you, just to start this thread, and yet you have almost twice the posts I do.
well I kida have this goal to reach 900 posts soon
EDIT: With minimal  spamming and no mindless bumping
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on December 12, 2008, 06:41:07 pm
I was sketching some ideas for HP-01-tan today.  Her design is currently based more on an analog clock then a digital watch, but it's probably a better way to reference her abilities of creating temporal anomalies.

Is there a calculator that can manipulate 4-dimensional functions?

How tall is CE-tan? If she and the calcu-tans meet, that might be pretty funny.

New -tan!

Windows Calculator-tan: An app-tan that is absolutely loyal to the Windows-tans. Depending on who hired them, Windows Calc-tan could be the calcu-tans best friend or worst nightmare. She would look like Solar Calc-tan, but would be much more capable.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: guyveroz on December 14, 2008, 09:10:48 pm
QuoteWindows Calculator-tan
She should have 2 forms a regular form and a tricked out scientific form

I don't know about and official 4D watches but there are some sites that teach you how to program your own so there must be one :P
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on December 15, 2008, 06:03:32 pm
Promised sketches of HP-01-tan's equipment!

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/hp01-tan0001.png)

I tried to draw a 'beta' sketch of what she would look like with her equipment. I also thought that she should have three stylus-swords, an hour hand, a minute hand and a second hand.

She's holding the hour hand, and I sketched the minute hand separately. Her helmet's visor is trying to represent the LCD screen.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Aurora Borealis on December 15, 2008, 09:53:53 pm
Neat! I'll try to draw a quick sketch of HP-01-tan with her equipment!
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on December 19, 2008, 05:24:44 pm
Beta Sketch of Windows Calc-tan!

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/wincalctan0001.png)

I kind of based her off of what little I had done with Solar Calc-tan, and added the Windows logo. I also tried to incorporate some design elements from the Windows-tans as well, such as her wooden katana and her hairclips.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on December 31, 2008, 11:53:02 pm
*Gives CPR to thread*
*Succeeds*

Thought I should at least post here before 2009, but I'm not just bumping, I actually have some ideas.

What if FreeBSD-tan met and subsequently tried to eat the calcu-tans? That would make another good non-chronological comic.

And kind of late, but what if Mac System 2-tan and TI-73-tan met? Mac System 2-tan would probably try to converse with TI-73-tan's pet mallard, but would either fail or miscommunicate.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Aurora Borealis on January 01, 2009, 02:39:56 am
Quote from: "Alex S"*Gives CPR to thread*
*Succeeds*

Thought I should at least post here before 2009, but I'm not just bumping, I actually have some ideas.

What if FreeBSD-tan met and subsequently tried to eat the calcu-tans? That would make another good non-chronological comic.

Excellent observations! (and I am SOOOOOOO SORRY that I still haven't drawn any new calcu-tan sketches lately!)

FreeBSD-tan can eat nearly ANYTHING, and surely that applies to tiny people! In fact, that is why Damn Small BSD-tan (her tiny little sister) is scared of her! So if FreeBSD-tan met the calcu-tans, disaster would probably ensue unless there are several calcu-tans well-equipped with projectile weapons.

QuoteAnd kind of late, but what if Mac System 2-tan and TI-73-tan met? Mac System 2-tan would probably try to converse with TI-73-tan's pet mallard, but would either fail or miscommunicate.


It would be strange since Mac System 2-tan can be difficult to understand (or even listen to for that matter!) but I'm sure they would appreciate each other's fondness for ducks! :D
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on January 20, 2009, 07:39:01 pm
*looks around thread*
*is disappointed by amount of dust*

Um, no posts in a while here.

I haven't had any ideas for much of anything OS-tan or calcu-tan related for a while, so no images this time.

Ideas:

HP-12C-tan and HP-12C Platinum-tan
They would be the accountants for the HP calcu-tans, and would be a little slow, but the most reliable of the HP calc-tans, at least on calculating payments.
Hp-12C Platinum-tan would be the little sister of HP-12C-tan, and they would dress similarly, except that Platinum-tan would have more metal in her outfit. They would have good memory (especially compared to some of their family) and would be able to figure out how best to sequence complex tasks.


TI-Nspire-tan
She would be like her sisters, 83Plus-tan and 84Plus-tan, except more advanced, able to both act exactly like 84Plus-tan, and at other times, able to perform strategic calculations at the same level as 89-tan.  She would dress in light blue, gray and white. She would also be able to communicate with their clients more easily. She would be more of a secondary character, less seen than the 'main' cast, due to the higher price of the real life calculator (i.e. not seen as much as main cast but more than TI-50 series.)
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Cadha13 on January 21, 2009, 02:09:37 am
I just had a good idea for a calculator-tan.

Some quick history, the HP 35 was the first hand held electronic scientific calculator, it had a defect from calculating the square root of two and was in Reverse Polish Notation operation. It had a short battery life, but almost as durable as a hammer. She would be like a slightly politically incorrect older sister and speaks in a reverse grammar speech, due to her RPN. Just like Japanese grammar to English, backwards.  

The HP 50g is the top graphic calculator from anyone, with a high level programming and SD card slot. The calculator has a high performance, and also requires a high degree of performance from the user. I think it should have a tsundere personality due to her in use can throw curve ball if the user misses a setting flag or a RPN stack entry. Highly elegant and conservative, can speak a variety of languages, (Reverse Polish-Lisp, C++, ARM assembly and Algebraic function), has three I/O ports (IRDA, USB and RS-232), very backward compatible with older devices and programming. In a three color dress, orange, white, and black, with gray outlines. Can be a mediator, but very temperamental, and eats a lot of AAA's.

The HP 35s is a little more immature to the 50g, she has a greater number of physical constants, and has a RPN and ALG modes. It's two line display shows the X and Y register of the stack, and is similar to the HP 34 in looks, but has 32k of ram. 256 program names, numerical integration, X solve, and some other neat features. A complex programmable scientific calculator. A true little sister to the HP 50g, like a HP 34 of 1978, just a slightly updated version. Her colors are blue, orange, red and brown.

I have a HP 50g and a HP 35s. I was thinking over past couple of days that a original HP 35 would have a little sister called the HP 35s that would show the differences from the first one while showing the immaturity of the HP 35, also a contrast to the older, mature HP 50g from the HP 35s. I think this should give a shout out to the HP fans.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on January 23, 2009, 06:01:01 pm
I got some inspiration and was able to actually sketch something.

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/tinspiretan0001.png)

TI-Nspire-tan!

New idea:

What if HP-01-tan and whichever Mac-tan that currently has the Time Machine watch met?
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Chocofreak13 on January 24, 2009, 10:43:33 pm
aw, i think your doodles are cool! really cool! :3

btw, almost donw with a few of the fake-tans. hope you like em'. :3 (i think xana-kun came out pretty good! <D)
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on January 25, 2009, 12:05:06 am
Thanks! I can't draw people but I can draw stuff!

I'm thinking about doing something with the TI calcu-tans' spaceship, but I don't have any more ideas than 'make look like TI83/84+Phoenix ship', i.e. |/\| I'm also stuck on the HP calcu-tans' method of transportation. *cracks up at prospect of flying printer* Did HP do any work on any type of vehicles? I also have no ideas for Casio calcu-tans.
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on February 17, 2009, 06:14:18 pm
It's been nearly a month, but I have new Calcu-tan stuff.

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/calc-tans0004.png)
First is Solar Calc-tan (also known as Generic Calc-tan.)  I tried to incorporate blue, black and gray into her design, but added some random colors because solar calculators can be found in a ton of colors.  Her sleeves are ringed by solar panels. Her hairclip is based on the symbols at the left side of the screen of a solar calculator.  She has the exponent boomerang and division quarterstaff in this sketch.

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/calc-tans0002.png)
Next is HP-01-tan. She has gold trim on her clothes an helmet and has a green shirt.  She's holding her hour-hand sword/stylus and has the other two in scabbards that are strapped to her back.

I also drew two versions of Widows Calc-tan (normal outfit and fighting outfit,) but the scanner I was using screwed up on only those two images and cut off Solar Calc-tan's shoes in the third image on that page, but that wasn't an important part of the sketch.

I know my sketches aren't that good, but they're way better than what I could draw before.  I can't draw eyes/noses yet, so that's whay HP-01-tan has her visor down.

And no, I'm not letting this idea die.

EDIT:

I now have a successful scan of one of the failed images.

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/calc-tans0003.png)
Windows Calc-tan: Battle Outfit.  She would wear this when she gets involved in non-surprise fighting. Her main outfit is a dress, which is not good for fighting, but it could be done.  I actually don't know where I got the idea for the colors of her clothing for, but I think she came out O.K.

The image of Windows Calc-tan in her normal outfit failed again, although is was successful before I unplugged the USB drive it was stored on from the scanner computer. Something is wrong here...
Title: Calculator-tans?
Post by: Alex S on February 23, 2009, 06:51:45 pm
I finally got an un-f***ed up scan of Windows Calc-tan's normal outfit.

(http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr237/Alex_Sushiama/calc-tans0005.png)

Once again, I'm not sure why I picked the colors I did for her, I think sha came out pretty OK.