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    Question TI-86 calculator for control and display?

    Has anyone here tryed using their TI-86 (or any TI calc for that matter) for controling their Mp3s? What about using it to display the ID3 tags? email me if you know anything about doing this. Thanks!



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    I've been wanting to do this myself, since I own a TI89 and a TI92. After thinking carefully, you would need a tigraph link or something like it.

    Thats easy, but then comes to the programming part.

    I really doubt this could be done in basic, so you would need to know ASM programming.

    You would also probably want to know winamp plugin coding, and somehow program it so that it can send and recieve variables to and from the calculator.

    Other then that, it is a brilliant idea. I mean, a graphing calculator makes more sense then any car-mp3 setups right now.

    Because of it's small design, high-resolution "LCD" panel that could very possibly display the id3 tag as well as visualization in winamp, and then the vast amount of keys below the screen act as a realistic remote control that could control many features.

    Basically, if anyone knows how to program ASM and winamp, and get them to interface with eachother, it's a very good idea for mp3car users... I only wish I could download something to do that now =( heh, good luck -

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    Thanks for replying I came up with the idea recently when I noticed how the calculator just sits there on the seat next to me while I drive. Couldn't do something? And by the way I am mainly a macintosh person. But if I did make an Mp3car I guess I would have to go PC because they are cheaper with more flexible hardware. I'm still learning the programing on the calc and I do intend on using my graphlink.



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    Just an idea, but seems to me running DOS command lines wouldn't be too hard ... don't know the specifics (I'm not all that familiar with TI calculators) but I could realistically see it serving as a front end to run command-line driven application (like MPXPlay).

    Just my $.02 !

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