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A new programmer joins TakeFlight

Casimo from UCF has joined our programming team to help provide you with outstanding calculator programs for fx9860 Power Graphic 2 series.

He has several projects under way, including a black and white port of Aspirin,  ZipMe (a .zip compression tool for fx9860s), a Tetris game, and a version of LuaFX that works with Power Graphic 2 calcs. All are compatible with the Power Graphic 2 calcs.

Please give him a warm welcome!

Color classpad announced

Helder7 was looking at international patents a while back and predicted a color classpad. Turns out, he was right!

The fx-CP400, comes which a large touch-panel color liquid crystal display (LCD) for easy viewing and operability with the incredible resolution of 320×528. We really need a screen upgrade, the old classpad screen quality was not the best.

This calculator will competing with the Nspire CX CAS.

The new Classpad model will be available in various countries starting in early summer 2013.

Casio just published the announcement on its Asia Website a few hours ago, but it seems that the other sites do not have an announcement up yet.

Helder made a table comparing it to other calcs, shown below.

Apparently will be more powerful than the prizm… kind of obvious, since the classpad has always been casio’s high-end calc.

Source: Casiopeia.net

TakeFlight productions is back!

It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything here so this post is sort of an overview of everything that has happened in the casio theater over the last few months.

 

 

The Casio-Scene vs. CasioKingdom controversy and consequent outcome

Matt (CK admin) and Helder7 (former casio-scene admin and current casiopeia admin) had a couple week long controversy over casio-scene. There was truth on both sides, from what we can tell, but the main thing is that it was finally resolved and everything seems to be going okay for both sides.

The result of the controversy was that Casio-Scene was closed forever, but all accounts and posts from 2012 were saved and are now at Casiopeia, helder7’s new site. Matt has returned and has revamped CasioKingdom, after long neglect.

 

 

 

UCF forum upgrade and IRC widget

2072 and Forty-Two recently made an IRC widget for UCF using JavaScript and AJAX. Forty-Two did the bot and 2072 made the widget software. The forum has also been upgraded and Forty-Two is finishing up his Perseus theme for it. Be sure to log in and check it out!

 

 

KermMartian’s Projects

KermMartian (admin and founder of Cemetech) has released some really brilliant projects over the last few months which definitely deserve notice.

 

 

Graph3DP

About six months ago Kerm released Graph3DP Beta, an impressive addin but not really useful at that point do to several bugs. Recently however, he released Graph3DP v1.0 RC1, RC2, and after working out a lot of bugs and making numerous usability tweaks, he released 1.0 Stable. The result is a powerful, polished, easy-to-use 3D graphing application that is sure to remain on your calculator for a long time.

Download

 

 

LuaZM 0.1 Beta

After a long period of anticipation, Lua for PRIZM has finally been released. Though still in beta, this program is ready-to-use and several programs are already in development. The original news post has more information and download links.

 

 

TakeFlight Productions

TakeFlight productions currently has one project underway, and one finished, both in LuaZM.

Etch-a-sketch is a simple program for your prizm that does exactly what it says. Make pictures just like you would on a real etch-a-sketch.
Download

Pong++ is a pong game for PRIZM that’s been kicked up a notch. The original pong rules will be used, but powerups will also be available. Among these will include Freeze (slow down the ball), Grow (enlarge the paddle for a limited amount of time), and Weapons (shoot the ball!). The game is still in-dev, but status updates will be posted here periodically.

If we have missed any major games or programs done for casio calcs lately, be sure to comment and let us know! We appreciate your feedback.

Anti-SOPA Theme

TakeFlight has been themed with an anti-SOPA theme. For more information on SOPA/PIPA, look here.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from TakeFlight Productions!

TakeFlight Productions has moved to casio.clrhome.org!

No need to change your bookmarks, redirects have all been set up. ClrHome and TakeFlight are becoming affiliated partners. Updates on this matter will be posted on this blog.

EDIT:
Since clrhome has gotten a new domain name (clrhome.org), our URL is now casio.clrhome.org. Kudos to ClrHome for the new domain name!

Project FixOS

The folks on casio-planet are active! Right now I am going to introduce a new project – FixOS.

The goal of this project is to create a UNIX-like OS for Casio Calculators. It will be programmed like an add-in, so restarting your calculator will take you back to the Casio OS. More information can be found here.