Technical Desktops - Accessories


Handheld Selection:

1) 82166A HP-IL GPIO Converter (1981)
2) 82167A 0.5m HP-IL Cable (1981)
3) 82707A Magnetic Cards 30 Pack (1982)
4) 75 Visicalc (1982)
5) 75 Text Formatter (1982)
6) 82700A 75 8K RAM (1982)
7) 82710A 75 Keyboard Overlays (1982)
8) 82715A 75 Notebook Card Holders (1982)
9) 75 Surveying Pac (1982)
10) 3421A Data Acquisition Unit (1982)
11) 82165A HP-IL/GPIO Interface (1982)
12) 82163B Video Interface (1982)
13) 82164A HP-IL to RS-232 Interface (1982)
14) 82168A Acoustic Coupler (1983)
15) 82169A HP-IL/HP-IB Interface (1983)
16) 75 I/O ROM (1984)
17) 71 FORTH/Assembler ROM (1984)
18) 71 Surveying (1984)
19) 71 Text Editor (1984)
20) 71 Data Communications (1984)
21) 71 4K Memory (1984)
22) 82400A HP-71 Card Reader (1984)
23) 92198A Video Interface (1984)
24) 82410A 128KB RAM for 94 (1985)
25) 82430A Battery for 94 (1985)
26) 82401A HP-IL for 71B (1985)
27) 82412A 94 ROM/EPROM (1985)
28) Zenwand-71 (1986)
29) 39963D Wand for 94 (1987)

 

HP began building handheld computers very early. It could be argued that the 35 was HP's first handheld computer in 1972. The all-conquering 41C of 1979 could also be viewed as HP's first handheld computer. For mostly arbitrary reasons, the museum has deemed these devices to be calculators and nominated the 75C of 1982 as HP's first handheld computer (with built-in BASIC language). The handheld computers of the 1980s (71, 75 and 94) were designed primarily for technical work in the field. These machines were very rugged, compact and powerful for their size. The handheld computers of the 1990s were primarily PDAs with some basic business computing functionality built in.

Software for the HP-75 and HP-71 can be found here. Software for the HP-94 can be found here and here.

Jeff Garnier has created a very clever USB interface to connect HP-IL computers to modern PCs. PIL-Box.


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