DIY graphing calculator made with Beagleboard

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DIY graphing calculator made with Beagleboard

Sick of being harassed just for trying to extend the functionality of your graphing calculator? Matt from Antipasto Hardware has the solution with his 100% Open Source HW/SW R-Based Graphing Calculator. Based around the Beagleboard embedded Linux hardware, it can run the sophisticated R programming language. Looks great! Of course, the hardware costs a bit more than the proprietary calculators. Anyone want to port this to Android?

10 thoughts on “DIY graphing calculator made with Beagleboard

  1. says:

    I thought the idea was to use open-source hardware? Android is not open hardwarely and only partly open softwarely.

    I think this project is awesome and is almost exactly what I’ve been thinking about. (Although I was going to be a cheapskate and use a Nanonote.) Also, I wonder if sage might be better than R.

    1. Matt Mets says:

      Thats a fair point. I guess I’ll stick to running it in a chrooted Ubuntu environment on top of the Linux kernel on my phone, then!

  2. rmadams says:

    How about adding a symbolic algebra package, too? Open source Maxmia is a place to start:


    1. Matt Mets says:

      Yes yes yes this would be great!

  3. Sarah Hill says:

    Very intuitive! How do these compare to the graphing calculators like the TI-83? I just ordered one from Cole Parmer.

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