Finally, after much work and testing, we are proud to release the NOV CHAP rom – the software companion to the HEPAX and NoV modules.
It includes both MCODE and FOCAL functions in four categories;
* NOV functions
* Advanced HEPAX functions
* Advanced Extended Memory (XM) functions
* Special utilities.
Try it out – and please report any bugs or suggested improvements by adding your comment in this thread or send an e-mail to Geir Isene.
Get the ROM, Source and User Manual at the NOV CHAP website
(Geir Isene & Ángel Martin 🙂 )
PS: I do realize that this may fall outside of the fields of interest to many of the readers of this blog. But seriously, you need to get yourself an HP-41, and a NoV module with the new NOV CHAP.
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Please tell us what NOV CHAP rom means? And all other ‘technical’ terms for us non-techies….
It is a software module for the HP-41 calculator (a calculator produced by Hewlett Packard from 1979 – 1990). The calculator has 4 expansion ports on the back where you can add software modules, printer, video interface, mass storage (like a cassette drive or hard disk), lab equipment and much more. The calculator is still very much in use by a great many users, and there are to this day still new expansion products coming out – like a box to connect the calculator to a PC via USB, a special module that can hold many old module images etc. And there is new software produced, like the new NOV CHAP module – a very cool project I have been engaged in over the past several months that gives the calculator many new and very neat features.
I see that the HP-41 it is out of production. Is anybody making (or planning to make) new models of it? Is it in Public Domain yet?
eBay is your friend 🙂
There is an upgrade available soon – called the 41CL – a CPU board upgrade that fits the original casing. It will be X-Mas for sure 😀
The NOV CHAP link throws a “not found” error…
Thanks for fixing that. I found another dead link (its my magical power…) on the
https://isene.me/hp-41/novchap/ page, the link to MJUMP in this sentence is dead:
Go to the MJUMP page for more information and for the program listing.
I’ve got a link checker on my blog 🙂
Melike. Thanks. Fixed this one too.