CASIO fx-3600P


Brand: CASIO
Model: fx-3600P
Type: Programmable scientific calculator
Picture: CASIO fx-3600P
Batteries: CR2025 x 1
Lifetime: Introduced: 1981
Terminated: 1985
Notes: This programmable calculator is basically the CASIO fx-180P in a smaller housing (and with the addition of a "HYP"-key for hyperbolic functions). For a description of this calculator’s functionality see the description of the fx-180P.

Outdated information now, but for those interested, the PCB of this calculator fits nicely into the non programmable but school-accepted CASIO fx-350. So if one would want to check their integrals during tests, for instance, one might swap PCB’s and inconspicuously use this calculator instead. You would have to remember the keyboard layout of course and hope no one would ask to borrow your calculator during class... Just in theory of course.

This calculator (as do many other CASIO scientific calculators) uses one and the same key for both the constant π as well as exponents. This works as follows. When you first enter digits, the "EXP"-key will enable you to enter the numbers exponent, otherwise it will enter the constant π.

There is also a TANDY version of this device, theTANDY EC-4004.

See also this newer variant, the CASIO fx-3600PV.