Programming the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator to stay awake involves creating a simple program to prevent the calculator from shutting off automatically. Here’s how to create a program that keeps the TI-84 Plus active:
- Turn on your TI-84 Plus and press the
PRGMbutton to access the program menu.
- Create a new program by pressing the right arrow key to select ‘NEW’, then press
ENTER. Give your program a name by typing it in using the alphanumeric keys, then press
- Enter the program code by typing the following:
This code snippet creates an infinite loop, which keeps the calculator from shutting off. Here’s what each part does:
While 1: This line starts a loop that will always be true, so it will run indefinitely.
End: This marks the end of the loop. Since the condition of the
Whileloop is always true (
1), the loop will run continuously.
- Save and exit the program editor by pressing the
2ndbutton followed by
- Run the program by pressing
PRGM, selecting the name of the program you just created, and pressing
The calculator will now run this program indefinitely, which prevents it from sleeping. To stop the program and return the calculator to normal behavior, you can press the
ON button to interrupt the program.
Please note that running this program will prevent the calculator from automatically shutting off to save battery power, which will result in the batteries depleting faster than they normally would. It’s usually best to let the calculator sleep as intended when you’re not using it to extend the life of the batteries.