Drivel Starved Nation:
Nothing is more frustrating than getting old and not being able to remember basic geometry. I can’t even remember what I had for lunch today…
In my previous post, I shared the news about two angle setting reference tools that are going into production. Whether you make a purchase or not, head over to Infinity Software and buy their PowerOne Calculator for your mobile device. It’s a whopping $4.99.(Caveat: We have no financial interest in this company).
Five or six years ago I met the owner (they are located here in Portland) and this app is the coolest deal ever. Basically, it is an open source calculator that can be customized for just about every mathematical need imaginable. I wrote a program for the AngleMaster Prov2 (it is FREE) but it will help any woodworker regardless of the angle setting tool.
Here are the sections of the Angle Master Calculator, (these were pulled off of my iPad, but it is the same on phones);
If you own the AngleMaster Pro v2 and you need to measure an unknown obtuse angle you punch in the number on the caliper and viola – look what you learn; in this example I typed in the caliper reading of 52.60 mm and a wealth of information is instantly presented.
OK, that is all great, but in the PowerOne calculator, there are over 500 custom calculators you can download to the app for free. There are dedicated calculators for business, construction, conversions, engineering, finance, health and fitness, investing, mathematics, real estate, science, and much more.
My favorite non-woodworking calculator you ask? I like the 205 Day Weight calculator. This will calculate the theoretical weight of a calf at 205 days using birth weight, birth date, weaning weight, and weaning date. HOW COOL IS THAT????? (You can take the boy out of Iowa but can never take Iowa out of the boy!)
Buy it – you will never regret it.
We also provided a step-by-step instruction on how to find the AngleMaster Pro program I wrote within the PowerOne app in our forums here.
Think $4.99 is OUTRAGEOUS? You can get the same info here for free. How cool is that?