Handheld and Portable Computer Club
HPCC is a voluntary, independent body run by and for users of handheld and portable computers and calculators.
For over 40 years, the club has been helping members get the most from their Hewlett Packard equipment and further the exchange of information and ideas.
While most members' main interest is in the HP range of models, the club is happy to discuss other models too, at meetings, through the club journal - Datafile, and on these web pages.
HPCC is not supported by Hewlett Packard or any other commercial organisation; its activities are funded and undertaken by its members.
Latest News - 3rd December 2023
The contents of Datafile V37N3 are now available. The magazine was posted to club members at the end of November 2023 and all members in the UK should have received their copies by now. International members should receive their copies in the near future.
Slides and videos from the 2023 HPCC Mini-Conference are now available.
Next In Person Meeting
9th December 2023 11:00-17:00 GMT (UTC)
In person meetings are back at the Physics Common Room, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, South Kensington, London on the second Saturday of each month.
RCL40: Recollection, Reinvention and HP Calculators
In 2002 HPCC published the book RCL20: People, Dreams and HP Calculators. To celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2022 we have produced a follow-up volume, RCL40: Recollection, Reinvention and HP Calculators, which includes contributions from members of HP calculator teams past and present, members of HPCC and our friends around the world who collectively have kept alive our enthusiasm for HP calculators and pocket computers.
Multiply: The Francis Hookham Collection of Hand Held Electronic Calculators
HPCC members visited the the Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge to view the Francis Hookham Collection of Hand Held Electronic Calculators in December 2022. The museum produced a limited print run full colour catalogue of the collection called Multiply, and following our visit have kindly made the PDF version of the catalogue available on their website or here by clicking on the cover.
HPCC 40th Anniversary Conference
22nd and 23rd October, 2022
HPCC celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a conference in London over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd October 2022. HPCC members and HP calculator enthusiasts from around the world attended. See our 2022 Conference Page for more details, including slides and videos.
Starseed search, by Frank Wales and transcribed by Jackie Woldering, has finally made it into Datafile forty years after first appearing in Your Computer magazine. The program description, listing, barcode and raw files are available to download from the HP-41 page.
Slides and videos from our October 2021 Mini-Virtual Conference are now available.
Slides and videos from the 2020 HPCC Conference are now available.
Notes and another chapter of RCL20: People, Dreams & HP Calculators, the book produced to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of HPCC in 2002, have been published.
Some errors have crept into the listing for HHC2 in Datafile V36N3P49 in the article "Some Thoughts on the HHC2019 Programming Challenge." This zip file contains the corrected listing for HHC2 and the binary for download straight to the HP50g.
The outcome of the EGM vote on 11th March 2017 on the future publication of Datafile is now available here, along with request for membership renewals for anyone who followed the instructions in Datafile V35N4.
A revised template for Datafile articles is available for download on the Datafile page.
The 5th edition of Wlodek's "A Guide to HP Calculators and Computers" has just been published. This revision of the 2003 edition has more than 40 additional pages covering all the latest HP models. Copies are available from Wlodek or www.hpcalculatorguide.com/.
Jordi Hidalgo's HP39G aplet to enable the CAS, effectively turning an HP39G into an HP40G, is available here.