Follow these instructions to download a free “virtual” TI-83 plus on to your computer (PC). This is a tool that helps developers write programs for the calculator, so it is called a "Debugger." You have to download the debugger software to access the virtual calculator.
Read through all of the steps first before you try the installation process.
STEP 1: Click on the following link to go to the Texas Instruments download site:
Texas Instruments Download
Click on the red arrow under "Item Name."
STEP 2: Save the file to your computer Desktop.
The file name is "83psdk_setup". It will appear as an icon on your desktop.
Click on the "setup" icon on your desktop to install the program.
STEP 3: After installation you must restart your computer.
You will then see an icon on your desktop called "TI-83 Plus Flash Debugger".
STEP 4: To access the calculator, click on the "Flash Debugger" icon to start the program. Do the following:
- Click File --> New --> Ti-83 Plus
- Click Debug --> Go
- Click View --> Calc on Top
A calculator will appear on your screen. Use your mouse to click the buttons.
Note: You can save the file with a name (for example myti ). You can use it each time you start so your
calculator memory saves your data. Click the following link to see a video demonstration of this process: