DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-1700 DATACLIP
|Date of introduction:||June 5, 1977||Display technology:||LCD (yellow)|
|New price:||$34.95||Display size:||8|
|Size:||1.1" x 6.1" x 0.35"|
|Weight:||1.2 ounces||Serial No:||28245|
|Batteries:||3*LR54||Date of manufacture:||wk 07 year 1978|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||8||Integrated circuits:||Toshiba T3551 or T3708|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
With the TI-1700 DATACLIP Texas Instruments started the production of LCD calculators only two month after the introduction of the Japanese TI-1750.
|You need a lot of engineering to squeeze a complete calculator into that small housing.|
|The keyboard is made of a one-piece mold with some foam between the keys and the contacts.|
|A small printed circuit board (PCB) holds the single-chip calculator circuit and the LC-display. The keyboard uses a thin foil with metal traces.|
The people at Texas Instruments did a great job, the DATACLIP is from superior quality compared to similar products from competitive companies.
Two similar looking calculators were introduced with the Canon Ruler-8 and the Toshiba LC-850M.
In the later history of Texas Instruments you'll find another calculator looking like a ruler, the TI-2150.
Don't miss the rare TI-1760 DataCard.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.