DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-106
|Date of introduction:||1989||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 4.6" x 2.7" x 0.35"
116 x 68 x 9 mm3
|Weight:||1.6 ounces, 44 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||mth 09 year 1989|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Taiwan (C)|
|Precision:||8||Integrated circuits:||Sharp LI3135MR|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Stefan Klaes|
|Download manual:||(EU: 0.8 MByte)|
The TI-106 was introduced in the 1989 with a housing very similar to the MathExplorer. Compared with the MathExplorer it was a very basic calculator using the normal rules of entry like the earlier TI-1706 III. An identical housing was later used with the Hot Calc.
Stokes Publishing Company, Inc. based in Sunnyvale, California sold a companion for the teacher, called Basic II.
Dismantling the TI-106 reveals a simple far-east design still using a conventional housing for the single-chip calculator circuit. Compare it with the TI-506 introduced 6 years before and the TI-307+ introduced only two years later.
The next generation TI-106 introduced in 1996 borrowed its printed circuit board (PCB) from the TI-1722+ aka CLEAR CALC and uses already a bare integrated circuit covered with a small blob of epoxy resin.
If you prefer the AOS system, view the MathMate.
AOS™ is a trademark of Texas Instruments.
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© Joerg Woerner, February 17, 2003. No reprints without written permission.