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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 
Memories:  1    
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.

TI-106_2_PCB.jpg (47672 Byte)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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