DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-1766 II
|Date of introduction:||1987||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:||4.6" x 2.5" x 0.35"|
|Weight:||1.9 ounces||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||mth 09 year 1987|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Taiwan (I)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
The second design of the TI-1766 II sports for unknown reasons larger solar cells than the first edition introduced just one year earlier. Texas Instruments entered already in 1981 with the TI-1766 the market of LCD-calculators powered by solar cells. It took only two years and the cheap looking TI-1706 appeared and found its own way.
The next generation of both the TI-1766 II and TI-1706
II gave still a difference in the appearance. Don't miss the TI-1768
of the same era sporting a tiltable display.
The third generation - named TI-1766 III and TI-1706
III - wiped out the flair of the TI-1766 and used similar housings. Today we know the TI-1766+ introduced in 1996 and the
value is back again.
Dismantling this TI-1766 II manufactured in 1987 by Inventec Corporation reveals a standard design centered around an unidentified single-chip calculator circuit.
In 1988 the design was slightly changed, don't miss the last TI-1766 II.
The third generation - named TI-1766 III and TI-1706 III - wiped out the flair of the TI-1766 and used similar housings.
Today we know the TI-1766+ introduced in 1996 and the value is back again.
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© Joerg Woerner, February 23, 2006. No reprints without written permission.