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Texas Instruments Magic Sorter
|Date of introduction:||1992||Display technology:||n.a.|
|New price:||Display size:|
|Size:||10.2" x 8.5" x 8.5"|
|Weight:||1 pound 14 ounces||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||9V||Date of manufacture:||year 1992|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
This educational toy for toddlers aged 9 to 24 month trains combination skills. You can insert one of the three shapes into the corresponding tube. Releasing them starts a small melody.
From technical aspects the Magic Sorter is boring. Instead the Speech Technology found in the Peek-A-Boo Zoo or the Listen & Learn a small microcomputer from National Semiconductors controls the three keys and a small speaker. Similar hardware was discovered in the My Little Computer introduced in 1989.
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© Joerg Woerner, July 22, 2002. No reprints without written permission.