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
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  COP414
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.

MagicSorter_PCB.jpg (119351 Byte)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.