DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments My Little Computer
|Date of introduction:||1989||Display technology:||LED|
|New price:|| $25.46 (1992)
|Display size:||16 single LED|
|Size:||10.2" x 8.0" x 5.0"|
|Weight:||21 ounces||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||2*AA||Date of manufacture:||year 1992|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
This educational toy for toddlers trains combination skills. You can insert one of the different picture cards and start the game. One out of the 4 LED spots on the leftmost column will glow and the child must point with the arrow keys to the corresponding answer.
The technical section of this product is straight forward. A
small microcomputer from National Semiconductors, often found in cheap toys like
the Quiz-Kid or the wonderful
controls both the LED's and the keyboard. A similar microcontroller was used in
the later Magic Sorter.
The toy is intended for players ages 3 to 6.
In Germany an identical toy was sold as Little Computer.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.