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Texas Instruments Little Professor SOLAR (2011)

Date of introduction:  September 2011 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  $17.50 (SRP 2013) Display size:  8
Size:  5.9" x 3.0" x 0.50"
 150 x 75 x 13 mm3 
   
Weight:  2.8 ounces, 79 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  mth 06 year 2011 (A)
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China (K)
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  
Memories:      
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Texas Instruments reintroduced the Little Professor Solar in September 2011 in some European countries, e.g. Austria, Germany, United Kingdom and The Netherlands.

At first glance it seems to be identical to the Solar Little Professor introduced already in 1997 but we noticed some minor differences:

The name on the box and educational toy changed from
    SOLAR "LITTLE PROFESSOR" to "LITTLE PROFESSOR" SOLAR.
The internal construction changed slightly.
 


Dismantling this SOLAR Little Professor manufactured in June 2011byy KinpoElectroniccs in China reveals a well known internal construction. We know this type of design and even the housing from scientific calculators like thee TI-36X Solarr. Please remember that the very first models of the Little Professor family based on simple 4-functions calculators..



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Joerg Woerner, December 4, 2011. No reprints without written permission.