Texas Instruments Little Professor (1982 UK)

Date of introduction:  1982 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.4" x 2.9" x 0.9"    
Weight:  3.3 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:  2*AA  Date of manufacture:  wk 44 year 1982
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Italy
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TP0456/CD4570
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Compared with the early Little Professor with the LED display this one uses a LCD to ask the child one of thousands pre-programmed math questions.

Prof_82UK_1.jpg (89092 Byte)Instead of the membrane keys introduced with the Little Professor (1982) sold in the United States this one uses traditional  keys. The technology of the keyboard and the housing is similar to the TI-1032 LCD calculator.

Currently we know only few of this Little Professor, all were sold in the United Kingdom. Even the manual states "United Kingdom" on the first page, let us assume that the model was available only on the Island.

Update December 2020: Fabrice from France just reported that this version of the Little Professor was available around 1984 in France, too. Thanks!

This cutie was later restyled and got the housing of a common scientific calculator. Don't miss the Little Professor (1985).

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Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.