Kosmos 1

Date of introduction:  1977 Display technology:  VFD + 6 LED's
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.6" x 2.8" x 1.0"    
Weight:  4.2 ounces Serial No:  7028987
Batteries:  3*AA  Date of manufacture:  mth 03 year 1977
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  TMC1170/ZA0541
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Kosmos International, Inc. introduced already in the year 1977 this biorhythm calculator. 

On a first glance you notice the original calculator keypad and the three „sine-waves“ representing our physical cycle (P) , emotional cycle (S) and intellectual cycle (I). Get more about the biorhythms here.

At the second moment you’ll ask yourself: Is there any relation to Texas Instruments ?  

Texas Instruments invented the microcomputer and introduced in the year 1974 with the TMS1000 the first commercial product. The TMS1001 was the first LSI MOS chip of the TMS1000 family used in the Texas Instruments SR-16 calculator. The chip contains a microcomputer complete with a program ROM having 1,024 eight-bit words; a temporary storage RAM; input (from keypad); output (to control keypad scan and LED display); and an oscillator (clock). Within the next months a lot of variants of the TMS1000 appeared, including display driver, higher memory capacity and more input/output connections.

This Kosmos 1 biorhythm calculator is just an application program of a TMS1100 microcomputer ! The next product in the Kosmos line are the Kosmos 2 and the Astro – the toy of your fortune-teller. 

Kosmos1_RED.jpg (74699 Byte)A second production lot of the Kosmos 1 got a fancy red housing. 
Noel Joenne reported recently that his red Kosmos 1 makes use of an Texas Instruments TMC1172 with a late date code of week 23 in the year 1977.

What are biorhythms ?

Biorhythms are inherent cycles which regulate metabolism, coordination, emotions, sexuality, memory, and more. We have 3 fundamental biorhythm cycles. Each biorhythm cycle has a particular life span.
Our physical cycle completes one life span (or cycle) in 23 days. The emotional cycle lasts 28 days, and the intellectual cycle lasts 33 days.
At mid point, and end point in each cycle, the cycle sharply moves back to zero point and changes polarity, thus creating a transition day (also called a critical day, or caution day). That's all there is to it!  As each cycles changes polarity, we experience life's ups and downs!

Biorhythm cycles are as follows:

Physical Cycle (RED) 23 days
The physical cycle is the dominant cycle in men. It regulates hand-eye coordination, strength, endurance, sex drive, initiative, metabolic rate, resistance to, and recovery from illness. Surgery should be avoided on physical transition days and during negative physical cycles.
Emotional Cycle (BLUE) 28 days
The emotional cycle is the dominant cycle in women. It regulates emotions, feelings, mood, sensitivity, sensation, sexuality, fantasy, temperament, nerves, reactions, affections and creativity.
Intellectual Cycle  (GREEN) 33 days
The intellectual cycle regulates intelligence, logic, mental reaction, alertness, of direction, decision-making, judgment, power of deduction, memory, and ambition.

(Information about biorhythms provided by Jackie Stahl, Thanks!)

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© Joerg Woerner, February 10, 2002. No reprints without written permission.