DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-10 Galaxy
|Date of introduction:||1988||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8 (5 + 2)|
|Size:|| 3.5" x 6.0" x 0.65"
88 x 153 x 17 mm3
|Weight:||4.2 ounces, 119 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||2*LR44||Date of manufacture:||week 09 year 1988|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Italy|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
|Download manual:||(FR: 7.6 MByte)|
Texas Instruments introduced with the TI-10 Galaxy in France a simple calculator performing fractional arithmetic. You can use two different modes:
• Euklid's division: 56 / 5 = 11 (Q) 1 (R)
With the SIMP and F-D-key you can shorten results and convert between fractional and decimal display:
• 35/70 SIMP 1/2 F-D 0.5
the Galaxy 10 reveals an internal construction identical with the TI-30
Galaxy and at first glance unknown calculator chip.
Comparing the calculator chip with the almost identical Galaxy Junior sold in German leads to the CD4816.
If you compare the Galaxy 10 with the Galaxy Junior, focus on the keys in the upper left corner of the keyboard.
The same difference could be found between the Galaxy 9 - Galaxy 9x and Galaxy 40 - Galaxy 40x siblings. A similar calculator using a traditional housing could be found with the Math Explorer.
Don't miss the innovative Casio AL-8 calculators introduced in 1975 and already operating and displaying fractions and the TI-Primaire Plus introduced in 2014.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.