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ORION TI-36X

Date of introduction:  September 2005 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  $249 Display size:  10 + 2
Size:  6.2" x 3.1" x 1.4"
 158 x 80 x 35 mm3
   
Weight:  9.7 ounces, 276 grams Serial No:  08362
Batteries:   Date of manufacture:  
AC-Adapter:  DC 9V / 300mA Origin of manufacture:  
Precision:  12 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Specializing in the development and manufacture of products for people with disabilities, Orbit Research’s mission is to employ cutting-edge technology to bring to the community at affordable prices, products that are essential for an independent and productive lifestyle. This amazing Talking ORION TI-36X calculator was introduced in September 2005 and is obviously based on the Texas Instruments TI-36X SOLAR. The ORION TI-36X replaces the second generation of the ORION TI-34.

Dismantling this ORION TI-36X manufactured probably around 2006 reveals an interesting construction based on multiple, unidentified Integrated Circuits and a huge rechargeable battery.

Don't miss other talking products for vision impaired - the Calcu-Talk and the Vocaid.

Another approach could be found in the Schoenherr Braillotron using refreshable Braille cells instead the talking voice.

Don't miss the Orion TI-84 Plus, the world's first fully accessible handheld graphing calculator.



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© Joerg Woerner, June 16, 2017. No reprints without written permission.