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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.

If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

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