Texas Instruments Chatter-Book

Date of introduction:  1988 Display technology:  n.a.
New price:   Display size:  
Size:  12.0" x 21.5" x 1.7"    
Weight:  2 pounds 13 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:  4*AA cells Date of manufacture:  wk 29 year 1990
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  USA
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TSP50C42 (CSM42025),
 VSP60C19 (CMM19010),
 VSP60C19 (CMM19027)
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Nothing else than the English edition of the Super Speak & Read and the Ready...Set...Read! game.

ChatterBook_1.jpg (75939 Byte)The picture on the left side displays the game in the closed state. The books openes by pulling at the two handles and one of the small booklets included yould be inserted. The Chatter-Book relies on the position sensitive keyboard introduced with the Touch & Tell game. 

ChatterBook_PCB.jpg (79374 Byte)From a technical point of view the Chatter-Book is simpler than the original Speak & Spell. It makes use of the TSP50C42 Voice Synthesis Processor with two additional VSP60C19 Speech-ROM's.

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Joerg Woerner, November 14, 2003. No reprints without written permission.