DATAMATH  CALCULATOR  MUSEUM

Texas Instruments Computer Fun (United Kingdom)

Date of introduction:  1990 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  Graphics
Size:  9.5" x 12.5" x 2.5"    
Weight:  2 pounds 3 ounces Serial No:  5181571
Batteries:  4*AA cells Date of manufacture:  wk 27 year 1990
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  USA
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TSP50C44 (CSM44017),
 TSP60C19 (CMM19040),
 HD44102, HD44105
Memories:      
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

ComputerFun_UK_1.jpg (30463 Byte)Nothing else than the United Kingdom edition of the Computer Fun introduced two years earlier in the United States.

ComputerFun_UK_2.jpg (353262 Byte)Please remember that American English and British English are different, e.g. "color and math" vs. "colour and maths". For that reason Texas Instruments developed a new set of Speech-ROM's just for United Kingdom. Everything else is identical with the original US-version of the educational toy. 

ComputerFun_UK_PCB.jpg (282100 Byte)Dismantling the Computer Fun sold in United Kingdom reveals indeed a printed circuit board (PCB) known from the original version but two different integrated circuits:

Country Voice Synth. Processor Speech-ROM
USA TSP50C44
(CSM44012)
TSP60C19
(CMM19006)
United Kingdom TSP50C44
(CSM44017)
TSP60C19
(CMM19040)
Germany TSP50C44
(CSM44024)
 

In other countries the Computer Fun got not only other voices, even the keyboard layout changed. Don't miss the German Computer Fun.

Later a similar product was sold with the Mouse Computer.

horizontal rule

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

Joerg Woerner, July 12, 2005. No reprints without written permission.