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Texas Instruments L'Ordinateur Magique
|Date of introduction:||1992||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||Graphics|
|Size:|| 10.8" x 11.0" x
274 x 278 x 178 mm3
|Weight:||29.4 ounces, 834 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||4*AA cells||Date of manufacture:||wk 36 year 1993|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:||TSP50C11/CSM11129A, HD44780|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Texas Instruments introduced with the Talking Master Mouse Computer the first kids' computer with a real working mouse.
This Mouse Computer marketed in France looks very similar but uses a French voice. Please notice the unusual position of the "A"-key. In Germany it was sold as Mouse Computer.
The screen of the Mouse Computer holds one of 10 activity cards. The 24 different activity choices offer a wide range of challenge levels and include engaging topics such as
• Next Letter
• Hidden Word
• Guess My Number
The Mouse Computer is a perfect combination of TI's superb speech synthesizer technology known from products like the Super Speak & Spell and the appearance of a small notebook.
Dismantling this L'Ordinateur Magique manufactured in
September 1993 by Texas Instruments in the United
States for the French speaking market reveals a rather complex printed circuit board
(PCB). The design of the Computer Fun is centered around two different Integrated
• TSP50C11/CSM11129A: TSP50C50 VSP (Voice Synthesis Processor) with 8-bit microcontroller and
16k Bytes Mask ROM for both program and voice and
128 Bytes + 16 Nibbles RAM
• Hitachi HD44780: LCD Controller for monochrome dot matrix liquid crystal display with 8-bit Interface
Don't miss the Computer Fun introduced already in 1988.
The toy is intended for players ages 4 and up.
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© Joerg Woerner, February 2, 2005. No reprints without written permission.