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Texas Instruments La Lecture Magique

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 07 year 1991
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  USA
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TSP50C42 (CSM42025),
 TSP60C19 (CMM19015),
 TSP60C19 (CMM19019)
Memories:      
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
    Download manual:   (FR: 9.3 MByte)

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

The picture on the left side displays the game in the closed state. Find a picture of the opened toy here.

LaLectureMagique_PCB.jpg (64716 Byte)Dismantling the toy reveals a smart internal construction with just a TSP50C42 Voice Synthesis Processor and two attached TSP60C19 Speech-ROM's.

The La Lecture Magique is featured in the Texas Instruments France SA leaflet Magiques et Intelligents dated 1991.

Three different modules with a total of 18 booklets are known:

Name Books Words Description Module Wordlist
Basic set
(blue)
         
Module d'Extension No1
(orange)
8..12    8: La course
 9: Les moutons musiciens
10: Grand-mère
11: Amandine est malade
12: Boucle d'Or
LaLectureMagique_N1_Module.jpg (67228 Byte)  
Reading Fun 2 Expansion Pack
(purple)
         



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© Joerg Woerner, January 30, 2005. No reprints without written permission.