DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments Le Livre Magique
|Date of introduction:||1981||Display technology:||n.a.|
|New price:||Display size:|
|Size:||10" x 14.5" x 1.6"|
|Weight:||2 pounds 4 ounces||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||2*D cells||Date of manufacture:||wk 29 year 1988|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:||CD8012, CD2802, CD62171|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Nothing else than a Touch & Tell with French voices stored in the Speech-ROM.
The Le Livre Magique was introduced already in 1981 on the French market. The pictured toy was manufactured in 1988 and sports a slightly smaller Texas Instruments logo.
Dismantling the this late
Le Livre Magique reveals a small surprise: It includes now the
Speech-ROM on the main printed
circuit board (PCB) while the first version of the Le
Livre Magique makes use of a small module to store the French voice.
The next evolution steps are the more advanced Le Super Livre Magique and the La Lecture Magique introducing two position sensitive keyboards in a foldable housing to accept small booklets.
Texas Instruments stopped the development of this educational line in 1993 with the cute Le Petit Ours Magique.
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© Joerg Woerner, January 30, 2005. No reprints without written permission.