Texas Instruments Touch & Talkies "Silly Soundstage"

Date of introduction:  1993 Display technology:  
New price:   Display size:  n.a.
Size:  11.2" x 6.5" x 1.5"    
Weight:  14 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:  4*AA cells Date of manufacture:  year 1993
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  China
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TSP50C14
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

You are right, this is definite no electronic calculator. This funny game demonstrates the possibilities of the speech technology introduced with the Speak & Spell and later enhanced with the Super Speak & Spell.

The Touch & Talkies game uses the names of some Walt Disney figures to teach numbers, clothes, faces and some other simple things. 

A slightly modifies housing was used on the funny  "Shuttle Buddies", "Wordy Wagon" or the "Crazy Clubhouse".

The speech synthesizer used with this game and its sibling Teddy Touch & Tell dated 1993 is much more economical than the design of the original Speak & Spell but yet improved the  quality of the voices. The design of the Teddy Touch & Tell is centered around a TSP50C14 Voice Synthesis Processor (VSP) and makes use of just one Integrated Circuit:

TSP50C14/CSM14xxx: TSP50C50 VSP (Voice Synthesis Processor) with 8-bit microcontroller and 16k Bytes Mask ROM for both program and voice and 64 Bytes + 16 Nibbles RAM

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Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.