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Texas Instruments TI-1706 (1st design)

Date of introduction:  1983 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  4.8" x 2.6" x 0.4"    
Weight:  2.0 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  mth 10 year 1983
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Taiwan
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  Sharp LI3129
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The TI-1706 added solar-cells to the original TI-1100 intruduced the same year. Like the TI-1100 was replaced with the TI-1100 II the successor of the TI-1706 was named TI-1706 II.

TI-1706_PCB.jpg (97209 Byte)This TI-1706 calculator followed the TI-1006 introduced one year earlier which based on the Toshiba HB-103. Three different versions of the TI-1706 are known. Main difference are the position of the Memory and Error indicators on the display and the printing on the housing. Don't miss the 2nd design of the TI-1706.

A more attractive design was introduced with the TI-1767, the housing of the TI-1780 featured the size of a credit card.

Compare some other TI calculators with their sibblings manufactured by Toshiba.

In Germany the TI-1706 was sold as an educational toy called "Rechen-Spiel und Rechen-Spass" together with a funny booklet based on Walt Disney's creatures. 
Don't miss the real Mickey Mouse calculator.

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

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