DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments DataMan
|Date of introduction:||June 5, 1977||Display technology:||Flourescent|
|New price:||$24.95||Display size:||8|
|Size:||5.8" x 3.4" x 1.2"|
|Weight:||5 ounces||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||9V||Date of manufacture:||wk 51 year 1979|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||El Salvadore|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
(US: 7.8 MByte)
(US: 14.5 MByte)
Remember Star Wars and you know the influence of this exciting learning aid. It follows the tradition of the Little Professor but is intended for youngsters above seven years instead five years. The DataMan is preprogrammed to teach the basic four mathematic functions through different games:
• Answer checker
• Missing number
• Electro Flash
• Wipe Out
• Number Guesser
• Force Out
From the technology this DataMan from 1978 is similar to the TI-45 calculator of the same epoche.
A similar product was later introduced with the Math Marvel game.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.