Texas Instruments My Little Computer

Date of introduction:  1989 Display technology:  LED
New price:  $25.46 (1992)
 Libraries: $9.95
Display size:  16 single LED
Size:  10.2" x 8.0" x 5.0"    
Weight:  21 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:  2*AA  Date of manufacture:  year 1992
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  USA
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  COP444
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

This educational toy for toddlers trains combination skills. You can insert one of the different picture cards and start the game. One out of the 4 LED spots on the leftmost column will glow and the child must point with the arrow keys to the corresponding answer.

MyLittleComputer_PCB.jpg (42166 Byte)The technical section of this product is straight forward. A small microcomputer from National Semiconductors, often found in cheap toys like the Quiz-Kid or the wonderful Monkey See, controls both the LED's and the keyboard. A similar microcontroller was used in the later Magic Sorter.

The toy is intended for players ages 3 to 6.

In Germany an identical toy was sold as Little Computer.

The My Little Computer is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated leaflet Follow the Learning Path dated 1991.

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