Texas Instruments Little Professor (1985 Europe)

Date of introduction:  1985 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.3" x 3.3" x 1.3"    
Weight:  2.3 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:  2*LR44 Date of manufacture:  wk 06 year 1993
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Italy
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TP0456/CD4570
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Compared with the early Little Professor with the LED display this one uses a LCD to ask the child one of thousands pre-programmed math questions.

Prof_90_1.jpg (85125 Byte)Instead of the membrane keys introduced few years ago with the Little Professor (1982) in the United States, this one followed the Little Professor (UK) developed in Europe and uses again normal keys. The technology of the keyboard is identical to well known scientific calculator. Compare it with the TI-30.

This cutie got later solar cells and stylish keys. View the Solar Little Professor.

Don't miss the Galaxy 9 to see other ideas of "educational" calculators.

The Little Professor is featured in the Texas Instruments France SA leaflet Magiques et Intelligents dated 1991 and the Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH leaflet Spielen macht schlau dated 1991.

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