DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments SOLAR Little Professor (1997)
|Date of introduction:||1997||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 5.9" x 3.0" x 0.50"
150 x 75 x 13 mm3
|Weight:||2.8 ounces, 79 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||mth 07 year 1998 (A)|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||China (N)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
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.
Dismantling this SOLAR Little Professor manufactured in July 1998 by Nam Tai Electronics in China reveals a well known internal construction. We know this type of design and even the housing from scientific calculators like the TI-36X Solar. Please remember that the very first models of the Little Professor family based on simple 4-functions calculators.
A very similar styling was used for the products manufactured in Italy. Compare it here.
+++ UPDATE: The Little Professor is back! Texas Instruments
reintroduced this famous toy in September 2011 on some European countries.
Don't miss the new Little Professor SOLAR +++
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.