Homeland 8011 by Toshiba

Date of introduction:  1976 Display technology:  Fluorescent
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.4" x 3.0" x 0.9"    
Weight:  3.8 ounces Serial No:  I-0113314
Batteries:  2*AA Date of manufacture:  year 1976
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  TMS0855
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Homeland8011_Label.jpg (22087 Byte)Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd., better known as Toshiba - the official name since 1978 - introduced early in their history the Homeland brand. 

This Homeland 8011 is a basic but very stylish calculator using a green VF-Display (Vacuum Fluorescent Display) and a solid keyboard. Unfortunately it lacks the memory known from the earlier Homeland 810.

Homeland8011_PCB.jpg (45268 Byte)Dismantling the Homeland 8011 reveals a TMS0855 single-chip calculator circuit similar to the one found in the rare TI-150. With the basic four functions, a [%] key and the sqr-function it found its way into most calculators of the Canon Palmtronic LD-80 series.

Later Homeland calculators switched to the TMS1000 Microcomputer family, don't miss the Homeland 8105 and 8109


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Joerg Woerner, February 29, 2004. No reprints without written permission.