DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-36X SOLAR
|Date of introduction:||1991||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||10 + 2|
|Size:||5.3" x 2.8" x 0.45"|
|Weight:||2.5 ounces||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||mth 25 year 1991|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Italy|
|Precision:||12||Integrated circuits:||Toshiba T6A57|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
The TI-36X SOLAR is an enhanced version of the original TI-36 SOLAR with a styling similar to the TI-68 calculator. The TI-35X introduced in the same year lacked the solar cells.
Dismantling the TI-36X SOLAR reveals no big surprises. We know similiar constructions from e.g. the TI-31 SOLAR introduced in 1988.
A design variation of this calculator changed the colours of the +, -, *, /-keys from blue to grey. Don't miss the second TI-36X SOLAR.
In 1993 this successful calculator was discontinued. Texas Instruments introduced a complete new family in a smoother housing:
|• TI-30X New display with 10 + 2 digits, 3 memories
• TI-30X SOLAR With Anylite solar-cells
• TI-35X Adds 2-dim statistics and hex-calculations
• TI-36X SOLAR With Anylite solar-cells
Read more about the Logarithm Bug and its side effect on the related yx function present in this calculator.
If you have additions to the above article please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
© Joerg Woerner, June 13, 2003. No reprints without written permission.