DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-59 MOD TEN College Funding Calculation
|Date of introduction:||1980||Display technology:||LED-stick|
|New price:||Display size:||10 (8 + 2)|
|Size:|| 6.4" x 3.2" x
162 x 81 x 37 mm3
|Weight:||8.5 ounces, 240 grams||Serial No:||2464712|
|Batteries:||BP1A||Date of manufacture:||wk 45 year 1980|
|AC-Adapter:||AC9131||Origin of manufacture:||Netherlands (ACH)|
|Precision:||13||Integrated circuits:|| TMC0501E,
|Program steps:||480-0||Courtesy of:||Phylip Hoarau|
Shortly after the
TI-58 and TI-59 Programmable calculators were launched in May 1977, the first application specific solutions based on the
Solid State Software Modules™ approach appeared on the market. Within just a few years a whole spectrum of different software modules were introduced:
Payroll Computing, V/STOL
Calculations, Pool Water Analysis, Screw Joint
Calculations, Mud Hydraulics, Federal Income Taxes and dozens more.
The MOD TEN module developed by FFAL was used to calculate College Funding.
Dismantling this MOD TEN College Funding calculator reveals a standard TI-59 calculator manufactured in Autumn 1980 in The Netherlands.
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© Joerg Woerner, November 10, 2009. No reprints without written permission.