DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments Computer Fun (United Kingdom)
|Date of introduction:||1990||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||Graphics|
|Size:||9.5" x 12.5" x 2.5"|
|Weight:||2 pounds 3 ounces||Serial No:||5181571|
|Batteries:||4*AA cells||Date of manufacture:||wk 27 year 1990|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:|| TSP50C44 (CSM44017),
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
else than the United Kingdom edition of the Computer Fun
introduced two years earlier in the United States.
Please remember that American English and British English are different, e.g. "color and math" vs. "colour and maths". For that reason Texas Instruments developed a new set of Speech-ROM's just for United Kingdom. Everything else is identical with the original US-version of the educational toy.
Dismantling the Computer Fun sold in United Kingdom reveals indeed a printed circuit board (PCB) known from the original version but two different integrated circuits:
|Country||Voice Synth. Processor||Speech-ROM|
In other countries the Computer Fun got not only other voices, even the keyboard layout changed. Don't miss the German Computer Fun.
Later a similar product was sold with the Mouse
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© Joerg Woerner, July 12, 2005. No reprints without written permission.