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Texas Instruments El Loro Profesor

Date of introduction:  1992 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  9 alphanumeric
Size:  10.0" x 7.0" x  1.3" 
 254 x 177 x 34 mm3
   
Weight:  16.7 ounces, 474 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  4*C cells Date of manufacture:  wk 13 year 1992
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  USA
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TSP50C42 (CSM42031),
 TSP60C19 (CMM19054),
 HD44780
Memories:      
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

This wonderful hybride uses the housing of the original Speak & Spell from 1980 with the modern electronics of the first Super Speak & Spell

The English speaking sibbling of this Spanish talking El Loro Profesor was called Super Speak & Spell, too.

The main differences between the Super Speak & Spell and the El Loro Profesor are the Speech-ROM's:

bulletEl Loro Profesor: TSP50C42/CSM42031, CMM19054
bulletSuper Speak & Spell (91): TSP50C42/CSM42030, CMM19048

Two extension modules were available with a total of 600 new words.

The toy is intended for players ages 6 to 11.

With the similiar El Loro Parlanchin we know a second Spanish speaking Super Speak & Spell. Judging from the codes found on the Speech-ROM's the El Loro Profesor seems to be the successor of the El Loro Parlanchin.

A similiar product was introduced in France with the La Super Dictée Magique and in Italy with the Grillo Parlante Piu.

Tired of the blue line? Believe it or not, customers in China enjoyed already in 1990 their own "Professor" in bright red colors.



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© Joerg Woerner, September 25, 2002. No reprints without written permission.