DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments MAGIC WAND Speak & Learn
|Date of introduction:||1983||Display technology:||n.a.|
|New price:|| $120.00
|Size:||11.0" x 11-0" x 2.3"|
|Weight:||26 ounces||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||4*D cells||Date of manufacture:||wk 46 year 1983|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:||C14007, TMS5220, CD2228|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
The MAGIC WAND "SPEAK & LEARN" followed the original "SPEAKING READER" within a few months from its introduction.
only change we discovered so far is the label on the housing of the product.
Find some additional pictures of the Magic Wand and discover its amazing technology:
|The barcode reader (wand) outside the holster. It is attached to a long cable to reach the huge book.|
|A side view of the barcode reader. The black tip on the right is made from infrared transmissive plastic. Inside you will find a Infrared LED as transmitter and a transistor as receiver.|
|Click on the picture to view the related book.|
|This picture gives you a view of the opened book. The barcodes are entered from the left to the right.|
|One page of the book with all the barcodes printed.|
|The printed circuit board (PCB) of the Spaek & learn ressembles the latest edition of the TMS5220 speech synthesizer technology.|
Unfortunately released Texas Instruments never a list of the available barcode-books of the MAGIC WAND Speak & Learn but fellow collector James Townsend compiles it himself.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.