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Texas Instruments Music Star

Date of introduction:  1988 Display technology:  
New price:   Display size:  n.a.
Size:  9.2" x 11.2" x 1.3"     
Weight:  17 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:  4*AA cells Date of manufacture:  wk 34 year 1988
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  USA
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TMS50C43/CD57303
Memories:      
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
    Download manual:   (DE: 14.6 MByte)

This funny synthesizer based product from Texas Instruments generates a lot of different sounds and stores them into internal memory. Compared with earlier products of the Speak & line this one uses a quite simple technology. 

This educational toy is very similar to the Speak & Music but uses a German speaking language. Don't miss the Speak & Music sold in United Kingdom. The La Musique Magique introduced a french speaking version.

A total of 12 famous German children songs are stored inside the toy:

Ihr Kinderlein, kommet
Was soll das bedeuten
Ich geh mit meiner Laterne
Fuchs, Du hast die Gans gestohlen
Weisst Du, wieviel Sternlein stehen
Wer will fleissige Handwerker sehen
Es tanzt ein Bi-Ba-Butzemann
Ein Männlein steht im Walde
Es war eine Mutter
Alle Vögel sind schon da
Im Märzen der Bauer
Winter, ade!

Other products in the Speak & line cover spelling and reading words. Compare this Music Star with Speak & Math, Speak & Spell and Speak & Read.

The Music Star is featured in the Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH leaflet Spielen macht schlau dated 1991.

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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.