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Texas Instruments Electronic PASSPORT

Date of introduction:  1991 Display technology:  
New price:  $40.00 (1992) Display size:  n.a.
Size:  7.8" x 5.3" x 1.5"    
Weight:  12 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:  4*AA cells Date of manufacture:  year 1991
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  USA
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TSP50C11 (CMM11039),
 TSP60C81 (CMM81006)
Memories:      
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
    Download manual:   (US: 1.4 MByte)

Passport_Box.jpg (62375 Byte)You are right, this is definite no electronic calculator. This funny game in its huge 12.5" x 19.5" x 3.0" box demonstrates the possibilities of the speech technology introduced with the Speak & Spell and later enhanced with the Super Speak & Spell.

Passport_Board.jpg (133081 Byte)The picture at the right gives you an impression of the 24" x 19" global gameboard, the small airplanes and the passport stamps you get in addition to the PASSPORT Flight Computer. This computer stores more than 10000 questions related to the 6 areas of the earth. The computer may ask you: What is the language spoken in Madrid ? Chinese ? English ? Spanish ?  If your answer is correct, you'll get one of the passport stamps otherwise you will loose one.

The speech synthesizer used in this game dated 1991 is from much better quality compared to the original Speak & Spell.  Ages 9 and up.

Don't miss some toys for toddlers using similiar technology: The Discovery Depot, Listen & Learn, Magic Clown, Magic Sorter, My Own Playphone and the Talking Storytime Sorter.

The Passport to the World is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated leaflet Follow the Learning Path dated 1991.

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If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

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