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Texas Instruments Speak & Spell (Type 3)
|Date of introduction:||1986||Display technology:||Fluorescent|
|New price:||Libraries: $17.95||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 29 year 1989|
|AC-Adapter:||AC9199||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:||TMC0271, TMC0281 (CD2801), CD2350A|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
(US: 1.8 MByte)
(US: 10.0 MByte)
This Speak & Spell model from the year 1986 got a slightly changed keyboard design please notice the small TI logo. We know three different designs:
The same technology like this Speak & Spell was used in two other products: Speak & Read and Speak & Math. View the more serious Language products like the Language Tutor.
For the United Kingdom market Texas Instruments just changed the Speech-ROM's and created the Speak & Spell (English Voice), while Radio Shack sold the product as Spellmaster.
Later in 1989 the Super Speak & Spell was introduced with a multiline LC-display. Another two years later marketing decided to switch back to the original housing. View the wonderful Super Speak & Spell (91) and don't miss the wonderful "Professor" sold in China.
Dont't miss the appearance of the Speak & Spell in the movie „E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial“. Do you know Qubais Reed Ghazala? Get more tunes from your Speak & Spell with circuit-bending.
In 1986 we knew a total of 10 different plug-in modules for the Speak & Spell, a comprehensive overview including the wordlists could be found here.
If you have additions to the above article please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.