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Texas Instruments Super Speak & Spell
|Date of introduction:||1989||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:|| $38.25 (1992)
|Display size:||2*8 alphanumeric|
|Size:||11" x 8" x 2"|
|Weight:||1 pound 3 ounces||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||4*AA cells||Date of manufacture:||wk 43 year 1989|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Precision:||Integrated circuits:|| TSP50C42 (CSM42019)
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|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
With the Super Speak & line Texas Instruments introduced educational toys similar to the well known kids-computers with there small LCD-screens and ASCII-keyboards. From the technical aspect this Super Speak & Spell uses a standard voice synthesizer chip (TSP50C42) with an external Speech-ROM (TSP60C18) and some external components. Starting in 1991 the Super Speak & Spell used the TSP50C10 chip. A similar product was sold for math education, view the Super Speak & Math.
The Super Speak & Spell is the successor of the original Speak & Spell. Two years later with the Super Speak & Spell (91) a mixture of the original design and the modern electronics was born while customers in China enjoyed already in 1990 the "Professor".
a Super Speak & Spell manufactured in 1989 reveals a clean design based on a
TSP50C42 Voice Synthesis Processor and an additional Speech-ROM TSP60C18.
Very similar technology can be found in the Computer Fun, Mouse Computer and the Touch & Discover.
Super Speak & Spell will do:
• Spell It - Helps you learn basic spelling skills, just as you do in school
Four different Super Speak & Spell Cartridge Libraries are known:
|Words, Words, Words||150||Expands spell vocabulary by 150 hard to spell words.||
(US: 1.2 MByte)
|Words Around Us||150||Increases vocubulary by 150 specialized words. Topics include sports, geography and food words.||
(US: 1.2 MByte)
|Sounds of Spelling|
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.