by Brett Levine Photo by Jerry Siegel
Toys as Teaching Machines
The Speak & Spell – probably the most legendary toys from the 1980s – is really a teaching machine.
With that, I do not mean simply that it is a digital, educational device. It’s that, sure.
Published By Julie Anderson on Jun 14, 2011 comments
Speak & Spell was produced by Texas Instruments’ Paul Breedlove within the late 70s and brought to American markets in 1978. It experienced several redesigns, however the fundamental idea continued to be exactly the same: inside a British-ant accent, the toy would inquire how you can spell a thing. You’d types in, and also the toy would let you know should you be correct or wrong. Minigames, for example Mystery Word and Secret Code, were incorporated within the original console.
As Zerosum knows. I have been dabbling in circuit bending for any bit and it is time I begin to build Far more. The DIY familia blows my thoughts and you would be suprised in the shit you may create together with your bare hands and a few wire. Soon I will be releasing some modular synth modules in addition to a couple of guitar pedals as "EPINASTY ELEKTRONIX" For at this time, it's warm-up time with Speak and Math's in addition to Speak and Spell's. I am focusing on my virb.com site but you'll find so far projects there these days. The hyperlink is www.virb.com/epinasty
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EZTec Talk n’ Learn Alphabet Center
HISTORY / INFO:
This EZTec Talk n’ Learn Alphabet Center was incorporated within my initial circuit bending spending spree. I compensated $5.00 for this, that was a little much I must admit. However I was after it since it spoken and believed that it could have several exactly the same abilities like a Speak n’ Spell or Speaking Teacher. However, it didn’t. It’s a black blob.
Circuits so interesting you cannot possibly get board.
This straightforward circuit board enables you to easily connect small holiday lights in a number of ways and discover a few of the characteristics of series and parallel circuits.
Here there exists a fully circuit bent Coleco Speaking Teacher speaking toy synthesizers.
This speaking toy operates normally, much like a Speak & Spell, before you switch a glitch switch or turn a dial, etc.
My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, online hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.internet