Speak & Spell children’s toy that has been circuit bent.

Made:
1978-1992; 2011 in London and United States
maker:
Texas Instruments Limited

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Speak & Spell childrens toy that has been circuit bent. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey
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Speak & Spell childrens toy that has been circuit bent. Front 3/4 detail view of object against graduated grey
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Speak & Spell childrens toy that has been circuit bent. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Speak & Spell childrens toy that has been circuit bent. Overhead detail view of object against graduated grey
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Speak & Spell childrens toy that has been circuit bent. Overhead detail view of object against graduated grey
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Speak & Spell children’s toy that has been circuit bent for the purpose of making electronic music. Speak & Spell is an educational children’s toy aimed to help children age 7+ to correctly spell and pronounce commonly misspelled words, using synthetic speech technology. The toy has been in production between 1978 and 1992 and was created by Texas Instruments Incorporated, 7839 Churchill Way, MS 3995, Dallas, TX 75251, USA. This model has been ‘circuit bent’, through customisation of the circuits and added buttons the sounds it was originally intended to make can be adjusted. This toy has been circuit bent by Andy Wheddon in 2011.

Details

Category:
Acoustics
Object Number:
2011-109
Materials:
electronic components, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified)
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
status:
Permanent collection

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