Artifact Details

Title

Printed circuit board

Catalog Number

102729382

Type

Physical object

Date

1972

Manufacturer

Atari

Identifying Numbers

Other number 36D922G015AB2A Stamped on a large blue capacitor on the component side
Other number 922 Stamped on a large blue capacitor on the component side
Other number PONG SYZYGY E Stamped on the component side on the top

Dimensions

overall: 3 1/2 in x 8 3/4 in x 16 in

Description

The object is a Syzygy Arcade Pong board, illegal copy. Quoting from the 26 Feb 2010 letter from donor: "The Syzygy Arcade Pong board was the first prototypes [sic] of the production Printed Wiring Board (PWB) for Atari's first product and was used to check the layout for errors. I designed the circuit and Howard Cantin, who also did the the PWB for the first Apple Computer, did the layout. It was designed and tested at the Atari/Syzygy office at 2962 Scott Blvd. in Santa Clara in late 1972. I kept it from my days at Atari and I have had it in my possession since its fabrication."

Category

Game

Credit

Gift of Al Alcorn

Lot Number

X5633.2010