Artifact Details

Title

Circuit board

Catalog Number

102729384

Type

Physical object

Date

1974

Manufacturer

Atari

Identifying Numbers

Other number 003658 4 Etched on the solder side at the top
Other number PAT. NO. 3793483 Etched on the solder side at the top

Dimensions

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

Description

The object is an early consumer Pong circuit board prototype. Key features are two potentiometer controls. Quoting from the 26 Feb 2010 letter from the donor: "The Home Pong Prototype Board was my first attempt at a PWB for our first consumer product. The difficulty was meeting the FCC standards for RF emissions without adding too much cost. The FCC standards did not envision a high speed digital device which emitted lots of interference around 100 MHz."

Category

Component/circuit board

Credit

Gift of Al Alcorn

Lot Number

X5633.2010