EEVblog #1111 – World’s First Microcontroller & Electronic Game

A look at one of the world’s first handheld electronics games, the classic 1978 Parker Brother game Merlin The Electronic Wizard.
It just so happens to use the world’s first microcontroller, the 4 bit Texas Instruments TMS1000
Some history and a teardown.
http://www.theelectronicwizard.com/
Using the Merlin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZV-cgWU6jE

Nice history of the Merlin development: https://www.xconomy.com/national/2014/02/28/bob-doyle-and-the-magic-of-merlin-the-first-mobile-game/

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