Pongmechanik

Thursday 23 September 2004

A German team has built an electro-mechanical clone of Pong. The entire machine is built using 1930’s-era technology, down to the telephone relays that comprise the computer. It was inspired by Conrad Zuse’s original computers built with relays. They’ve managed to exactly reproduce the user experience of Atari Pong, but with technology that can be watched inside the case. The video on the site is very informative about exactly how they built the thing. It’s impressive.

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