Remaking a video game from 1958


Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories decide to remake a video game from the 1950’s called “Tennis for Two”. All you need is an oscilloscope, an AVR microcontroller, and a digital to analog converter and you can make your own. Well, that and a few other common parts and some electronics knowledge.

The game was based on the best contemporary technology: analog electronic computers built out of op-amps, relays, and the occasional transistor. It took Higinbotham and his technicians several weeks to design and build the game. Of course, some things have changed over the last 50 years. Using convenient modern electronics, we have designed a functional and playable replica of the original that can be put together by a hobbyist in a couple of evenings.

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