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.

Nice history of the Merlin development

Forum HERE

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/O4xERdjPZHg

Using the Merlin PART2

from EEVblog https://www.eevblog.com/2018/08/09/eevblog-1111-worlds-first-microcontroller-electronic-game/

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