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Who designed the Intellivision electronics?

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#1 mr_me OFFLINE  


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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2019 1:05 PM

The Intellivision was created by David Chandler at Mattel, the system software by David Rolfe of APh Technological Consulting, much of the graphics by Dave James at Mattel. The electronics and chipset came from General Instrument and the work of Duncan Harrower, Steve Maine and Eric Bergman.

There's an interview with Duncan Harrower here. https://thegeekivers...pong-on-a-chip/

Thanks goes to Nateo. http://atariage.com/...view=getnewpost

Edited by mr_me, Fri Feb 1, 2019 1:20 PM.

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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2019 1:24 PM

You seemed to have answered your own question. Or is this a public service announcement? :)

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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2019 2:13 PM

A rethorical question. :)

btw. Thanks for the info.

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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2019 5:19 PM

Thanks for posting the interview! It was a total pleasure getting to interview Mr. Harrower. I'd ask him more about his involvement with the Intellivision, but he's currently in the middle of moving.

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Posted Sat Feb 2, 2019 6:57 AM

He did say, regarding Intellivision, there's a long story there. Thanks again.

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 5:42 PM

Long stories also fit well into the podcast, if that kind of interview could happen it would be a double plus good bonus.

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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 12:43 AM

I guess is how you define it, the "chipset" was designed by General Instruments.




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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 4:37 AM

@Nateo:  That was a fantastic interview.  I urge you to try to get a follow up interview with Mr. Harrower to get his insight and experiences in the early Intellivision design.


By his comments, I suppose he participated in the design of the Gimini 8900, the "off-the-shelf" game system that eventually became the Mattel Intellivision, not the Intellivision itself.


Thanks for the interview!


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