Ralph Baer, The Father of the Video Game - Portrait of an Inventor

Ralph H. Baer, In his own words:

I am an independent engineering consultant and internationally-known inventor generally credited with creating the videogame console industry in the 1960’s.

Having been an active engineer for the past seventy years, I have accumulated over 150 U.S. and foreign patents, many of which are in the Consumer Electronics area and have resulted in a variety of products, including many successful electronic toys and games. Typical of these is the SIMON game, an early single-chip microprocessor-controlled game which has been popular for over 30 years.

I have been the recipient of many professional honors including the National Medal of Technology which was presented to me by the President of the United States in 2006, as was an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Pierce Law Center and many other professional awards. I was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2010.

 

Ralph Baer and Bill Harrison Play Ping-Pong Video Game, 1969

Ralph Baer, The Father of the Video Game - Portrait of an Inventor

 

 

 

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