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Atari BH-100, "Touch Me" Electronic Game

Atari BH-100, "Touch Me" Electronic Game

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Description
This battery-operated electronic game has a goldenrod yellow / orange case with LED lights, a display, and eight game keys. Four of these keys are the primary game keys in red, yellow, blue and green. The game resembles a 1970s electronic pocket calculator and was recieved with a large collection of these.
Atarielectronic games, of which this is one, came before and after Milton Bradley's Simon. Touch-Me was first released as an arcade game. Ralph Baer and Marvin Glass saw that version of the game at a trade show and improved upon the concept with the portable game Simon, sold for the home. The handheld home version of Touch Me (Atari changed the name slightly) was released after Simon.
Object Name
electronic game
date made
1978
maker
Atari, Inc.
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 5/16 in x 2 1/2 in x 29/32 in; 13.462 cm x 6.35 cm x 2.286 cm
ID Number
1986.0988.153
catalog number
1986.0988.153
accession number
1986.0988
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Exhibition
My Computing Device
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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