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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. This document, a telex dated May 24 th 1979, entails changes to the cartridge logic board for the Intellivision.
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. The first document, from July 11 th 1979, is a telex speaking to a minor rework of components on the Intellivision. The second page is an undated and unspecified set of notes by David Chandler. One name mentioned in these notes is Bill...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. This document, dated April 9 th 1979, issues a small correction to the current Master Component user manual.
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents relate to a wide variety of information to the launch of the Intellivision. Page 1 reprints a documentation layout as of February 27 th 1979. Pages 2-3 speka to some changes to the documentation as of March 7 th 1979. Page 4...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. This catalog displays the major product line for Mattel Electronics in 1979, at this time still only consisting of electronic handhelds. The last page notes that it was copyrighted in April of 1979.
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents describe an ongoing correspondance from April 7 th 1978 to January 30 th 1979 between Mattel and Chromerics. The subject at hand regards the controllers for the Intellivision with its keypad, the first page speaking about a...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. This document, dated April 12 th 1979, speaks to a noise issue generated from the Blackjack and Poker game for the Intellivision (which it would inevitably ship with).
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. This document is a schematic diagram for the infamous Keyboard Component of the Intellivision.
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. This document, dated June 12 th 1979, entails an invitation from General Electric to Mattel Electronics Senior Vice President Ed Krakauer to view their Mark III network for the possibilities of using the service for downloadable software on...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents, dating from February 5 th to February 23 rd 1979, details the arduous process of garnering FCC approval for the Intellivision. Meetings between Syvlania and Mattel took places on February 2 nd , February 12 th , and February...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents, dated September 21 st 1979, detail plans for a meeting occuring October 24 th and 25 th as a final progress report for the Intellivision. The first page mentions conversations with Sears as well as a meeting in Japan which...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. This document, dated June 15 th 1979, gives notice of a change to the logic PCB on the Intellivision.
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents detail a speech synthesis project that Mattel was looking into prior to launch of the Intellivision system and would eventually emerge as the Intellivoice. Pages 1 and 2 are handwritten notes and diagrams dated March 30 th...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents, from January 1979, detail a correspondance between Mattel and Sylvania about structural changes to the Mattel video game project. The first document, from January 12 th 1979, issues a hold on creating “subject...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. This document with a copyright date of 1979 (though likely issued in 1980) contains the Intellivision Keyboard Component Owner’s Book. This would have shipped with most if not all of the 4,500 Keyboard Component peripherals sold and...
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From the collection Dr. David P. Chandler on the site http://papaintellivision.com/ The documents herein regard the Mattel Electronics Intellivision project ranging from its inception in 1977 until the end of Chandler's involvement with the company in 1983. These documents, dating from June 21 st to June 27 th 1979, are a status report of various Intellivision components.
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