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Noughts & Crosses Machine - Hartkopf, 1963-1967 Object Reg. No: ST 026695

Noughts & crosses machine in display case.
Machine based on transistors, diodes, relays and selectors. Made by Roy Hartkopf of Alphington, commenced 1963 and delivered 1967. Restored in 2002.
Wooden case with a glass window pane in top section. Case contains a free-standing white board with printed text, white grid of nine squares (noughts and crosses board) with four attached wire strands, and a square metal transistor/relay board.
Front of case has protruding wooden panel with 12 buttons and three text labels.
Case has a plastic roof.

It appears that several more modern components were added to the workings of the computer at some time in the recent past.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Roy Hartkopf
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 56 cm (Height), 122 cm (Width), 188 cm (Length)
Weight: 15 kg (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Keyboard adds another 13 cm to the depth. Weight is approximate.

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Tagged with: computing, computers, games, noughts crosses machines
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MUSEUM HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Exhibitions
Tertiary Classification: display technology equipment
Maker: Mr Roy Hartkopf, Alphington, Victoria, Australia, 1967


Luke Turner Posted on 14 Oct 2014 7:10 PM
I used to play on a O + X machine at the museum from 1959 - 1962, This O + X 's machine is either another version or your timeline is wrong. This version may have been a later version as I seem to recall it having a lot of radio valves

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