Control device: Joystick

Manufacturer: Atari

Model: Standard Joystick 2600

Year: 1977


Controlled device: Clock Radio

Manufacturer: Philips

Model: 90 AS180/00

Year: 1978


Hard-wired year: 2004

Serial number: HWD-C-05

Collection: Control

Dimensions: 40x60x12 cm

Cable: 54 cm

Power: Mains 220V


Joystick forward: Fast time setting

Joystick backward: Slow time setting

Base button: Alarm set up

Half fire: Slow Fast setting


The Atari 2600 is the godfather of modern videogame systems, and helped spawn a multi-billion dollar industry. Atari sold over thirty million of the consoles, and together with other companies sold hundreds of millions of games. The Atari standard joystick, developed for the Atari 2600 was a digital joystick, with a single ‘fire’ button. Hard-wired to a Philips clock radio, the time and the alarm can be set up moving right and left this rubbery stick.

Atari controls Philips © Roger Ibars 2004