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.

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National Medal of Technology President George W. Bush presents a National Medal of Technology, Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 to Ralph H. Baer of Manchester, N.H., during ceremonies in the East Room of the White House. Baer was honored for his groundbreaking and pioneering creation, development and commercialization of interactive video games. White House photo by Eric Draper President George W. Bush presents a National Medal of Technology, Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 to Ralph H. Baer of Manchester, N.H., during ceremonies in the East Room of the White House. Baer was honored for his groundbreaking and pioneering creation, development and commercialization of interactive video games.
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