- Published: Monday, 23 January 2012
- Written by Jon Chandler
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From Geoff's Projects Blog comes the Maximite BASIC computer. It looks like an interesting bit of kit and the table of contents at the blog has some other interesting topics.
The Maximite is a small and versatile computer running a full featured BASIC interpreter with 128K of working memory.
It will work with a standard VGA monitor and PC compatible keyboard and because the Maximite has its own built in SD memory card and BASIC language you need nothing more to start writing and running BASIC programs.
The Maximite also has also 20 input/output lines which can be independently configured as analog inputs, digital inputs or digital outputs. You can measure voltage, frequencies, detect switch closure, etc and respond by turning on lights, closing relays, etc - all under control of your BASIC program.
The design and the firmware including the BASIC interpreter is free to download and use. And all this is powered by a single chip which costs just US$8.44.
The Maximite was described in the March, April and May 2011 issues of Silicon Chip magazine.
If you have not read the articles you can find out all you need to know by clicking on the links below:
- Maximite Features and Capabilities
- Maximite Design and Construction
- Maximite BASIC
- The mini Maximite
Check out the rest of the article at Geoff's Projects.