Archive | January, 2012

Duinomite, a frankenstein maximite, arduino, pic32 and basic computer for 30 euro’s

8 Jan

The Maximite is an arduino alike board based on a PIC32 chip and hosts a whole basic computer that can be compared to the early AppleII and Tandy TRS-80 computers,  using a monochrome video output (composite or vga).

Picture above is the Duinomite from Olimex, a Maximite compatible board, it sells for around 30 euro excluding TVA.

The board also features a full basic dialect that can be used to read/write IO pins and since you’ve got video it’s a full standalone arduino. The board uses an arduino like layout so it can accept arduino shields.

Basic programs can be stored via the included sd card interface just plugin a ps2 keyboard and start typing in those basic listings…

So if you search for a low cost reto style basic computer the Maximite/ Duinomite is for you.




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