Re: [midatlanticretro] A new micro(controller) built around BASIC
- One step ahead of you guys =)
http://chrisfenton.com/diy-laptop-v2/On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 3:48 AM, Dave <dave.g4ugm@...> wrote:Worse still there are PicAxe chips with Basic on the chip..Dave-----Original Message-----Below is a recent snip from the PIClist, a microcontroller listserv, about two projects using Microchip PICs to make a small computer in the vintage tradition. Maybe the people who disagree about C as a suitable portable systems implementation language will be united in their contempt for BASIC as a "portable" language ;)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Rolf Levenbach
Sent: 26 July 2011 15:02
Subject: [midatlanticretro] A new micro(controller) built around BASICIn Australia we have an item that the rest of the world knows nothing about.
A Maximite SM1 prototype is being shown in the northern hemisphere for the first time at
http://makerfaire.com/detroit/2011/ in Detroit at the end of this month, at Chuck Hellebuyck's stand.
What is a Maximite?
Remember the TRS80 computers from the late 1970's? What about programming in QBasic in the 90's? Well, this little
computer will bring back some memories. Even if you don't remember those wonderful things from the early days of PC's,
you will still find the Maximite interesting, and useful!
The Maximite is a hand sized computer based on the Pic32 processor. You can program it in MMBasic (very similar to
QBasic), it runs on 9 volts or USB power, connects to a VGA screen (or TV) and standard PC keyboard, and has 20 I/O pins
you can access with software. Uses an SD card for program loads and saves.
some useful URLs
Chuck Hellebuyck's Site:
Geoff Graham's site:
My sales site:
My blog site for it:
Dontronics Site Map: http://www.dontronics.com/sitemap
E-Mail Contact Page: http://www.dontronics.com/email
Web Camera Page: http://www.dontronics.com/webcam
No More Damn Spam: http://www.dontronics.com/spam
New MMBasic Computer http://www.TheMaximiteComputer.com