Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Nov 2016 19:31 UTC, submitted by filmamigo
Hardware, Embedded Systems

The Colour Maximite is a small and versatile single chip computer running a full featured BASIC interpreter with 128K of working memory and eight colours on a VGA monitor.

It will work with a standard PC 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.

You can either build it yourself, or buy a prebuilt kit. This seems like a great DIY project.

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And it runs unix!
by jockm on Wed 30th Nov 2016 20:30 UTC
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2012-12-22

RetroBSD is supported on that hardware: http://retrobsd.org/wiki/doku.php

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RE: And it runs unix!
by cb88 on Thu 1st Dec 2016 03:17 UTC in reply to "And it runs unix!"
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2009-04-23

Yep some of my family are getting duinomite-minis for Christmas. Just be aware that it doesn't do vga and unix at the same time.

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Pretty exciting!
by whartung on Thu 1st Dec 2016 17:13 UTC
whartung
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2005-07-06

This is a pretty exciting little project. It's been around for some time, but it's about as close as you can get to the C64 age of computing today.

The Retro BSD part is an interesting bonus.

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Great News...
by dionicio on Thu 1st Dec 2016 18:44 UTC
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2006-07-12

Back To BASICS is a must now that We Started to depend that much on Computing. Thanks Thom.

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RE: Great News...
by ssokolow on Sat 3rd Dec 2016 18:15 UTC in reply to "Great News..."
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

Back To BASICS is a must now that We Started to depend that much on Computing. Thanks Thom.


Makes me nostalgic. I really wish Microsoft had open-sourced QuickBASIC 4.5 and Visual Basic 1.0 for DOS.

Using FreeBASIC's QuickBASIC-compatibility dialect on my retro PC just can't be as satisfying and nothing compares to Visual Basic 1.0 for knocking up a quick DOS GUI.

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