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Author Topic: Retro computing with a modern twist: The Colour Maximite 2  (Read 592 times)
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« on: May 05, 2020, 10:12:13 10:12 »

If you like retro computing you may be interested in the Colour Maximite 2 just announced on TheBackShed forum. Like all the good old computers it boots instantaneously and straight into Basic. Unlike them it will execute at up to 270,000 Basic instructions per second on a STM32H743 processor.

The firmware, documentation and design files are all completely free and it uses a cheap ($30) Waveshare processor module to avoid having to solder the 176 pin main chip.

It supports a USB keyboard and VGA monitor using an R2R DAC driven directly from the processor at up to 800x600 resolution and 16-bit colour depth.
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 12:08:38 12:08 »

Now reviewed on YouTube by cTrix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzrX72aB7zg
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 04:14:30 16:14 »

That's probably the best retro 8 bit box I've seen. Tempted to build one, the performance is surprisingly good.
Thanks for posting  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 06:12:56 18:12 »

this remind me also ZX Spectrum Plus on which i start to learn basic and created IOL calculation program any how here is direct link to maximite 2 on backshed

https://www.thebackshed.com/forum/ViewTopic.php?FID=16&TID=12105
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