“ The Pocket Mini Computer was designed by Jeff Ledger.
The Pocket Mini Computer is pre-installed with a COLOR BASIC. COLOR BASIC is similar to the BASIC found on common microcomputers of the 80’s and early 90’s.
Explore micro computing with a machine which: Can be successfully assembled in an evening. Can be programmed in BASIC. (and other languages) Can play games and run programs. Most importantly: Can be understood.
The Pocket Mini Computer Kit arrives as a project which requires a small amount of soldering, all components are „thru-hole“ making it an easy project for anyone with modest soldering skills.
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 is free and open source including the software and BASIC interpreter. And all this is powered by a single chip which costs just US$8.44.“
„My Supercomputer! I got the idea to make a supercomputer at the hobby level to demonstrate the concept. It beats out the worlds fastest supercomputer in ten categories!
* Field Operable
* Runs on Batteries
* Has the Greatest Number of (I/O)
* Has the greatest Number of Sensors/Variety
* Lowest Power Consumption
* Lowest Unit Cost
* Easiest to Program
It’s a simple hobby project using 11 Parallax Basic Stamp microcontrollers (12 by the time you read this). These „computers“ are connected together for hardware/software clustered parallel processing. It’s a fantastic learning tool and can control 176 peripherals/sensors. One application is for the more rapid development of robotic sensors and software.“