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Maximite Colour Computer Kit

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$109.19 (inc GST) $99.26 (exc GST)
Ships in 7 to 10 bus. days

Product Description

(Silicon Chip Magazine September 2012) 

Npw available from Tronixlabs Australia is the Maximite Colour Computer Kit. The Maximite has many uses - from enjoying computing "as it used to be" - to creating an automated control system, data logger, or any other combination of computer control and external hardware you can imagine.

This is the fully-upgraded Maximite design, see below for list of upgrades. Ideal for datalogging, monitoring & switching relays. Utilising the new Microchip PIC32 processor, this powerful embedded computer can read/save programs on an SD card. A keyboard input & video output is provided, plus 20 digital/analogue inputs and outputs. Utilises BASIC programming language allowing a massive scope of applications. For ease of construction, the main chip is been pre-soldered. Requires 9V DC plugpack (fitted with 2.1mm tip). SD card sold separately. 

Important Note For Kit Buyers: 
This product is supplied in component form and requires soldering, drilling, and assembly. We recommend users are familiar with at least basic electronic principles and have the ability to solder.


  • Self-contained high-performance microcomputer.
  • Microchip 32-bit processor running at 80MHz with 512KB flash memory and 128KB RAM.
  • Colour VGA output, 480 x 432 pixels with eight colours (black, red, green, blue, cyan, yellow, purple and white).
  • Standard PS/2-style keyboard input.
  • Stereo audio synthesiser for music and sound effects.
  • Battery backed real-time clock (optional).
  • 20 external I/O lines which can be configured as analog inputs, digital inputs/outputs, frequency measurement,etc.
  • Arduino-compatible connector with an additional 20 I/O lines that are independent of the original 20 I/Os.
  • SD card support – up to 32GB for storing programs and files.
  • USB port for connecting to a personal computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) as a terminal or for file transfer.
  • Extensive communications protocols including serial, I2C, SPI and 1-wire.
  • 2-channel audio/analog/PWM analog output.
  • Graphic capability includes selectable fonts, user designed fonts, drawing lines, circles, squares and control over any pixel with any colour.
  • Special commands for animated games. BLIT will copy a block of the video screen at high speed and SPRITE will create animated sprites that can be moved on the screen without disturbing the background.
  • Firmware upgrades via USB.
  • Full-featured BASIC interpreter and operating system.

Need a keyboard? Click here. We also have 16GB memory cards

We also have the mini-Maximite - click here to learn more

Upgrades Over K 9550:
Colour VGA output 480x432 pixels with 8 colours 
Stereo audio synthesiser 
Battery backed real-time clock 
Arduino compatible connector with an additional 20 independant I/O lines 
2-channel audio/analog/PWM analog output 
Special commands for animated games

More information, software upgrades and more are available from the Maximite home page

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