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CGCOLORMAX1 - Color Maximite
Color Maximite-type computer/controller with serial circuits and prototype area

CGCOLORMAX1 - Color Maximite
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Replaced with CGCOLORMAX2

CircuitGizmos Color Maximite

Replaced with CGCOLORMAX2. Please order: CGCOLORMAX2

CircuitGizmos is offering the CGCOLORMAX1, the CG version of the Colour Maximite designed by Geoff Graham. The CGCOLORMAX1 is surface mount and completely assembled.

This version of the design includes all of the new features of the Colour Maximite, plus a couple of additional features. The CGCOLORMAX1 has a populated RS485 and dual RS232 circuit that the end user can wire as needed. The board also features a prototyping area where additional circuits can be mounted. Board size is 5.7" by 4.0".

The front edge has provision for a full-size SD card. Back of board has keyboard connector, Maximite expansion header (2x13), color VGA, USB, and DC input.

Inside is a populated RTC circuit, the populated serial circuits that I mentioned, and room for an Arduino shield.

Also on the board is a prototyping area - a sea of holes - for user circuits. That was a late-minute addition to the layout, but one that is very useful. You can add your interface circuits to the board itself, without having to wire up a board to plug into the Maximite connector. (Assuming your circuit fits in that approximately 6 square inch space.)

It is designed to fit into an XR-46 Polycase. The case will also be for sale at CG.

The CGCOLORMAX1 includes the features of the Colour Maximite:

The Color Maximite is a small and versatile computer running a powerful BASIC interpreter with 128K of working memory.

It will work with a standard VGA monitor and generate eight colours (black, red, green, blue, cyan, yellow, purple and white). The Color Maximite is the latest member of the Maximite family and brings new features including color, stereo music synthesiser, Arduino compatible I/O connector and a battery backed clock.

It also has all the features of the original (monochrome) Maximite including input from a standard PC compatible keyboard or USB, built in SD memory card, BASIC language and rear panel I/O connector with an additional 20 I/O pins.

The CGCOLORMAX1 can be powered from USB, but also comes shipped with a screw terminal connector and a 5.5/2.1mm barrel connector for powering from 8-18VDC. Either the screw terminal or the barrel connector can be soldered in place for the power supply input.

Datasheet: CGCOLORMAX1

Download of Beginning Maximite with the CGCOLORMAX1: Beginning Maximite

Download of Maximite Integrated Development Environment: MMIDE

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