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  • About

     

     

     

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    The Micromite Plus

     

    The Micromite Plus is an advanced version of the standard Micromite.  It has all the features and capabilities of the Micromite but is up to three times faster, has double the memory and supports more peripherals including a SD card for storing programs and data and a PS2 keyboard.

    Its standout feature is support for large (up to 8 inch) LCD display panels and its advanced graphics which include on screen controls such as radio buttons, check boxes and alphanumeric keypads. This makes the Micromite Plus perfect for many control situations from a simple pump controller to a sophisticated industrial controller.

    With the addition of a LCD display and PS2 keyboard the Micromite Plus can operate as a stand alone computer, something like a modern version of the Tandy and Apple computers of the 1980s.



    The Micromite Plus was introduced in a series of articles in Silicon Chip magazine in August and September 2016.   This web page provides a shorter description so, if you would like the full story, you are encouraged to read the magazine article.  Back issues of the magazine can be purchased from Silicon Chip or electronic access can be purchased for about the cost of the printed issue.


    Other pages related to the Micromite include:

    Introduction


    The Explore 64 and Explore 100 PC boards that featured in the video have their own web pages.

    Micromite Plus Features

    All of the above features are internal to the Micromite Plus. The only extra component required is a 47µF capacitor.

    Firmware and Documentation

    The Micromite Plus is designed for hobbyists and the firmware and documentation is completely free, there are no licence fees or purchases required.  Go to the download section at the bottom of the main Micromite web page to download the firmware and User Manuals.

    The cost is zero, so why not give it a go?

    Development Boards

    The Micromite Plus comes in a 64 or 100-pin surface mount TQFP packages with a lead pitch of 0.5mm.  That might sound daunting but it is relatively easy to solder (see this web page).  There are many development boards that can be used to experiment or build projects around this device: