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“Maximite” computer

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Published on: 19/10/2014

Not so long ago I found out about a very interesting computer under the name of Maximite. It is built on the microprocessor PIC, on which are assigned all the main functions of this computer. This small device was made in 2011 and became popular enough so that now some games and programs were made for[…]

Clock generation in FPGA with phase accumulator. Calculation and limits.

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Published on: 13/04/2013

In my project of a modern replica of a retro computer “Agat-7” I needed to generate several different clocks. Some of them can be produced by the PLL built in FPGA, others are a simple division of the main clock. But there is another group of clock signals that are not as simple to get.[…]

Apple Bluetooth adapter for Hackintosh

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Published on: 20/06/2012

As I’ve promised in one of my previous posts, I’m going to tell how to connect an original Apple Bluetooth module to a Hackintosh. The Apple Bluetooth module has some advantages compared to a Bluetooth USB dongle, because it is 100% compatible with Mac OS and allows perfect work of a wireless Apple keyboard, mouse[…]

Hackintosh. Part 3. Installation.

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Published on: 05/06/2012

So, all components are bought and it is time to build the computer. The NZXT Hush 2 case that I’ve chosen is quite convenient for building a computer. The cable management space is wide enough, but the rubber garments on the holes to this space fall away easily which is a bit disappointing. The chosen[…]

Hackintosh. Part 2. Hardware.

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Published on: 29/05/2012

Let’s see the components chosen for the Hackintosh from my previous post in details. Motherboard. According to the Internet forums, the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard has the best support for Mac OS. That’s why I decided to build my Hackintosh based on this board. Apart from the standard devicies, the board has USB 3, 1394a and eSATA[…]

Hackintosh. Part 1. Introduction.

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Published on: 16/05/2012

It is time to replace my 2007 iMac. It has been working perfectly for five years and still in a very good condition. But despite of the well optimised Mac OS, 3Gb of RAM, 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 250Gb HDD, it is far behind modern computers. Modern iMacs haven’t impressed me –[…]

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