Hive - Retro computer

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Harty123
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Hive - Retro computer

Post by Harty123 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:53 pm

Hi,

a very interesting retro computer project is the HIVE computer based on 3 Parallax Propeller chips...





http://www.hive-project.de

I've ordered this kit...

-Harty

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Re: Hive - Retro computer

Post by hpglow » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:30 am

Interesting, I like the DOS like OS they have running on it.

I wonder why they didn't just wait for the Prop 2 to come out?

I haven't spoke or read German since I was in highschool so I can't really understand the website too much. How much are they asking for this thing?

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Re: Hive - Retro computer

Post by Harty123 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:24 pm

hpglow wrote:Interesting, I like the DOS like OS they have running on it.

I wonder why they didn't just wait for the Prop 2 to come out?

I haven't spoke or read German since I was in highschool so I can't really understand the website too much. How much are they asking for this thing?
there is also a website from Hive friends from the USA:

https://sites.google.com/site/robothome ... ve-project

For the Hive no commercial kits like for the Uzebox exist. It's only possible to order a PCB for 10 €. For german hobbyists they have also a prepared shopping basket for Reichelt (a popular german electronic mail order house) with all parts. The cost for all electronic parts are 60..70 €.

-Harty

P.S. My Hive is nearly finished :D

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Re: Hive - Retro computer

Post by hpglow » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:34 pm

So at current exchange rates just around $90 usd. Not too bad considering all that is involved.

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Re: Hive - Retro computer

Post by danboid » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:13 am

This is so cool!

I only found out about the Hive yesterday. The Hive addresses my two main issues with the Uzebox:

1 - The AVR is not an open source chip design like the propellor

2 - The Hive has VGA (and more RAM)

Looking at the hive forum it looks like it never gained a sizeable user base, which is sad.

I suspect it never found much success because it requires 3x propellor MCUs. Maybe RISC-V will bring us a decent and affordable fully open source computer platform? There are the Raptor PPC machines already if you are prepared to pay double that of an equivalent x86-64 machine.

Did you ever get your Hive built and running Harty123?

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