ELLO 2M: A DIY Computer for Hobby and Education

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Oct 02, 2016

Great News

It’s great news this time!

I have managed to negotiate and come to a mutually acceptable agreement with Geoff Graham, the author of MMbasic, the license conditions to allow official distribution of MMbasic port for the ELLO computer. So that last obstacle is now gone and Microchip already delivered a batch of pre-programmed chips to the PCB factory for assembly of the first 2M systems.

The website ello.cc is also under development already. My plan is to make it a small hub for the users of current and future ELLO systems with a forum, documentation, examples, various learning material, etc.

And things are getting even better! Contacts with a factory-manufacturer in China pulled a new, better PGA socket for the prototyping space. Now the sockets can be even tighter packed together to create a homogenous hole matrix instead of the current four separate areas. The new sockets have shorten pins on the bottom side as well, and that removes the need for the extra PCB in that configuration, so ELLO will become even thinner than it is now.

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Product Choices

$15

ELLO 2M Electronic Intro Kit

E-book with ideas, jumper wires and components, to get you started with prototyping on ELLO.


$40

ELLO 2M Electronic Experimenter Companion

E-book with ideas plus a board with various sensors and indicators, to see what ELLO is capable of.


$65

Just The Bare Boards

Receive six bare PCBs to build your own ELLO 2M, with supporting BOM and documentation.


$120

ELLO 1M

ELLO 1M is a miniaturized headless cut-down revision of ELLO 2M, for use with external display terminal. The ELLO 1M has no LCD, no keyboard and no battery. It will keep the prototyping space as well as full hardware compatibility with 2M. The PCB stack concept remains the same as well.


$240

ELLO 2M

Receive an assembled ELLO 2M with universal keyboard lay-out, built-in BASIC, and built-in prototyping boards. The assembled Hacker XL version is signed by the creator.


$550

ELLO 2M Custom

Receive an assembled ELLO 2M with custom keyboard panel lay-out of your choice, built-in BASIC, and built-in prototyping boards.

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Konstantin Dimitrov


HW International Electronics

PCB manufacturing & assembly

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