About the MakerLisp Machine

A Maker Machine with Vintage Software Style

The MakerLisp Machine is a portable, modular computer system,  designed to recapture the feel of classic computing, with modern hardware. The CPU is a Zilog eZ80 running at 50 MHz, which supports up to 16 Mb of zero wait state RAM. The system software is 'MakerLisp', a 'Lisp on Bare Metal' system that allows direct access to system hardware, while providing the concise expressive power of a functionally complete Lisp environment. The machine is also an ideal platform for an extended CP/M. A full system configuration is pictured above, with CPU, expansion board, USB keyboard, and VGA display, in the laser-cut wood 'MakerStation' enclosure.

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3/23/2019-3/24/2019: Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-pacific-northwest/

See you there !

3/15/2019: Good news ! The first batch 10 of each of the four boards are here ! I'll be programming and checking them out, and then those of you who have pre-ordered will hear from me in a couple of days to arrange payment and shipping ! I'll email you and please feel free to write, too !

2/5/2019: Now accepting pre-orders ! These products will be available on a 'marketplace' site soon, but right now you can order directly by sending me an email. The next batch of hardware will be back from the assembler in mid-March. Call or write for more info.

2/2/2019: I had a great time meeting everyone at the Bay Area Lisp & Scheme User's Group, on Saturday, February 2nd. 


This talk is a little dense but if you're interested, there's a bunch of information about the machine and the MakerLisp software system.


Demonstration Video

A Lisp Machine for Makers

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