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Andy Neil
12/03/11 05:12
  12/03/11 05:14

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#185002 - Why the parallel port?
Responding to: ???'s previous message
There is no native support for doing this in Windows, and parallel ports are becoming increasingly rare anyhow.

Wouldn't it make more sense to use a serial port (either a "real" COM port, or a USB "virtual" one) and an 8051 as an external "IO controller"...?

But, if you really do want to use the parallel port, there is plenty of "legacy" information readily available; eg,

This recent thread:

Google is your friend!

List of 4 messages in thread
Parallel port      Edgar Kaveli      12/02/11 17:50      
   Can you show a schematic?      Michael Karas      12/02/11 18:48      
   Why the parallel port?        Andy Neil      12/03/11 05:12      
      Parallel IO from USB      Andy Neil      12/03/11 08:00      

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