Control parallel port?

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Post » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:00 pm

I'm back into hobby eletronics lately and was wondering if there's any way to control the parallel port using Construct.

Although it's considered obsolete for most people, the parallel port is still quite popular among CNC hobbyists and DIYers.

So, is there any parallel port plugin for CC? Or perhaps is it achievable through python?

I once used an LPT extension on MMF1.5 and was able to control it, but MMF events were to slow to do anything useful. CC on the other hand seems to be an ideal platform for my projects.
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Post » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:12 pm

I did a quick search and found this Python module: http://pyserial.sourceforge.net/pyparallel.html[/URL]

Hopefully it does what you'd like, it'd be cool to see some DIY stuff controlled through Construct :D
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Post » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:10 pm

These might be useful as well:

http://neil.fraser.name/software/lpt/

http://blog.wensheng.com/2008/10/python ... ndows.html

I did a lot of parallel port programming awhile back so would love to see something cool done through Construct.
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Post » Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:30 am

Thanks for the help guys!

I don't know much about python, even less about using external libraries, but I will try to figure it out. It can be an opportunity to learn something about python. I found some tutorials on the forum about the subject and will give it a try.

Anyhow, if someone also sympathizes with the cause and is capable of writing a plugin to set/get parallel port pins state will be highly welcome as well.
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