[PD] Parallel Printer Port External?

martin pichlmair pi at attacksyour.net
Sat Feb 5 12:36:05 CET 2005

> Has anyone written anything similar to comport for the parallel 
> printer ports?  Can anyone point me in the right direction for writing 
> an external that would be able to send and receive data from the 
> parallel ports? 

apart from reading and writing to the parallel port it would be 
interesting to simply set pins of ports. i recently nearly would have 
needed it for triggering electronics without using a microcontroller. a 
library can be found here:


wrapping it up in an external should be fairly straight-forward. in the 
document above are links to parallel port faqs that might help you 
learning more about this port.

the problem is: less and less computers feature a parport as printers 
are connected via usb or ethernet/wlan. better code fast!



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