Robotics and parallel ports

mensanator at aol.com mensanator at aol.com
Thu Dec 15 23:16:14 CET 2005


Isaac T Alston wrote:
> Heiko Wundram wrote:
> > Maybe it's what you're looking for.
>
> Thanks for that. I've never actually built a robot or anything like that
> before, so I'm welcome to any advice I can get! I've heard programming via
> USB is hard, so that's why I'm using the parallel port (serial ports are
> said to be slow when sending a lot of data (I think)). I think I'll start
> off with something very simple, for example controlling a motor

I did that using the Lego Mindstorm Robotics Kit:

<http://members.aol.com/rotanasnem/lego.htm>

> and then move up to more advance models.

I never got past the

 Turn the motor on
 Halt

design.

> 
> Thanks again.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> -- 
> Isaac




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