I'd like to have a "real" Input/output set-up for my PC, like, from C++ calling some function to "enable" a cable coming out from the PC.
I already know about electronics, but, is there some way to have direct i/o without having to buy extra components, like with the Parallel Port? (I Don't have one on my pc, but I tested inpout with my sis's pc [a lot slower, still worked], f* that)
All I have is USBs, IEEE-1394 and some other Notebook ports... I looked out for USB programming, it looks like i need a PIC chip, what do you suggest me? Should I get a PIC (And which one?) or Should I get a Parallel Port for PCI?
And don't tell that inpout isn't much supported in W7/x64, Someone ported the DLL to Vista/W7/x64.
Kind of, I got to use inpout.dll, but I don't have the parallel on this PC anyways. And yeah, it's kind of that. Not really a robot, but kind-of, once I get to set a led state from the PC, i got everything I need.