Welcome to the 'LPT Interface' project!

The LPT Interface Project Summary     LPT Interface Screenshots     Electric schematic of a Hardware Interface    

The aim of this project

The aim of this project is to make the application 'LPT Interface' for Educational Purposes.

About 'LPT Interface'

With 'LPT Interface' application and with a simple Hardware Interface that is being connected to the parallel port of the computer the pupils can study the principles of the Robotics in Secondary school on technics class.

The pupils can with 'LPT Interface' read and write the eight Data Port Bit (01234567), four Control Port Bit (0123) and read four Status Port Bit (4567) of the parallel port.

Such a Hardware Interface is very easily to make in the School by a technics Teacher. You can look here for schematic of such a Hardware Interface. One can to make a Module for this Hardware Interface. That Module can contain one or more Electric Motor, Relay, Sensor, etc..

When such a Module is being connected to a Hardware Interface pupils can control from 'LPT Interface' on this Module: the Electric Motors, the Relays, etc. too, and can to see an Input from a Sensor in the 'LPT Interface'.

The 'LPT Interface', a Hardware Interface and a Module make the system that is actually a very simple 'Robot'.

The definition of robot from Wikipedia Official definitions and classifications of robots is:

"A re-programmable multi-functional manipulator designed to move materials, parts, tools, or specialized devices through variable programmed motions for the performance of a variety of tasks."

The 'LPT Interface' is an 'Actuating' part and a Module with an Electric Motor is a 'Moving' part of the 'Robot'.

Representation of the 'LPT Interface' system in UML Diagrams

You can see it here!

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