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'A little advice for a novice?'
1995\08\30@155934 by Carl Connett

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Been on the list a few weeks now, trying to figure out where to
begin.  My first question was about PICs in general and I appreciated
the responses I got.  But I'm fast learning that I have a lot of
ground work to accomplish before I get into PIC's.  I think I want to
start learning about control using the XT sitting on my desk at home.
Maybe write some BASIC to control a stepping motor, then advance to
learning about Assembly-type languages.  From there, move into the
PIC world.  So my request for advice is about rudimentary stuff:  do
you know where I can direct my looking to find out about writing code
that uses the parallel or serial port on my XT?  If you care to
reply, feel free to write me direct, rather than clutter up this good
list with something nearly off-subject.  Thanks.
Carl Connett
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'A little advice for a novice?'
1995\09\13@223511 by William D. McMillan
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Well, the best 'cookbook-style' approach to bit-banging the parallel port iis
Gordon McComb's "Robot Builder's Bonanza", ISBN 0-8306-2800-2.  Only $16.95
US.  For my final sophomore project a few  years back, I used it to help me
automate a small robot arm in QBASIC on an old Tandy 286 laptop.  Now if I
could only find an equally siimple and straightforward tutorial on using the
COM ports, I'd be all set.....sigh.

1995\09\14@105245 by Mike Schreck

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All,

>William D. McMillan wrote:
>Now if I could only find an equally siimple and straightforward
>tutorial on using the COM ports, I'd be all set.....sigh.
Check out the back issues of MicroComputer Journal, about summer 94
there was a series of articles on IBM PC Serial/parallel ports.

Michael J. Schreck

1995\09\14@120407 by Stuart Allman

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On Thu, 14 Sep 1995, Mike Schreck wrote:

> All,
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> >William D. McMillan wrote:
> >Now if I could only find an equally siimple and straightforward
> >tutorial on using the COM ports, I'd be all set.....sigh.

I prefer to use the windows Serial Port API.  The sample application
"TTY" that comes with Visual C++ should do the trick.  It will handle all
of the low level stuff while you concentrate on your hardware.

Stuart Allman
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1995\09\14@131426 by Jizhong Wang

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>>William D. McMillan wrote:
>>Now if I could only find an equally siimple and straightforward
>>tutorial on using the COM ports, I'd be all set.....sigh.

Check   http://www.paranoia.com/~filipg/HTML/LINK/PORTS/F_Parallel.html

You will find what you needed.

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