printer port 4 controlling elektronics

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Postby kleinspr » Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:41 pm

I want to control the printerport by everyone who wants to , for rotating my webcam
in linux it is lp0 ????
outsite the freesco is is myip:515 ??
bud how do i do that, has any one experience
thankx in advance
-----------HKS---------------<br>Interest: making a rotating webcam controlled by you via my freesco... And i hope it will work.... sometime
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Postby Lightning » Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:34 pm

I am pretty sure that using the lpr printer server is not going to work for your purposes. If you have a script or program that will control your camera from the Freesco prompt it would be possible to write a cgi script that would control the camera remotely without to much trouble or maybe even write one from scratch but that would be a lot more work ;)
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Postby Jospfh » Fri Jan 04, 2002 3:52 am

Hi there,<p>Lightning is right here, you must build your own software...<p>I use my printer port, with some extra electronics to control some electric stuff. I control the lights, my amp's a few monitor's and offcourse my coffee machine :).<p>To do this a made a few simple programs written in C. One program is to switch something on or off from the console.
And the other is listening for http connections on port 666, which enables me to control my stuff using internet.
To make things easier i even made an infrared receiver and used the software available at <a href="http://www.lirc.org." target="_blank">http://www.lirc.org.</a> Now i can switch things on and off useing a remote control :).<p>I have this running on Slackware 8.0, but it must work with freesco to. Actually i made my first version of my prgrams using my Zipslack 3.9 box.<p>So, i don't know if you can help yourself around with programming in C but it's fairly easy to make a program which controls the parallel port. I can even provide you with some source code.<p>Greets Jos<p>I don't know if someone is intrested but if so i could build a Lirc package for Freesco....<p>(Edited by Jospfh at 8:05 am on Jan. 4, 2002)
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Postby dingetje » Fri Jan 04, 2002 5:09 am

Hey Jospfh, sounds like fun! Why don't you make a package (or just a tarball) of this stuff and make it available to the FREESCO community?
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Postby kleinspr » Fri Jan 04, 2002 12:27 pm

Yes Yes Yes ............................................
It all sounds great. :->
I was last 8 weeks surfing over te internet for this
And with one Question here my dreams wil come thru
Jospfh, If you can help me, great
Lightning, Yes i wil skip my 515 port id<p>Thankx
-----------HKS---------------<br>Interest: making a rotating webcam controlled by you via my freesco... And i hope it will work.... sometime
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Postby TheLight55 » Wed Jan 09, 2002 2:44 pm

Check out this site for schematics for controlling a relay by your parralell port , or reading data from it.....<p>http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Bill_Bowden/page6.htm#PPRIC<p>
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