This project allows you to monitor and control the Parallel port with Squeak and/or Etoys. Parallel port is a simple and inexpensive tool for building computer controlled devices and projects. The simplicity and ease of programming makes parallel port popular in electronics hobbyist world. The parallel port is often used in Computer controlled robots, Atmel/PIC programmers, home automation, and so on.
NOTE: This project is a part of Physical Etoys.
- ParallelPort.16.pem (Windows only)
To install this file you’ll need Physical Etoys (version 2.1 or higher) installed in your computer. Then, simply copy the *.pem file in your Physical Etoys folder. The next time you open Physical Etoys, it will automatically install the new module (if it asks to overwrite some files say “Yes” to everything).
To get the source code, you should check the Parallel port squeaksource repository.
This project has been developed in Smalltalk, a dynamic object oriented programming language. If you’re new to Smalltalk we strongly recommend you to give it a try. One of the best ways to learn Smalltalk is to download one of the versions of Smalltalk (we recommend you to start either with Squeak or Pharo), install it, and grab a copy of one of the many free online Smalltalk books.
If you’re already familiar with Smalltalk we encourage you to take a look at the project’s source code and, if you feel like it, contribute some of your own code to the project. We would highly appreciate your contributions.
This project is being developed under the MIT license.