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Sometimes a parallel port is just the thing - admin - 02-09-2012

This blog post covers some compelling reasons why the IEEE 1284 Parallel port is sometimes the perfect interface:

http://lavalink.com/2012/02/parallel-port-control-of-plasma-cutter/

In a nutshell:
  • strong resistance to electrical noise
  • robust cabling
  • positive locking connectors
  • bi-directionality of the sort needed by servo motors