Connection-boards?

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    Question Connection-boards?

    Back in school I remeber that we used these
    electronic-connection-boards, to connect electrodes and stuff to the LPT-port. Does someone know what these things are called, and where you can get them?

    I'm planning to connect a button to it from the kitchen, so that my mum can push on it when the food is on the table! :-)
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    Easier option, wire up a small circuit with a light, put a push switch on it and a flashing led! Then the LED can go on your monitor and it'll attract your attention. Add a small speaker and stuff aswell if you want sound. Not very expensive.
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    Re: Connection-boards?

    Originally posted by FearOfTheDark
    Back in school I remeber that we used these
    electronic-connection-boards, to connect electrodes and stuff to the LPT-port. Does someone know what these things are called, and where you can get them?

    I'm planning to connect a button to it from the kitchen, so that my mum can push on it when the food is on the table! :-)

    Can she not just shout you? Do you live in a 120 room mansion or something and the kitchen is like 'in the East wing?'

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    severe lazyism.

    If your mom is like mine, she'll just shout anyway because she doesn't like new things

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    You don't need a board!

    You don't need a board to connect a switch. Just a cable! (Although, some static-shock protection would be a good idea.)You can find some info about programming the ports at www.beyondlogic.org and a shipload of info about the hardware at www.epanorama.net

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