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Need Help with Disco Light

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DjDemon

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I need to create a device for turning on and off diferent lights in the way i want. It supposed to be conected to the computer with Centonics port. Can somebothy tell me how do i have to do it?
 

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I presume that these are mains lamps?, if so the safest way is to use logic level optocouplers, and use the outputs to drive triacs. If you only need up to 8 outputs, you can use D0-D7 on the port. Any PC language should be able to print out characters to the port. You just need to look up ASCII codes to get the correct pattern.

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Just another thought, You could drive opto isolated mains relays directly from the port. This will be easy, but a more costly option.
 

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