BBC printer port (ever used for anything else?)

From: Dave Woodman <>
Date: Sat Sep 18 02:50:25 2004

Tony Duell wrote:

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>So has anyone ever heard of the Beeb printer port being used for
>something other than a parallel printer?
When I was a student we used to have BBCs driving lathes, through, I
seem to recall, the printer port.
The software used had a lathe simulator that let you check your sequence
(thus saving expensive
cutting tool costs) before performing a real run.

It is so long ago that only the letters CNC remained in the bucket -
enough, though, to find this


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