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Will it work?

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Onyma Report This Comment
Date: June 15, 2010 08:15AM

Nope smiling
Quixotic Report This Comment
Date: June 15, 2010 12:31PM

With some crafty driver writing and small mods, it "Possibly" could be made to work,
Power would be the biggest concern, not sure if you could get enough to power out of the parallel port to drive even the smallest of USB flash drives.
You could re route power from the inside of the computer if you never intended to use that port it anything else.
Second would be transfer rate, not sure you could even talk to the USB device at a speed it could utilize.

I have seen some hardcore EE types do some insane (In both practice and concept) things.

USB only needs 2 pins for data, 2 for power, the data paths could be made, the last hop to the USB device is a PS2 adapter with 6 pins, two for power would be just right) winking

I have seen two computers share files over barbed wire, the question essentially comes down to spend countless hours proving a concept or just accept because it fits does not mean it works.

So as it stands, NO, if you REALLY wanted to, most likely.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: June 15, 2010 01:24PM

Holy cow, I gotta whole new 2000' roll of barbed wire I was gonna run some new fencin with, but .... I ain't buyin anymore damned cables ... EVER smileys
with beer

Onyma Report This Comment
Date: June 15, 2010 04:51PM

Should just note that the above contraption doesn't plug into a Parallel Port. It has female pin holes so it plugs into a DB 25pin male port... aka old school 25 pin Serial. The only way it could be engineered to work would be to wire the required pins in the DB25 to the right pins on a USB port. Would certainly make some of your tech friends turn their heads smiling

In the mid-80's I managed to get 2 Commodore PETs to communicate through a home made adapter between their IEEE ports. Bit of code and you could type on one screen and watch it come up on the other / visa versa. A ton of work for the worlds shortest distance chat program winking
smiley But it was a great experiment!
Quixotic Report This Comment
Date: June 15, 2010 05:58PM

Well then, I stand corrected, if it plugs into a male...

Then it is a significantly more queer contraption than I had first thought it to be winking