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algerdes
12-18-2014, 01:50 PM
I am looking through a huge box of classic control parts and have found something that I cannot find information on.
Does anyone recognize this and if so, do you know where I can get information about it?

Thanks
Al

P. Short
12-18-2014, 02:58 PM
It's what its name says...

Looks like the simpleio.com website is finally down. There may be some info on that board over at computerchristmas.com (without a leading 'www.'), as that board dates from early to mid 2000's.

budude
12-18-2014, 04:21 PM
I have a bunch of the 12-channel versions - ran my shows for a few years with them - I think I have the BOM saved in Mouser if interested - guessing they use the same parts...

LightUp
12-18-2014, 04:28 PM
It looks like the optos are driven directly from the LPT port, one for each channel.

Edit: It's a design by Bob Cooley around 2005 http://computerchristmas.com/ForumBoard/read.php?f=4&i=4486&t=4436&v=f

P. Short
12-18-2014, 05:04 PM
It looks like the optos are driven directly from the LPT port, one for each channel.

That was people were doing back then, but there is nothing that keeps it from being driven by other controllers.



Edit: It's a design by Bob Cooley around 2005 http://computerchristmas.com/ForumBoard/read.php?f=4&i=4486&t=4436&v=f

LightUp
12-18-2014, 05:38 PM
That was people were doing back then, but there is nothing that keeps it from being driven by other controllers.

True. Could even be an Arduino to drive optos . :)

algerdes
12-19-2014, 12:37 AM
Thanks folks. I have 4 of these in this box and got curious.
Perhaps someday I'll find the "manual" and have some fun.

XmasInGalt
12-19-2014, 01:47 PM
Perhaps someday I'll find the "manual" and have some fun.

I have a paper copy of the manual that I've had for 7 years. I just scanned it so the quality isn't so good. I tried to attach it to this post but the upload keeps failing. The file is only 2.2MB and the limit on a PDF is 7MB so it's not a file size issue.

If you want, send me a PM of your e-mail address and I'll send it to you.