In this instructable I will be showing you how to make an LPT Box, It controls 8 individually operated led's, and is made up of things every geek should have. It uses an LPT port, so check your computer for one before trying this.

I had this idea a long time ago, but i haven't made an instructable until now.

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Step 1: Things you need

Picture of Things you need

You will need:
Hot glue gun and hot glue
Soldering iron
Solder (with flux)
Copper coil, (Several paperclips, or both)
LPT Cable or an HDD Cable
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Small box or enclosure (with lid, and make sure the cable fits!)

Step 3: Cut the pins

Cut 17 1.5 cm strips of copper coil or paper clips. These will serve as the pins for connectin the cable to and from the LPT port. Nore of these clips are recommended for a better connection to and from the HDD cable to the LPT port.

Step 5: Solder the ground wires


Solder the ground terminals to one wire like in the picture. Make sure you have soldered them together well and there hard to take apart.

Step 6: Making the "pins"

Following the instructions below, make 8 of these pins

DIY-Guy4 years ago
Looks nice, what's the schematic for this please?
comsa42 (author)  DIY-Guy4 years ago
I didn't to a schematic, however threes a "draft" on step 5