I have an embarrassing issue here and I blame it on lack of expertise on my part. I have a breakout board which is parallel. Well, on the other side, I do not have a parallel port. I wonder if the parallel cards for expanding the port connections on the computer work with the breakout boards? I wonder if someone has encountered this problem before. Thanks!
It seems all you need for your connection to go through is a parallel port. The computer parallel cards won't work with the breakout board but could still get some good ports from a machine shop near you. All the best..