Build Your Own PC-Controlled R.O.B. Robot

R.O.B.Nintendo’s R.O.B., or Robotic Operating Buddy, was a delight to look at back in 1985. Somewhere between “Johnny 5″ of Short Circuit fame and our wildest dreams, R.O.B. sparked our imaginations. Unfortunately, all he was really good at was playing Gyromite, and even that is fairly debatable.

Until now. Check out this guide to making your R.O.B. controllable through a PC’s parellel port. There is full custom code and a pinout diagram for controlling R.O.B. yourself. While more details would have been nice, there is enough here to have R.O.B. obeying your commands in no time. Check it out.