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Analog/digital signal output from laptop?

Apologies if this has been covered here before, but so far my searches haven't pulled much up.  I'm thinking of a few uses for an old and somewhat defunct laptop I have lying around, and most of them would involve sending information from the laptop to control components like motors directly.  (The idea is appealing since it'd be using the proessing power of the computer for most things, and also because I have more experience in that realm... not to mention potentially being cheap, since I already have the computer!)

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So, a little while back I made a posting about adding a low-cost ADC module to micros for various reasons. At the same time as I was testing this concept out, I … Read more