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The robot will/can always be next to the computer. This robot is stationary - it has no wheels or anything - it is not really like most of the robot projects I have seen on the internet that are autonomous vehicles that run around avoiding walls. This is an industrial automation robot. A piece of factory equipment. It just needs to move a lightweight plastic plate on 2 axes - along an X axis and along a Y axis. Mounted above all this will be a unit that will just move straight up and down and make markings on the correct spots on the plate. I guess I only asked about bluetooth because I didn't know if there was any other compelling reason (aside from mobility) why I would need to use that.Now, about connection. This is where I am not sure about. Is there no way to solder wires to parallel port pins or is that not advisable? When you mention receiving and transmission pins on the MCU - are you talking about parallel port pins? Does MCU mean microcontroller unit? From what I just read on Wikipedia it sounds like a simple kind of microprocessor. Is it that the Intel chip/motheboard in my laptop cannot perform this role? Note, that my plan was for the laptop computer connected to this robot to be the brains of the whole thing. I didn't plan for there to be any kind of processor inside the robot itself. Or does it need one? Also, I am not sure what a "programmer" is either as you mention. If I have to build any kind of electronic boards myself, that I have no problem doing. Thanks.
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