If it's the regular Armatron, and not the Mobile Armatron, there are no
special items for it. The Armatron is completely mechanical inside,
using just a single motor, and a series of cams and clutches.
Years ago some people worked up various solenoids and motors and things
to operate it remotely, but more as a challenge than something truly
worthwhile. You can probably find the articles about it on microfiche at
any good library. Start with your library's guide to periodicals (which
will either be in print form, or more likely, on their computer system).
There is a slight chance that some of the old magazine articles have
been copied on the Internet.
Do note that some references you find may be for the Mobile Armatron,
which *can* be readily connected to a parallel port. But it's a
different animal from the regular Armatron.
Author: Constructing Robot Bases (Forthcoming)
Robot Builder's Sourcebook, Robot Builder's Bonanza
Radio-Electronics May 1985 has an article on giving computer control to a
scanned copy of the article can be found at
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