I'm a hardware hacker from way back starting with the Amiga and recently decided to get back into tinkering with electronics. I have bought a PIC programmer and have just started to learn PICBASIC.
Anyway, I've made a pan controller for a wireless weatherproof cameraout of salvaged parts from a scanner, a floppy drive and a homebrew 555 circuit to provide the signal for the servo controller. This is all working OK with two buttons to control left and right and could easily be interfaced to a PC parallel port by controlling the output state of the pins. That part I have no problem with.
Now, I want to interface this to a PC parallel port to control direction but with a simple web interface so I can control the pan remotely but since hardware is my forte and coding is not, I would like to know what would be the easiest way to achieve this.
My controlling PC is needs to be an old laptop running Win98 which is connected to the www through a router and my webpage will be on my providers site. Assuming I get this up and running, I aim to expand on this project.
I would be grateful for any suggestions that could point me in the right direction :-)