A Twittering Typewriter (Twypper)

twitter typewriter
Combining old and new into one neat hack, the folks at Tinkerlog took and old Commodore SQ 1000 electric typewriter and hooked it up via Arduino with an Ethernet Shield to the internet. The typewriter is set to print out any tweets that come in. It took some technical wizardry to get it to print hashtags and other special characters (full build info is available above). They’ve even set up a video camera and projector so that it videos and projects the typewritten paper- which seems like a Rube Goldberg roundabout solution if you asked me. Here’s a video of the Twypper in action:

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