28 Sep '13, 5am

Mechanical Typewriter Types Your Tweets!

Mechanical Typewriter Types Your Tweets!

While we weren’t able to visit the Toronto Maker Faire this past weekend, a friend let us know about this great hack. A mechanized typewriter that types out tweets directed at the maker, @mschwanzer! [Michael Schwanzer] has a few blog posts outlining the build, but the first part of this news article and accompanying video explain it quite nicely. The printer-typewriter features an array of solenoids that are controlled by an Arduino using shift registers. A Raspberry Pi collects the information from Twitter and then parses the data to the Arduino for typing. A simple concept, but a complex and relatively expensive build. During the fair, people could have their own tweets printed and streamed on this site . You can still see it in action though, just check out the video after the break! We have covered a similar typewriter like this before , but the added Raspberry Pi ste...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/09/27/mechanical-typewriter-type...

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covered my typewriter :) Mechanical Typewriter ...

hackaday.com 28 Sep '13, 7pm

“Can it guarantee the timing of its output relays?” Yes, since a typewriter requires a delay of X or longer between stroke...