28 Sep '13, 7pm

covered my typewriter :) Mechanical Typewriter Types Your Tweets!

“Can it guarantee the timing of its output relays?” Yes, since a typewriter requires a delay of X or longer between strokes to function properly it absolutely can guarantee the timings itself. Time lost during interrupt handling/feed downloading its just negligible added delay between strokes and had absolutely no detrimental effect of the typing capabilities, if anything it would be beneficial. Too fast and type bars will collide and stick. Too slow, perfect. I directly drive a few 16x16RGB arrays of LEDs while simultaneously polling the Internet with a beagle board, and delays in driving the panel caused by such interrupts are noticeable but not detrimental as it only causes a slight pause in scan rate resulting in a very slight sparkle effect (as a single led is being driven longer than usual before allowed to resume the scan) that I ended up liking. Perhaps in a world ...

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

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Mechanical Typewriter Types Your Tweets!

Mechanical Typewriter Types Your Tweets!

hackaday.com 28 Sep '13, 5am

While we weren’t able to visit the Toronto Maker Faire this past weekend, a friend let us know about this great hack. A me...