21 Oct '12, 12am

The PiWriter #raspberrypi #element14

The PiWriter #raspberrypi #element14

We have this old Underwood typewriter lying around the house. It has a beautiful typing sound and weighs in at 29 pounds. One of my many projects is to turn this baby into a “portable” computer that would mix current technologies like the Raspberry Pi and the classic look and feel of that old cast iron monster. The general idea would be to individually link all the key striker arms into the Raspberry Pi GPIO through a separate homemade circuit board. The display was initially going to be a small TFT display. Thanks to this challenge, I think that I could also support a simple HID-type USB output. In that case the PiWriter would act as a plugged in keyboard for the Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7” Tablet... a 30lb ginormous keyboard. One of the goals of this project is to not interfere with the typewriter's normal behavior. This way it would always be possible to unplug the screen an...

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