Typewriter keyboard

type keyboard

Here is a full conversion of a typewriter into a computer keyboard. There’s actually something more nefarious at work here. Since you can still use the typewriter normally after the mod, Erik has essentially made a typewriter keystroke logger.  Okay, so that isn’t really a threat, but this is a nice project that tries to overcome the stress inducing on/off nature of modern keyboards. All it needs now is a buffer and some nixie tubes and we’d have the coolest word processor yet.

[thanks ron]

16 thoughts on “Typewriter keyboard

  1. Remember the old “Max Headroom” television series from the late 80s? All the computers had similar input devices…

  2. Thats very odd but I can appreciate the amount of work that went into it. I’ve seen people spend more time on stupider things that didn’t work as well.

  3. lmao-every day??? i think you have me confused with someone who has nothing better to do-i don’t even check this site every WEEK anymore. used to be a hell of a site,but now it’s mostly filler.
    besides,it’s a free country a**hole-and thats what comments are for,postive and negative. if you want cheerleaders,go to a football game.

    btw,i was comment #7,but i think you meant me-hell,even if you can’t count,i’m sure of it.

  4. btw-did these guys ever figure out the much promised cvs vidcam hack? like i was saying,i don’t bother with this site much these days.

  5. RE 11, free country yes, private weblog however :)

    As for the hack – pretty sweet, though I wonder if a thinner guage wire would have made things a bit cleaner (if harder to solder)…

    So without a working backspace key, how would one delete? Did he wire up another key that was easier to access as delete (like he did with the carriage return system), or is it completely unavailable on the typewriter keyboard?

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