in the oomlout offices, everyone loves twitter. They love it so very much, they decided to find new and fun ways to participate. This one is the TwypeWriter. It searches for a keyword and then physically types out the results for everyone to peruse. There are a couple videos of it in action on their site, as well as the source code to make one for your self.

[via the Hack a Day flickr pool]


  1. cptfalcon says:

    Coolest twitter interface yet.

  2. Hirudinea says:

    Nah, hook it up to an old teletype and THAT would be the coolest twitter interface yet.

  3. Del says:

    kinda disappointed. I was hoping for an x-y plotter-like device that actually typed using the keys…

    oh well. guess I’ll have to do it myself

  4. Josh says:

    More twitter hacks…..

    I must say this is an interesting use of technology, however it may be better suited for something more interesting, such as RSS feeds. Possibly coming from hackaday. ;)

  5. bort says:

    fuck off twitter

  6. bort says:
  7. we have an old typewriter in storage that’s got a serial port on it, i’ve been meaning to see if it is as simple as something like a terminal, that would pretty much rock!

  8. Damon says:

    So much for going “Green”…cool nonetheless!

  9. greycode says:

    I wish twitter would just roll over, cough twice, then die choking on it’s own blood. What a waste of bandwidth.

  10. nemo says:

    I just found an old electronic typewriter in my attic, interesting coincidence, although twitter seems like a silly thing to waste such a cool machine on.

    I have a challenge: Make a typewriter interface that takes a picture, converts it to ascii, and types it out. That would be a real work of art and a good use for such a beautiful machine.

  11. Formori says:

    Creepily enough, I have that exact same model typewriter sitting under my desk. It was given to me by my great aunt a while ago and I’ve been trying to think of ways to repurpose it without scrapping it. This gives me a lot of ideas, but not twitter based ideas, noooo.


  12. matt says:

    “I wish twitter would just roll over, cough twice, then die choking on it’s own blood. What a waste of bandwidth.”

    +1 !

  13. Chris says:

    Wow. They made a printer.

  14. vaporland says:

    I have a teletype connected to the internet – works pretty well, but no photos…

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