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]
14 thoughts on “TwypeWriter”
Coolest twitter interface yet.
Nah, hook it up to an old teletype and THAT would be the coolest twitter interface yet.
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
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. ;)
fuck off twitter
also: reminds me of http://webprinter.seiz.ch/printer/
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!
So much for going “Green”…cool nonetheless!
I wish twitter would just roll over, cough twice, then die choking on it’s own blood. What a waste of bandwidth.
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.
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.
“I wish twitter would just roll over, cough twice, then die choking on it’s own blood. What a waste of bandwidth.”
Wow. They made a printer.
I have a teletype connected to the internet – works pretty well, but no photos…
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