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A typewriter that's a computer keyboard? Or a computer keyboard that's a typewriter? The world may never know. Regardless, using one of these bring...
Parts: 1 - Model A IBM Electric Typewriter (EBAY!) 1 - Cheap USB keyboard 50 - Mini momentary push buttons (www.goldmine-elec.com Part #G12851A) 8 - ...
The first thing you are going to want to do is flip the typewriter upside down and remove and/or break some of the parts. There should be a switch wh...
With the On/Off switch removed, the next step would be to remove the bar that locks the keys in place as well as that other redundant metal bar. This ...
To begin with, cut 4 of the multi-strand spacer bars in half so that they look like the diagram below. You do this so that the thin metal bars can sli...
Now would be the time to put the switches on the bars. But first, it would be helpful to understand how the typewriter is going to work. When a typew...
This step seems simple enough. All you have to do is glue the brackets into the typewriter. But don't be fooled, this may prove to be the most difficu...
Hack the keyboard as seen in the Instructable Hacking a USB Keyboard.Make sure to map out all typewriter keys that you intend to use.
One PCB will be for "Side A" of your shift register and the other "Side B" So, for instance, if "Pin 3" on "Side A" has 9 alphanumeric symbols associ...
Basically connect each pin from the hacked keyboard to the corresponding grouping of wires on the PCB.
Now is the time to line up your switches just right and to solder wires to them. Make certain that you are soldering to the terminals that make a con...
Flip it over and open up Textedit or Note Pad. Place your cursor in the window and plug in the typewriter. No matter if you've done everything right ...
Once all the keys are calibrated, slowly and carefully flip the computer back over. Glue the brass bars into the brackets with hot glue and the groups...
Now is the time to pound away at those keys. This can get to be kind of brutal on the wrist after a while. Although, it is kind of fun to pretend to b...
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Posted:Dec 5, 2006
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