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Arduino-Controlled Typewriter | by Quasimondo
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Arduino-Controlled Typewriter

Using two 4051 multiplexer ICs I am able to simulate the electric typewriter's keyboard matrix and can control the entire functionality of this machine via the Arduino board.


This example shows the result of a tool that tries to recreate an image with the available letters on the daisy wheel. It types several layers of type over each other and also uses half-letter spacing and half-line feeds to cover more paper with carbon. The principle of this is demonstrated here:

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Taken on November 24, 2010