Last week I stumbled upon the USB Typewriter etsy shop and my jaw dropped! Jack Zylkin has invented a Typewriter Convertor process that turns any manual typewriter into a keyboard for your computer! He sells ready to purchase typewriters or you can buy a kit and do it yourself! I think these would be awesome for hotel/B&B lobby computers or electronic guestbooks at a shop... something memorable to catch your eye! Or if you're a modern Angela Landsbury, use it for writing a book the semi-old school way!
that is amazing! I definitely agree with your tag of rachel on twitter! seems like she'd totally benefit! these are a great way to showcase a beautiful collection and make them functional!ReplyDelete
I'm in LOVE! I want that so bad. I've been scouring the thrift stores for a pretty old typewriter, and maybe this is what I should do when I find one!ReplyDelete
So awesome! Now, I know what to do with my old typewriter.ReplyDelete
That's such an awesome idea! Who would have guessed? :)ReplyDelete
Holy Moley! That's just wonderful. I would love to have a set up like this in my home. I absolutely love the sound the keys make when you are typing...that alone is enough reason for me to convert :)ReplyDelete
this is the most amazing thing I've seen in a long long timeReplyDelete
omg this is awesomeeeReplyDelete
Oh gosh that is a TERRIFIC idea. Brill! I really think I'm going to have to get one.ReplyDelete
That is the coolest thing~ thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
ok. that is pretty darn GENIUS!ReplyDelete
that's REALLY cute for looks!ReplyDelete
OMG that is just COOL! Now I must resist the urge to get me one! :)ReplyDelete
EEEEEEEEEE! That's amazing, want so much :DReplyDelete
great now I can tweet in Super slow motionReplyDelete
whoah! that is so cool :)ReplyDelete
How cool is that!!! I just bought the most amazing typewriter the other day, although I highly doubt I will ever be able to use it, let alone attach it to a computer, seeing as it's at least 100 years old.ReplyDelete
Perfect for my 84 year old mother, who last used a computer in 1995. Good way to coax her on line!ReplyDelete
Ok its cool. so where do you get it and how doy you get it installedReplyDelete
WHAT THE WHAT!?! omg this is the coolest thing ive EVER SEEN.ReplyDelete
OMG!!! that is really surprising. I've never thought typewriters in this way.ReplyDelete
If you've ever watched Max Headroom (20 minutes into the future!) you've seen computers with old fashioned manual typewriter keyboards - 20 minutes into the future indeed!ReplyDelete
In order to convert an electric typewriter to USB for connection, would you have to also convert to battery operation or could you just use the electric connection that is there?ReplyDelete
@Anonymous, Sorry, I'm not sure. Try asking Jack (the designer) through his Etsy page :)ReplyDelete
I have the same typewriter as the one you used for the typewriter keyboard. Love!ReplyDelete
So the things are being change according to the time...ReplyDelete
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Very nice, thanks :)ReplyDelete
Very interesting to be seen.ReplyDelete