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Here's my latest. It's a typewriter that can type on its own and detect what's being typed on it, so that you can play text-based games with it.

http://upnotnorth.net/2010/10/29/a-new-way-to-interact-with-fiction/

Enjoy!
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Interesting - you re-implemented a tele-type (well, a version of one, anyhow; iirc, teletypes used a selectric ball mechanism or a daisy wheel, mostly - I imagine later ones used dot-matrix carriages)...

Something like that would be wonderful hooked up to my Altair (provided it was in running condition, which it currently isn't)...

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Thats hella cool  ;D

I've seen this kinda game before, but not implemented like this

Nice!

--Dylan
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Cool project.  Years ago, before computer printers were widely and cheaply available, you used to be able to buy kits that converted IBM Selectric typewriters into printer terminals.  As I recall, they were a pain to get and keep working properly.  I used to have a Teletype ASR-33 in my dorm room at Univ. of Mich.  Good times.
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