The Convenient Typer
by Max, published
Each person must time their actions specifically, and operate their portion of the device with care.
This device was made to be a performance at a local art-event. Its operation is (of course) far from convenient, but it does type out the most true thing I have ever known.
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A "hunt and peck" system would be alot of fun to make, and it could probably be adapted for multiple uses. Right now I'm imagining a piano that could be "played" with a similar system.
Yes, Looks like most of what is needed is here already, though instead of all the "fingers" I'd vote for a single "hunt and peck" system.
It'd would further the awesome if it output system messages. Like (clackaclackaclackacka...........) "System will reboot in 30 secs" :)
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Some notes: The 3D parts with a letter in their title (S-gear.stl for example) correspond to the letter on the typewriter with which that part interacts. The exceptions are the parts with "L" or "R" in the title...those correspond with "Left" or "Right".
Also note: "I-gear" and similar parts have two teeth side by side, but I ended up reducing that (with a saw) to one.
To type out the word three people (or an individual with long arms) must use the two word handles, and the space bar presser with specific timing. The correct timing is as follows: Type 2 letters with the right handle, space bar, type one letter with the right handle, one letter with the left, space bar, type two letters with the left handle, space bar, and repeat.
These openscad scripts were used: thingiverse.com/thing:3575
thingiverse.com/thing:5505 I have attached to this thing my (slightly) modified versions of the above scripts.
sidenote: after re-reading these instructions...I don't see how any most of it will make sense to anybody.....here is my apology in Red Dwarf form: youtu.be/ns4kgvOzopI?t=6m56s
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