Teletweety – Mechanical Teletype doing Twitter

Teletweety - Mechanical Teletype doing Twitter

Teletweety - Mechanical Teletype doing Twitter

Eric AG6EB has done something very cool, interfacing a 1960’s Mechanical Teletype to the Internet:

Video: Teletweety – Mechanical Teletype doing Twitter.

From his Website (Link is the .com in the first line):

WELCOME TO TELETWEETY.COM

TELETWEETY IS A 1960-ISH MODEL 28 TELETYPE TELEPRINTER WITH KEYBOARD. IT SENDS AND RECEIVES TEXT USING FIVE-BIT BAUDOT CODE AT EITHER 45.5 OR 75 BAUD. WHICH IS TO SAY THAT YOU CAN PROBABLY TYPE FASTER THAN IT CAN.

IT IS CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET VIA A CHEAP LINUX NETBOOK WHICH HANDLES CHARACTER SET CONVERSION, ACCEPTS COMMANDS AND CONTROLS FROM THE TELETYPE, AND HANDLES THE NETWORK INTERFACING.

TELETWEETY CAN POST AND RECEIVE TWITTER UPDATES AND DIRECT MESSAGES ON TWITTER VIA A CUSTOM TWITTER CLIENT.  IT CAN ALSO AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE AND PRINT EMAIL, COMPOSE EMAIL, AND CHAT INTERACTIVELY ON THE ICB NETWORK.  VARIOUS OTHER FUNCTIONS HAVE BEEN WRITTEN OR ARE IN PROGRESS SUCH AS NEWS HEADLINES, WEATHER REPORTS, AND PRINTING EXCERPTS FROM WEB SITES.

73

Steve
K9ZW

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