Hacked Vintage Ticker Tape Machine Prints Out Tweets In Real Time

Hacked Vintage Ticker Tape Machine Prints Out Tweets In Real Time

Have your Twitter feed turned analog and permanently noted down by an old-fashioned device.

Yi Chen
  • 22 march 2012

The Twittertape Machine is inspired by vintage ticker tape machines that were popular in the late 1800s. The original ticker tape transmitted stock prices over telegraph lines and used a roll of tape to constantly print out the information. The machine is much more sophisticated but the concept is rather much the same. The device is connected to the Internet via Ethernet and will automatically check Twitter for new tweets every 30 seconds. Your tweets and Twitter mentions will be printed onto the roll of paper.

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