STYPE: Chat On Skype Using Typewriter:
Can you imagine how a mere type writer machine sends type written messages on line? I mean would you dare to chat via Skype using a typewriter?
Well, if you happened to watch the multi-awarded prime time sci-fi program series on Fox network, Fringe, then you can relate to what I’m going to tell about this strange device.
This thing is called the STYPE.
The name STYPE is a combination of Skype and Typewriter, of which was envisioned to work in the combined function of both Skype and the typewriter machine.
Apparently, this is a project created by Daniel Huhndt, a German who is studying Masters of Media Design at the Bauhaus University Weimar. Huhndt’s came up with an innovative, yet a mystifying machine at the Bauhaus University display.
The machine is compose with a vintage typewriter, complex pulleys and a set of belts. As you can see in the videos it does a two way chat online.
Apparently, it works by typing messages on the paper and automatically the machine will itself type the reply of the recipient.
What is shocking about it, is the reality that the type writer’s keyboard is actually moving as if someone unseen is typing on the typewriter.
However, it was explained by Huhndt, the inventor that solenoid, relays, pushbuttons, some parts of a cheap board, arduino mega and mac mini all contribute to the typewriting mystery.
Moreover, Huhndt also said that he is intending to use STYPE to chat on Skpe, but as we have observed the inventor is using the primitive ELIZA in processing the program. So, I think that Huhndt’s is going to face more challenges in achieving that aim for this machine.