From Letters Are My Friends in Berlin comes an installation that enables you to experience their animated and generated Buchstabengewitter Typeface with a haptic tactile interface - an old Rheinmetall Typewriter from the 1920s. We used the Arduino based USB Typewriter Kit by Jack Zylkin to convert this machine into an USB keyboard and give it a long deserved upgrade after almost a century. The keys are send to a PC that is running the Buchstabengewitter vvvv-patch that animates the glyphs. We gonna use it as a realtime comment tool for talks and events. If you are interested, please get in touch!

This installation has been part of the first vvvvlagshipstore exhibition, Berlin Dec 2012.
Reviewed here:
Infinite Type Trooper
Software and Hardware (based on USB Typewriter)
Patch created in vvvv
Read about this typewriter:
Bärbel Bold & Ingo Italic
2012 Berlin
Music credits:
Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom
Druppy Writer (Skit)

Christian Bruhn - Wetten, daß...
(Timm Thaler Soundtrack)

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