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This is one of two kits for converting your typewriter into a USB-ready keyboard. It comes with two blank PCBs and all electronic parts (unassembled), so that you can have the knowledge and satisfaction that come with wiring up this fun electronics project by yourself. The boards consist of roughly 20 through-hole components and 30 through-hole metal contacts (which you will learn how to make). It should take an experienced solderer roughly 3 or 4 hrs to assemble the electronics, and another 3 hrs to install them on the typewriter.

This option gives you the fullest ability to customize the project to your liking.

To complete this kit, you will need:
A sharp soldering iron and solder
A third hand,
A dremel or metal file
Pliers (bent pliers preferable)
Hot Glue Gun
Two hammers
Wire (24 or 26 awg stranded is best)
Tape, such as gaffers tape

This project is not for beginner solderers -- you must have the ability to solder cleanly and recognize mistakes. I cannot debug DIY projects that are non-functional. Also, please note that every typewriter is different, and I cannot be accountable if this kit does not work with your typewriter. That being said, I have yet to buy a typewriter that this conversion did not work on...however some take more inginuity and elbow grease than others.

DIY USB Typewriter Conversion Kit


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