Keyboard prototype turns iPad into a typewriter... sort of
There may be a few ultra-old-school folks out there that actually remember using an honest to goodness typewriter. Well, Austin Yang is an industrial designer living in Scotland and he has brought the old to work with the new. Austin created a typewriter keyboard that uses hammers with capacitive touch bumpers to touch the iPad’s on-screen keyboard.
When you look at the video below, it looks as though you could hammer a letter hard enough to test the display’s resiliency. You will also notice that he is not typing too fast either. That is because the layout of the keyboard does not follow any familiar pattern (no doubt due to the typewriter mechanism and control arms).