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Austin Yang, an industrial designer current living in Edinburgh, Scotland, has created a working iPad typewriter keyboard that uses a hammer with a capacitive touch bumper to touch the iPad's on-screen keyboard.

Oddly, the physical keyboard doesn't map properly to the QWERTY keyboard on the iPad, most likely because of the mechanics of the typewriter that Yang has created. This is the likely reason for the very slow typing speed in the video below.

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WatchTheThrone Avatar
130 months ago
Break the screen why don't you lol
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
knightlie Avatar
130 months ago
Thank you.
A waste of time not only for the typist, but think of all the time he spent making this thing. Does he live off his daddy's trust fund or somthing and can spend his life designing and making useless crap?

What pathetic nonsense. Does this guy have to run everything he does by you, assuming you're not too busy being so highly productive for the benefit of mankind.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Capt Underpants Avatar
130 months ago
What an incredible waste of time.
Surprised by the hate in this thread.

I think it's novel, at the very least. It would be better if it had a qwerty keyboard.

When you make something half as cool in your spare time, let me know.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
slu Avatar
130 months ago
What an incredible waste of time.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pakaku Avatar
130 months ago
Finally, all your hipster dreams can come true!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Moccasin Avatar
130 months ago
Cue Murder, She Wrote theme tune...
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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