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    Kirt Blattenberger,

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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps while typing up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got Mail" when a new message arrived...

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The Twittertape Machine

The Twittertape Machine - RF Cafe Something old, something new, something borrowed, something... brown. My paraphrasing (lamely) of the old saying for bringing good luck to a bride aptly describes Adam Vaughan's effort in building his 'Twittertape Machine.' Adam's machine prints out Twitter messages on a paper tape in the manner of early stock market tickers. "This astounding device will print a permanent copy of all Tweets yet requires no ink or computer." So says a proclamation in vintage serif font and decorative trimmings on the website's homepage. Indeed it does. The prototype uses two wall wart AC/DC adapters, an Arduino-style microcontroller with an Ethernet interface, a Bell jar, a thermal printer, and miscellaneous clock parts. Full details of the design and operation are provided, including a video (see below for one of them). It checks for and prints out available Tweets every 30 seconds. Before you get upset about altering historic relics to satisfy personal whims, Mr. Vaughn admonishes, "Fear not, dear reader! Built to an original design, no antique stock tickers were harmed during the making of The Twittertape Machine."


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More details of the Twittertape Machine are available on the gizmag website.




Posted  August 26, 2013
 
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