A while ago, I designed a DIY kit that let folks dig up their old typewriters and put them to use as USB computer keyboards or as iPad docks. Even though that kit worked great, the hardest part by far was the soldering. Many people wanted to know if there was a way to put together the kit without doing any soldering at all.
So this summer I designed an “Easy Install” version of the USB Typewriter kit, which now involves absolutely no soldering or special tools and is just plain easier to install all around. This guide explains the installation process for my new kit, which is now available for sale at www.usbtypewriter.com. I hope you like it!
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