Crazy Hacked Typewriter Is Now A Percussive Printer

Well, this wins points for creativity. Computer scientist Chris Gregg of Tufts University decided he wanted to turn his vintage, 1960s Smith Corona electric typewriter into a printer. It turned out to be quite a bit more work than he bargained for, but the resultant invention is marvellous.

Watch Kids Try To Figure Out How To Use An Old Typewriter

Children growing up today can’t remember a world without computers. Typewriters, once ubiquitous in offices and considered the cutting-edge way to write, are now more of a quaint relic than an actual tool… which means they’re perfect fodder for the latest instalment of the Fine Brothers’ “Kids React” series.