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Home-built Ticker-tape Machine Prints Tweets

  • BBC, Monday, August 26, 2013 2:59 PM

A web developer from Cumbria has built a modern version of a 19th Century ticker-tape machine which prints out tweets. The 'twittertape' device was built from scratch using second-hand parts from clocks and other sources, said creator Adam Vaughan. The wooden base hides a thermal printer and a micro-controller, he added. Share prices were traditionally distributed via telegraph lines and printed out on ticker-tape machines.

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