Teletype Model 33 ASR
- There are lots of options for connecting a Teletype to a computer.
- I've built some quite simple custom Hardware: electronics to operate the 20mA current-loop, and Firmware: using a Teensy microcontroller for a modern USB connection.
- Connecting to MacOS and to a Raspberry Pi (with some
terminfoUnix archaeology, and a kernel patch for linux)
Making It Useful:
- Applications including command-line utilities for the tty user. Includes scripts to print words on papertape, connect to LambdaMoo, print emoji, play zork, run state-of-the art language AI, connect to bbs and old mainframes, and more.
- Using CUPS to make the Teletype appear as a network printer.
- ASCII Art using the unique features of an antique hard-copy terminal, including overstrike.
- Paper Tape Art too.
The contents of this project are published under the MIT license, let me know what you do with it!