Tweet Old School With a Rotary Phone
Truly, we love using old technology here at That’s Useful. While we have posted about using rotary phones that tweet before, this is a new twist on the idea from some modders over at Unteleported and UP Digital Bureau, two tech companies in the Ukraine and Russia.
The model phone they use is likely a bit different from the ones likely to be available in the U.S., but the principle is the same. Using an Arduino unit and some creative soldering, they make the phone into a rotary version of a text messager that uploads to a Twitter feed (the phone has its own, but it can be configured to send to yours). So, in order to send “hello” you have to dial the four twice, the three twice, and the five three times and so on. To send the message you just hang up.
The instructions (translated from Russian) are here. (If you are a good reader of said language the untranslated version is here). A similar rotary phone can probably be found either I your grandmother’s house or on eBay.
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