Turn Your Old Typewriter Into a Mechanical Mac Keyboard


If you need a replace keyboard or just looking for something a little different. You don’t have to spend money on a new Mac keyboard if you already have an old typewriter  you can dust off in the attic.

This retro mechanical keyboard Mac mod is a fantastic way to use those old disused typewriters.

Turn Your Old Typewriter Into a Mechanical Mac Keyboard

If you fancy injecting life back into your old typewriter then a great guide over on the instructables website will show you exactly how to accomplish the task.

The guide will help you convert your typewriter  into a USB compatible input device for your PC or Mac. The mod is intended to replace a full keyboard allowing you to ditch the plastic keys you currently have and replace them with a functional work of art : A USB Typewriter!

Via Cult of Mac


  • http://lambslife.com/ Joshua

    Wow! I thought all of that ancient technology would have been recycled by now lol.

  • ashley

    that is one creative way of doing it old school! i just bought 2 antique typewriters… but i prefer them that way. but way to go! bravo!