Arduino-powered solenoid carriage for computer typists who want to feel alive again

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I understand the creator very well. I’m still planning on coding a calculator as a hobby project some time. Meant for android phones that uses a combination of the rumble and audio cues to simulate the old haptical feeling of early calculators with a printer / cash registers. Basically some kind of fidget toy app.

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Electric typewriter had an carriage return key operated with a solenoid.
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Italian advert:

My dad had that typewriter, I learned to type when in first grade I was learning handwriting. It wad a noisy behemoth and when the carriage returned made the table to vibrate…

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