Treat Your Fingers to the Best of Both Worlds With a Modded USB Typewriter

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With one foot in the present and another firmly in the past, these DIY instructions will turn that beautiful vintage typewriter in the attic into an awesome part of your digital routine. And give you some serious literary street cred.

Each mod will take you between five and ten hours depending on ability, but if you, like Instructables contributor jackzylkin, agree that the "mighty hammering of typewriter keys has long since faded away, replaced by the dull click of the computer keyboard," the time might be well spent (or check out his Etsy store). Even if you just want to make a statement against those typewriter-clinging luddites, a fine mechanical keyboard is something we can all agree on. [Instructables via CrunchGear]

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Don't hold it against me but that old black metal manual is what I learned to type on. I also made fried diplodocus in alfredo sauce appetizers for my homo heidelbergensis typing instructor, too.