Moscow-based artist Dmitry Morozov has created a photo booth that prints portraits of live subjects using a Brother SX-4000 typewriter.
The system, dubbed “i/o,” consists of the typewriter, an Arduino for controlling the operations, an Apple iSight camera, and a lamp for illumination.
Subjects simply stand in front of the camera to have their face captured and then wait for the typewriter to slowly pound out the photo as ASCII art.
Here’s a video showing the thing in action:
Morozov is the same artist that made the 8-bit instant gun camera that we shared last month.