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This Photo Booth Uses a Typewriter to Print Portraits as ASCII Art

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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.

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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.

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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.

(via Dmitry Morozov via Engadget)

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