Tuesday, 27 Sep, 2011 Technology

Latest Invention: Typewriter that Makes Different Drinks as You Type


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A rather unusual invention has been unveiled by a Russian engineer who is known under the nickname morkoiboy. He managed to come up with a typewriter that squirts a specific amount of liquid, like liquor or syrup, into a small glass each time a keystroke is hit.

The user can also see the letter they're typing by looking at a large single-character LCD-like screen. It would be interesting to note that the liquid that is being poured is also used to show on the display the letter that was pressed.

Thus, by using this invention one can create original cocktails by simply typing various words. In the video that morskoiboy has posted he shows in details how he managed to build the typewriter. He also gives a detailed explanation on his website.

Firstly the inventor connects a bottle of liquid to the top of the machine, with the bottle being placed upside-down. This liquid will be the basic one in further drinks that one would make after pressing certain keys. The flow of the liquid can be switched on and off with the help of an IV rate flow regulator.

A syringe is tied up to each key. The syringes include different types of colored syrups or liqueurs. After pressing a key, the contents of the syringe flow into a splitter. From there the liquid runs through several tubules and into the screen.

Depending on the letter pressed, different sections of that screen will be filled with liquid. Each letter has a specific amount of sections. The letter A, for example, features seven segments, which means that the liquid from the A key's syringe would part into 7 tubules, each tubule filling a certain segment. It is also possible to control the speed of flow using the regulators found on the side of the device.

The final part of the process is when the liquid from the tubules mixes with the liquid from the bottle and then is poured into a glass from the machine's side. The inventor suggests that each letter can be associated with a certain taste - L-Lime, A-Apple - color R-Red, G-Green, or name K-Kahlua, J-Jagermeister.

Watch the video below to get a better understanding of the device.

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