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Drink-mixing typewriter lets you taste your words

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A Russian tinkerer has created a typewriter that mixes drinks based on the keys that are pressed
A Russian tinkerer has created a typewriter that mixes drinks based on the keys that are pressed
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The typewriter reportedly contains 136 tubules, measuring a total of 30 meters
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The typewriter reportedly contains 136 tubules, measuring a total of 30 meters
The results of the cocktail typewriter user's 'typing' are dispensed through a tap
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The results of the cocktail typewriter user's 'typing' are dispensed through a tap
Each of the cocktail typewriter's keys are connected to a syrup- or liqueur-filled syringe
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Each of the cocktail typewriter's keys are connected to a syrup- or liqueur-filled syringe
Liquid flows from the cocktail typewriter's syringes when the keys are depressed
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Liquid flows from the cocktail typewriter's syringes when the keys are depressed
A series of splitters route the syrup into different tubules, depending on which key has been pressed
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A series of splitters route the syrup into different tubules, depending on which key has been pressed
The flow rate of the liquid can be controlled using a series of regulators (right)
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The flow rate of the liquid can be controlled using a series of regulators (right)
A bottle of alcohol placed on top of the cocktail typewriter provides the base for the drinks
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A bottle of alcohol placed on top of the cocktail typewriter provides the base for the drinks
A series of splitters route the syrup into different tubules, depending on which key has been pressed
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A series of splitters route the syrup into different tubules, depending on which key has been pressed
A Russian tinkerer has created a typewriter that mixes drinks based on the keys that are pressed
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A Russian tinkerer has created a typewriter that mixes drinks based on the keys that are pressed
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Hoo boy, you just know Hunter S. Thompson would have loved this. A Russian tinkerer going by the name of morskoiboy has created a typewriter (?) that squirts a different type of syrup or liqueur into a glass with every keystroke. That same liquid is used in a big single-character LCD-like display, that shows users what letter they're typing. This means that different cocktails can be created, simply by typing in different words.

According to morskoiboy, the cocktail typewriter is actually the first thing he's ever built.

The user starts by connecting an upside-down bottle of alcohol (or water or milk) to the top of the machine, as one does with a water cooler. This supplies the base liquid for the drink. Its flow is switched on and off using an IV rate flow regulator, purchased at a drug store.

Each key is connected to a syringe, into which a different type of colored syrup/liqueur has been drawn. When that key is depressed, its syringe's contents are forced into a splitter, where the liquid is routed through a series of tubules and into the display. Different segments of that display will be filled with liquid, depending on what letter it's representing - the letter A is made up of seven segments, for instance, so the liquid from the A key's syringe would be split into seven tubules, each one filling a different segment. The machine also has regulators on the side, to control the speed at which the syrup flows.

A series of splitters route the syrup into different tubules, depending on which key has been pressed
A series of splitters route the syrup into different tubules, depending on which key has been pressed

From there, the liquid mixes with the alcohol from the bottle, then proceeds out of a tap on the side of the machine and into a glass. What it will taste like is anyone's guess. "You can try to imagine that each letter can have a taste (L-Lime, A-Apple), a color (R-Red, G-Green), or a name (K-Kahlua, J-Jagermeister)" morskoiboy suggests on his website.

The whole thing is a little difficult to describe, but the video below illustrates the process nicely.

Source: Popular Science

Typewriter Cocktail Machine

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4 comments
Slowburn
Just give me a jug of milk and a bottle of peppermint Schnapps and I\'m good.
Page Schorer
Now we need one that prepares food. Then we could eat our words...
Colter Cederlof
Can make any word... that doesn\'t repeat a letter! lol
kellory
Might be a novely hit in bars, and drinks could be ordered by printed words. Who knows, they bought enough Pet Rocks to pave a highway with. It might work. You could even charge by the letter, and the special could be the \"supercalifragilisticexpealidoshis.\" for a modest upscale charge of course.