Brother Word Processor Arduino Project

Small project which allows user to control the Brother Word Processor as a remote keyboard using an Arduino.  You can paste a block of text into the terminal which will be sent to the typewriter for quick printing!

Here is a video of it in action:   YouTube video link

And here is the source code on GitHub:  GitHub link

This was a small weekend project to have some fun with a vintage typewriter/word processor. The serial interface to the word processor is a simple two-wire interface of clock and data where characters are sent as 8-bits.  The longest part of the project was using the logic analyzer to examine what the encoding was for each character!


Brother Word Processor Arduino Project