VIDEO: Using an old telephone as a MacBook number keypad

Another pleasing diversion to help you through your Sunday, here’s what one technically-minded Mac geek managed to come up with using his old analogue telephone….

He purchased the old telephone from a Dutch flea market last Christmas, amnd thought he’d hack it to work as a MacBook number keyboard, just for fun.

Developer Maximilian used an Arduino to capture the signal while dialing and used AAC Keys to simulate the key presses, he revealed one week ago. We liked it so much we thought a few our there would like it tool.

Here’s the developer’s blog in which he explains what he did. And here’s a Google Translation for those of us who don’t speak his language.

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