What will we do with all the old typewriters? Turn them into waffle irons!

What will we do with all the old typewriters? Turn them into waffle irons!

In any creative pursuit, those “Ah ha” moments happen when we discover a new way of seeing things. For Chris Dimino, an epiphany occurred upon the realization that typewriter keys have a similar structure to a waffle iron.

In his words, “I didn’t have the actual machine in front of me, so I just kept drawing typewriters over and over – breaking them down into their essential parts. Many hours and days later, in a quick sketch of a keyboard, I loosely made crisscrossing lines that kind of resembled a waffle, and that’s when it hit me.”

Dimino’s “Corona-matic” was a design solution rendered as a way to reuse the existing material of a typewriter. But perhaps more importantly, this invention references the geek-chic trend in today’s popular culture. Who wouldn’t want keyboard waffles on Sunday morning!?

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