1980s Twitter @ WOMAD 2019

A project log for Getting online with a 1987 Psion Organiser II

Bringing an Eighties handheld classic into 2020 with a little help from a Raspberry Pi and a Bluetooth chip.

James FosseyJames Fossey 07/29/2019 at 20:180 Comments
Organiser II with Twitter client & Comms Link
Let me tweet it like it's 1986 yeah...

The Pi-on Organiser made its first festival appearance yesterday - but hopefully not its last...

...To explain: I am an IOP outreach volunteer, and they kindly allowed me to include '1980s Twitter' as one of the many interesting diversions on offer at the World of Physics at this year's WOMAD festival in Wiltshire. Sunday afternoon punters could type their tweet on the Organiser II then send it via the Comms Link to the Raspberry Pi. The Linux command-line Twitter client 'PTT' and the WOMAD wi-fi did the rest. 64 tweets in total - not exactly 'trending' but still a respectable number. You can browse the tweets @PsionOnline - do give us a retweet or a like (

Me and my Psion @ WOMAD 2019. There were more people here earlier on, honest...