In the 1800's, the telegraph was developed to send messages across long distances over wire using Morse Code. The code was translated by telegraphers to written characters. The next advancement in communications came the teletype in the early 1900's, which originally communicated across the same telegraph lines and exchanging baudot code, a 5 bit character code. The teletype would send and receive the baudot code and using precise timing drove a mechanical typewriter that printed the message on a roll of paper, and removed the human in the loop.
For kids today, the analogy would be where the telegraph was like text messaging, the teletype was like twitter feeds. News would be broadcast and received on teletype all across the country.
This initial build demos a couple of test patterns. I'm currently working on porting Eliza, and then adventure to the Arduino/Pi. One challenge I will have is to read the characters typed on the teletype to make it truly interac