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Resurrect Teletext as your Twitter feed with this ace Raspberry Pi bake

Teletext finally disappeared from our television screens this month, leaving us to fondly recall those pre-internet days when we waited for football scores to update on our television screens.

However, as we’ve come to appreciate over the last few years, there’s no obsolete tech a Raspberry Pi user can’t resurrect with a bit of elbow grease and ingenuity.

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Mark Pentler turned his Twitter timeline into a Teletext-like feed using his Raspberry Pi and a specially-designed Raspi-Teletext script.

The feed will update by grabbing 5 new tweets every 60 seconds, with Mark saying he plans to make this user configurable in the future.

Unfortunately, emojis and special characters “destroy” the layout of the page and long tweets are a no-go (damn you, 280 characters!) but the developer is working on that.

“Apart from those notes, things should work ok. Have fun, turn back the clock, and if you genuinely use this for anything please let me know (also you’re mental/cool).”

Mark has posted the instructions and code on his Github page, so providing you have a Raspberry Pi and a monitor, what’s old can be new again.

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