“Josh Nimoy’s fascination with type and type systems provided the focus for a project that combines interactive physical computing with an investigation of kinetic structure. He designed this robotic typeface to explore the potential of dynamic text in public spaces without resorting to pixels, which he feels are overused. When you press a letter on a keyboard, six “brushstrokes”—wooden calipers attached to hobby servomotors spinning to the angle specified by a PIC chip—rotate to form the character.”

[via IDOnline]