Adam Vaughan from Cumwhinton near Carlisle is hoping his social media invention will attract the attention of wealthy investors, and that his device will eventually be commercially produced.
He has built a 'twittertape' - a device which prints out his tweets onto old fashioned ticker tape
Paul Crone went to investigate the gadget further.
More top news
A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region.
An inspirational Cumbrian girl who won the 2015 WellChild Awards, is calling on others from the region to enter this year's event.
Three men have appeared in court, charged with drugs offences, as part of a probe into the death of a teen who fell ill at Kendal Calling.