here's somethingnot sure if you've seen itbut might interest you
Best keyboard ever.
... but he destroyed a Model M to do this. Savage.
Actually, it's got the Model M key mechanism under those caps. So I reckon that rather than destroying the Model M, he gave it a stylish makeover. Cool.
http://ironwork.jp/monkey_farm/computer/pc1.html (working steampunk usb keyboard)http://ironwork.jp/monkey_farm/computer/pc2.html (working steampunk laptop)
Those Japanese, always ten years ahead of us.
Or wait, is that 100 years behind us? I'm confused by retro steampunk chronology.
Someday some bright young lad is going to start _producing_ this sort of stuff --and make a bundle.
That device is a thing of beauty.
I've always wanted to do the same except put it in a wood box, shove in something like the guts of a Mac mini, and style it to look like an old enigma machine.
The only thing is, if you were accurate about it and stuck to the real arrangement of 26 keys, using emacs without any modifier keys would be pretty much impossible.
(Oh, and of course the plugboard in the front would be a USB hub.)
Have you seen the laptop?http://ironwork.jp/monkey_farm/computer/pc2.html
It could use some nice cloth-covered wire.
Now that is a fine piece of work and an excellent tutorial.