Steampunk Keyboard Mod

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13 Responses:

  1. kumimonster says:

    here's something
    not sure if you've seen it
    but might interest you


  2. ioerror says:

    Best keyboard ever.

  3. fo0bar says:

    ... but he destroyed a Model M to do this. Savage.

  4. artkiver says:

    fucking awesome.

    Also see:

    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.

  5. mc_kingfish says:

    Someday some bright young lad is going to start _producing_ this sort of stuff --and make a bundle.

  6. jkonrath says:

    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.)

  7. It could use some nice cloth-covered wire.

  8. eposognatus says:

    Now that is a fine piece of work and an excellent tutorial.