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Steampunk Keyboard Mod. My goal with this project was to build a retro keyboard that was fully functional and of a sufficient quality that it could be used everyday by a touch typist.

Steampunk Keyboard Mod

In order to achieve this I chose a high quality (though widely available) keyboard as my starting point. This is an IBM Model M "Clicky" keyboard. They were made starting in the mid 1980's and a version is still manufactured today. This particular keyboard was made in 1989 and shipped with and IBM PowerStation 530, a UNIX box the size of a kegerator. Besides its overall quality and heft, one of the things that makes this keyboard particularly good for such a mod is the fact that it has removable key caps and the under-cap has a flat surface ideal for affixing a new key top.

Step one was disassembly and the removal of the skirts on the key caps. Here is a short movie demonstration the process of removing the skirts from the key caps. Next came the process of cutting and shaping the brass. The shapes were then cut out on a band saw. The Steampunk Home. Brass Goggles: The lighter side of Steampunk.

Posted by proteus on December 23rd,2013 Two things I love in one photo: [via Brian Kesinger's Tea Girls] Posted by proteus on October 17th,2013 A Steampunk Badminton tournament sounds like a fantastic idea. Posted by proteus on October 11th,2013 Our Forum User “Bolt Face” brings this lovely coverage of a Steampunk Coffee House from The Chive: Image from The Chive Many more images in the original article, and a discussion here on our forums. This clock may not be exactly “steampunk”, but it certainly tickles the dials-and-knobs delight! [Via Boing Boing] Posted by proteus on October 8th,2013 Described as inspired by Steampunk and Warhammer-like games, Diesel Tactics looks like an interesting project that’s still in development.

Posted by proteus on February 28th,2013 Hand made from savaged Arbutus, Western Red Cedar, and Black Walnut, these articulated Steamy Icarus wings are a beautiful handmade addition to any dirigible captain’s safety gear: And they’re not just static decoration, either: Steampunk - Gizmodo. Online : Steampunk gift guide. Here it is, the first ever “Steampunk gift guide” !

Online : Steampunk gift guide

– I asked my favorite Steampunk maker to cook one up for us – Jake Von Slatt from The Steampunk Workshop! Jake writes - “When Phil Torrone asked me to do a Steampunk Gift Guide for MAKE: Blog I said, “Sure! Love to!” But, when I actually sat down to put together a list of Steampunk gifts for the Maker, I realized that coming up with a coherent list was going to be difficult.The definition of Steampunk has become somewhat fractured. Handcrafted Steampunkery – handmade steampunk-themed craftsPrice: $2 – $200Buy: Etsy – Link. Making and modding have become a mainstay of today’s Steampunk. Just search on the keyword “steampunk”. Leather Bib Apron – Sturdy leather apron protects you and your clothesPrice: $39.99Buy: Peachtree Woodworking Supply – Link. I don’t know how many shirts I’ve ruined working in the Steampunk Workshop, certainly dozens. Dietz M2000 – Kerosene lantern and CookerPrice: $18.95Buy: W.T Kirkman – Link. Technology & Romance - Fashion, Style,

Steampunk Model 420 Pneumatiform Infumationizer Project Details. Aether Emporium / Kits and Models.