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If you visit the google library in these days, the librarian will find plenty of articles and depictions of so called "Steampunk Monitors".
The ultra technological world born from hackers & maker culture has helped inspire a Jules Verne themed steampunk bazaar full of brass computer accoutrements, leather fly-boy goggles, and ray-guns made from candle holders that should help equip you well enough to fight off an attack from a wayward Eastern Block airship, a corset wearing phantasm from yesteryear, or just your everyday future warriors who refuse to acknowledge that an imaginary life in the past is better than living in the reality of today, or dare I say, the curious gaze of tomorrow.
Obviously if you are going to do this you will need a spare keyboard that you can take apart and cut up. You can use any keyboard you have, even cordless, though when selecting one, try to keep some things in mind.
The steampunk fever finally got to me and I had to build my version of a steampunk keyboard.
I had a few tools, a nice basement to work in and being kind of a packrat should help too. Not to forget a good friend with a full equipped workshop who would help me if everything else would fail. Unfortunately I didn't have any old mice laying around so I ordered two cheap ones ($5) from the Internet just in case I ruined one.....
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So I have this box of copper findings that I've had for years.