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Steampunk Keyboard Mod by Atratus Steampunk Keyboard Mod by Atratus
Made from a generic $8 keyboard, 104 buttons, acrylic resin, photo-paper, vinyl, and some metallic spray paints.

For a step by step breakdown of the process see my LiveJournal .

[edit 071230] - I replaced the picture with some better ones done with my light-tent and proper lighting.
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:iconkabar41:
KaBar41 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Does is still make the click-clack of a normal keyboard. The entire reason besides needing it to use the computer for having it.
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Tearahk Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I want one of these so bad! I wish I had enough skill to even come close to what that looks like!
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:iconthemonsterbox:
theMonsterBox Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
OK, that is officially the coolest thing I've seen all week.
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:iconalmoon:
Almoon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
i would so buy this
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:iconnavaratti:
Navaratti Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
I love this soooo much! this is epic!!! I wish I could have 2 - one for home and one for work! LOL
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:iconeezeelee:
Eezeelee Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
simply love it!
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PheonixRyzyng Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Student Photographer
i want!!!
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:iconvalevice:
Valevice Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
ugh I love this!! and your step by step is :heart:
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:iconatratus:
Atratus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009   General Artist
Thank you :-)
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:iconvalevice:
Valevice Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
no! I want one but I have no where near enough skill to make out x.x
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:iconvonsmallhausen:
vonSmallhausen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Ehum... You don't happen to have the template for the buttons still do you? :x
I just so happende to like this so very, very much so I'm gonna make my own x3
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:iconatratus:
Atratus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008   General Artist
No. I didn't keep it.
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:iconvonsmallhausen:
vonSmallhausen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Oh ratstail...
Well well, nevermind then ^^,
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:iconkettricken:
Kettricken Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
awesome, it looks great! too bad about the purple plug though ;)
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:iconiynai:
Iynai Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I wish I could have this keyboard. ): You did a marvelous job on this. :D
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:iconmoogleboy64:
moogleboy64 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Student Artist
Amazing. I hope for all the work you went to that it's not too difficult to type on. :0
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:iconryuukubr:
RyuukuBR Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008   Photographer
Very cool, man!!! I mean: wooooow! Yeah, very cool indeed! :D
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:icondivulged:
Divulged Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
That actually looks like it would work better than a regular keyboard, because small things would not get stuck inside the keys!
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:iconcrabplant:
crabplant Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Oh wow, that's ultra ace. I'm not into the steam punk aesthetic, but despite this, the piece caught me eye.
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:iconcaahhloomm:
Caahhloomm Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
does it work properly?
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:iconatratus:
Atratus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008   General Artist
Of course. What would be the point if it didn't work?
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:iconcaahhloomm:
Caahhloomm Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
well there wouldn't be.
i was only wondering.
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
very cool!
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:iconmeliadhor:
Meliadhor Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks wonderful!

And how's typing on it? Fingers don't tend to slip a bit?
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:iconatratus:
Atratus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008   General Artist
No, not really. But I do plan to make the keys concave on the next one.
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:iconentwinedscylla:
EntwinedScylla Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
This is, by far, the most awesome thing EVAR.

I'm going to have to make myself one of these soon.
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:iconstimulated-detergent:
Stimulated-Detergent Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! I want a keyboard like that...

It came out great!
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:iconatratus:
Atratus Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008   General Artist
Thanks. I'm actually going to be starting a new-and-improved version and will likely put this one up on eBay.
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Stimulated-Detergent Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow... cool..
I really have to say that you have some serious talent over here... keep it up! ;)
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ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the new photo looks good
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:iconsykoqween:
sykoqween Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
My keyboard bows to your keyboard!
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:iconchardwolfarmory:
ChardwolfArmory Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very cool
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:iconatratus:
Atratus Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007   General Artist
Thanks. I've been using it daily for a few weeks now (an am using it right now) and it is working well. There are definitely a few things I will do a bit differently the next time, not the least of which is use a better quality keyboard as the base. As good as it looks, it is still a $8 keyboard from China.
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ASWilliams Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007   Photographer
that's pretty bad ass.
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:iconrisingechelon:
RisingEchelon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
Pretty cool man.
I need to get a new keyboard, mine sucks. lol.
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