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Steampunk Keyboard Mod

By Atratus
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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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© 2007 - 2020 Atratus
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KaBar41's avatar
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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TearahkHobbyist General Artist
I want one of these so bad! I wish I had enough skill to even come close to what that looks like!
theMonsterBox's avatar
OK, that is officially the coolest thing I've seen all week.
Almoon's avatar
i would so buy this
Navaratti's avatar
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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EezeeleeHobbyist General Artist
simply love it!
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PheonixRyzyngStudent Photographer
i want!!!
Valevice's avatar
ugh I love this!! and your step by step is :heart:
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Atratus General Artist
Thank you :-)
Valevice's avatar
no! I want one but I have no where near enough skill to make out x.x
vonSmallhausen's avatar
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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Atratus General Artist
No. I didn't keep it.
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Oh ratstail...
Well well, nevermind then ^^,
Kettricken's avatar
awesome, it looks great! too bad about the purple plug though ;)
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IynaiProfessional Filmographer
I wish I could have this keyboard. ): You did a marvelous job on this. :D
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moogleboy64Student 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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RyuukuBR Photographer
Very cool, man!!! I mean: wooooow! Yeah, very cool indeed! :D
Divulged's avatar
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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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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does it work properly?
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Atratus General Artist
Of course. What would be the point if it didn't work?
Caahhloomm's avatar
well there wouldn't be.
i was only wondering.
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MeliadhorHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks wonderful!

And how's typing on it? Fingers don't tend to slip a bit?
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