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Steampunk mouse to go with my steampunk computer

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This is the mouse I made to go with my steampunk computer. It's based on a Logitec G5 lasermouse which comes with the braided USB-cord. The shape at the front where the buttons sit I copied front the typewriter the rest I thought would nicely complement that shape. Hope you like my work :)
Image details
Image size
3264x2448px 2.5 MB
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-FZ30
Shutter Speed
10/40 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Nov 14, 2011, 10:25:00 PM
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KingWillhamII's avatar
ginocyro's avatar
Prachtig exemplaar! Hoe heb je de vorm van de muis gecreëerd? Aangezien ik ook een muis wil maken bij mijn underwood typewriter computer. ;)
Wirecase's avatar
Dank je! Ik heb de behuizing van de muis met de hand uit een blok MDF gefreesd, daarna veel schuur en plamuur werk gedaan en toe gespoten, dit zijn 3 lagen filler-primer, 4 lagen lak, 2 lagen blanke lak.... Veel werk, wel de moeite....
WoW I want one! - Please contact me @ sicshi@hotmail.com
rainulous's avatar
Kodak camera there in the back?
Wirecase's avatar
Yep, it's a 1A Pocket Kodak, currently under a nondestructive conversion to digital :)
rainulous's avatar
Amazing. I'm building a camera from scratch. It has a removable film back that I also plan to make a digital back for. This has made me start to think I should make it steampunk... hm...
lapiNaru's avatar
Waaah this is soo cute ^^
You're really amazing... to be able to do that *-*
NoctumSolaris's avatar
It looks slightly more dieselpunk to me, but it's awesome :)
Wirecase's avatar
I guess that's due to the lack of brass and copper, huh?
NoctumSolaris's avatar
It's because, to me, it has the look of something from the early days of plastics, of oil dependency, of diesel. Its lines are so simple, it's so dark.
Wirecase's avatar
hmm, that's a pitty... It was more aiming for it to have more the feel of cast iron like the typwriters frame...
NoctumSolaris's avatar
It's all in the eye of the beholder, I wouldn't worry. Besides, the frame of the mouse does carry that effect, it is the pad on top that is chiefly responsible for the plastic feeling that I get from it. If it had been dark wood, I think that would have carried it into steampunk for me.
Midnight-Magik's avatar
What's is made from? Very cool idea!
Wirecase's avatar
I routed the frame by hand out of a single block of MDF, then a multiple sessions of spray-on filler and sanding to get a smooth finish ready for spray paint.
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AntonioAlexisHuerta's avatar
I say,where can I get a steampunk computer?
Wirecase's avatar
If all goes well (gathering parts) I might build one to go on Etsy in a few months time... But, I'm not sure if and when...
AntonioAlexisHuerta's avatar
Can it have a blu-ray disc drive?.
Wirecase's avatar
If there is a slimline slot-in blu-ray drive available somewhere than it could be fitted yes. The one here, I build for myself, has a slimline slot-in DVD-burner hidden under the keyboard :)
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