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Jake sent in this an already venerable IBM Model M retro-fitted with glass and nickel keys and mounted in a polished brass frame… Steampunk Keyboard Mod – Link.

Friggin gorgeous.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. DGary says:

    now THAT is freaking sweet

    wonder if I still have that old typewriter around…

  2. Stokes says:

    Damn it, I’ve been wanting to do this for a long while. Beautiful job, though. The brasswork looks a lot better than what I’d been planning to do.

  3. MARK says:

    That is georgious. I love the tilt adjustment. I would have used veneer or wood looking laminate instead of felt for the surface.

    Too bad I don’t have a garage.

  4. Stokes says:

    Black powder-coated metal would have been cool, too. Maybe just that speckle paint with a semi-gloss black top coat would work.

  5. Bre says:

    Nice touch with the pocketwatch!

  6. vonSlatt says:

    Story got Dugg and server died, here’s a mirror:

  7. BrK says:

    Wow, awesome project, this is really cool.

  8. MonkeyWork says:

    Wow. Ferkin cool. best post in a while. dern sweet.

  9. digitaltripper says:

    I just….Well words can not describe it….Simply AWESOME…This project brings a tear to my eye…