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Our pal Jake hit Wired! –

For Jake von Slatt, steampunk mechanical hacker, both the do-it-yourself and steampunk movements are driven by the same obsession: the idea that a single mad engineer working in his lab can help change the world by having mastery over his machines.

Von Slatt’s lab in western Massachusetts is hardly what one would imagine to be reflected in the brass goggles of a mad steampunk engineer. Still, his latest project, a technological amalgamation between an MP3 player and an antique radio, “entangling the DNA of these very two devices!” cackles von Slatt, is one of which Frankenstein himself would approve.

Meet Mr. Steampunk: Jake von Slatt – Link.


  • Steampunk LCD monitor mod – Link.
  • Telegraph Sounder – Link.
  • Steampunk Keyboard Mod – Link.
  • Steam punk gallery – Link.

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.

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