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Antique adding machines as objets d’art

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Brass Goggles points us to the work of Andy Aaron, who crafts very steampunky, work-worn “antique calculators.” Too bad there isn’t more info on his site about how he makes them. They obviously contain modern electronics. As someone points out in Brass Goggles comments, he needs to do one with a nixie tube display.

Aaron Adding Machines – [via] Link

2 thoughts on “Antique adding machines as objets d’art

  1. I love how language is evolving so fast these days. It was not long ago at all that describing something as “steampunky” would be more than a little confusing, but now it’s the perfect adjective for this project.

    I really like things like this, especially being able to actually turn them on and use them- it kinda blows people’s minds who aren’t expecting it.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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