Jake looks to the future of making modern tech look like it’s from the past, and as usual, the attention to detail from his Steampunk Workshop is stunning.
The inexorable march of technology has rendered my 4:3 aspect ratio 19″ LCD mod and my pump-less water cooled PC obsolete, so when I saw at 24″ wide screen monitor on sale for $299.00 I grabbed it with the intent on making a Victorian All-in-One PC.
The first step was to strip down the monitor and trim it into a nice clean and even rectangle. I taped some paper over the face to protect it from scratches and removed the base and back before cutting it to the desired height on my table saw.
I’m guessing that removing the electronics before cutting the bezel was not possible, or perhaps he just likes the excitement?
View the elegant pictorial – Victorian All-in-One PC
Gareth Branwyn Adds:
We’re thrilled to announce that Jake von Slatt will be at the Bay Area Maker Fair. He, along with other well-known steampunk artisans, scriveners, and fabricators, including Datamancer, Molly “Porkshanks” Friedrich, Libby Bulloff and Magpie Killjoy of Steampunk Magazine, and others, will host “The Contraptors’ Lounge,” an outdoor Victorian sitting room and cabinet of curiosities. Jake and Datamancer will also be giving a talk, on the main stage, about their work. On Saturday Night, the band Abney Park’s pirated airship, the HMS Ophelia, will touch down on the main stage and disgorge its sketchy crew for an awesome night of post-apocalyptic belly dancing music. We’ll have more details on all this leading up to the Faire…
Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset May 3rd and 4th at the San Mateo Fairgrounds, CA (Upcoming.org). It’s for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things. Buy tickets now and save, discount ticket sales end on April 25th, 2008.
If you’re in the Bay Area, or plan to attend Maker Faire add “makerfaire” to your Twitter, we’ll be giving away tickets and will have updates before and during Maker Faire!