Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

One guy from Russia likes to modify old ordinary stuff. This is one of his works – the keyboard modified to look as one from the nineteenth century!

Get some steampunk inspiration!

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

The programs he used: ОС — Debian testing, software — Blender, LibreCAD, Inkscape.

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

Cool Steampunk Keyboard

It could be cool for some exhibition.

via habrahabr.ru

13 thoughts on “Cool Steampunk Keyboard”

  1. Beautiful piece of work! –Also, it’s nice to see ER showing people what can be achieved using FOSS on a FOSS (Linux) platform. –Hopefully people stuck using Windows will get a clue.

  2. This is really cool but I agree with the above about a membrane keyboard. He should have started with a mechanical switch keyboard like the Das, or at least an original Model M.

  3. but still he did it all by hand. Not many people can do this. Here in the west there are no ambition to do all these beautiful things I see coming from all over Russia. Its very sad here we have things way to easy and people are becoming very lazy and fat. The children don’t get outside enough and there id way too much TV and video games and internet. Everyone has I phone and hardly any one exercises.

  4. “Yorkshire” and “Jordan” if you want to argue about which donor keyboard is better than another, then I suggest YOU go and build one for yourself, rather than pontificating on here. At least the BUILDER of this impressive bit of kit has the balls and talent to do so, I somehow suspect that you two might be lacking in that department!

    • *Because* this thing is so cool, I think it’s a shame to use a squishy keyboard. The result is something that clearly took a lot of work and craftsmanship, and looks awesome, but when you go to type on it, I’m afraid, it will feel squishy just like any modern $15 keyboard.

      It’s sad to see so much work and craftsmanship go into something that looks awesome but won’t feel awesome to use. A keyboard that looks like that should have a satisfying typewriter-like “chunk” movement when you press a key, not a squishy movement.

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