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Modding Art Deco Keyboard by Datamancer

Discussion in 'Modding' started by slipperyskip, 18 Apr 2009.

  1. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    My friend Richard Nagy (aka Datamancer) just unveiled his new art deco-influenced keyboard.

    Datamancer's Art Deco Keyboard

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    Datamancer in mostly known for his Steampunk creations. Many of you might recognize a few of them. My favorite has been his scanner mod that looks like a Myst link book.

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  2. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    How did you find that! It's not on Brass Goggles or Datamancers home page. Just excellent although there's probably only a handful of us here that would acknowledge a steampunk habit or have even heard Abney Park.

    Thank you,

    Ancient Tinkerer
     
  3. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    I'm proud to say that I might have had a small part in this creation. :D
     
  4. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Insider knowledge. Never a bad thing. Built or designed the end caps did you? They have yor touch.

    john
     
  5. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Advised is a word I'm comfortable with here. He's got too much talent to need anything else.

    "You know the path Grasshopper."
     
  6. _man1c_

    _man1c_ What's a Dremel?

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    needs to be mass produced, id buy one.:thumb:
     
  7. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    very cool, but looks very out of place with the iMac
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Yummy. My keyboards take too much abuse to be decorated that nicely...
     
  9. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Yeah my old keyboard still works but took a lot of Stepmania-related damage around the arrow keys. I may try modding it just for the hell of it.
     
  10. slipperyskip

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    Bah...put some wear and tear on it and then smugly call it "patina". That keyboard might even be cooler if it looked like it had been used for the last 70-some years.

    There is a whole art behind adding patina to new things. Green brass/copper, rust, dents, stains. Some of it is pretty amazing. I just can't bring myself around to doing intentional damage.
     
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    slipperyskip Member

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  12. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 What's a Dremel?

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    I too have a thing for steam punk.
    Abney park are good .

    Nice keyboard.:dremel::dremel:
     
  13. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Gorgeous... In fact, so gorgeous, I'd be afraid to even use it. :)
     
  14. Herr_SturmGeist

    Herr_SturmGeist What's a Dremel?

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    It is bootiful, but I fear somewhere a typewriter may have died for those shiny keys :(
     
  15. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    OMG Amazing!
     
  16. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I want a typewriter :(
     

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