Friday, November 16, 2007

Steampunk Laptop

Truely a piece of art and an object of beauty, this laptop mod (well, "mod" doesn't quite convey what he's done here) is amazing. I recommend clicking the link and checking out the other photos of this and his other fine work, including elaborate custom keyboards. They're for sale by the way.
This may look like a Victorian music box, but inside this intricately hand-crafted wooden case lives a Hewlett-Packard ZT1000 laptop that runs both Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux. It features an elaborate display of clockworks under glass, engraved brass accents, claw feet, an antiqued copper keyboard and mouse, leather wrist pads, and customized wireless network card. The machine turns on with an antique clock-winding key by way of a custom-built ratcheting switch made from old clock parts.

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