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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:03 am    Post subject: Steampunked Mac mini Setup Reply with quote

Steampunked Mac mini Setup
Monday, March 3, 2008
Posted by: Glenn

The Steampunk Workshop has posted some pictures of an interesting Mac mini setup created by Dave Veloz. It features a Steampunk-style keyboard, LCD monitor and Mac mini. The setup was apparently used at a wedding reception where it displayed a slide show of engagement photos. I'm really not that familiar with entire Steampunk computer movement, but the finish on the Mac mini looks pretty sweet. I would suggest that you head on over to the Steampunk Workshop for the rest of the pictures. They are definitely worth a look.



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:10 am    Post subject: Steampunked Mac mini setup Reply with quote

Now that is truly radical!! I like it!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always envy the Steampunk folks. They dedicate some serious time to their craft.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's a damn nice steampunk setup. I like the treatment of the Mini, and that keyboard is great. I didn't see a mouse though...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That mini is really cool looking! The keyboard looks great too, but I bet that sucker is hard to type on.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:48 am    Post subject: More details in the following link! Reply with quote

The keyboard isn't too terribly difficult to type on. I'm typing on it now! It does click pretty loud though. Razz If you'd like some more detailed pictures then you can click here: http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q133/david_veloz/Steampunk%20re-Make/
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave...
Nice to have you on board.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job Dave! The "Gearless Calculating Machine" wording was a nice touch. It's also nice to see that some woman accept steampunking as a hobby. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome like the blinding of old and new.

Especially the keyboard.

Nice.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: More details in the following link! Reply with quote

dvelozjr wrote:
The keyboard isn't too terribly difficult to type on. I'm typing on it now! It does click pretty loud though. Razz If you'd like some more detailed pictures then you can click here: http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q133/david_veloz/Steampunk%20re-Make/


That's the most amazing mini mod I've ever seen! Well done! I'm wondering though, what did you do for the mouse?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:04 pm    Post subject: Re: More details in the following link! Reply with quote

byokm wrote:
That's the most amazing mini mod I've ever seen! Well done! I'm wondering though, what did you do for the mouse?


This looks really nice, but I think Khisayruou's Mac mini/Cube mod was better.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:30 pm    Post subject: Want to buy Reply with quote

OK, Dave, where do I get the kit to transform my Mini to look like yours! Just the mini itself....

Great job.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:44 am    Post subject: How to make your own... Reply with quote

I got most of the graphics (the decorative corners, and boundaries) from iStockphoto.com. Unfortunately I can't post the pdf I created because it's against their graphic usage agreement. But you can purchase the files for about $10. The apple is a googled .png (but I can't see it anymore when I searched this evening, I'll repost filenames soon, that might make searching for them easier). Then just print it out and use double sided sticky carpet tape to stick it on. I painted the edges with some gold leaf paint from Michaels. I covered the very bright (what was it white?) LED with an orange Japanese peanut snack package that I was eating the day before the wedding.

I looked up images of old typewriters to get the right look and feel. There are a lot of beautiful old typewriters, with many different designs that would be worth exploring.

No mouse. Well I mean there is a mouse, but it's just a regular plastic grey one (which wouldn't have looked to good in the pictures).

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: How to make your own... Reply with quote

dvelozjr wrote:

No mouse. Well I mean there is a mouse, but it's just a regular plastic grey one (which wouldn't have looked to good in the pictures).


Well I guess you've got your next instructions, then don't you! Laughing

Nice work, very well done, and Congratulations on the wedding.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:23 pm    Post subject: Thanks, Dave Reply with quote

Thanks for the info, Dave.

I just might give this a try.

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(Seems like the sort of computer an old Ranger should use.....)
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