How-To: Build a Steampunk Keyboard

Jake von Slatt just sent us this how-to on turning an old IBM Model M keyboard into a surprisingly usable steampunk-styled keyboard with raised manual typewriter keys. Jake used actual antique keys, but needed additional Enhanced keys, so he bought brass-rimmed buttons and glued on printed key labels. Jake includes a couple of video segments, and Lady von Slatt even makes an appearance, to demo the board’s typing ability.

As I was typing this, my Bluetooth wireless keyboard lost its connection with my computer. I think it’s jealous of this bitchin’ board.