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How to Make Your Own Badass DIY Steampunk Keyboard

Posted on the 31 December 2014 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

Steampunk keyboards are super cool for showing off your unique desktop setup with a hint of geeky groove. Only problem is they are pretty expensive. A good functional Steampunk keyboard will set you back around $600 – $1,000. So, why don’t you make one by yourself?


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Instructables designer and DIYer NeIdan embarked on a similar project to make a Steampunk keyboard on a budget. As you can see the end result was incredible and now you can one of these yourself, thanks to NeIdan.


Here’s what you need -:

  • Scissors and x-acto knives
  • Heavy duty cutter for cutting the plastic keys
  • Screwdrivers

Materials -:

  • A keyboard
  • Glue(any kind will do, i used r21 and wood glue)
  • Nail polish or any kind of polish will do(wood polish)
  • Brass buttons – two sizes for emphasizing some keys like the ctrl and shift etc..
  • Vintage(ish) looking paper(looks a bit like a scroll paper)
  • Guitar strap pins
  • Fabric of your choise
  • Friction lid support

Get your stuff together and head over to the Instructables page for all the step-by-step details on how make this cool keyboard.

[Via: Instructables ]
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