[NTLK] Steampunk Makeover
doc_retro at juno.com
Mon Apr 8 21:03:32 EDT 2013
It's odd that this subject should come up just now. Last weekend I helped my artist-daughter with her booth an 'Shodo-Con' in Lansing, Michigan. She specializes in Amigrumi based on anime characters I've mostly never heard of (the genre has come a long way since I watched 'Kimba' as a child). There are usually quite a few 'Steampunk' attendees and vendors, and we've talked about some Apple-themed projects i could do that she might sell, such as a G3 Lombard (bronze keyboard) or a Newton 130. I was sorely tempted to take my defunct MP 130 or MP 110 out and do a quick make-over for the convention, but i want the time to do it right, and a working model would be a real treat for the right steampunk type.
If this ever gets beyond the ;'what if' stage with us, i'll share pictures of what we come up with.
"Woody, your comment about the look of the hinge repair reminded me of an
idea that floated through my head a couple of years ago. Has anyone ever
tried giving a Newton or eMate a steampunk make-over?
I never got past sitting down with pencil and paper to try some designs,
because I realized I need to do some research so it doesn't end up looking a
pig's ear. Before I go further I thought I should ask if someone's already
invented that particular wheel.
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