[NTLK] Steampunk Makeover

Clu drclu at swbell.net
Tue Apr 9 00:39:30 EDT 2013

Steampunk and Newtons.   Awesome!

On 4/8/13 8:03 PM, Lloyd Conway wrote:
>      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.
> Regards,
> -Lloyd Conway
>   Charlotte, Michigan
> "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.
> Shalom,
> Christian"
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