Datamancer modernizes the steampunk laptop


10 Responses to “Datamancer modernizes the steampunk laptop”

  1. Jim Saul says:

    Gorgeous as usual for his work.

    Is that wood-grain square a functioning touchpad?

  2. Kevin Baker says:

    It’s pretty, but their keyboards make a lot more sense to me. Most likely, a keyboard will still be usable ten years from now. A laptop won’t.

  3. Andrea says:

    From the website pictures: even the vents are beautifully carved! Man… I wish I had that kind of money.

  4. Jenz Seeger says:

    meh, to retro for my taste. Guess I’ll have to wait a while for my Sandbenders…

  5. malindrome says:

    Still holding out for a laptop steam-generator-to-AC-adaptor mod.  That’s REAL steampunk.

  6. Datamancer says:

    @Jenz – I’ve actually been considering making a Sandbenders for a looooong time. Cory was nice enough to run the project past Gibson himself for me a while back and he provided some loose design direction. Hopefully one day soon I’ll finally be able to get to the project, recycled soda cans and all. I think I might try a Deco laptop first though. 

    • pKp says:

      Wow, I’d totally buy one of these. Does it come preinstalled with a VR version of Venice and a Bowie clone improving my musical culture ?

  7. Datamancer says:

    @Jim, yes the trackpad is fully functional and very responsive. The button is laquered brass, as well.

    • professor says:

      If dictionaries wish to fully explain the meaning of the word “beautiful” they only need to show a photo of your laptop.  Well done!

  8. eviladrian says:

    Here’s my own, rather amateur, effort.  I couldn’t figure out how to get the keyboard and trackpad surround off, so they’re pretty clumsily set below the wood, but it looks nice and old-timey when it’s closed, with little brass fittings on the corners.

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