I've written before about Datamancer, a master steampunk maker whose creations are some of the finest-wrought examples of the form. Now he's posted his latest creation, an elaborate steampunk fancy of a laptop, along with build-notes. It's really something.
This may look like a Victorian music box, but inside this intricately hand-crafted wooden case lives a Hewlett-Packard ZT1000 laptop that runs both Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux. It features an elaborate display of clockworks under glass, engraved brass accents, claw feet, an antiqued copper keyboard and mouse, leather wrist pads, and customized wireless network card. The machine turns on with an antique clock-winding key by way of a custom-built ratcheting switch made from old clock parts.
Jake von Slatt sez, "Doc (Datamancer) exceeded his bandwidth but he sent me the files for the
laptop page and I set up a mirror for him here."