Glorious collection of control panel photos

Control Panel is a fantastic visual blog "in praise of dials, toggles, buttons, and bulbs," a companion to the Control Panel group on Flickr.

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These mid-century control rooms are sheer eye candy

These power plant control rooms are so cool looking that they don't even seem real. This site, called Present /&/ Correct, has a nice gallery of them. Above image is from the nuclear ship Savannah. Read the rest

Make: Soviet themed launch-code box complete with missile switch covered toggles

Love puzzles, crypto, making, control panels and nuclear extinction? John Edgar Park has a maker project for you! Read the rest

What's inside a fire alarm

I was hoping for a little firefighter homunculus.

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Analog control panels in film

Dylan Schenker, Rhett Jones and Loney Abrams present a collection of the best, from Alien and Blade Runner to eXisTenZ. Read the rest