High Victorian tech

My steampunk heart goes tick-tock at the sight of this clawfoot laptop.

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It’s based on a Hewlett-Packard ZT1000 and can boot either Ubuntu Linux or Windows XP. To start it, you turn the clock-winding key in the lower left part of the picture.

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The creator is Richard R. Nagy (yay for Hungarian roots).

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He also builds custom keyboards, like this hexy beauty.

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These pieces have got to be one of the coolest uses of old materials ever. I imagine I might be building such things myself if I weren’t so engaged in shoring up my dear abode.

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