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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:38:51 +0000




This Lust-Worthy $99 Kit Lets Kids Build Their Own Computers | Wired Design |

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:57:55 +0000

Industrial design, and cohesive instructions go a long way towards making technology affordable. While my kids aren’t yet old enough to dig into this (I Think)

I can’t wait to see iterations down the road. 99 dollars for a sleek well designed case.




Wooden Time Wonder

Sat, 27 Mar 2010 16:15:30 +0000

Wooden Time Wonder

If you have been listening in or reading this site for very long you know I love the steampunk aesthetic but even more than that I love clockwork devices. The beauty, the symmetry and the precision required to create a functional timepiece that goes beyond most tech. Yes computers are intricate but their beauty is in programming. The beauty of a well machines or crafted clock goes beyond that. Is it something about the craftsmanship and skill required, I’m not sure. But either way I’d love to be able to make one some day.

has made it that much easier to do so. On his website he has wooden clock plans for sale, the design is his and the skill needs to be yours. Someday I’ll give it a go when I can devote the time and the resources needed to build one. In case that describes you

and try your hand. If you happen to be good enough to do it, there are “Master” level clocks, in a place he calls , that the only way he’ll sell you the plans is if you send him a picture of one of his simpler clocks or sculptures completed. Amazing stuff. Hit after the jump to see a video of one of the clocks in motion.

Why would a Talented woodworker like him share these gorgeous plans? Well I’ll let him explain

“Selling plans for the clocks on this page goes against my basic philosophy of trying to spread joy in the world through creative woodworking. However, I have come to the conclusion that I should not stand in the way of a woodworker’s desire for additional frustration in his/her life when they obviously want it so badly.“



Steampunk Computers!

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 20:36:31 +0000

Steampunk Computers!

I have finally found a soup to nuts Steampunk machine / design concept that I can really get behind. From the looks of things each and every little detail is taken care of. I hate it when the aesthetic doesn’t extend correctly and seamlessly to the peripherals. With this design shown over at , they thought of everything. From the speakers to the mouspad having a tiny little desk lamp over it. Even the cabling is wrapped to look the part.

The machine appears to be a mac mini, and is inscribed with The Apple Company, Gearless Calulating Device. The best part is if you follow through to the original designer and you have the extra coinage you too can have one of these beauties built for you by .

Well Done !

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