Posted in Science, Steampunk, Technology, tagged electricity, how to steampunk, Oscilloscope, steam punk, Steampunk, steampunk bitz, Steampunk Mods, steampunk parts, treasure hunting, treasures, vintage, vintage electronics on August 4, 2008|
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While gathering parts for a project I’m working on, I stumbled across a very nifty object that begs for someone to take it home and steampunk it. This poor lonely object is sitting on the basement floor of an antique conglomerate of dealers. I took pictures of it for you. I can give you their name and phone number and you can make arrangements to purchase it through them if you want. If they are unwilling to ship it, I’d even be willing to pick it up and mail it for you… though beware, its heavy. (obviously, if you pay for the shipping).
Secondhand Rose 14 N School St Lodi, CA 95240 (209) 339-1166
Buttons and knobs and graphs Oh My!!
It’s a working Oscilloscope. It’s $69.00 at the somewhat antique/consignment/mix of stuff place called Secondhand Rose in Lodi, CA. If you call and they say the What? Where?… It’s in the basement. Go down the stairs. If you walk straight ahead, it’s not the dealer RIGHT next to the stairs, but the one after that, on the right side. It’s on the floor behind his/her display case. I’m not selling this myself, nor do I get anything for it… I just think it’s begging to go home with someone who will treat it right. By right, I mean, do something awesome with it.
Closer view of the front
Manuals are available online. It says it’s operational and works. I know next to nothing about Oscilloscopes. They measure something about electricity. They make pretty lines and this thing has lots of knobs and switches and buttons.
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Posted in Steampunk, Uncategorized, tagged Dollhouse, Imitation, Jake Von Slatt, Keyboard Mods, Silly Stuff, steam punk, Steampunk, Steampunk Dollhouse, Steampunk Keyboard, Steampunk Mods on July 10, 2008|
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I was going through a handful of tiny watch parts I purchased on Ebay and a few of the bitz reminded me of a certain infamous keyboard. With much appreciation to Jake Von Slatt for the original, I present the Steampunk Dollhouse “Von Slatt” Inspired Keyboard:
Look a tiny bit familiar? The curved side pieces really are brass and the supports are metal painted to look like brass.
That's a tiny battery door type screw driver behind it. Notice the supporting copper bar.
Side view of the original
Jake Von Slatts original can be seen at his Steampunkworkshop website
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