I’ve posted a respectable amount of computer keyboard mods here on Trial By Steam. There’s something about a keyboard and its connection between the old typewriters and the way we communicate through them via the internet that begs for them to be modded. So much of Steampunk is online, so it makes sense that keyboards, mice, and computers are modded in that retrofuturistic look that we all love with some frequency.
The Buccaneer Keyboard is the latest addition to the various appearances for your keyboard created by Rampkins, a handcrafted art site in Shropshire, England. The execution of this keyboard is fantastically Steampunk, and there’s not a single superfluous gear in the entire creation.
I love how they admit in the build log that they were inspired by my friend Jake Von Slatt, who also makes a slew of positively gorgeous things too. Steampunk has a way of inspiring people go get out and create something of their own, and this a beautiful example of how contagious creativity can be.