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Paradox Keyboard by ParadoxTentacles Paradox Keyboard by ParadoxTentacles
My Neo-Victorian Keyboard.

Featured on my blog at www.TheTentacleParadox.com

Ive always been a fan of mini sized keyboards for Ive never use the number pad thats typically on the right side. I also always hated the way traditional technology looks in contrast to all the antique furniture that adorns my home, so I always had keyboards hidden in drawers. So with this, my first SteamPunk keyboard project uses a mini USB keyboard measuring 12.5″ x 6″. This project took me well over a month to complete, with most of the time used on modifying the keyboard and typewriter keys.

Almost 2 full sets of vintage Typewriter keys were used along with a hand carved wooden space bar! The frame was carved from wood, and functional colored LED indicator lights were added to designate Caps Lock, Number Lock, and Scroll Lock activation. This keyboard has been designed so that if for some reason, the electronics ever malfunction or breaks, a replacement keyboard’s internals can be swapped out fairly easily and cheaply. The completed keyboard types very smoothly and I can touch type on it with no problems!
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Given 2009-02-25
Paradox Keyboard by ~ParadoxTentacles. The high-quality workmanship on this steampunk keyboard includes vintage typewriter keys, but also outfitted with fully-functional LED lights for the caps lock, number lock, and scroll lock. ( Suggested by KelliRoos and Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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Torivic Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
I would love to have this.... Do you know where to buy it  ?
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BloodshedSabre Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
*sighs*
It's custom built...
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AshleyDaGreat Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's cool!
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otherland78 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
wow that´s a cool keyboard :-) and interesting fusion between old type writers and our new plastik keyboards ;-)
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Kalkos Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm rather enthralled. I want one of my own... Do you make them for others? I imagine it wouldn't necessarily be cheap. But it would be worth it...
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drakenimmortal Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Impressive work, the mix of vintage and modern...a great balance.
Thanks for sharing
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Thowell3 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to get one of these things.
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edenchanges Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Writer
That's fabulous!
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HerrKommendant Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kind of Steampunk ;), awesome!
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Bondubras Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Dear santa...
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cassandra667 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
wow. dose that actually work? very cool, i want one.
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontitanicplz: ... Now with Wi-Fi access!
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BlackPoisonx Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice
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Eeni Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is awesome, and the fact the it works makes it EPIC!
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rebeccaWave Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i want it!
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Dugway-Kid Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
pure art
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NexSapphireBrast Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely!!!
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Illeander Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the wooden spacebar!
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MerrillsLeather Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome, thank you for sharing it with us
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SlavicWolf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I will have to fave this. What do you think about a wireless keyboard?
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: That's a lot better than my 50's Laptop!
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JimSTARDUST Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Artist
Awesome. A great example of that GREAT IDEA that over-came the odds and lack of determination to actually get made! Now it exists! It's REAL! And IT"S AWESOME! Thanks for sharing this amazing Show-stopper. You know you'd make a fortune if you put it into production, right? RIGHT!!
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night-love-art Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
wondefull
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very elegant and classy piece of retro-modified technology...this is the type of keyboard i would expect to see in a graphic designers work space...
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TheMidwestJess Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
That is absolutely beautiful. I want one.
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Teapot-Mysteries Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
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Please join my group.. your work is amazing

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#KITSCHCORNER
VINTAGE* RETRO* CUTE*
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Opal-Heart126 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! That's awesome!!!
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juupunisinshou Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your idea for being able to replace the main keyboard was awesome...
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steampunklighting Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Wonderful integration of elements. I am glad you did not reargniae the keys.
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HiImDiceslice Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brilliant, I want one myself! >,<
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Discmanxxx Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is very cool ...this is what a great job looks like...
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ghorz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
I WANT IT!!!
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ichigochidori Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
omg... WOW!!!! <3 i want one O.O
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AnimaTigris Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome i so want this! lol
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Cirno009 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Hi There :wave:
I have featured your deviation in my journal dedicated to artisan crafts :) You can view it at the link below:

[link]

Thank you for sharing your work with us! (and please forgive me for the cut-and-paste notification. All a part of time management ;))!

Warm Regards
Sandi
aka `oibyrd
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bluenova25 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
^~^ when can i get one!:w00t: :XD: very nice keyboard :D makes me wanna do that to mine, and i totally agree on modern keyboards ~___~ :yawn:
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ekutah Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Naise.
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Hoffers Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O _ O How much would it cost to buy ? Oo
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3878decode Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
beautifull/genious
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Telerunya Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
i would love to have one...good job
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saya32 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
omg i want one
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RivisIndigoEmporium Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
I want thiiiiiiiiiiiiis...! :heart:

Marvelous work, you! Keep it up! :clap:
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pixelwings Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student General Artist
lovelovelove! especially the wooden space bar!
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DaiTigris Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010   General Artist
Brilliant :clap:
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TERABBS Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now this looks how it should be in manny rooms .. the od kb's always were so cheep toy like
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LaidyDeath Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist
WoW!! I think i saw a similar one on WAREHOUSE 13-I wondered if it was a prop or where I could get one. Looka awesome i want one!
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SpeedballOD1978 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
making another of these? i can compensate you for your time and energy. email back speedballod1978@HOTMAIL.com
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Evilmoos Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
brill, skill, noice.
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