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Author Topic: FINISHED ! Steampunk Mouse. (with onboard furnace).  (Read 23324 times)
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« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2007, 06:46:25 am »

That is beautiful.  Shocked
You are a master craftsman.
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« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2007, 08:22:10 am »

By far the best I have seen so far. Congratulations, my hat is off to you sir!
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« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2007, 08:52:17 am »


This should be in the steampunk hall of fame..~~just my farthing worth~~
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« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2007, 08:53:34 am »

Most excellent looking mouse.  I wish I had one.
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« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2007, 05:40:06 pm »

Simply tops! The coal idea is brilliant.

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« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2007, 04:07:20 am »

How much did it all cost you to make? How long did it take?
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« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2007, 11:13:39 am »

Cost?

The optical USB mouse was from ebay. 1 penny plus
£3.99 post. £4.00

I had to buy the mahogany. 2x 36" x 3" sheets £12.00
I only used about 18" total, so £3.00 for wood.

The brass bits were from a local scrap merchant.
" A quid in the tea box".

Most of the copper....the mouse wheel and the
finger plates were flattened copper heating pipe I had
spare. About 4" total....free

The rear cage was untwisted heavy copper wire.
I'm not sure what it supplied originaly but it was about 1/2" diameter.
8" length, " A quid in the tea box".

I bought an orange LED but now have a spare blue one so....free

Varnish I had already....free

Total, about £9.00 or about $18.00

Time ?

Because I did no measuring or planning, it took a long time.
Things were offered into place then cut / modified to fit.
I suppose about 15 to 20 hours total. If I was to make a copy, Probably about
10 hours plus drying time for stuff.

After all the really supportive, positive comments,
I have already ordered another cheap mouse and I intend to build a
Mk2 version. There have been suggestions for a Locomotive theme which
I like the idea of. This one will have a bit more planning and measuring before I start
so while it will be more complicated, it should be quicker to make.

Just waiting for the mouse to arrive !

Ian.
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« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2007, 03:40:58 pm »

My Admiration Sir,
Charles Babbage would be delighted.
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« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2007, 04:24:56 pm »

Fantastic, I love the idea of a furnace in the palm  Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2007, 06:31:34 pm »

Very, very cool. I love the wireframe.

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« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2007, 07:40:25 pm »

Excellent design, very flash indeed.
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« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2007, 08:11:50 pm »

Thank you for such an in-depth answer! It's an amazing design!
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« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2008, 01:36:39 am »

Huzzah!  I tip my pith helmet to you!
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« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2010, 06:46:00 pm »

I stumbled upon this masterpiece not through our site, but through two others (http://www.geekologie.com/2008/02/steampunk_mouse_looks_hot_to_o.php then -http://brassgoggles.co.uk/blog/200801/unklians-steampunk-furnace-mouse)  Now ZOMG!  I am so impressed.  Any chance this can be done with a wireless mouse....I have to wonder.  Hmm...Wireless mice are on sale at Staples...Dare I experiment?
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« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2010, 07:05:04 pm »

Good show that!!

Very beautiful design and craftsmanship.  A one of a kind, as it should be.

No computing device is worthy of this finely crafted artistic endeavor!

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« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2010, 07:21:58 pm »

I opened this post expecting a horribly put together mess of blastic parts and glue...


Actually its quite good! Bravo!
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« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2010, 09:32:30 pm »

What's with the thread necromancy?
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« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2010, 11:02:56 pm »

What's with the thread necromancy?
Two-three years, nearly a record...
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« Reply #43 on: December 17, 2010, 06:32:39 pm »

This is just too beautiful for words, my hat is off to thee Wink

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« Reply #44 on: December 17, 2010, 06:55:27 pm »

I am glad it was resurrected as I had not seen it and enjoyed this immensely.
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« Reply #45 on: December 17, 2010, 11:31:00 pm »

The anarchist in me wants me to find the first ever thread in Brass Goggles history, and post on it...
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« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2010, 12:07:49 am »

The anarchist in me wants me to find the first ever thread in Brass Goggles history, and post on it...

Please do. I love this mouse, I'm looking for a price
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« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2010, 12:14:04 am »

It is a great mouse, I just wish I'd bothered to congratulate the maker when it was first shown, he's been 'purged' so we may never see him again.

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« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2010, 06:03:57 am »

was his home page not linked in the OP?
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« Reply #49 on: December 18, 2010, 11:15:01 am »

Why so it is! How remiss of me!

Perhaps we should invite him back?
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