Curious contraptions: The HP SteamBook

What do you do when you want to read steampunk text adventures on something bigger than your iPod? Wait to buy the new Apple iPad?

Of course not.

You pull out the old Hewlett Packard HP320LX palmtop that’s been gathering dust in the cupboard. The 4MB palmtop hails from 1997 and ran on the failed operating system Windows CE 1.0. Useless, you say? Obsolete you say? Not with a 19th century makeover.

That’s what this alaskan steampunker did, throwing in a $3 leather case to complete the look.

The result is quite lovely really.

To read the creator’s original tale head over to the The Queen’s Arctic Expeditionary League

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Published in: on January 30, 2010 at 7:24 am  Leave a Comment  
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