I would like to present you this time something steampunky which is based on a small machine we used some years ago, before we got our Smart Phones. During one of my expeditions thrue the junk yards in my town I found three old DELL AXIM Pocket Computers. You know me dudes, I could not let them there...
Because my MP3 player was broken a few weeks ago I had the idea to use one of these DELL AXIM's to listen to my favourite music.
As usual this instructable will be something to inspire you. May it will be difficult to get the same parts - but be creative - in Steampunk everything is possible...
Step 1: The Sandwich Technique
The idea is to use a wooden front and a wooden back, the device will be between like in a sandwich.
The back is a simple peace of wood, while the front is made with two layers. The thinner one is cutted to fit the screen and the thicker one to fit the device. For the power button I drilled a hole.
After cutting and cleaning I painted the covers and used a nice varnish.
Step 2: Assembling and Finish
Further I mounted an old vacuum tube between the top and the bottom. That looks awesome and it hides the open sides of the "Sandwich"...
Step 3: The Steampunk Pocket PC Theme
I used my logo and in a few very simple steps you have an own customized theme....
Step 4: The Docking Station
Step 5: The Conclusion
So may a nice idea to build your own one - this pocket pc's are easy to find....