Scrabble keyboard is triple-letter word score awesome!

“Doc” (nice name, by the way) , over at Datamancer took on a custom Mac Keyboard request from some of his Scrabble-loving friends, and the results are pretty darn cool. Comprised almost entirely of genuine, hand beveled Scrabble tiles, the Scrabble Keyboard is a wonderful blend of art, engineering, and nerddom.

Scrabble Computer Keyboard

“Most of the keys are made from real Scrabble tiles that were all hand-beveled (truly an exercise in patience/masochism!) and built onto a USB, clicky, mechanical-switch keyboard. This keyboard was going into a Mac environment so I decided to use brushed aluminum for the casing and round all of the corners to keep with the sleek, simple Macintosh styling. Near the end of the build, I decided that the keyboard looked a little too minimalist so I added some silver hardware and a seam to put a slightly industrialized twist on the design. “

Scrabble Computer Keyboard

As if that wasn’t cool enough (and it IS), The Num, Caps, and Scroll Lock keys all have LEDs which shine through tiles with the lettering cut out.

Scrabble Computer Keyboard

[Via datamancer.net via Cult of Mac]

Comments
8 Responses to “Scrabble keyboard is triple-letter word score awesome!”
  1. OMG, I’ve got to get me one of these! **searches for the closest wood/metal magician in the yellow pages**

  2. ookami says:

    haha, pretty sweet :)

  3. iShervin says:

    wiikiid… I wish it had a white USB cable :P

  4. jonro says:

    That is very cool. Could he do one in a Bluetooth version? Wait, Bluetooth, that’s 187 points with a triple word score.

  5. shpyo says:

    ehh, g33ks ;). It looks weird ;/

  6. Captain Killjoy says:

    The word “triple” has two “P’s” in it now? Is the second one silent?

  7. Captain Killjoy,

    Would you believe I was going for more points?
    :)
    Would you believe, Firefox does not spell check the title of a post, only the body? Well, it doesn’t…
    – The Doc

  8. Xero says:

    id rather one made from an old school typewriter to get that steampunk look
    but i dig this

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