The Apple Wireless Keyboard Goes Green – Literally [Pics]
Even though I don’t own any Apple products I have always lusted over their wireless keyboard with its clean lines and aesthetic look but for Robbie Tilton it obviously was just cold metal and plastic that needed to have some warmth added to it.
So using a modern CAD program, laser cutter, two sheets of wood, and some moss (well sort of) Tilton re-imaged the iconic keyboard into a more natural version.
Tilton began by creating a CAD model of a standard version of the keyboard. Tilton would have to set about replicating the parts in woods, laser cutting the parts from only two sheets of wood. Having an intricate injection-molded design, the keys presented something of a challenge, and an alternative means of keeping the keys elevated needed to be found. Rubber springs, ahoy.
The main body of the case is made from 1/32″ (0.8-mm) plywood, which was soaked in water in order to achieve the curved form.
Unfortunately Tilton was forced to turn to fake moss to complete his design, apparently because “growable moss is quite hard to find in NYC”
Okay, so the moss isn’t real; but that doesn’t change how cool this keyboard looks but unfortunately folks it’s a one-off concept. Let’s hope he takes it beyond being a one-off but with real moss this time.