Meet the Victorian Organ Command Desk. Bruce Rosenbaum of Massachusetts home restoration firm ModVic literally pulled out all the stops when he built this baroque computer desk out of a demolished church's 19th century organ. He gutted the pump and innards, replacing them with three monitors, a 3GHz AMD Phenom II X4 945 processor running Windows 7 Ultimate, 3GB of RAM, a 1TB HD, and lots of other goodies including a Webcam, printer, scanner, and iPhone dock. The organ pipes were placed upside-down for effect.
Caption byTim Hornyak / Photo by The Steampunk Workshop
The Command Desk's desktop is spread across three screens. Two video cards run the video over VGA connectors. The keyboard is a rebuilt Logitech featuring original Royal glass typewriter keys and custom-made brass keys for function commands (the top row, in Roman numerals). A scanner hides beneath the keyboard.