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16GB Mechanical Flash Key - Hyedua by back2root 16GB Mechanical Flash Key - Hyedua by back2root
You are looking at Mechanical Memory Key Number 21

I have finished the wood in a new glossy style, leaving it more durable but also silky to the touch.

The key has been made from the ground up, using the highest quality 16GB flash memory, housed in a hand carved Hyedua chassis. All watch movements have been hand chosen and constructed to form a brand new movement. It features a brass face plate for the usb connector and a brass inlay near the key chain hole. All the watch parts have come from damaged or irreparable pocket watch's that have been hand disassembled and then combined to create a true, miniature work of art.

It comes complete with a wooden lid and pocket watch chain. When plugged in the key glow red underneath the gears.

This item was made on commission basis so it not for sale

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javpa Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Oooooooh. WHAT A TALENT!!!!! I like it.
redeyekado666 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know this item was created in 2011, but did it feature functional mechanisms? As in, when connected to a power source, did the gears turn?
Wirecase Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice! Very subtile use of gears in this one!
SgtMustache Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011 may want to post a photo in Steampunk Empire's photo pages. Couldn't hurt, might get you commission work, especially as you do a great job.
Just Google Steampunk Empire.
CyberTriber Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
that's really cool, great idea and execution, well done on this one.
Depressedmuch Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the only thing that could possibly make this better, is if you could use the same power source that is used to light the LED's and power a small motor with it so that the gears actually moved. Not that it isn't gorgeous enough already, but I would love to see an article of steampunk art that actually functioned, or at least had a semblance of actually functioning. Also, an amber colored light, or a green light, like an old glass bottle green, would look amazing in there too.
back2root Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi there, I've actually looked at this quite extensively over the last couple of years as so many people have wanted to see movement in my drives - but it's not anywhere as simple as you'd think. The voltage running through the (surface mount) LED is far to low to reliably run a motor & the voltage direct from the USB is 5.25v which is way to much power for a small pager motor. Ideally I want it to be about 1-1.5v max. there are two ways of doing this, the first is using a voltage divider, but to drop around 4v would create far too much heat (I've tried, it practically glows!) the second is using a voltage regulator, but these are very big & would more than double the size of my drives which really takes away from the aesthetic of my work. If you look through my gallery, you'll see that I have made a fully working HDD prototype (it has a link to the youtube video in the deviation) but until I can come up with a truly reliable solution, my drives will remain still - keep your eyes pealed though, I will manage it, its just going to take some time! Thanks for your input, Rob
Sushi-666 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Hey there, so I was just thinking about this idea with the moving parts and everything, and I understand how using electricity to make the cogs turn is gunna be really difficult to engineer. So I was wondering have you tried doing the next best thing where you actually turn the cogs by hand? It isn't quite as good as it moving all by itself, but if you just had a little knob on the side that you can turn to make the cogs spin it would be really awesome.

Also, if this idea worked out, one day you could experiment with the springs used in wind-up watches that "store" the kinetic energy. These springs keep the watch parts moving for hours after the knob is wound, so if you found a way to use them it would look like it is running off electricity even if though it is actually not.

Anyway I hope one day you find a way to make your creations come to life.
Good luck :)
Depressedmuch Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the thorough reply, most people would have just said that it was too difficult or couldn't be done, I'm glad to see that you have tried. And I certainly will keep a watch out to see if you find the answer.
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome looking work and great talent!
ShippD Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
amazing work yet again
PCGOD1 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Once again, I'm too late and it's already sold.
Julesjustjules Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
very Nice!
sacana456 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
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