Archive for the ‘Gadgets’ Category


Have a Happy Steampunk St. Patrick’s Day!

   Posted by: manny

The League of STEAM put together this funny short steampunk video for St. Patrick’s Day. They travel to Ireland and try to catch a leprechaun. Naturally, they get more than they bargained for, and hilarity ensues.

I just love all of the gadgets and props, very fun stuff!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Steampunk Monocle Project

   Posted by: manny

Steampunk enthusiast, Sangdrax, just posted a video of his monocle project. Very cool, such amazing details. Plus, the gears are battery powered, how cool is that?

He’s putting these together for an upcoming con. Great work. Man, I want one!


How to Make a Steampunk Segway (Legway)

   Posted by: manny


Wouldn’t you like to take a ride on this steampunk Segway? Heh, this is really cool!

This steampunk “Legway” was made by bdring, who posted a nice tutorial on

A self balancing, human powered, steampunk styled, Segway. All you need is a brave self balancing human. This is the ultimate green vehicle for all you eco conscious steampunkers. Is that an oxymoron? I made this out of mostly found materials. This was my first steampunk styled build.

This is very, very classy. Well done!


Steampunk Gun that Really Works

   Posted by: manny


This steampunk rifle not only looks gorgeous, but it actually works! Although, instead of firing real ammo, the creator of this gun uses ping pong balls, rubber bouncy balls and confetti.

It’s for sale on Ebay and the current bid is $250.00.

Fashioned from copper, brass, antique pine and assorted lamp parts. This air cannon can be loaded with four ping pong balls in its magazine that can be shot at high speed (the barrel is designed to hold the balls in place even with movement) or alternatively be loaded with confetti in the barrel. This stunning piece runs off two nine volt batteries and air pressure. The stock and stand are hand made from yellow pine that is over 100 years old.

Here’s a video of the steampunk gun in action. I love it, great work!

[Macabre151 via BoingBoing]


Super Cool Mechanical Steampunk Hand!

   Posted by: manny

Wow, check out this really cool mechanical steampunk hand! It’s a work in progress for Kaynejack’s steampunk costume. This hand will be attached to a mechanical arm when completed.

Using wires that will connect to rings on his fingers, the hand can open and close fairly realisticly. This is pure genious! I can’t wait to see his costume. Let’s hope he posts another video when the costume is finished!


Steampunk Guitars!

   Posted by: manny

Check out these incredible steampunk guitars! Wow, they are sooo beautiful, I really want one!

Steampunk enthusiasts to do more than listen to, sing along, or dance to their music. Brass, gold, knobs, and clockwork gears are blended into a functioning fashion of fantasy where past and future mix…




[via WebUrbanist]


Steampunk iPhone Case for Sale

   Posted by: manny


Wow, this steampunk iPhone case looks seriously awesome. It’s currenlty for sale on Ebay with a starting bid of $195.00.

That’s pricey, but probably worth it. The case is handmade made of real wood and brass. Here are a few notes from the seller:

The body is made from one solid piece of Walnut Hardwood sanded, and finished with polyurethane. The faceplate is cut from .065 thick solid brass sanded and polished. The power button, volume buttons and Mute-Tool are hand made from solid brass as well.I hand make ,sand, finish ,polish and test each case myself one at a time. No two are exactly alike and are very unique.The winner of the auction will receive one hand made iPhone 3G case consisting of ; 1 Walnut Hardwood body, 1 solid brass faceplate, 1 solid brass power button, 2 solid brass volume buttons. 1 solid brass Mute-Tool, 4 screws and instructions.



[via Ebay]


Look Inside a Steampunk House

   Posted by: manny

Here’s an amazing look into a custom steampunk house owned by Bruce Rosenbaum, who specializes in Victorian style restorations.

I can’t get over how cool this is! He has steampunk gadgets and furniture throughout his home, including copper dog bowls and water filtration system, a steampunk entertainment system, telephone, thermometer, and numerous pieces of clever artwork. I can’t help but thinkg that this house would be a great place to film a movie.

Visit SteampunkWorkshop to view all the photos and read about the home tour.


Steampunk Terrarium

   Posted by: manny


Wow, look at this work of beauty. This would look AWESOME sitting on my desk, sigh. These steampunk terrarriums are listed for sale on Etsy. Unfortunately, it looks like they’re out of stock at the moment.

This is the largest of our “steamed” light bulb terrariums with a bulb measuring 3 3/4″ x 7 3/4″. It stands 10 1/4″ tall as mounted on the SteamPunked stand made of a simulated cherrywood base, copper tubing, chemistry glass, an adjustable 4x magnifying glass and other ornate trimmings. The bulb houses a small solar powered LED bulb that lights itself when all other lights go out and throws a dreamlike shadow pattern on your walls making the perfect night light. It can also be turned on and off with the old fashioned knife switch mounted to the base.

Indirect light in a sunny room is all that is needed. If there is enough light to cast a slight shadow or to read by, that is usually enough for your terrarium plants. They also grow beautifully beneath fluorescent light, so they’re a great way to grow plants in an office.

Just a couple of drops of distilled or bottled drinking water every other month is all that is needed.

I want one!!

[Etsy via BoingBoing]


Steampunk Turkey Watch Sculpture

   Posted by: manny

Steampunk Turkey Watch

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to find something steampunk for Turkey Day, and came across this awesome steampunk turkey watch on Etsy.

Truly amazing detail, and a very creative idea! Not bad at all for only $30.00.

This lucky turkey lived through the Holidays and is now looking for a new home! See how proudly he struts? This guy is made entirely out of parts from pocket and wrist watches. Gears, sprockets, wheels and other inner workings are meticulously pieced together to create this one of a kind sculpture. A true conversation piece!

Mounted in a 5 X 7 shadow box and ready to display. Sculpture measures 2 inches.

[via IckyDogCreations]

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