teampunk is a speculative intersection of technology and romance where the future meets the past: inventions clash with often dark . What started as a has since evolved into an amazing urban which delights in making real-life inventions that are a blend of the modern and anachronistic. Meet some of the coolest steampunk gadgets we’ve seen!
–Thanks to our reader, Nicodemus, for the idea!
A guy from Chicago who calls himself Nicrosin made this “Mechanical Aural Communication Device” as a prop with “sculpey, rubber, and… variousLink),” the earpieces have a suede lining. Unfortunatly, this awesome set of Steampunk headphones that you see pictured above is actually just a non-functional model. Pretty cool anyway. (
Yes! A steampunk toilet, created by Patrick Brawley — the “antique toilet of the future.” Awesome! It boasts a control panel and laser pointing mechanism. The perfect throne for any steampunk king or queen.
Ani Niow asked the question “What happens when you’re an engineering student with a minor in sexuality and you find yourself funemployed?” The answer, makesteampunk vibrator, of course. It weights about a pound, is smooth to the touch, and, yes, it sorta works. When Ani tried it with steam, apparently it got too hot to touch, and I presume this meant too hot for the goonies. That said, it does work off of compressed air. If you happen to know of or have a more powerful boiler than a pressure cooker that is available, she would be interested. (Link)
Steampunk Copper USB Drive
This fun steampunk USB drive is handcrafted using some vintage watch gearing, copper and a few other brass parts, it comes with 2GB of storage, and even features some copper piping along the side with some brass bolts on the end. If you want one of these cool Steampunk Copper USB drives you had better be quick as there is only one available from Qacreate, priced at $50. (Link)
Sick note from a seven-year-old girl. (Link)
A ten-year-old Link)missed school for the day should escape after being given this note for her handwritten by Barack .(
This is the first recorded attempt of someone avoiding jury duty, it happened in 1821. The court’s reaction to this note was the same as it would be today – see you in court!
Londonderry Saturday Evening
Sept. 29th, 1821
I do hereby certify that Mr. _________ of this town is now confined to his bed sick with dysentery. He was attacked night before last – his Link)is severe – should he recover favorably he will not be able to sit up much next week. His wife and hired girl, the whole family is also sick with dysentery.(
iPhone App sick note signed by Dr. Zhivago! (Link)