Artist Skinz-N-Hydez was working on this ‘Steampunk Leg’ that looks like a prosthetic one, but is actually only a shell. He has finished the job and has added one more creative piece of art to his gallery, which is already full of his earlier works. This 13-14 pound leg might not be functional, but is still appreciable job. You can find pool of his works on deviantART. Most of them are made from brass and leather and are wearable.
Like before, I am on hunt for some cool and funky stuff. This time I found a Steampunk USB drive (8GB). With antique looks, this stylish USB drive will make it a fun to work with you pc. The body is carved out from brass and copper and on surface you will find a beautifully depicted silver steam train that seems to be moving and leaving the clouds of copper smoke behind.
I guess ‘Celsius X VI II LEDIX’ is quite a different name for a cell phone, at least for me, and most probably for you too. What attracts most, for an obvious reason, is its mechanical looks, which is also the main appeal of the design. However, the most appealing and surprising part is its price tag of $300k. It doesn’t stand anywhere near your blackberry in applications and functions, but still it will be in demand.
Those who are aware of what the steampunk thing is, I have this wonderful place that has been entirely given a classic steampunk look. The place is Maynard’s – a restaurant in an old train depot in Tucson, Arizona. The inside environment just take you back to 20th centaury for a while. The decorative plan not only includes mechanical looks but has utilized real pieces of iron from 18th centaury rail track. It’s true. Have a close look at the feet of the bar table and you will be convinced.
Anyone of us can take inspiration from fiction and fanciful characters of cinema or TV. Star Wars is one such source which has always attracted artists as well as writers to create something new by blending the material from source with their own imagination. This time I have another example of what I have said – an awesome steampunk Steamtrooper Helmet by Brian Rood. This is one of the best Star Wars themed works I have seen. The artist wants to auction it in near future to gather some funds for charity. Well done Brian – wonderful job with noble...
This small steam powered tank might not be of any use today, but it tells all about the basic science behind the working of locomotives. Stage by stage, the maker ended up with a perfect fully working piece. It wasn’t an easy task. First a wilesco D49 double piston engine was tested, but was removed as it was using up too much steam for the vertical boiler to keep up. RC control was added to the final model in which a Mamod SE3 boiler with super heater replaced the earlier one.