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Tag: Gears

This LEGO Hoist Can Lift Almost 500 Pounds

This LEGO Hoist Can Lift Almost 500 Pounds
I’ve said it before, LEGO is an amazing thing. You can build so many useful things with these little bricks and their accessories. Why are we not building more houses out of this stuff? This heavy-lifting system is a good example of how strong a LEGO structure can be.

This Gear Lamp Makes Your Room Look Like a Steampunk Factory

This Gear Lamp Makes Your Room Look Like a Steampunk Factory
If you’re into the steampunk aesthetic, you know that it’s loaded with gears – lots and lots of gears. And if you like gears, you’ll love this wall lamp. The lamp uses a reflector light bulb and a precision-cut sheet of gloss black plexiglas to cast shadows onto the wall.
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This Machine Will Probably Never Finish a Full Rotation

This Machine Will Probably Never Finish a Full Rotation
When it comes to telling time with an analog clock, the idea of gear reduction is a very critical piece of the puzzle. Basically, a set of multiple gears work in concert to gradually rotate at slower speeds.

These Magic Gears Will Mesmerize You

These Magic Gears Will Mesmerize You
Who knew that watching gears move could be so soothing? These “Magic Gears” created by puzzle designer Oskar van Deventer will hypnotize and mesmerize you. Magic Gears Grid is a plaything made of a number of unusual looking gears.

Kinekt Gear Ring: the Only Ring a Geek Would Ever Want

Kinekt Gear Ring: the Only Ring a Geek Would Ever Want
This unique creation looks to me like one cool ring, one of the rare rings that I’m actually interested in, other than the One ring to rule them all. It’s called the Kinekt Gear Ring, and it’s a perfect gift for any tinkerer or mechanically-inclined geek.

Catena Wall Clock Tells Time With Bike Chain

Catena Wall Clock Tells Time With Bike Chain
Here’s an unusual concept for a wall clock. Instead of telling the time with hands or a digital display, the Catena clock tells time along the perimeter of a bicycle chain. Designed by Andreas Dober for Germany’s Anthologie Quartett, the Catena (Latin for “chain”) has a certain retro-steampunk look about it.

It’s a Nice Day for a Steampunk Wedding Cake

It’s a Nice Day for a Steampunk Wedding Cake
Even with all the wacky steampunk-inspired projects we’ve seen, I never expected steampunk food. Anything else, sure, like dishes, utensils, or glassware. Brass-fitted mugs? Makes perfect sense. But a steampunk cake? Now I’ve seen it all.

Ora Concept Watch: Like a Tape Measure Went Crazy on Your Wrist

Ora Concept Watch: Like a Tape Measure Went Crazy on Your Wrist
This insane-looking contraption isn’t some sort of strange measuring device. Nope, what you’re looking at is a design for one of the most unusual looking watches to hit the pages of Technabob in a long while.

Jaw-Dropping, Wallet-Emptying Steampunk Flash Drive

Jaw-Dropping, Wallet-Emptying Steampunk Flash Drive
Flash drives are becoming a popular item for the steampunk modding community, but projects like this are rare even so. This incredibly detailed piece of steampunk art sold out in a day at Etsy… even at the price of $165.

Time Writing Machine: by the Time You Know What Time It is, Another Minute has Passed

Time Writing Machine: by the Time You Know What Time It is, Another Minute has Passed
This amazing mechanical gizmo is actually a very complex timepiece that tells time not with hands, LEDs or LCDs, but by actually writing the time on a piece of paper. Created by the horological artisans of Switzerland’s Jaquet Droz, this analog clock is a true thing of wonder.

Steampunk iPod Skin Shows Off Player’s Innards

Steampunk iPod Skin Shows Off Player’s Innards
Ever wanted to know what the insides of your iPod really looked like? Afraid to bash it open with a hammer? Artist Colin Thompson created this clever iPod skin which lets you visualize the guts of Apple’s media player as a retro-modern mechanical device.
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