I always wondered what it might be like if Doctor Who took place in a steampunk alternative universe. I think it would be pretty cool to have a TARDIS filled with gears and giant steam engines, and Cybermen and Daleks made from copper and brass.
If there’s one bit of kit that’s essential to a proper steampunk outfit, it’s a pair of goggles. Sure, you could just go down to the army surplus shop and buy some old industrial goggles, or you could do what John Park did, and make the kind of goggles that Daft Punk would have had if they were a victorian era act.
Flash drives used to have some value, but these days, I’ve got boxes full of them – mostly handed to me by vendors presenting their products. To garner attention, companies have handed me USB drives that look like everything from a metal horse, to a twig, to a key fob from a $100,000 car.
Steampunk fans needing a cool watch to go with a costume or just wanting something to wear around all the time will want to check out this Entropy Calibrator watch. It looks like something the main character in an HG Wells book would wear while on a time jaunt.
If you’ve ever wanted to build your very own R2-D2, this is a cool idea. Now you can learn how to build an R2 unit that doubles as a steampunk gentleman tea server. It turns out, it is surprisingly easy.
Looking to buy the ultimate vehicle for the post-apocalyptic wasteland? Want a truck that instills fear in men’s hearts, and shoots flames at your enemies? Well, you can. It’s available on eBay right now.
Here’s what its sellers have to say about it:
Built on a 1991, 28-foot-long International boom truck, the Scorpion is a 55 feet long, 22-45 feet wide, 39-45 feet tall exact replica of a female emperor scorpion named Fluffy.
Growing up, the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory rather creeped me out. The little Oompah Loompas did it. The thought that eating the wrong gum could swell you into a blueberry didn’t help either.
The Analytical Engine would have been the first general purpose computer, but inventor Charles Babbage never finished it. Still, the man’s a genius and a pioneer, and so is his friend, mathematician Ada Lovelace. She wrote the first documented computer program for the Analytical Engine, though of course she never got to see it run.
It’s a me! Steampunk Mario. This awesome steampunk version of our favorite plumber was created by Rodrigo Marckezini. Apparently this Mario and his brother Luigi were servicing pipes back in the late 1800s.
This beautiful steampunk heart pendant is perfect for your inner tin-man who needs a heart. The detailing is extremely intricate, especially when you consider that some parts measure less than 2mm. Just stunning.
It comes from Etsy artist Steelhip Design.
ThinkGeek has what may be the greatest way to access your favorite games on Steam. It’s called the Steam-Powered Gaming Cabinet and it is literally powered by steam. Archer would have a field day with this thing.
Bandai Namco and DeviantArt’s Outcast Odyssey card art contest appears to be a great succcess. It’s now down to 25 semi-finalists, three of which will win the grand prize. Needless to say all of the top 25 are great, but I thought I’d share my favorites among the lot.
This steampunk Nintendo Game Boy is the portable gaming choice of the distinguished gentleman or lady who wants to game while riding in the coach or on a steamship cruise. It’s classy. An elegant console from a more civilized age.
In Steampunk Rally‘s version of history, Nikola Tesla was a vengeful lunatic hell-bent on defeating his rivals with a terrifying machine in a race across the Alps. It wasn’t just fast, it was also equipped with things like a death ray (of course) and an earthquake transducer.