Then this would definitely be his ride. First class craftsmanship, as befits a powerful telepath. A powerful alcoholic telepath. Forge and Zero probably helped him make the wheelchair, as it’s made of parts from the past 135 years.
I’m pretty sure if you strapped one of these insane looking flaming helmets to you head, you’d draw just the slightest bit of attention – from the fire marshall, at least.
The crazy Flaming Thor helmet was created by Joey Andolina (aka “Andomation” aka “megaplow”), and he’s apparently been known to show up at Burning Man donning one of these himself.
There’s just something about awesome LEGO builds that I just love, especially when they don’t involve kits. This amazing build is by Dave DeGobbi. He calls it Crawler Town.
It kind of reminds me of Howl’s Moving Castle, one of the more recent Studio Ghibli movies.
I think that’s actually an understatement. The Rotobotmouse is one of the stranger computer mice that I’ve seen in my travels – and I’ve seen lots of mouses.
Created by artist Aaron Ristau, the Rotobotmouse definitely has some steampunk underpinnings, but it’s really got a look that’s all its own.
Created by “Dr Grymm,” this steampunk contraption bears absolutely no resemblance to the iPod Nano that beats at its heart.
I’ll leave it to Dr Grymm himself to explain his creation:
“A custom mod of an Apple iPod Nano 1st Gen.
Looking like something that Junktown mayor Killian Darkwater might have in his office, the Sojourner keyboard refuses to blend in with the sleek and square modern computers of today. The Sojourner packs a modern keyboard’s guts into something that looks like it has a story behind it, something with a soul, something historic, aged, expensive, while actually being none of the above.
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.
There are fancy toilets and then something beyond that, something reserved for the truly epic, the gold-plated, the toilets that come equipped with a cupholder… toilets like this one. Or urinals, rather. Or, uh, devices in the water closet.
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.
When I think steampunk, I must say that my mind does not then go immediately to Star Wars. But it’s a rule of the Internet that if two things exist, they must be put together. Hence, the steampunk R2-D2.
This wondrous steampunk contraption may looks like something out of an H.G. Wells time-travel story, but it’s actually modern broadcast video control system, concealed under the shell of a victorian-styled retro-mechanical facade.
Arcade cabinets are just cool–there’s no way around that. However, when they’re built completely from the ground up, in a whole nifty steampunk motif, complete with a little touch of Frankenstein? Then they even make that ol’ Pac-Gentleman look… okay, that’s still pretty incredible, too.
Personally, I’ve never been a fan of bugs – except maybe under my shoe – then they’re pretty cool. And these hybrid steampunk insects are enough to give me nightmares.
Created by Mike Libby of Insect Lab, these steampunk bugs combine mechanical components with REAL bug carcasses.
Ron Bell has been a cinematographer for 25 years, but in his spare time he likes to play with bones. And copper. And aluminum. And glass. What does he do with all these components? Why, he constructs “osteomechanic” sculptures, of course!
I think what I love most about steampunk-styled Xbox 360 mods is that they just don’t go together at all. Top hats, monocles, and a spot of Halo–no, I don’t think that would have been seen as quite proper.
Ivan Mavrov’s steampunk-style projects range from delicate dragonflies to clunky “time collectors,” but they’re all beautifully well crafted. But I think the award for ‘most likely to make your jaw drop’ clearly has to go to this item: the skull mouse.