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Steampunk Watch Write Erase Time

Japan-based industrial designer "FRISK_P" specializes in creating Steampunk-inspired masterpieces, and each one is unique in their own right. One of her most recent projects was a wristwatch, called "Automaton" that continually writes and erases the current time. That's right, a mechanism picks up a quill, writes the time on a tablet, and then wipes the surface clean. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Mechanical Steampunk Keyboard

KrBN / Azio's Steampunk Mechanical Keyboard is not just a decorative piece, but a fully-functional computer peripheral, and it's being offered for just $84.99 shipped, today only, originally $399.99. It features a full CNC anodized aluminum body with absolutely no flex or creak, Oarmy switches for haptic feedback as well as audible click sounds, and programmable LED backlights. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Steampunk Ostrich

Photo credit: Artist Artas

Artist Arturas Tamasauskas takes everyday things, like musical instruments, to create Steampunk sculptures. First up, we have the "Turbo Ostrich", which was handcrafted from an old saxophone. "I use the most diverse materials for work starting from wares, antiquarians and ending with rubbish that is useless. It is a pleasure for me that I can help to transform an item that was thrown and is useless giving it the opportunity to exist in a new shape, in a new form as if I continued its existence in an already artistic expression," said the artist. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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KrBn Steampunk Keyboard

KrBn's USB Retro Vintage Steampunk Mechanical is fully backlit, and being offered for just $89.99 shipped, today only, originally $399.99. It features a full CNC-machined aluminum anodized body that absolutely does not flex or creak, as well as blue switches for haptic feedback and audible click sound. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Avionics V1 Electric Bike

Electric bikes are nothing new, but the Avionics V1 could be the most stunning one yet. Featuring a Steampunk-inspired design that combines minimalism with retroism, accented with Jatoba wood parts. The battery, motor case, brake levers, fork covers, seat, and headlight bucket are all handcrafted from tough wood, while a 5,000 watt brushless DC engine produces 92 lb-ft of torque and a 75-mile range. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Steampunk Motorcycle Orbs

Inspired by the bikes seen in the film Lostboy, this steampunk-inspired motorcycle by industrial designer Patrick A Razo ditches traditional wheels for giant orbs. That's right, each end of its S-shaped frame boasts spherical wheels, complete with gecko-like grip for precise maneuvering in just about any direction. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Datamancer Sojourner Steampunk Keyboard

Datamancer's "The Sojourner" Steampunk Keyboard is real, and not just a concept or hobbyist project, but unfortunately, it'll set you back a total of $1,015 shipped. "Looking as though it has traveled the world in the backpack of an intrepid explorer, the Sojourner is crafted in polished brass, then artificially tarnished. This keyboard is reminiscent of an earlier era, when beauty and technology went hand-in-hand. Featuring a unique parchment Elizabethan typeface that befits the overall aesthetic of the keyboard," according to its designer. Get one here now. Continue reading for a video of it being blown up, more pictures, and additional information. Click here for a few bonus reviews.

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Trash Sculpture

Photo credit: Arturas Tamasauskas via Bored Panda]

Using perfectly good supplies to handcraft a sculpture is tough enough for non-artists, but Arturas from Lithunia takes it to the next level. The Steampunk-inspired chameleon you see above was crafted entirely from junkyard scraps and whatever other trash Arturas was able to find. Not just good for decoration, some of them double as jewelry boxes, coin banks, and more. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Steampunk Motorcycle

Built around a two-cylinder engine sourced from a 1964 Jawa '350' - upgraded with a new a Jikov carburetor, this Steampunk-inspired motorcycle appears to be straight from the Victorian-era. The entire chassis was handcrafted from steel tubing, while its alloy bodywork was created in partnership with Marvin Diehl of KRT, who also designed the handlebars. The front suspension is hidden behind the graceful alloy silhouette. It rolls on two 23" SM pro alloy rims, and a single rear-drum-brake ensures ample stopping power. urban motor. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one that shows what happens when you put bass strings on a guitar.

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Steampunk Batman

Steampunk Batman is not just a fan creation, but actually exists, or at least in artist Hitoshi Kondo's world. For those who haven't heard of the term before, Steampunk basically refers to a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Continue reading to see more awesome Batman designs from alternate comic book universes, including a real Dark Knight and one from medieval times. Click here to view a few more bonus images.

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