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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

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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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Rock Rat Jeep

Hauk Designs took a 1947 Willy's CJ2A jeep body, chopped it up, stretched the frame, and transformed it into the Steampunk-inspired Rock Rat River Raider. It's powered by a monstrous diesel engine that generates 700 hp and 1,200 lb-ft of torque, perfect for traversing a post-apocalyptic landscape. Click here to view more pictures of the Rock Rat River Raider. Continue reading for an in-depth build video and more information.

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Carbon E-Bike

Most electric bikes look boring, this one, by Moto Parilla, does not. Starting off, it comes equipped with fat tires and extreme shocks designed to traverse just about any kind of terrain. The seat is directly molded onto its carbon-fiber body, while the cafe racer-style handlebars add some style. On uphill battles, the 250 watt, 36V Shimano Steps motor kicks in to boost you up, with a top speed of 15.5mph. Or, buyers can opt for an even more hefty 48V motor, good for 22mph. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Steampunk Car

Inventor Paul Bacon gathered some scrap metal, along with random car parts, and turned them into "Automatron". Despite looking like a vehicle straight from the Victorian-era, it boasts a supercharged V8 engine and uses a switch gear from a Lancaster Bomber to start. The wheels up front are sourced from an Austin 7, while the biggest street legal tires can be found out back. "This car has been the most expensive car that I've ever built and has been the most labor intensive up till now," said Bacon. 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 showing someone skateboarding on fire in the rain.

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Thermite Launcher

Inventor Colin Furze is back at it again, and this time, he's created a Steampunk-style thermite launcher that will burn anything in its path, literally. For those who aren't familiar with the substance, Thermite is basically a pyrotechnic composition of metal powder fuel and metal oxide. When ignited by heat, thermite undergoes an exothermic reduction-oxidation (redox) reaction. Most varieties are not explosive but can create brief bursts of high temperature in a small area. Continue reading to watch the two-part "making of" series.

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