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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
British inventor Paul Bacon took scrap parts and turned it into "Automatron", a steampunk vehicle that looks to be straight from the Victorian-era. Don't let its vintage looks fool you, it's powered by a supercharged V8 engine and uses a switch gear from a Lancaster Bomber to start. The front wheels are sourced from an Austin 7, while the largest street-legal tires were used for the rear wheels. 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 of the Elide, a magical fire ball that extinguishes flames near instantly.
Star Wars fan and talented artist Terry Fan combined his two passions in a new series called "Victorian Wars". This is exactly as it sounds, famous characters from the franchise, such as R2-D2, Chewbacca, wearing outfits from the Victorian / Steampunk era. For those who have never heard of Steampunk, it's basically a subgenre of science fiction that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. This genre features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Click here to view some awesome Star Wars cosplay. Continue reading for more Star Wars characters in Victorian times.