steampunk

  • Will Rockwell's Steampunk Creations | TechCrunch Makers

    TC Makers: Inside Will Rockwell’s Steampunk Workshop

    Hidden amidst the winding pathways of Llewelyn Park, New Jersey, America's oldest gated community, steampunk designer Will Rockwell is building a future that never was. He began his career as a TV producer but he always loved to tinker with metals, leather, and wood - the three components of good steampunk. After building a set of Rocketeer-style USB keys, friends turned him on to Etsy. He opened… Read More

  • Homemade Combination-Secured Flash Drive Is Steampunk Done Right

    Homemade Combination-Secured Flash Drive Is Steampunk Done Right

    Once again, an example of how Steampunk can actually be pulled off. This one-off flash drive was created by a Russian guy, who modeled it in 3D, had the components cast or printed, and then assembled it himself (you can see the whole project here). The wheels spin and lock or unlock the drive, which slides out a la one of the rugged drives I reviewed a while back. Very cool. This man needs an Etsy… Read More

  • "Rotary Mechanical" Cell Phone Concept Isn't Practical, But It Looks Great

    "Rotary Mechanical" Cell Phone Concept Isn't Practical, But It Looks Great

    Now, I'm as tired of steampunk as the next guy (unless the next guy works at BoingBoing), but that doesn't mean I'm going to pretend something like this Rotary Mechanical concept isn't cool. Steampunk got cool because of stuff like this, not people gluing brass fittings onto their top hats. Read More

  • Louis Moinet Astralis Watch

    Louis Moinet Astralis Watch

    New from Louis Moinet is the Astralis - a nice tourbillon based watch that is a bitch to photograph. I swear, it is as though the watch keeps saying to me "I am for private eyes" only. There are going to be only 12 of these in the limited edition so that sort of makes sense? The watch isn't really that dark, but the dial color and cured sapphire crystal say "no no" to the camera lens. You'll just… Read More

  • This CD Player Is A Late Addition To The Steampunk Movement

    This CD Player Is A Late Addition To The Steampunk Movement

    This is either a steampunk CD player or an evil pneumatic crab. I’m hoping the latter of the two. Can’t you just picture a horde of the little guys angrily chasing after protagonist in a Beauty and the Beast steampunk mashup? Too bad it’s not. Read More

  • Cacheux Elephant Automatic Watch

    This is a watch that I really never thought was going to be made. It started out as a concept watch called the "Galibier" based upon a concept car from Bugatti with the same name. Fabien Cacheux designed it to have a perlage decorated "drum case," Bugatti logo, and an interesting strap system. Less than a year later, a more practical version of the piece is being made - but in very limited… Read More

  • An Interview With Japanese Steampunk Artist Haruo Suekichi

    An Interview With Japanese Steampunk Artist Haruo Suekichi

    Japanese watch maker Haruo Suekichi is famous for his unique, steampunk style timepieces. Each of the amazing watches is handmade by Suekichi himself, even though he doesn’t have any formal education and actually started his career by hawking the first watches at flea markets. Guest writer Natsuki Yamada sat down with Suekichi in his studio in Tokyo earlier this month to conduct the… Read More

  • Warren Lich concept trailer

    Loyal readers, I give you a Steampunk Sin City concept made on 1000 Euros. Now if one of you could kindly tell me what in the world is going on in it? via [Dvorak Uncensored] Read More

  • Here's a steampunk computer mouse for your enjoyment

    Here's a steampunk computer mouse for your enjoyment

    And you thought the steampunk movement died years ago. Nope, it's still alive and well in some circles on the World Wide Web and this stunning computer mouse proves it has a right to live. Look at it. Everything from the mouse buttons, to the braided cord, to the USB port gets me going. Too bad it will likely be plugged into a Dell laptop or something just as mundane. Read More

  • Adding a brass hinge to your notebook does not make it steampunk

    Adding a brass hinge to your notebook does not make it steampunk

    Nice fix, fella, but did you know that most of the time you can tighten the lid's hinge? Oh, you wanted to be part of the steampunk movement. Well, you fail. Read More