Make Your Own Steampunk Speakers

I wanted a pair of steampunk speakers as part of my ongoing project to steampunk-up my home office. Here are the steampunk speakers I ended up creating, which are mounted on the hutch above my desk. Do you like them? Well, you can have them! You just need to build them for yourself.

The article is over on Instructables.com, and has already been Featured by the Instructables editors!

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Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man

What happens when you mix the Wizard of Oz and Avengers? Maybe something like this…

Steampunk Superheroes!

There are heroes, there are superheroes, and then there are steampunk superheroes! Hop on over to the article on MoviePilot.com to see more of these fantastic heroes of brass, gears, and steam.

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Surreal Airships of Jaroslaw Jasnikowski

Jaroslaw Jasnikowski is a surrealist famed for his amazing depictions of machines and airships. Here are just a few of his extraordinary fantasy airships! You can find more of his artwork online.

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The Door at Alley’s End

My dark science fantasy short story, The Door at Alley’s End, has now been published in the February 2015 issue of Beyond Science Fiction. If you want to check it out, and read some other good stories from a few lesser known writers, then go get yourself a copy at Amazon today!

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A Gentlemen’s Duel

This is a pretty fantastic animated short film: “A Gentleman’s Duel,” by Blur Studios. Hilarity and action ensues!

How to Make a Mechanical Hand

Take a look at this fantastic How To for making a gigantic steampunk mechanical hand!

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The Great Martian War

As historical footage / CGI mashups go, this one takes the cake! Using World War I archival footage, CGI, and probably some reenactment footage as well, this video shows what a real Martian War would have looked like in 1914.

The footage is from a History Channel mockumentary called “The Great Martian War” which I apparently missed seeing, somehow. If anyone knows where to get the show, let me know!

Amazing Airship Model

Take a look at this amazing, custom-made airship model by Rich Plotczik. The airship is built entirely from spare parts and whatnot (as all steampunk artifacts should), and follows a whimsical, catamaran type design. I would personally be afraid to fly in it, but it is certainly very cool.

Marvelous Monowheels

Wild and whimsically, the monowheel was a 19th century mode of transportation that never really took off.

Steampunk Monowheel

Monowheels first appeared in Europe around the 1870s, and remained somewhat of a hobby curiosity. Numerous inventors worked to create monowheels that were fast, fuel efficient vehicles.

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For the most part, monowheels remained the purview of Popular Mechanics covers, hobby clubs, and eccentric inventors. Of course, nothing makes for a better steampunk gadget than an impractical gadget invented by an eccentric genius.

JA Purves Monowheel

You can tell this particular monowheel inventor is an eccentric genius by his hair (his name is J.A. Purves by the way).

And it even seems the British Army was interest in monowheel tanks.

British Tank Monowheel

I’m not sure how that would have turned out, to be honest.

Nevertheless, there are few vehicles that look more steampunk than a monowheel. For more on Monowheels, drop by Dark Roasted Blend’s article on Monowheels. It’s worth a read!