Steampunk Analog Instruments

blip box
I discovered these freaky little blip boxes by Designer Yoshi Aki. What’s most interesting about this is the Steampunk design aesthetic.

My personal favorite is the “Cube”, a 4 Channel 16 Step Drum Sequencer.

The main box has 4 input section. each square has 4 different trigger pattern on a side.
Each cube makes a unique sound.

Putting the cubes on the main box makes drum pattern and rotating the cube makes a new drum sequence.

The Cube in action….

Star Wars Steam

Star Wars Steam
Star Wars Steam

I’ve got some new toys for my desktop… steampunk Star Wars action figures! Droids rock, and they rock more when they are steamed!

The imperial figures are pretty nifty too, but nothing beats R2-D2, the coolest ‘bot of all time.

The Whirlygig Emoto

This lovely Steam Electric Hybrid Motorcycle was featured at the 1st annual Handcar Regatta in Santa Rosa, Ca. as part of the Ratchet and Rumble Crew.The Whirlygig also traveled to San Mateo, California for the Bay Area Maker’s Faire and recieved a Make Magazine Editor’s Choice Blue Ribbon!

The story of the making of this masterpiece can be found at the owner’s website.

I’d love to ride off with this bike! I wonder what the top end is? I need to plan my get away with this beauty.

Steampunk Laptop

This is the finest bit of Steampunk engineering that Steampunk Girl has seen to date. It may look like a Victorian music box, but inside this intricately hand-crafted wooden case lives a Hewlett-Packard ZT1000 laptop that runs both Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux. It features an elaborate display of clockworks under glass, engraved brass accents, claw feet, an antiqued copper keyboard and mouse, leather wrist pads, and customized wireless network card. The machine turns on with an antique clock-winding key by way of a custom-built ratcheting switch made from old clock parts.

Look here for the details on the making of this steampunk masterpiece

Ivy League Robot Wars

What happens when a Harvard tech head is stuck in a waiting room with her killer laptop? Robots Wars, steampunk style! Harvard vs. Yale! Alas, the first few seconds of audio are clipped, just know it starts with “Yale is awesome!” (Cough, cough, I know….)

A Dream Come True!

Grob 102
Grob 102
The happiest day of my life: After more than 10 years of waiting and longing, at long last I have my own plane. She’s a Grob 102 Standard Astir II, a standard class racing sailplane with goodies like retractable gear, water ballast, audio variometer, radio, etc. I flew her two hours on my maiden flight, andI hope to fly her in my first soaring competition over the Thanksgiving weekend