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Author Topic: Post a Link to the Coolest Steampunkest Thing You Can Find  (Read 1552 times)
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« on: April 10, 2015, 03:26:26 am »

Here it is: one place for all the best stuff. Chess playing turk robots; ragtime rappers, baby elephants falling from 19th century monorails, cars with horse's heads, freaky armor, Victorian prosthetic terminator arms, chrome art nouveau automat restaurants, cowboys getting abducted by aliens on the open range; anything.

Post a link to your single favorite steampunk thing.
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 04:36:02 am »

http://steampunkcruise.com/
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015, 04:54:28 am »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand

 Because it is the most steampunk place in the world
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/history

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNZAF_Base_Ohakea

http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2AirF-c7-2.html#WH2AirF-fig-WH2AirFP003a

and most of all

 The entire country is sitting on a series  giant geothermal steam  fields and vents
http://www.nzgeothermal.org.nz/nz_geo_fields.html
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 02:35:48 am »

Yes!  We live in a steam-powered country!!  Huzzah!!!

But I did see a photo of a Gatling gun mounted on a camel a while ago ...
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2015, 07:29:04 am »

Yes!  We live in a steam-powered country!!  Huzzah!!!

But I did see a photo of a Gatling gun mounted on a camel a while ago ...


 I am sure we can mount one on a moa...

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2015, 07:52:08 am »


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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2015, 08:56:30 am »

Honestly, I would just simply post this link:


A lot of the coolest Steampunk stuff I know has been posted by our own members here at Brassgoggles:

Herr Doktor's Martian War Machine and Celestial Sphere rocket (http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,11605.0.html):



Mr. Maets' Airships (http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,43771.0.html):



And Mr. Maets' iPod Speakers:


Mr. Will Rockwell's Spirit/Soul Harvesters (http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,22170.0.html) and iPhone Victrola (http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,40527.25.html):



Mr. ALS's musician "Robo Gang"



If you allow me to be very arrogant, I will very humbly suggest my own Victorian Boombox and Crowned Pigmy Kraken family:

Victorian Boombox (http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,28338.0.html):

USB squid

Keyring

Large squid sculpture, and electric *ahem* sex toy ( http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,26132.msg586082.html#msg586082  Roll Eyes  from a build contest held some time ago at Brassgoggles - BUT SAFELY, and long since converted to a G-rated version)  Grin


I don't know if this is Steampunk, but this video I posted in the Mexican Steampunk thread yesterday, is one of the coolest things I saw and it involves wanton repurposing of metal.  If not Steampunk, it could be a baseline for a Steampunk project

Turning Weapons Into Instruments | Pedro Reyes 'Disarm'
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2015, 03:42:45 am »

Nice selection.  Thanks for the inclusion.
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2015, 04:53:49 am »

Nice selection.  Thanks for the inclusion.
The list not all inclusive.  There are so many more people I should include, but you come among the top of the list in my mind.
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2015, 04:56:40 am »



 Brass Goggles does have the grooviest   people   in its membership.
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2015, 05:16:18 am »



 Brass Goggles does have the grooviest   people   in its membership.

Some of my co-workers would also say the weirdest

*combs 1920's bob haircut*

Personally, I got no problem with that.   Cheesy  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2015, 07:06:44 am »



 Life is a circus.

And we are the side show
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2015, 07:37:17 am »

I would post a link to Selected Grubs motorcycle if only a photo existed of the whole bike!
This one comes second
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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2015, 08:58:46 am »

I would post a link to Selected Grubs motorcycle if only a photo existed of the whole bike!
This one comes second



Pretty much anything Mr. Selected grub makes will be a phenomenal example of Steampunk, starting with the manufacture process itself which often is more engaging than the final product.

Selectedgrub's "Moon Patrol" (http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,43427.0.html)


By the way, I'd urge Mr. Selectedgrub to update his picture albums because sadly, I have noticed a lot of his pictures (even recent ones) are no longer visible... some issue with his pic-hosting service
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2016, 07:28:52 am »

That was it? No one has found anything cool enough to warrant a link in over a year and a half?
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« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2016, 10:32:44 am »

I normally only follow family on the book of faces. Until I found this guy about a week ago.
Someone needs to direct him to our forum or maybe its because he does not convers in English.
https://www.facebook.com/pierre.tardiveau?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

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« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2016, 09:22:28 pm »

This is less than two inches tall from the bottom of the base to the top of the hat:

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71121-vostroyan-firstborn-gw-converted/?hl=steampunk#entry1447844

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« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2016, 04:29:59 am »

well .... ok RJ Thou and I art the bored ones .....   and maybe J.Wilhelm
here you go, all filched shamelessly from the aetherwebs:

here is the largest operating triple steam engine:

http://<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FuHJBIMj_rs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
(more are linked on u-toob)

tools


and the steamy working guns











here is the former holder of the land-speed record, a stanley steamer



here is the most recent holder - the british super steamer


and then some wheeled "stuff"





























for your entertainment

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« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2016, 07:24:46 pm »

One of my pinterest folders is full of gorgeous steampunk objects. https://fi.pinterest.com/mikkoanttonen/steam-dieselpunk-aesthetic/

It's way too hard to choose only few top pieces from all of them.
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« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2016, 03:57:15 am »

It doesn't have to be objects; it could also be people or events (historic or modern).
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« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2016, 02:15:25 pm »

It doesn't have to be objects; it could also be people or events (historic or modern).


Very well.

May I introduce Jeanne Villepreux-Power:

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/wealth-cephalopod-research-lost-19th-century-shipwreck

http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=64704

Born in a small French village in 1794, she traveled on foot to Paris and became a seamstress to royalty.  At court she met and married a wealthy merchant and the couple moved to Sicily where she turned her attention to science.

Jeanne Villepreux-Power spent decades studying sea life, especially the enigmatic paper nautilus.

She singlehandedly invented the aquarium in order to more closely observe sea life in a controlled space.  She also invented in-ocean Jacques Cousteau-style observation cages.

She was the first to document tool use in octopuses, who used rocks to wedge open seashells.

She is the first to suggest restocking overfished rivers and lakes with specially grown young fish.

She was almost the only woman member in many prestigious science organizations of the time.

She had masses of books, notebooks, research, specimens, and data.

Every last scrap of which was lost in an 1843 shipwreck. 

If she had not regularly corresponded with other scientists she might have been completely forgotten.
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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2016, 12:36:30 pm »

^That's fascinating information, thank you for posting this!
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« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2016, 06:20:56 pm »

This was good for a laugh:
http://steampunk.wonderhowto.com/forum/15-types-annoying-steampunks-0142496/

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