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Author Topic: Victorian desktop toys?  (Read 1146 times)
Professor Cobb
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« on: June 08, 2016, 12:25:26 pm »

I thought about a building a USB extension but didnt want something that just sat there. So I came up with this.

Has anybody else found any steampunk "desktop toys" for the discerning Victorian businessman?
I cant seem to find anything.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF1mkWze-WU
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 12:30:23 pm »

Awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 02:33:52 pm »

Very nice, Professor. Haven't found anything yet, but one never knows what lurks around the next corner (or opportunity shop!)
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2016, 05:02:32 pm »

Take the "s" out of "https" and it youtube runs here on BG.
steam powered usb engine


A number of years ago now I created external hard disk boilers.  No moving parts.  Nothing close to the video above.
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2016, 06:12:28 pm »

That's what I did wrong. Thankyou Maets, very kind of you  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2016, 06:38:18 pm »

The kind of miniature stirling engine that can fit over a coffee cup could work. Also the humble Slinky.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2016, 08:16:20 pm »

Atterton, I like that idea about the Stirling engine. I shall be back....
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2016, 08:36:37 pm »

My fingers are also itching to get hold of a self-spinning Mars globe.

http://www.movaglobestore.com/mova-rotating-mars-globe-4-5-inch.html
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2016, 08:54:23 pm »

Are you planning a Steampunk style version, Atterton?
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2016, 09:20:28 pm »

A spinning Mars globe with a wooden stand is enough for me. I don't need embellishments.
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2016, 10:48:05 pm »

Marvelous gadget, Professor Cobb.

Here's a video of a USB phone charger utilizing a model steam engine and a hand-crank dynamo:


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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2016, 11:16:13 pm »

Thankyou Quin, I do have an old Mamod steam engine from my younger days. I was contemplating marrying this, which I bought recently and is great fun...

Legend of Zelda - Saria's Song on a Music Box



into some sort of "Marvellous Musical steam machine."
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2016, 11:52:40 pm »

Wait, wait, wait.....all this wonderfulness and you post up 1 still shot!?!?! Shocked
Pics, man, pics! We need pics! WIP shots, 360 shots, black and white shots.....all of them!

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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2016, 03:33:39 pm »

All those bits, all busy doing something. How splendid!

I would also like to see more!

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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2016, 02:17:30 am »

Стимнакурнож 2
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« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2016, 04:44:32 am »

That is a beautiful piece.  One of yours?
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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2016, 05:34:09 am »






Steampunk "Baba Yaga's" (as we call her over here) stuff - and it all mostly works! I especially like the thruster-equipped mortar and pestle and the animated details on the bird-footed cottage...
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« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2016, 10:47:57 am »

Maets, no, this work one of Valery Afanasev (Wall-ery)
http://steampunker.ru/profile/Wall-ery/created/topics/
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« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2016, 04:10:23 am »

What I want to see is what Baba Yaga looks like who lives in that house!
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