Etsy seller faustus70 had a Nerf N-Strike Barricade gun, an old chair and some aluminum lying around. But he didn't take this stuff to the dump like most people, he used it to build a "Big Daddy" style steampunk gun.
What I'd really like to see is a Muppet Christmas Carol iPad app, but while we're still waiting for that, Charles Dickens' classic will definitely do. Especially with its gorgeous steampunk look and interactive graphics and music.
Earlier this week, this steampunk Iron Man suit won best costume at New York Comic Con. Turns out it's just a repainted getup from an indie movie, and the film's creator is "royally angered" by its new superhero paint job.
Back in the 19th Century, Thomas Stark, Tony's great great grandfather, donned this steam-powered Iron Man suit to fight various scoundrels, scalawags, and that bad guy with the gigantic mechanical spider from Wild Wild West. [Daily What; Image: Judy Stephens]
Google Earth's an incredible (and incredibly useful) piece of software, but there's still something to be said for the good old, three-dimensional globe. This one not only celebrates the brass-detailed spheres of yore but controls Google Earth for good measure.
Katie and Sebastian are just two children who love to explore. They're fascinated by creatures, plants, and their respective taxonomies. They're charming and relatable! And then there's the giant mechanical squid.
Now that normal service has resumed, it's time to go back to dwelling on those all-important issues dragging us down before. Namely, 3DTV and the nail in its coffin—3D glasses. Step back in time with steampunk 3D goggles.