Steampunk Toilet Flushes Away Your Clockwork Dreams

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Has steampunk gone too far? Perhaps to prove there's nothing that can't be enhanced with a touch of brass, one artist has built a steampunk toilet, replete with retro bells and whistles.


Technically a urinal, the "Teslapunk" toilet is completely functional but offers some rather unusual features, including a laser guidance system, a "flush capacitor," a cup holder, and more gauges than you can shake a pair of goggles at. Sure, it works, but I'm not sure we need that much electricity so close to a giant bowl of water:

[via Make]



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