VIDEO: Steampunk Segway ditches motor

At the Gadget Show Live last weekend, I got as close to a Segway as I’ve ever been, which made me ridiculously excited. I want one. But if I can’t get one, then this is probably the next best thing – it’s a Steampunk Segway, powered by pedalling.

The best thing, though, is that the creator has taken the time to document the entire creation process on Instructables. Make your own, but don’t come crying to us if it falls apart on the hard shoulder of the M4.

Instructables (via Engadget)

Dr. Evermor's awesome steampunk sculpture garden

Don’t you wish you had enough time on your hands to build monolithic steampunk sculptures, just like Dr. Evermor? A retired industrial wrecking and salvage expert, he spends his days building massive sculptures out of old scraps of metal and wreckage from 50 to 100 years old. The above picture is of Forevertron, which includes a pair of bipolar electrical dynamos built by Thomas Edison in the late 19th century and a decontamination chamber from the Apollo space mission….

Steampunk Powerbook? More like Clockwork Powerbook!

Now that you know the, err, inner workings of the design aesthetics of steampunk pieces, here’s hoping you will appreciate the work that’s gone into this steampunk Pismo Powerbook created by Mr. Mordasky over at Mac Mod.

Using just broken clock parts purchased on eBay, aluminium sheet metal, gloss, and a bit of bronze paint, he has designed and made all by himself the perfect black steampunk Powerbook….

Pub Guru: What is Steampunk, and can it iron my trousers?

Pub Guru is a new weekly feature you’ll see here on the pages of Tech Digest, and will give you enough knowledge about a particularly subject so you can fake your way through a conversation with your mate down at the local boozer. And when their eyes get that glazed look after droning on for so long, you can then steal their Fruli and run off into the night, cackling like a mad Belgian with the last barrel of fruit beer. Mmm…beer…

No doubt you’ve heard the word being bandied around of late, either here, or on Steampunk-crazy sites such as Boing Boing or Gizmodo, who seem to cover everything that’s churned out of enthusiasts’ workshops these days…