The Best in Steampunk Tech Design

The Best in Steampunk Tech Design

Gregory Han
Dec 21, 2009

It's no surprise the technologically minded with an aesthete streak are often drawn to the Victorian-era inspired designs of steampunk designs, the imaginary 19th century inventions of an alternate reality where analog and digital tech are merged into often wondrous tools of computational and mechanical use. Many of our readers' favorite posts this year were steampunk in nature, especially fanciful DIY keyboard projects and timepieces; our own favorites included an amazing collection of handmade steampunk style desktop lighting and a custom designed Victorian era themed home which skillfully hid modern technology into a believable past-mechanical disguise that would have given Jules Verne goosebumps of joy. Below are our personal favorites of the steampunk style of 2009.

Row 1:
1 The Ultimate Modern Victorian Steampunk House
2 Steampunk Cell Phone Takes Tech Backwards
3 Frank Buchwald's Steampunk Machine Lights Series
4 Build Your Own Ice Tube Clock Kit
5 Local Keyboard Modification Workshop

Row 2:
6 Ulysse Nardin's Smart Phone: Steampunk for the Rich
7 Steampunk Case Mod Putting a bit of Frankenstein in Your PC
8 Steampunk PC: One Mean Looking Machine
9 Ah, the Rare Spanish Steampunk Clock
10 Two Great New Keyboards: Ergonomic and Steampunk

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