From Mary Robinette Kowal

This animated dulcimer player is called the Joueuse de Tympanon. She was built in 1772 by Pierre Kintzing and David Roentgen for Marie Antoinette. At just eighteen inches tall, she plays eight different songs. She was restored in 1864 by Robert-Houdin and is now at the Musée des Arts et Métiers


DeviantArt is having a contest to create artwork that is both Steampunk and Impressionist. It should be interesting to see what people come up with. See more about the contest here.

Here is a sneak peak at Lady Mechanica, Issue #0 from MTV.com.


Lady Mechanika #1 Covers

Benitez Version

Campbell Version

Here’s a peek at the cover art for the official start of Lady Mechanika. It’s scheduled for a  December release. And I don’t even have issue zero yet. 😦

More Steampunk Paper Art from Philip Valdez

Victorian Mech

Steampunk Mechanical Arm Prop

You generally don’t think of cardboard and paper as construction materials for steampunk props, brass and copper come to mind, but this guy made a mechanical arm out of just that. And if you like that check out his blog from more interesting projects. His masks are pretty awesome.

The airship USS Los Angeles (ZR-3) flies over the southern tip of Manhattan. Built in 1923-1924 by the Zeppelin factory in Friedrichshafen, Germany, where it was originally designated LZ-126. The airship was given to the United States by the German Government, as it was partially funded by war reparations from World War I.

It’s difficult to tell, because I don’t speak Russian, but according to the Google translation this is a brandy holder/mulling device complete with a cigar holder. (Original Post)

Hot Air Engines

Want to see it in action? Watch the videos below.

Top: A 4 cylinder Stirling Engine driving a big flywheel.

Bottom: A 2 cylinder version driving a small generator.

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