A shimmering silver version of my Marquis keyboard design, “The Silver Marquis” has an elegant chaise-lounge inspired design with acanthus-leaf engraving on polished aluminum. This keyboard also features key lettering engraved on a mirrored silver acrylic
French artist Edouard Martinet transforms metal pieces found at flea markets and car-boot sales into beautiful works of art.
Using a series of common metallic objects, from rusted kitchen pans, to old typewriter keys and car lights, Martinet manages to create intricate sculptures of fish, reptiles and insects. Without any soldering or welding whatsoever, the artist first draws up a few detailed sketches of what he wants to create, then begins a painstaking process of piecing the metal parts together, like a puzzle. As you can imagine, his scrap metal masterpieces take quite a long time to complete, but they are definitely worth the effort.
At Edison we often work with design students on various lighting projects and it always amazes us what inventive products they come up with. We were recently sent the finished result of Sherly Herlianas woven pendant light and love the beautiful sculptural nature of it. Sherly is an industrial design student at RMIT.
here is my first Instructable, Its a beautiful Nixie Lantern clock, A little steam punk and a bit Victorian, made up of mostly of found components
I tend to communicate better when there is something to show so please look at the images and tags, they sometimes will hold more info than the body of text.
Here is a parts list….
-large slab of walnut 2″ thick by 36″ long and 12″ wide
-large slab of maple 1.5″ thick by 30″ long and 12″ wide, both found on eBay
-2″ diameter clear acrylic tubing .125″ wall about 12″ long, any plastic store and eBay.
-an assortment of gears and gauge faces / bezels, knobs and metal bits,
– A nixie kit, I highly recommend a seller on ebay who goes under the name…petes_kits, here is a link… petes_kits, http://shop.ebay.com/petes_kits/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562
he has to my knowledge the only nixie prototypers board out there that gives the experimenter options of screw terminals, solder pads and designated nixie patterned mounts for leads, not to mention he always answers and is there to help you out.
-you will need some basic electronic skills
-a multimeter with a continuity function (prefer an audible function).
-3 Blue leds
-A mill and lathe for custom parts, machining skills are very helpful
This pair of goggles is finished in a dark purple with green extension rings. A steampunk representation of the Joker. They also include 2-50mm clear lenses, 2-50mm green lenses, and an adjustable elastic head band. The lenses can be removed and exchanged. Thanks for browsing.
Here is a picture of a nixie clock I build about ten years ago. As applies for most nowadays nixie clocks, this one has a microprocessor inside too. I used a 8051 without battery backed up RTC. The old Matsushita CD72 nixies are from an old desktop calculator.
Professor Pignassus & his Cinsational Flying Machine
Light by Marcel Boonen
Recycling waste of our industrial society is the inspiration of my artwork. All of my sculptures are entirely hand made from recycled scrap metal such as copper, brass and steel . I create art with all kinds of technology and techniques to soften the design despite the roughness and robust properties of the material. Therefore I create art with a respectful atmosphere and sometimes funny or even cynical view of reality. My work emphasizes a balance between the form and function. It blurs the line between utensil and decoration. I’ve created various functional objects such as lamps and clocks who’ve been made from heavy metal scrap into mechanical decoration with an industrial style which I like to call Steampunk Art.
There are lots more where this came from, too. Hit the link to see all the other designs. (They’re crazy expensive, of course, but they don’t look *too* hard to DIY.)(And we STILL haven’t made a proper fixture for our steampunk dining room. I am hanging my head in shame.)
This USB drive is really one of a kind because when not in use it looks like a bottle stopper. Meanwhile, it glows blue while transferring data, reminding us of an old-fashioned divers helmet. Regardless of what you think it looks like, though, its one cool steampunk gadget!
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow, for more awesome stuff!
Estonian sculptor Mati Karmin has innovated a way for old Soviet naval mines to become usable furniture. From tables, to beds and even baby carriages, the rusted mines are recycled into steampunked home furnishings.
Unlike the traditional sculptor, Mati Karmin has previously created other war pieces; however, his recent works are so original and creative that it paves the way for newer and greater home furnishings. Being the product of once-explosive mines, the furniture now carries an emotional and historical element that will live on for decades.