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By way of the Steampunk Workshop comes this incredible alt.victorian mouse, found on a Russian modder’s forum. I guess the caged innards are to house the mouse (of the biological kind) that powers the contraption. The occult symbols and incantations hammered into the brass are a nice touch.

Steampunk mouse

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.