Popular Mechanics was at Steam Powered, the California Steampunk Convention, and has a piece on their site of favorite gadgets from the con. Seen here, from top to bottom: The Stroh violin, Holly Conrad’s mechanical wings, and Kevin O’Hare’s box camera digital casemod.

10 Best Old-Is-New Gadgets from 2008 Steampunk Convention


Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.