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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

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Andrew Plumb says:

    I spotted a predecessor to that Zohl violin at the Deutsches Museum in Munich a couple of years back: http://flickr.com/photos/aplumb/121281640/in/set-72057594092419973/

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