The nameplate in the video attributes Steampunk Voyager to Forrest Burnett, who otherwise seems to be a bit of a ghost, online. I’m not even sure this video was posted under his YouTube account, since there is different user forrestburnett with a channel that seems to be documenting original kinetic sculptures.  In any case, it’s beautiful work.

If anybody has a better link for Forrest, please let me know, below.

[via Dug North]

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • http://www.telescope-amateur.net Pr. Shadoko

    Very nice, obviously based on a real steam engine by Wilesco:

    http://wilesco.de/wilesco/index.php?id=55&L=1

    The machinery built around it is just awesome.

  • http://gravatar.com/luisccckc Luis

    Aww man, wish is was under steam!