Nottingham Hackspace member Jake Howe built this beautiful beetle from an old violin, with a little laser cutter action mixed in! Check out Jake’s instructable showing how to do it.

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal

  • rjrugroden

    Not only is this awesome, but I love how it reflects the heart of Steampunk as well. Going to keep my eye out for broken violins from my uncle’s instrument repair shop from now on! I don’t have access to a laser cutter, but this has inspired me to think of other uses for a broken violin.
    Violins are hauntingly beautiful, even broken. :)

  • Bob

    I think I’m confused. What exactly is at the heart of steampunk?

    • Pandemonium Laboratories

      I don’t think you are confused Bob. I think the title for this piece would portray itself better as “Sculpture Made from Partially Reused Material”. I think my bicycle is “Steampunk”. It does have gears and all.