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Robot-pulled steampunk carriage (builder project).

February 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Robot-pulled steampunk carriage (builder project).

Adam’s first project with Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot gives it a novel purpose: pulling a custom-built steampunk carriage with a passenger! Watch Spot get some Victorian flair and the interesting problems that arise in marrying cutting-edge robot technology with steampunk transport.

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Can you run a steampunk motorcycle on hot air … or cold? (a kit piece).

January 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Can you run a steampunk motorcycle on hot air … or cold? (a kit piece).

Peter Forsberg is a steampunk designer who has produced a steampunk motorcycle that runs from an external compressed air tank which the rider wears on his back … now that’s a look you can take to the capital of Jackelia – Middlesteel – and ride all the way to the bank for their steam-driven calculating […]

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Steampunk assault trombone (a kit piece).

January 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Steampunk assault trombone (a kit piece).

Do you need a steampunk assault trombone? Heck, who doesn’t need a steampunk assault trombone? Here’s one we made earlier … well, the ingenious Captain Quinn did, at any rate.

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The Aeronauts (film review by Mark Leeper).

December 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Aeronauts (film review by Mark Leeper).

With a little flair borrowed from Jules Verne, we get the story, The Aeronauts, of two mid-19th century explorers who attempt to travel by balloon higher above the Earth than any humans had ever been to that point. The two leads from ‘The Theory Of Everything’ as actors Felicity Jones and Eddy Redmayne, are reunited […]

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War Of The Worlds (an appraisal of the second episode of the BBC’s new 2019 series).

November 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
War Of The Worlds (an appraisal of the second episode of the BBC’s new 2019 series).

Please bear in mind that I’m writing down my thoughts and reactions as I watch this episode. It’s very odd seeing the food being rationed out in the second episode, because something I share with HG Wells is we’re both Type One diabetics. At least he fully turned in his early 60s, because he would […]

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His Dark Materials (HBO TV series: cast interviews).

October 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
His Dark Materials (HBO TV series: cast interviews).

HBO’s new adaption of His Dark Materials begins on BBC One on Sunday 3rd November 2019, based on the fantasy novels by Philip Pullman. Dafne Keen stars as the young protagonist Lyra, who lives in Jordan College, Oxford. Placed there by her uncle, Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) she lives a sheltered life amongst the scholars […]

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Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation by Anthony Burton (book review).

October 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation by Anthony Burton (book review).

In steampunk stories, it’s inevitable that airships are used even if they started much earlier than the Victorian era. So a look at Anthony Burton’s book, ‘Balloons And Airships: A Tale Of Lighter Than Air Aviation’, fills in the actual history on the subject. Although the Montgolfier brothers achieved the first manned balloon flight, it […]

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The King’s Man (Edwardian spy-fy film: second trailer).

September 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
The King’s Man (Edwardian spy-fy film: second trailer).

Here’s the second trailer for The King’s Man Edwardian-punk spy-fy film. As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one young chap must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man (based […]

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War of the Worlds (BBC TV trailer).

September 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
War of the Worlds (BBC TV trailer).

Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark, Loving Vincent) and Rafe Spall (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Big Short) lead the cast for the BBC’s War of the Worlds alongside Robert Carlyle (T2:Trainspotting, Once Upon A Time) and Rupert Graves (Swimming with Men, Sherlock) in the first British television adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic novel. The War of the […]

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Steampunk hot rod: burns all competition!

September 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Steampunk hot rod: burns all competition!

Steampunk car customiser-king Paul Bacon has completed his most steaming project yet – a steampunk hot rod built from scratch. The Automatron is a horse-drawn carriage-inspired hot rod with an estimated top speed of up to 110mph. Beginning with a 1924 Singer Sport base, parts were added from a variety of unlikely sources; including a […]

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