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Steampunk Bluetooth Answered

The Borgifier gets the olde steampunk treatment and turns the wearer into a bit of a clockwork human. I wonder where the artist got all those tiny cogs and if he has a good supply to replace them when they get knocked off.

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AnarchistAsian

10 years ago

steam punk seems to get a lot of attention on 'ibles...

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tealpsycloneAnarchistAsian

Reply 10 years ago

it gets a lot of attention because for the most part that is what 'ibles is about. the free creation of things. and if you can make it super stylin' like our friend up there well awesome for you. it also has that attraction that it is hard to do and if done right has great effects.

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I_am_Canadian

10 years ago

Wow.... What is the world coming to :-p

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Super Giant Bubbles

10 years ago

An interesting idea, but as with so much "steampunk" stuff, the creator and fans seem to forget or not realize that exposed gears (especially very small fine gears like those in the headset above) will get fouled and bind or wear out very quickly. The reason functional gears are almost always hidden in working devices is that the designer of the device wants it to remain functional. Mad props to the first person to post a steampunk condom 'ible, unless I do first!

To clarify, I don't think the gears in the above piece are functional. My point is they don't look functional because they are exposed. The illusion of functionality is broken by the fact that they are exposed.

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=SMART=

10 years ago

cool but who would actually wear it ???

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artmule=SMART=

Reply 10 years ago

I would were that any day it is sick

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gmjhowe

10 years ago

nice work, i cant help but think that those brown bits look too plastic looking tho, leather instead perhaps?

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Luisthegutiarist

10 years ago

That is so cool!. I love the whole steampunk art style! wonder if there is actually real bluetooth connectivity though....

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killerjackalope

10 years ago

Look like old watch bits... pretty funky if I do say so myself...

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CameronSSkillerjackalope

Reply 10 years ago

Look like old watch bits...

I wouldn't be surprised if they just popped the back off an old watch and wrapped it in leather.

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LftndbtCameronSS

Reply 10 years ago

"I wouldn't be surprised if they just popped the back off an old watch"
I'm with you on that one.

Innovative way of getting the complex gear setup, nice.
Giving that it may be a complete watch, it would be very impressive to make one of these, in which the clock mechanism still functioned. The spinning/moving gears on the outside would look truley awesome.

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GoodhartLftndbt

Reply 10 years ago

especially with the rocker arm and wheel tick ticking back and forth hmmmm

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LftndbtGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Oh I was still on the artwork side of it... Possibly a half hour or so of demonstration use might be tolerable... Well for some life like mechanism attached to your ear, it may be worth it for art purposes... But I agree it would send me insane in about 5 minutes.

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CameronSSLftndbt

Reply 10 years ago

You could mold a replacement back out of acrylic fairly easily, and possibly drive the gears with a pager motor.

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jessyratfinkkillerjackalope

Reply 10 years ago

That's exactly what it is. I have tons of watch pieces from when I used to do watch repair. I need to find them and use them in a project.

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tubbychick3n

10 years ago

looks kinda shoop'd anyone agree?

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Soxbleed

10 years ago

i would totally wear this if i had bluetooth! sheeshers!

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noahh

10 years ago

You can purchase watch parts in lots on ebay. If you search "steampunk" it will come up with many results.

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lordofthedonuts

10 years ago

never tought about sculpey in this way. It's the same thing as Fimo, right ?

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LinuxH4x0r

10 years ago

I suggested it a while back, not to bad looking.

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KentsOkay

10 years ago

Dang that looks cool...

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limpach

10 years ago

This is freaking awesome!