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Les Machines de L'ile de Nantes – Le Grand Eléphant

I have mentioned this marvelous machine, the Great Elephant of L’ile de Nantes before, it also featured in my university presentation, but this is the first time I have actually found a video of it in action, so please enjoy:   Les Machines de L’ile de Nantes /// Le Grand …

Happy Steampunk Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah to everybody, especially to my jewish readers and in particular to my friends Bob and Anouk and everybody involved with the Punk Torah project. If you want to give some Steampunk twist to this festival, the honourable inventor Grunambulax has made a very beautiful and ingenious creation to …

Richard Nagy a.k.a. Datamancer has passed into the Æther

The honourable genius inventor and tinkerer Richard Nagy, better known as Datamancer, has passed on. From what I know he was killed in a car accident last week. Richard was part of the bedrock of our scene, and although relatively few of us knew his face, I guess most of …

Review: Lego Space – Building the Future

In 1979 I got my first Lego Space toy, it was the classic moon buggy. I have been a fan of Lego Space ever since, although I still strongly prefer the classic series and some of the late 1990’s releases did not really strike my fancy. Anyway, the other day …

What in Cthulhu's name is this device

Hey all! I was made aware of a most peculiar device by my co-conspirator over at Clockworker. The device is this:   It was found in the Holbein Gymnasium in Augsburg, Germany, and thus far nobody was able to identify it, although it has been presented to a number of …

This thing with Touchsquid

I can just about imagine what some of you are thinking. Here is little old me, a self-confessed Cthulhu cultist who is now blogging about something called Touchsquid. Well, leave your unholy thoughts to yourself, because this actually concerns tech. The other day I was browsing the Google Play Store …

Featured Artist: Operational Gearbox

During my trip to Barcelona, I made contact with a number of Spanish artists, some of whom I will feature here starting right now with hopefully some more in the future. So let#s get started with Operational Gearbox In their own words: I’m an electronics technician by heart, raised by …

A Boy and his Atom – Literally!

Every dot in this stop-motion animation by IBM is a single atom, how cool is that! A few facts: The dots in this 90-second film are so small they can only be seen when magnified 100 million times. The ability to move single atoms is vital for research into data …

Battleship Barnum's Dream – It truely is a dream

Ladies and gentlemen, every now and then, I find a true jewel in my ætherbox, a link to a site, video or image that s truly inspiring. Today, I found an æthermail by the most honourable gentleman Ed Ross,presenting his creation, the battleship Barnum’s Dream. A stunning masterpiece of craftsmanship …

J.W.Kinsey's Artifice – Third feature

Now this is a first. To be more precise, this is the first time a website gets featured three times, but J.W.Kinsey’s Artifice truly deserves it. Mr. Kinsey is a master craftsman, creating one wonderful artifact after another, so it is with great pleasure I present the following gallery o his …