In Pictures: Queen Victoria's gadgets - tech gear for the steampunk set

Occupying a fantastic world where Charles Darwin meets Steve Jobs, steampunk-modded devices blend 19th- and early 20th-century styles with 21st-century tech. Get an eyeful of these cool and clever computers, cellphones, speakers and more.

Tickertape tweets One of the most ingenious steampunk accessories is the Twittertape Machine. Made to look like a stock ticker that could have sat on Andrew Carnegie's desk, the machine consists of a thermal printer hidden beneath period gears and mechanical rollers scavenged from broken clocks, all housed under a glass dome.

Built from scratch by Adam Vaughan, the one-off prototype spits out a ribbon of tweets instead of the current price of U.S. Steel or Standard Oil. Rather than a telegraph line, the Twittertape Machine gets its data from the Internet via an Ethernet port, checking for new tweets twice a minute.

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