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