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.

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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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