Steampunk Automata: Orchestra Von Slatt

A new Steampunk automaton was recently created by GypsyThief, a Steampunk maker out in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada. It’s a basic machine, but its really quite impressive. Check out the video below to see “Orchestra Von Slatt” in action.

Pretty neat, although the featureless face combined with the organ music is just a tad on the creepy side. You can read more about the automata here. And, if you’re fortunate enough to be planning to attend SteamCon II or VCon 35 in Vancouver, you’ll have the opportunity to see it first hand!

For more from GypsyThief, do head over to his Etsy storefront where you can find all sorts of Steampunk goodies.

Steampunk Spider

Just a quick post today of a very cool automaton I found on YouTube:

This is the creation of Impsandthings, a ceramicist turned mixed-media Steampunk artist from the United Kingdom. He has a large and rather impressive gallery of works that can be viewed at Misi or DeviantArt.

He had this to say about his work in April:

My current work is inspired by Steam Punk, it’s such a rich source of imagery and seems really popular at present. I am amazed at the clever ways people are ‘moding’ objects to create that Victorian feel. For my own work I like the colours and materials of brass and leather.

I’m really very impressed with his work, and I hope to see a lot more out of him in the future!