Steampunk Flatscreen: The TV goes Victorian Industrial

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This one’s a little bizarre, but we were so impressed with the novelty of it, and the work that went into it that we had to feature it. What happens when you take a flat panel monitor or TV and Steampunk it, put it into a fantasy Victorian Industrial design. We saw the plans on the steampunk workshop website.

A Steampunked Flat Screen

Steampunk is a term that started out as a literary genre that is a sort of sci-fi, fantasy style set in an industrial revolution Victorian era period – think H.G. Wells and Jules Verne meet the Wild Wild West. Lots of fantastical machinery, anachronistic technology all revolving around bizarre, fantasy characters.  Beyond a literary genre, the theme has found its way into video games, design, art, and even architecture. From

What with all the cool contraptions in the stories, it was only natural that some people would decide to make some of them (or at least things like them). Thus, steampunk gadgets came into the real world. People has “steampunk’d” everything from computers, desks, telephone, watches and guitars to cars, motorcycles, and whole houses. These objects can vary from a grungy look of a forgotten antique to the shiny overwrought newness of a Victorian gentleman’s club. Think brass and copper, glass and polished wood, engraving and etching, and details for the sake of details. So, steampunk is also a design aesthetic.

This particular design was done for a large computer monitor, but it could easily be done for a plasma TV or other large flat screen. Steampunkers often replace plastic or steel with brass or copper. Anything for that antique, retro technology feel. From steampunk workshop,

Inside I found that the whole thing was encased in steel sheet.  I rejected the idea of re-making all of the pieces in brass and went looking for some paint that would give a nice effect.  I settled on a nice gold metalic from Rustoleum with a thin coat of brown Krylon Crystal Color to give it an aged look.

Great stuff here, an inspiration for a whole new look.  A trip back in the HG Wells time machine, only with a home theater steampunk flatscreen waiting there.


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