Thursday, February 17, 2011

Crabfu Steamworks

We've all probably taken notice of the fantastical contraptions common to steampunk design and wondered how somebody could possibly make that sort of thing happen. It often seems fantastical, unobtainable, and otherwise illusory. Here is an example of how these notions can be practically applied to create a real and functional construct.

I-Wei Huang, the creator of Crab Fu is an artist and steam enthusiast who decided to take his fascination with steam engines to a new level and create steam powered remote control vehichles. All of these function completely off of steam power and are generally driven by a small coal engine.



His designs are a good example of how the fantastical can be made into reality. Check out some of his other creations here.

29 comments:

  1. This stuff is so rad... Before reading your blog, I'd always considered steampunk just an odd music fad, but since reading into it a bit more, I'm realizing these people are truly mastering the "long lost" arts that we've given up with newer technology.

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  2. Pretty brutal dude. I've got a lot of friends into steampunk.

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  3. Nice-Thrash some shit!....Love it

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  4. I want one of these as a pet.
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  5. Wow what a clever contraption lol. his other contraptions are awesome too.

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  6. That's sweet. My gfs little brother is into this stuff. He's like a boy genius in building little contraptions.

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  7. I love steampunk, I have a bunch of steampunk necklaces.

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  8. I've heard o steampunk but never looked into it.

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  9. is the video in time lapse? it some how looks strange..?

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  10. Looks like it came straight out of the wild wild west movie. Too bad there is no sound, would love to hear it.

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  11. Great, is this a train ? is this a tank ? or even an insect ? :)

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  12. I want this steam centipede now.
    Its so impressive

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  13. the legs are creepy, cool neverthless

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  14. thats too cool! makes me want to play Bioshock Infinite!

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  15. wow, i want to make one of those too

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  16. crazy man. i can see this getting really big and trendy

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  17. Wow that's amazing! Its getting unreal what people are accomplishing today.

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  18. Oh man this thing would scare the shit out of my cat! Amazing! subscribed!

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  19. I think I saw this on the science channel. Really interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. pretty cool. i used to be into robotics but its a bit to technical for my taste

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