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Someone is building a Steampunk Mechanical TV

Postby aussie_bloke » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:19 pm

G'day all.

I have recently been looking at the creative novelty steampunk stuff people have been making and when I Googled steampunk TV I came across a steampunk mechanical television which is powered by steam instead of electricity (for the motor only I assume), the blog page on this TV can be viewed here:
http://jakehildebrandt.com/2007/04/07/s ... t/#more-92

It looks really cool and I hope the creator has finished it and got it operational.

Anyhow thought I'd share it with you all.
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Postby DrZarkov » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:49 pm

It would be possible to make an all mechanical TV, if you use glassfibre optics instead of the combination photocell/amplifier/LED (or neon-lamp). This system would not give much light, but as a work around you could use a mirrordrum or ~screw, and build it inside a small box just with an aperture, where one single spectator can watch TV. The advantage is, that any TV-set could also be uses as a camera, if you put a lense in that aperture. This TV-system would even be in full colour!
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