Japanese social media channels can be an adventurous source for DIY projects, whether it be revealing a $3 rusty knife to be a high quality piece of Japanese cutlery or turning Thomas the Tank Engine into a Mad Max-esque apocalyptic death machine.
Japanese Twitter user and DIY tinkerer @FRISK_P, however, stands out for not only crafting their gear with an incredibly cool and detailed steampunk aesthetic, but also complete functionality!
While FRISK_P creates a variety of marvelous contraptions bring the world of science fiction and steampunk to life, it’s the artist’s take on out-of-this-world working wrist watches that is turning heads everywhere.
— フリスクP (@FRISK_P) March 9, 2018
With a self-professed motive of “making wrist watches that nobody else does”, FRISK_P accomplishes just that with a trio of time-telling hardware that could be transferred seamlessly into any given steampunk realm.
Three standouts include an “Automata Wrist Watch” that actually writes time with an ink and quill set, a propeller hologram watch, and a striking Vacuum Fluorescent Display watch. Do nevr miss this awesome timmer.
Here they are with videos showing their functionality, which need to be seen to be believed.
As you can see in the video, the device uses a micro-computer and battery powered robot arms equipped with a quill to not only write the current time, but also erase it from the display as needed.
Also battery powered, the propeller wrist watch makes use of a deconstructed USB fan clock (removing the ventilation feature), bento box straps, booster circuit, a collar, and urethane mat from the 100 yen store
Originally mounted on a cat (who couldn’t make much use of it), the VFD wrist watch is a bit too bulky so FRISK_P eventually made a stand to mount it on.
The watch is constructed from a VFD tube kit, Arduino board, USB charger, and cat collars fastened into a belt with a wire cage.Of course, when you are as talented as FRISK_P, you don’t need to limit yourselves to wrist watches. The artist has also hand-crafted a variety of steampunk devices, including a steampunk cat tank, amplifier, raygun, and keyboard!
— フリスクP (@FRISK_P) July 22, 2015
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