First up: the Power Claw
Edited Details: Christian Ristow is an L.A. based (demolishing) artist tearing down iconage art with stuff he designs. He creates bio-mechnical engines of destruction for his amusement/artistic endevor.
Next up: The HandyCooler. While not exactly steampunk; this should help people who tend to get overheated while wearing their outfits. Especially in convention event rooms and outdoors during the height of summer. It of course can be painted and tricked out to look steamy with a little bit of external modification(s).
The Handycooler is more than just a good looking personal fan, it uses effective evaporative cooling technology by utilizing a water filter to keep you cool. Inside the device is a small sponge you drop water onto. The fan then draws the water over the damp sponge and can cool you off by up to 25 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidifying effect of the cool moist air alleviates allergies and soothes breathing.
It’s basically a handheld swamp cooler. If you live in a hot dry climate like most of Arizona or other desert areas, I’m sure you know exactly what a swamp cooler is and how well they work to cool you off using a minimal amount of energy (especially compared to a standard air conditioner). The Handycooler works on your choices of 4 AA batteries, USB power, or a standard wall outlet. Battery life is a generous five hours and the 7 ounce gadget measures 2.5 x 2 x 7 inches.