Steampunk Hat with automation

Posted by on Jun 23, 2012 in Videos | 14 comments

This is Steampunk artist Gary Sullivan’s latest creation; a Steampunk top hat with moving parts. It incorporates moving clock gears and a lid that opens and closes as it puffs steam. It is made from vintage pieces and found materials.



  1. Glad you like it Linda!

  2. I’m proud to know you!

  3. my face went like 0_0 it’s absolutely amazing!

  4. I want one D:

  5. this is quite wonderful!

  6. Wheee! Makes me Happy!

  7. Gary, this is fantastic! I wish I’d had you as a baby sitter when I was a kid.

  8. This is amazing! 

  9. No, it is not a Stirling engine. Fact is, the motion is powered by two small 9 volt motors. The “steam” is produced by dry ice.  G.S.

  10.  While in operation, the brain wave enhancer limits the subject’s ability to smile. This phenomenon is due to the extreme pain that is felt by the subject as the 10 pound device compresses his neck vertebrae.

  11. How did you do the video without even so much as cracking a smile? JB

  12. Well done Sir!

  13. Well done good sir!

  14. well, is it a stirling engine, or what?