I occasionally check Kickstarter.com to see what new steampunk projects have requested funding; today, I found a project that caught my attention. It is not a game, not a clothing company, not a book. Shawn Skeel of Kalon Innovations has requested funding to create a steampunk prosthetic arm for his disabled friend. Hm!
To quote Kickstarter's site: "This project will only be funded if at least $500 is pledged by Thursday Jun 7, 12:50pm EDT." For those not familiar with Kickstarter, the person requesting money often offers rewards for certain levels of donations; for this project, donors may receive a leather "thank you" card, a small leather top hat, instructions on how to make your own "steam-powered" arm, or an actual "steam-powered" arm (the arm will be powered by a CO2 cartridge, not steam!).
So, if you wish, take a look at the video of what the inventor has planned for the design. Though the project seems more theory than substance at this point, I hope it gets completed!