Charge up your iPod with a mini steam engine

Steampunk meets iPodatude with this unique charger, combining a Jensen #75 steam engine with a LEGO Technic motor, a 5V regulator circuit and a .5 amp fuse to create enough power to charge any USB device. Stoke it with a few pellets and add water, and your Steampunk Eye-Pod Victrola is going round and round again.

For those of you who are electrically inclined, this might not be too difficult to create. For the rest of us, we'll sit back in awe, marveling over the juxtaposition of past, present and perhaps future, occasionally blowing the engine's whistle as it replenishes our electro-gadgets. Priceless.

Via Boing Boing