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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

The prize-winning entry in my company’s Pumpkin Carving competition this year was, in concept, a fully functional steampunk automaton – a Victorian-inspired paleo-futuristic mix of technology and art, an ensemble of brass, leather, and stone designed to inspire awe and delight. That was the concept, anyway. The actual execution of the design had to be carried out in an hour’s time, so the pumpkin – the so-called Steampun’kin – was somewhat less elaborate than the plans would have it.

Even so, it was sufficiently awesome that it took home the Great Pumpkin award.

And here it is, in action:

Automatonic Pumpkin Moving Picture Show