With the Steampunk fad growing year after year, people's creativity for this genre seems to be increasing as well. People have built entire homes in with a steampunk design in mind, so gadgets don't often impress me, but this one definitely does.
I don't know who it is that built this, or any of the story behind it (original story doesn't provide much detail) but it is obviously a man of many talents. The technology itself is quite simple, a basic LED display and a prefabricated MP3 player make up the brunt of this gadgets circuitry, but its the vision that is most impressive.
Anybody can take prebuilt electronics and give it a new face, but the creator of this gadget went far beyond that. First, he carefully blueprinted his design, he then began meticulously carving out each individual piece, then assembled everything. It is quite an impressive feat.
If you have any information on the maker, or possibly other things that are impressive, please leave a comment.