Not everyone can be like Daniel Jubb, former child prodigy and currently mustachioed rocket scientist. But if you have aspirations along those lines, the incredible Information Unlimitedshows you how to build, tinker and invent to a seemingly endless level.
Go and do it, if you haven't already! We got to their polling station fifteen minutes before it opened this morning, and there was already a line of about fifty people. It's rather inspiring. We're hoping for the best.
On to steampunk links! You could travel the globe in considerably less time than Phileas Fogg did, but it's still expensive. (Plus you probably miss out on all sorts of wacky adventures.)