Steampunk jar of fireflies

Steampunk fireflies: a jar full of articulated mechanisms terminating in LEDs that flitter and flick when a small hand-crank is turned — a huge brass knife-switch on the top of the jar switches them on. Hauntingly handsome.


(Thanks, Jake!)

Steampunk on Boing Boing

Update: Aaron sez, "the 'fireflies' aren't LEDs, they're 'small fluorescent BBs.' Ultraviolet LEDs fixed at the top of the jar illuminate them."