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Art Show: Steampunk

Gyroscopic Navigational Footwear

by Madeline Carol Matz

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Art: Gyroscopic Navigational Footwear by Artist Madeline  Carol Matz
The concept is a steampunk GPS boot that gets you where you're going. You punch in the coordinates into the Destination Meter and then the Gyroscopic Navigator plots it. Then you Throttle on and the propellers blast you forward on a hover cushion of steam. The boot pictured is the control boot of the pair. The non-control boot is the same but without the throttle or the destination meter. It follows the path of the control boot by using a magnetic mechanism that displaces the route a foot to the left (or right for left-handed control boots). The boots are constructed of leather, silk/hemp fabrics with brass fitting and a rubber gum sole.

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