This was built as a wonderful steam powered record turntable, using recycled junk. It is decorated with vinyl records, and creates a Steampunk-like record player.
This was made with small steam engine with a boiler crafted from a copper water pipe and carved some wood for the custom platter and base. Add some magnets, a coil for a pickup and a servo that is controlled by Arduino.
The sound is carried by conventional tone arm and pickup and played through a phono pre-amp and stereo. The wires pass through shoelaces for a fabric covered old world look, with tarnished brass and copper bits and finished off with varnished wood to complete an old world looking record turntable.