From the Steampunk Workshop of Hieronymus Isambard "Jake" von Slatt comes the story of a brilliant Geekdad moment. Geekson Ehren introduced his Geekdad to steampunk, and Dad ran with it, eventually producing a positively gorgeous steampunk-inspired brass-and-walnut clock as a wedding gift for his son and (now) daughter-in-law.
. . . I was married yesterday, and as a wedding present, my father gave me a clock that he’s spent weeks working on. I was quite surprised, and totally excited of course. He had gotten very much into working with brass and metals in his woodwork, and I introduced him to the idea of steam-punk. He’s run with it now, even wanting to wear a steam-punk suit to my wedding (my mother overruled him, despite my enthusiasm.)
Dad (or D.A.D.) even provided the happy couple with a maintenance instructions:
Congratulations, you are now the owner of a one of a kind two-faced clock by Diversified Artistic Designs (D.A.D.). The clock’s energy is supplied by a state of the art dilithium crystal power generator. If you wish to order the accessory hub and adaptor cable, the generator can be modified to power your home as well as all of the cities in your hemisphere. (Parts not included. Contact your service center for details.)
Steampunk joking aside, the clock is a beautiful gift that’s pretty much certain to achieve heirloom status in Ehren’s new branch of the family. The brilliant part, to me, is that even if Ehren’s new bride isn’t a steampunk fan, the clock is a work of art in its own right, the more so for being handmade. For the rest of us Geekdads, what are some geeky (steampunk or otherwise) wedding gifts that might suit our technophilic leanings, but still be appropriate for family members (extant or new) who might or might not be so inclined?