Questions tagged [victorian-era]

For questions relating the Victorian Era of England and the United Kingdom (or alternate histories of same) or relating to events worldwide during that time period (1837–1901).

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Victorian optical sensors?

In my fictional world I would like to have something similar to modern optical sensors for things such as aiming systems, night-vision goggles and automaton vision. The main problem I face is ...
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How might a purely mechanical 'voice' function?

In my world there are mechanical semi-humanoid automata. Would it be possible to make them speak in a fashion that sounds natural (i.e. human)? How might it function? The mechanism should be capable ...
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Smallest possible Victorian cogwheel size

In my late-Victorian-based world, mechanical contraptions are incredibly advanced due to the early discovery and quick popularisation of mechanical computation. The science of writing instructions ...