Steampunk – A term for a world created to run on Victorian mechanical type technology. Where things are built of brass, clockwork and fussy mechanical bits proudly shown off rather than made mini to fit behind small plastic casings. (As we do in the modern world of today). I first heard the word steampunk used for this on Katie MacAlister‘s blog.
Read more about steampunk on either of the liks above and then write about a contraption, gadget or device which you could have a character use in a steampunk setting. Like making a better mousetrap only fancier.