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January 13, 2013
"this guy pushed the limits of the rainmeter skins as far as amount of details and transitions goes." Cogs, Tubes 'n' Gauges by ~Mordasius
Featured by neiio
Suggested by LukasKokoska
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Steampunk Cogs, Tubes and Gauges for Rainmeter

This collection of rainmeter skins uses tubes, gauges and tooltips to display information. Most of the skins have twirling cogs or other gizmos to add a little movement to your desktop but none of them use much in the way of CPU or RAM resources. You will need the latest beta version of Rainmeter to run these skins. Get it from

The skins in this version are:

- Analog clock (left-click to change the clock face or left-click on the tube to change the colour of all tubes in all skins of the collection) - watch for the steam emission every minute.
- System info with a gauge showing overall CPU usage, individual bars for up to 8 cores and smaller gauges for RAM and SWAP memory usage.
- Network activity showing upload and download speeds along with the ping return time and wifi signal strength.
- Volume control - use the mouse scroll wheel to adjust the system volume.
- Hard Disks - gauges for used space on 1-4 hard drives (gratuitous pendulum thinga-me-bob for one or two disks).
- Weather skin with analog gauges for temperature, barometric pressure and wind direction. Click the forecast icon for a 72-hour forecast from the Weather Channel.  To change the weather location you need to right-click anywhere on the weather skin -> left-click on Weather Settings -> edit the settings in -> save and close the editor -> middle click anywhere on the skin to refresh the settings.
- uTorrent tracker using Lua script adapted from LuaTorrent 3.1 by JS Morley
- RSS Feedreader built around Kaelri's Reader.lua script . Feed items are sorted by date/time and anything less than an hour old is bulleted. The neat little selector animation uses Kaelri's Universal Transitions script .
- Music Player that works with a variety of media players (e.g. Windows Media Player, AIMP, Foobar2000, iTunes, MediaMonkey, MusicBee, Media Player, Classic, WinAmp, Spotify, TTplayer, VLC, Zune, etc.).
- Skin Launcher for the FeedReader, Weather, Network, Music Player and uTorrent skins.

NOTE: Click the settings icon in the two-o'clock position on the Skin Launcher to open the file where various user settings are stored.

The collection is intended for use on widescreen resolutions and the rmskin includes a 1920x1080 version of the wallpaper shown. If you don't fancy the black/gold background to the skins you can change to a transparent background in the file.

If you have any suggestions or questions concerning the skins, you'll get a quicker response if you contact me on the Rainmeter forums .

UPDATE 20th January 2013 - Added a skin variant to show CPU usage on up to 8 cores.
UPDATE 27th January 2013 - Added circular variants for the volume control and skin launcher skins.
UPDATE 2nd December 2020 - Updated the weather skin to incorporate the latest patches by jsmorley.
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Anvng's avatar

I would've loved this but without the circles

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Click on the settings Icon in the skin with a circle of icons. -> Set bevel=1 for a black background with a golden outer bevel or bevel=0 for a transparent background. Try setting:


Anvng's avatar

Oh it was just there, i install de Alice version anyways.

But i love steampunk themes.

Alice-Reworked for Rainmeter

love this one, going to try

Steampunk how the fantastic has abandoned the future for retro.

PedroStephano's avatar

G L O R I O U S ! !:)

Gracias, esta Bellísimo!!!

Absolutely one of my favorite Rainmeter skin suites. And with working weather! ❤

man, i loved your skin but it would be very grateful if you provided the walpaper with it. i am even thinking of making a youtube video with the skins, thank you very much for providing this masterpiece. but please provide the walpaper too someday...

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The wallpaper is in the .rmskin file and should be set as your desktop automatically when you install the skin in Rainmeter.

You'll find it in ...Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\CogsTubesGauges\@Resources\Images with filename CogsTubesGauges.jpg

Thanks guy very beautiful skin, just an update with a GPU inside too will be a good choice.

How do we reduce the size of the skins?

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These skins used fixed sized images so I'm sorry but you can't easily change the size of them.

architetto67's avatar

Grazie per la risposta Mordasius, il fatto strano che tutte le skin weather con windows pro non funzionano, mentre con windows home funzionano tutte.

architetto67's avatar

Salve a tutti, le skin sono bellissime, ma purtroppo riscontro un problema con la skin weather. Funziona molto bene su windows 10 home, ma sulla versione pro non funziona, non mostra neanche le lancette dei quadranti. Qualche idea ? Come si risolve il problema? Grazie.

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Sorry but I'm still on Windows 7. I have no idea what could be causing the problem with Windows 10 Pro and don't have any way of testing.

Thank You both, I missed the weather on this.
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Many, many thanks for this SilverAzide.  I have incorporated your patch in latest version which can be downloaded above..
FrenchinAlps's avatar

and I want to keep your theme !!!!

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Hi Mordasius

Weather skin doesn't work. I don't understand why? I searched, I modified, I did not find

thank you for your help:)

Weather skin not updating on its own. Have to manually refresh. How to change update time????
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Sorry, I can't replicate this problem.  Have you changed the default weather update rate?   If you set UpdateWeather=600 the skin will update every 10 mins  (600/60=10).  I woud NOT recommend setting the update rate at anything lower than this as it could break the feed.
Love it, but the gauges show I have 8GB RAM, while I definitely have two 8GB sticks for 16GB. Can this be fixed? Thanks for some great widgets, though. 
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