Steampunk DIY Tech
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This Instructable will show you how to take a plain USB LED computer lamp, and turn it into an original Dieselpunk accessory for your Dieselpunk or Steampunk keyboard or laptop. You may be wondering: What is Dieselpunk ? Dieselpunk is a lesser known offshoot of the Steampunk phenomenon. As Steampunk harkens back to the Victorian era, or the " Age of Steam ," Dieselpunk pays tribute to the era loosely bookmarked by the First and Second World Wars, or the " Machine Age ."
Hi all, this is a very fast and easy weekend project. I need at least 3 hours for construction and work. Some month ago I buy a Steam-generator for ships and trains in a model making store. I couldn’t find something where I can fit it in and put it a shelf.
Hello everybody In one of my former instructables I explained the way to work with High Voltage by using a flash module of an disposal camera. Now I want to present you an project which followed this. All the photos had been taken and the different components had been put togtether.
As you already might have seen in my other instructable "construction of a steampunk light tube", I use such a tube in this instructable too. Let´s remember the steps, that´s why I show them here again; First you can see the tube in the heart beat box and then the tube with the holder for its own. Then you can take a glance of the backside of the heart beat box with the brass screws and then you see the details of making the light tube. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
The design, which is based on two cases and two covers broken mechanical stopwatches. The remaining parts are made of sheet brass, 1-2 mm., Brass rod with a diameter of 6-8 mm., Brass wire of 2-3 mm. and tubes of two telescopic antennas. In addition, using four standard screws and two springs. The processing is performed using hand-held power tools, without the use of machine tools. Permanent connection of parts made with silver solder, using gas torch. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
'Masu' is a japanese wooden cubic box which was used to measure correct volume of rice,soy sauce and so on in japan for 1300 years. Historically,it was very important because rice was used as tax and salary,as salt did in ancient Greece.First mention about Masu can be found in the statute books written in early AC700,and it was used until 1964. One day i found old Masu at flea market in Tokyo,which was built just after WW2 and used to measure liquid,maybe soy sauce or oil. I decided to build a timer using this Masu and nixie tubes,both abandoned technologies.
As a base I have buy an IBM Model M keyboard, which with the “click” buttons. You will find them in EBay for a price between 70 and 100 €, so it’s cheaper to try to get it from a nerd friend. After you have removed the screws of the housing you can easily remove the keyboard out of the plastic housing. Next, I have removed the ground wire top left. Unscrewed and disconnected the control board. The keys are only clipped in the round plastic tubes and can only be removed with a carefully pull from the board.
Hello All here is my first Instructable, It’s a beautiful Nixie Lantern clock, A little steam punk and a bit Victorian, made up of mostly of found components I tend to communicate better when there is something to show so please look at the images and tags, they sometimes will hold more info than the body of text. Here is a parts list.... -large slab of walnut 2" thick by 36" long and 12" wide -large slab of maple 1.5" thick by 30" long and 12" wide, both found on eBay -2" diameter clear acrylic tubing .125" wall about 12" long, any plastic store and eBay. -an assortment of gears and gauge faces / bezels, knobs and metal bits, - A nixie kit, I highly recommend a seller on ebay who goes under the name...petes_kits, here is a link... petes_kits, http://shop.ebay.com/petes_kits/m.html?
I do not have time right now to put an instructable together, however I thought I would post this to get others to come up with better looking desktop power supplies. This one has a 1.24 - 10v DC out with amp and voltage meters, a 12v out, 5 v out with amp and voltage meter, and a 110v AC voltage and amp meter! The center tube is a working tube while the left and right tubes are burnout. All 3 tubes have been converted to work on 2 volts (a small light bulb inside the smaller tubes and a light out side in the back of the larger). What I will do over the next few mouths is to post short instructables leading up to the final power supply I will build in January so keep an eye out.
From what makes sense to me, the Tesla coil is a magnetic resonator, otherwise just a really powerful transformer. Wall outlet current is converted to 15000 V by the NST, which then charges capacitors, which (once fully charged) allow electricity to temporarily "jump" the spark gap, which allows current to temporarily flow through the primary coil, generating a magnetic field, which the secondary picks up, and converts it back to a current (of higher voltage), which then flows into the ground and into the air (What a sentence!). This process happens 120 times per second or something like that. The Tesla Coil not only steps up voltage but also frequency, which makes the pretty streamers of death that obviously fascinate you (that's why you are here). Due to this high frequency, your nerves would not feel pain from the streamers conducting into your body, but they still cause damage!
Hi everybody One year ago I started my first real DIY project, and nearly at he same time I realised that I`m a Steampunker in my thoughts and doings. DIY means to me " Keep it short and simple K-I-S-S " in its best way. So I chosed this first DIY-Project also to my avatar. The " K-I-S-S " Tools: You only need a folder rule, a small screw driver and an universal pliers, nothing more!!! Now I want to present it to you.
If you are starting with a USB cable with plugs at both ends, cut off the end you don’t need. If you are starting with a mouse or keyboard, de-solder the cable from the device. (To do this properly, you should use a de-soldering iron, but I don’t have one!) You may want to take a photograph or careful notes, so you know how to re-solder when you’re done. With your Exacto or razor blade, make an incision around the cable, at the base of the plug, to remove the plastic tubing, being ever so careful to not cut through to the wires. Then carefully slice the tubing length-wise, (kind of like you were skinning a snake;-) Be carefully not to damage the wire shielding, as this will make it very difficult to pass through the lace.