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Steampunk Lab Site

The goal of steampunk lab is to be a central repository for steampunk projects. We hope to show you a wide variety of what is out there for your own artistic inspiration, as well as help you along the way to building your own steampunk inventions. From guides, to help forums, to part location, we will have it all. With over 200 projects and more added every day, find inspiration for your next invention, or just browse around at the creativity of steampunk pioneers and dabblers. What is Steampunk by the way? Well, if you are not familiar with the term, it refers to a genre of fiction where steam power, spring gadgets and modern marvels of the 20th century are thrown back to Victorian aesthetics.

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Steampunk Motorcycle An Interview By Meredith Scheff Wandering through the industrial neighborhood of West Oakland, You'll find more than a few warehouse art studios, each one filled to the brim with all manner of projects; from giant robots to huge metal art - and of course steam machines. A few days ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited into the studio of one of the artists that reside there; a fine chap by the name of Tom Sepe. After sending out a call for willing subjects (aka, interview-ees), Tom contacted me and, with but a few words, lured me into his studio. A Visit to a Steampunked Home If you dropped by my house you'd probably be disappointed. Because (with the exception of my office, which is more post-apocalytic than anything else) it's simply not very steampunk. I do have plans, but none have come to fruition. However, a couple of weeks ago I was invited by Bruce Rosenbaum to visit his home in Sharon, Massachusetts and what I found there was just stunning!

Steampunk Finger Stylus I use a touchpad GPS regularly at work and lost the pen stylus a long time ago; it was inconvenient anyway trying to hold the stylus, GPS unit, and drive an ATV at the same time. So I made some finger stylussss?Stylii? from old water jug handles for work. For this Instructable I added some extra parts for fun Steampunk styling. Step 1: Cut Handle Out of Water Jug Beaded Bracelet with Leather Weave – A Free Pattern Beaded Bracelet with Leather Weave A free pattern from Beaded Bracelet with Leather Weave SKILL LEVEL Intermediate FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Bracelet: Approximately 7 inches long and 0.5 inch wide (without beads) / 1.00 inch wide (with beads)

What is Steampunk? This is a good question that is difficult to answer. To me, Steampunk has always been first and foremost a literary genre, or least a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy that includes social or technological aspects of the 19th century (the steam) usually with some deconstruction of, reimagining of, or rebellion against parts of it (the punk). Unfortunately, it is a poorly defined subgenre, with plenty of disagreement about what is and is not included.

A Victorian RV Step one is the removal of all of the seats. I invited a bunch of friends over for a mid-winter barbeque and we finished in a couple of hours. An angle-grinder with a cut-off disk made short work of the rusted and frozen bolts and let us get the seats out without having to crawl around underneath the bus. We striped the seats down and I re-used as much of them as I could and separated the rest of the components for recycling. Once you get the seats out the space will seem HUGE and you'll imagine that you can fit all sorts of things in there. Miss Betsy's Steampunk Monitor If you visit the google library in these days, the librarian will find plenty of articles and depictions of so called "Steampunk Monitors". In my imagination though, I envisioned the creation of a device that could show static but also moving pictures generated by means of computation and modulation of waves generated by my ingenious new invention.... (Any resemblance to devices used in "City of Lost Children" is purely coincidental). I also wanted to add "loudspeakers" (E. Siemens et al.) to the device to present an even more pleasurable experience.

How to make STEAMPUNK jewelry Wikipedia defines Steampunk as “a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used-usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England-but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of “the path not taken” of such technology as dirigibles or analog computers; these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or a presumption of functionality.

Etching Electrolytic etching uses electricity, and a solution usually based on the type of metal you want to etch. You attach the positive side of the current to your piece, and the negative side to a piece of the same metal. When the electricity flows, it causes metal from your piece to flow through the solution toward the metal on the negative side. Exceptional Exhibition Artist and designer Greg Broadmore is the creator of Dr. Grordbort's a retro-science fiction universe of rayguns, rocketships and raw male idiocy. Lead conceptual designer on the film District 9, he has also worked on King Kong, The Chronicles of Narnia and Black Sheep amongst many others in his 10 year career at New Zealand's Academy Award winning Weta Workshop.

Steampunk The ultra technological world born from hackers & maker culture has helped inspire a Jules Verne themed steampunk bazaar full of brass computer accoutrements, leather fly-boy goggles, and ray-guns made from candle holders that should help equip you well enough to fight off an attack from a wayward Eastern Block airship, a corset wearing phantasm from yesteryear, or just your everyday future warriors who refuse to acknowledge that an imaginary life in the past is better than living in the reality of today, or dare I say, the curious gaze of tomorrow. The retro futuristic world of steampunk is thriving on Instructables, and with this guide, it can thrive in your life too. By request: My take on goggles.Often times after piloting my steam dirigible, I arrive at my destination only to find my eyelashes and eyebrows have collected a mass of gnats, fleas, and small birds. ... Well lets put it this way, ive always had this thing about traveling through time, and having a time machine.