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Steampunk Lab - Powering Steampunk Innovation

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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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. 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. For example, steampunk stories may: Take place in the Victorian era but include advanced machines based on 19th century technology (e.g. The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling);Include the supernatural as well (e.g.

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. 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. From simple beginnings, Broadmore's creations have taken on a life of their own. With the patronage of Weta Creative Director, Richard Taylor, the idea to create something more took form. Fantastical creatures, tanks, buffoons, gorgeous ladies and godless extra-terrestrials, coalesced to form this satirical sci-fi world.

What is Elfpunk? « STEAMED! July 19, 2010 by suzannelazear I’m going to interrupt today’s regularly scheduled Steampunk post to speak of something I hope you find interesting. Right now I’m working on a non-Steampunk story (*gasp* Oh, the blasphemy!) I’ve been classifying it as Urban Fantasy. But the other day I realized that I was wrong. steam punk workshop UPDATE: There's some great information on this page and it's comments, but I've recently published a far more comprehensive article here: Etching Tins with Salt Water and Electricity With this project I wanted to try a number of new things: Magazine pages as cheap toner transfer mediaCopper electroplatingEtching Altoid tins with a salt water solution The copper plating met with mixed success, but the other two methods resulted in some nice pieces. Note: blue vitriol and muriatic acid are archaic names for copper sulfate and hydrochloric acid.

How To Create Steampunk Interior Design Steampunk theme makes for a unique home decor look. Steampunk culture has inspired many designers to create stylish and functional pieces in steampunk aesthetic that can be used to create themed interior design. To create steampunk home decor look into steampunk home furniture, decorations and accessories. Steampunk Color Scheme Copper, bronze, metallic, leather and dark wood are commonly used to create steampunk interior designs. Leather seats and sofa in the living room might go well with the Victorian furniture pieces while metallic bookcases and cabinets add to the industrial aesthetic of steampunk.

Lantern Clock 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. Desktop Terrarium with Night Light Almost every Steampunker has the same problem, to finance all the big projects in your head you must sit many hours on your desk to earn the money. Often the office is dismal and grey. This is quietly no place for an awesome mind. Now I invent this Desktop Terrarium who allows you to put your own exotic habitat on your desk. You can study rare plants in a perfect eye catcher setting.

Steampunk 101 by G. D. Falksen What is... What is steampunk? In three short words, steampunk is Victorian science fiction. Here “Victorian” is not meant to indicate a specific culture, but rather references a time period and an aesthetic: the industrialized 19th century. Historically, this period saw the development of many key aspects of the modern world (mechanized manufacturing, extensive urbanization, telecommunications, office life and mass-transit), and steampunk uses this existing technology and structure to imagine an even more advanced 19th century, often complete with Victorian-inspired wonders like steam-powered aircraft and mechanical computers. Free Steampunk Collage Sheets Another great source of steampunk imagery is Wikimedia Commons. You kind of have to dig for it, it's not as easy as typing steampunk into the search box, but if you try other keywords like diving, dirigible, gears, clockwork, Victorian, patent diagram, and so forth you may turn up something that suits your needs. Here are a few fine examples of the treasure to be found... An illustration from Jules Verne's classic novel "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" depicting a squid or octopus seen through the viewbay of The Nautilus. A page full of images of very steampunk looking flying machines, balloons and dirigibles mainly.

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