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Steam punk workshop

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. Magazine pages for toner transfer: While looking for information on transferring toner using a fuser assembly from an old laser printer I ran across several websites where people suggested using glossy magazine pages for transferring printed circuit board images to a copper substrate. Preparing the Altoids tins turned out to be harder then I predicted. Next we: Copper Plating Altoids Tins: From the picture below, this appears to work. Foom!

http://steampunkworkshop.com/altoid-etch.shtml

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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.

Salt Water Etching: Step by Step Ok, well after some initial concern this method wouldn't give me nearly as spectacular results as I had heard, and some helpful input from fellow forum members, I finally seem to have a method that works quite well. So, here's my shot at a step by step guide to poor mans electro-chemical etching. I'm pretty sure there are much better ways to do it, but the point is that this method works, and surprisingly well. Here we have the basic equipment I used for this example:A 9v battery.A pair of alligator clips.Q-tips.A roll of electrical tape.My bottle of salt water. (tap water with about 5-7.5% table salt)Sheet of custom vinyl stencils.A healthy drink (I was thirsty).

Home Decorating - Design And Ideas If you enjoy in good wine and you didn’t trow away the old corks you can create interesting home gadgets that are both interesting and creative. Home decorating can be improved using one of the 25 home ideas with corks we presented here. You don’t need to spend money for your home, you can easily recycle and reuse the old corks for coasters, maths and much more. Stamps Thread Spool Corks Steampunk Flat-Panel LCD Mod The Steampunk Keyboard looked terribly anachronistic sitting in front of my Dell 1907FP flat panel monitor and while I hesitated to tear open a $300 monitor that was still under warrantee, art must be served. Inside I found that the whole thing was encased in steel sheet. I rejected the idea of re-making all of the pieces in brass and went looking for some paint that would give a nice effect. I settled on a nice gold metallic from Rustoleum with a thin coat of brown Krylon Crystal Color to give it an aged look.

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). 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. The more metal in the solution, the faster your piece will etch. I originally learned the process of electrolytic etching back in early 2009 in a class taught by David S.

Make a scrying mirror. Now here's a very odd but simple project that doesn't involve electronics at all, but has a very delicious element of darkness to it in more ways than one. It's a scrying mirror. Basically a black mirror used to focus (or defocus) the mind to perceive images often perceived as spiritual. Steampunk Keyboard Mod My goal with this project was to build a retro keyboard that was fully functional and of a sufficient quality that it could be used everyday by a touch typist. In order to achieve this I chose a high quality (though widely available) keyboard as my starting point. This is an IBM Model M "Clicky" keyboard. They were made starting in the mid 1980's and a version is still manufactured today.

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