Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts

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McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 5, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 240 pages
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Unleash Your Inner Mechanical Mastermind

Welcome to the wondrous world of Thomas Willeford, aka Lord Archibald "Feathers" Featherstone, in which he shares his closely guarded secrets of Steampunkery. Filled with do-it-yourself projects, Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts shows you how to build exquisite, ingenious contraptions on a budget.

Learn from Lord Featherstone as he distills his wealth of hard-learned skills, describes how to use the readily available tools of the modern mad scientist, and expounds on the art and philosophy of scavenging unique components and raw materials. The perfect companion for the hobbyist and advanced machinist alike, this inventive volume will guide you through the creation of your very own infernal devices.

Get steamed with these provocative projects:

  • Aetheric ray deflector solid brass goggles
  • Calibrated indicator gauges
  • Ferromagnetic self-scribing automated encyclopedia (or, the Steampunk book drive)
  • High voltage electro-static cannon (or, the lamp gun)
  • Tesla-pod chrono-static insulating field generator (or, the mobile device enclosure)
  • Altitude mask with integrated respiratory augmentation
  • Armoured pith helmet
  • Mark I superior replacement arm with integrated Gatling gun attachment

Visit the companion website, www.mhprofessional.com/steampunk, for videos, images, and more bonus content!

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Review: Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts

User Review  - Kayla - Goodreads

Wow. Definitely a goldmine. I like it best because it has the list of materials and how they are used (or can be). An invaluable resource I am sure to come back to. Read full review

Review: Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

Not a book to sit down with in one day and hammer out a craft or two, but it is a great stepping stone for creating your own Steampunk if you have some free time. You will need to go out and get some ... Read full review

Contents

Getting Steamed Projects for Makers Modders and Assemblagers
25
Hastily Scribbled Laboratory Notes
206
This Way Lies Madness
207
Dramatis Personae
209
For the Brilliant but Mathematically Challenged Mad Scientist
211
Final Thoughts
214
Patterns from Chapter 5
215
Index
217
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Thomas Willeford has degrees in physics, history, and art. His alter ego, Lord Archibald "Feathers" Featherstone, has displayed his work, which blurs the line between art and engineering, throughout the United States and Europe for years. Willeford’s work (including the E-pod) was recently featured in the exhibit, “Device and Contraptions Extraordinaire” at the Ashmolean University of Oxford museum of the History of Science. He has made costume pieces for Abney Park, Beautiful Deadly Children, and GhostFire. Willeford has been called, "The most photographed person in the Steampunk community.” He has been featured in Steampunk Bizarre, the BBC, MTV, the Steampunk World’s Faire, Whitby Gothic Weekend, Glasgow Marker’s Faire, Pirate magazine, and the Daily Mail.

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