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

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

By: Thomas Willeford (author)Paperback

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Unleash Your Inner Mechanical MastermindWelcome 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! Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

About Author

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.

Contents

Foreword - By Kaja Foglio with illustrations by Phil Foglio Introduction Part the First: Full Steam AheadChapter 1: What Is Steampunk? Chapter 2: Tools of the Modern Mad ScientistChapter 3: The Art and Ph9losophy of ScavengingChapter 4: Gear Mining--Or, How to Dissect a CuckooPart the Second: Getting Steamed: Projects for Makers, Modders, and Assemblagers Chapter 5: Aetheric Ray Deflector Solid Brass Goggles Chapter 6: Calibrated Indicator Gauges Chapter 7: Professor Grimmelore's Ferromagnetic Self-Scribing Automated Encyclopedia (or, The Steampunk Book Drive Chapter 8: Dr. Visbaun's High Voltage Electro-Static Hand Cannon Chapter 9: Tesla-pod Chrono-Static Insulating Field Generator (or, The Mobile Device Enclosure) Chapter 10: Altitude Mask with Integrated Respiratory Augmentation, as Issued to H.M. Royal Aeronautical Corps Chapter 11: Voortman's Armored Pith Helmet, from London's Finest Purveyor of Defensive and Deflective Haberdashery Chapter 12: Professor Grimmelore's Mark I Superior Replacement Arm with Integrated Gatling Attachment Part the Third: Hastily Scribbled Laboratory Notes Appendix A: This Way Lies Madness Appendix B: Dramatis Personae Final Thoughts Patterns from Chapter 5 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780071762366
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780071762366
  • weight: 631
  • ISBN10: 0071762361

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