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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
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Table of contents
Foreword – By Kaja Foglio with illustrations by Phil FoglioAuthor comments
Part the First: Full Steam Ahead
Chapter 1: What Is Steampunk?
Chapter 2: Tools of the Modern Mad Scientist
Chapter 3: The Art and Ph9losophy of Scavenging
Chapter 4: Gear Mining--Or, How to Dissect a Cuckoo
Part 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
Patterns from Chapter 5
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
Pirate magazine, and the