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
Table of contents
Foreword – By Kaja Foglio with illustrations by Phil Foglio Introduction Part the First: Full Steam Ahead Chapter 1: What Is Steampunk? (Preview Now) 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 Final Thoughts Patterns from Chapter 5 Index
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.