A bit of an aside – steampunk

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Just a thought if you were teaching steampunk… I wonder if these would be useful (no idea!)

Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos

By Thomas Willeford

This do-it-yourself steampunk guide shows you how to create your own retro-futuristic gear! “Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker’s Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts” is filled with hands-on instructions for making one-of-a-kind steampunk devices, jewelry, and fashion items. In this book, steampunk bodger Thomas Willeford takes you by the hand and guides you through the creation of a variety of customizable steampunk projects. The book provides information on background, tools, and raw materials, then leads you, step by step, through 8 innovative projects.

“Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos”Answers the all-important, often-asked question, “Where do I get those parts?”Demonstrates how to use the simplest tools to create the coolest resultsExplains how to look at an object and see what it “really wants to be”Provides a variety of step-by-step, affordable projects that you can customize to match your own visionImparts the aesthetics of steampunk design so the project doesn’t end up looking like a “pile of cogs”

1000 Steampunk Creations

By GrymmBarbe Saint John (With)

Steampunk is a burgeoning counter-cultural movement; a genre, community, and artform. The Steampunk movement seeks to recapture the spirit of invention, adventure, and craftsmanship reminiscent of earlynineteenth century industrialization, in part, to restore a sense of wonder to a technology-jaded world. Packed with 1,000 color photographs, 1,000 Steampunk Creations features a showcase of stunning jewelry, fashion, accessories, headgear, artwork, home decorations, and curious contraptions.

The Art of Steampunk

Extraordinary Devices and Ingenious Contraptions from the Leading Artists of the Steampunk Movement

By Art Donovan

The Art of Steampunk seeks to celebrate the world of Steampunk: a world filled with beauty and innovation. A world in which steam power and technology intertwine to create machines that are not only functional and practical, but unique and striking.
The 17 artists featured, are among the frontrunners of the Steampunk genre, and have had their work displayed at an exhibition at The Museum of History of Science at the University of Oxford, UK. Their artwork consists of everything from clocks and watches to light fixtures and jewelry, but every piece demonstrates hours of painstaking work and devotion from its creator.
The Art of Steampunk brings the vision of the Steampunk artist alive on the page, providing a unique insight into the captivating and dynamic world of a vastly underground genre.

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5 thoughts on “A bit of an aside – steampunk

  1. pestarzt

    1000 Steampunk Creations is a good read. I gave it to my uncle for Christmas 2011. Lots of cool gadgets, inventions, and creations. Good to get your creative juices flowing! Thanks for sharing this!

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