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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 Artifactsis 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 results Explains 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 vision Imparts the aesthetics of steampunk design so the project doesn't end up looking like a "pile of cogs"
Table of 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