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



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McGraw-Hill Education TAB
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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 10/25/2011.

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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
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
Final Thoughts
Patterns from Chapter 5

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