Handmade Music Clubhouse

Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters - CBG HQ


Steampunk Dungeon

The Builders Challenge for February 2010 was Steampunk! Anything musical, instruments, amps, mics or whatever... A Poll taken 3/15/10 picked Naz Nomad's build as a favorite of the 21 entries. Continue to post your Steampunk creations!

Members: 68
Latest Activity: May 11, 2017


From Wikipedia

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction, frequently featuring elements of fantasy, that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of "the path not taken" of such technology as dirigibles, analog computers, or digital mechanical computers (such as Charles Babbage's Analytical engine); these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or with a presumption of functionality.
Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk and shares a similar fanbase and theme of rebellion, but developed as a separate movement (though both have considerable influence on each other). Apart from time period and level of technological development, the main difference between cyberpunk and steampunk is that steampunk settings usually tend to be less obviously dystopian than cyberpunk, or lack dystopian elements entirely.
Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.

More examples

Check out Steampunk Workshop

Discussion Forum

Steampunk Taxidermy by Lisa Black

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Iner Souster Apr 8, 2010. 4 Replies

Steampunk Taxidermy By Lisa BlackNew Zealand artist Lisa Black  modifies broken taxidermy animals with mechanical…Continue

Tags: taxidermy, steampunk, crocker, ted

Steampunk Radio Show on NPR

Started by Ted Crocker Mar 28, 2010. 0 Replies

Read the story and listen to the radio program here.Thanks to Right On John for the heads up.Continue

Tags: steampunk

Enter Steampunk Challenge Here

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Tony the shed guy Mar 27, 2010. 22 Replies

Entrants can post their pics and videos for the February Steampunk Challenge here.  Entries can be submitted until midnight Sunday, March 15.Good Luck!!Continue

Tags: challenge, steampunk, crocker, ted


Started by Tony the shed guy Feb 27, 2010. 0 Replies

Tark is old friend of mine, I first built him in 1984 and this is an old picture. He has been updated. He has about 80 functions and is very handy if you have to move house because he has everything…Continue

Steampunk Magazines

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Jason May Jan 23, 2010. 4 Replies

An actual downloadable and printable magazine.  The current issue is 104 pages.  I've only gotten thru a few pages but it's a great read.  Steampunk…Continue

Tags: steampunk

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Steampunk Dungeon to add comments!

Comment by Chuck Erikson on July 15, 2012 at 2:11am

Here's my first Steampunk banjo effort.  20 detail pics at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3439394308909.2126665.139....  It was a fun project, and hope it brings a smile...

Comment by bairfoot cajun on December 15, 2011 at 2:04am

steampunk style crystal element harp mic

Comment by Scott Winburn on February 9, 2011 at 11:28am
7D9887 (Time Slider):

    7D9887, aka "Time Slider", is a lap slide guitar with a few unique features. The most obvious of these is the autonomous bass string. It is off-set, has a slightly shorter scale-length, and considerably lower action than the other strings. The purpose of this setup is to allow the player to comfortably fret the bass string with his or her thumb while using a slide at the same location on the other strings.

    Another unique feature is the mobile pickup, giving the player to an additional way to control tone. Turning the tap handle moves the pickup.

    Finally, a much less less obvious feature of 7D9887 is its naïve application of general relativity to quantum mechanics -- the ability to send sound waves very slightly back in time. At the core of the instrument a heavy atomic nucleus rests inside a strong magnetic field, causing it to elongate it into a cylinder. Sound waves generated by the strings are then projected across this exceptionally dense spinning cylinder, effectively sending the signal approximately 687 milliseconds back in time. By amplifying this time distorted signal along with the signal at its creation we achieve a sort of reversed echo effect. This can be a bit disconcerting at first as the player hears each note just before he or she plays it, followed immediately by the same note as it is actually played. Under most interpretations of quantum mechanics this does not violate causality and is therefore safe for use by anyone with more than 687 milliseconds of time to kill.

For more pictures, a full materials list, and a PDF containing 30 or so progress shots taken during the building of the instrument:
7D9887 on Jugtones.com

Comment by Roosterman on January 23, 2011 at 4:12am

Comment by colin mcgrath on November 7, 2010 at 11:15pm
not much of an active steampunk person, but cool collective of people and ideology.
Comment by colin mcgrath on November 7, 2010 at 11:13pm
Comment by Ted Crocker on October 28, 2010 at 12:24pm
Anyone have any new Steampunk builds?
Comment by Jason May on July 10, 2010 at 9:54am
These builds are pretty cool. If anyone is in the Connecticut/Hartford area there is a Steampunk Art opening tonight at the Art Space. I have a guitar and an amp in the exhibit. I'll try and post some picts this week. Here's more info.

Comment by bairfoot cajun on July 10, 2010 at 4:05am
my second steam punk build:::::

my first one was a exterior brass house lamp guitar.
Comment by c# merle on March 28, 2010 at 4:06am
one to drool over...


Members (68)


© 2023   Created by Ted Crocker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service