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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!

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Steampunk


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.

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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

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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

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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

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Tark

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

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Comment by Ted Crocker on March 27, 2010 at 11:28am
Just because the challenge is over doesn't mean you shouldn't create Steampunk builds. Let's make this the place to post your creations for years to come!

There lots of ideas and inspiration here, let's see what you come up with...
Comment by TINQUI8 on March 16, 2010 at 4:29am
!!!!, lot's of awesome things here ,,, ( no really time for challenge in this begin of this year,, but i'd like to see the creativity here,,,
Comment by Christopher Call on March 9, 2010 at 1:09pm
WOW this is cool as hell. I have something like this in the works, too bad I did not see this sooner. But I will still post pics even if it's not for the contest!
Comment by Iner Souster on March 6, 2010 at 8:37am

Comment by Tony the shed guy on February 27, 2010 at 11:24am
Absolutely fabulous
Comment by JoJo on February 22, 2010 at 8:15pm
okay club Members....here is my entry. It is a musical art piece. "Brasszilla". Brasszilla contains a music box that plays "Yellow Submarine" It is a 2 sided sculpture. The music box side has a working gear clock, the music box hand crank is just below the clock. The opposite side features a Guitar man made out of clock gears...he is playing his guitar (A tuning fork) which can be easily removed to use. Brasszilla has a fuel line running to the submarine which glows with a blue light while "fueling" the sub. The frankenstein switch is used to switch on the flickering bulb which makes it a utilitarian light also.

Hope you enjoy!
Comment by Bob Harrison on February 22, 2010 at 10:02am
All, My steampunk entry will not be complete untill after the contest is over. But since it is a long term project I thought everbody would enjoy seeing the progress. My long term planes for this machine is to promote cigar box guitars and the Mississippi delta blues. It will be part of my display at the state and county fairs and other music events. I would like to give here a name, please give me your ideas. Cheers Bob

Comment by Dave K. on February 22, 2010 at 8:03am
W00t! Spent the whole weekend in the Dave Cave, workin' on the steampunk project - 98% complete! A little bit of cosmetic work, and on to the pics. Initial testing indicates complete funtionality. And NO SMOKE!
Comment by JoJo on February 19, 2010 at 12:07am
OKAY....yall think I have laid all my cards on the table for my steampunk....but I have a few cards up my sleeve. Just wait, it will be SPECTACULAR
Comment by Scott Winburn on February 17, 2010 at 9:02am
I'm in the design faze for my steampunk build, but i seriously doubt i'll be done in time to take part in the challenge. I'm going to follow it though, and vote... i can't wait to see what you folks create!
 

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