After some days of construction I´d like you to show my new steampunk object. It is called: "The Steampunk-Plasma-Telegraph"
To give you an first impression watch this film:
All parts I used have had "a former life" e.g. a wodden salad bowl, the sockets of old bulbs, an damaged antique torch and the copper tube-parts from an old electric water heater
Step 1: About the optical parts
I got the idea to create this steampunk Plasma-Telegraph, when I bought an old german torch from 1930´s on a flea market. It was too damaged to be restored but very useful in my Plasma-Telegraph as you can see. I took an iris from an old microscope put it an copperring around that perfectly fits around the former glass ringholder. For the light I took an old signal lamp filled with neon gas on a E14 socket. I integrated this lamp in the reflector so that all optical elements were centered.
On the following pictures you can see how wonderful it shines.
Step 2: Look inside the torch
Step 3: Look inside the woodden box
Now let us see what is in the former sald bowl: After opening the bottom first you see the 1,5 Volts AA battery for the light. The red and black wire (drilled together) lead to the on/off switch of the main light and then they go to the small electronic you already know from my other projects. This electronic comes from an flash of an disposal camera.
Next you see the sound module. I was recording an sound of an old steam horn which was used in foggy weather. The microphone and recording switch have been put away and also the loudspeaker had been changed into a better one. Now the sound is very impressive!