Introduction: Steampunk Backpack for the Poor.

Brass is expensive and the good looking parts are nowhere to be found... 

So, just use plastic stuff, toys, car parts, kitchen utensils, some electronics and paint to make it look nice! The electronics are even optional, it looks just allright without it.

The paint I used first is reseda green, this is a nice copper green color. Just apply everywhere you want copper. Add a layer of copper spraypaint, but don't overdo it! Add some touches of matte black and voila! 

Have fun steaming you punk!

You can find the Arduino file here: https://sites.google.com/site/benadski/steampunkin

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danger_days_731 made it! (author)2014-12-23

what did you use for the actual backpack I wanna say its a suit case but I'm not sure?

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longwinters made it! (author)2012-12-19

Reminds me of something I might of had as a kid, the more I look at it, the more I like it,
thank's for sharing.

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timinator2 made it! (author)2012-10-30

Awesome! Where did you find the mechanical bird?

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Benadski made it! (author)Benadski2012-11-06

At a dollarstore like shop (for about 4 euro's). It was mounted on a branch and tweets when it detects sound. It looked like the image below and is available at DX: http://dx.com/p/sound-activated-heartful-bird-4552

sku_4552_1.jpg
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alinke made it! (author)2012-10-22

nice work!

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