Here is my latest project „The steampunked torch of progress“.
The idea to create this steampunked torch as a scepter of victorian progress came to my mind as I looked at some old pictures showing some allegoric statues (see next step).
All parts can be easily build together with only some screws and a little bit of resin.
For building the technical equipment I used this instructable: High-voltage-power-supply-for-Nixies-CFL-Neon-Glow-Bulbs
To get a short impression please watch this small video:
Now let us start with this instructable
Yours Aeon Junophor
Step 1: Historical background (short)
As a real steampunker I love this retro-futuristic style based in the victorian era (1837-1901) as you know. This is my favourite century with its technical inventions and new machines powered by steam and electricity.
In this time a lot of allegoric statues like the great statue of liberty had been build.
Also the new power called „electricity“ had its allegoric expression as you can see at this picture.
The torch, mostly used as a scepter of the goddes is a symbol of the technical progress which enlightens the darkness and brings wealth and hope.
These old pictures inspired me to create the Junophor steampunked torch of progress.
Step 2: Parts of the "torch-scepter"
First an old , small handlamp made of bakelite and metal,
than an edison "centra-socket E27" as the top,
some copper and brass tube parts from the garbage box of a plumber
and at last a yellow marble made of glass.