Me and my friend were thinking of making steampunk cosplay, but i dare say that we do not know a good place to start.... can anyone suggest some good and easy steampunk accessories to get started on?

Posted by the59sound 8 years ago

What is Steampunk? Answered

I've seen alot of Steampunk instructables but what gives it the name steampunk?

Asked by CrayfishYAY 8 years ago

Steampunk Recumbent

It is a steampunk recumbent. Need I say more?Link

Posted by Tetranitrate 10 years ago


Has any body made a Steampunk bike???

Asked by TSC 8 years ago

what does steampunk mean? Answered

 I'm new to instructables and i keep on seeing stuff about steampunk. what is it??

Asked by Zippo1234 8 years ago

Steampunk Guide

Why isn't there one...I'd make one but I don't how...

Posted by daemon ulf 7 years ago

What will be the next Steampunk?

Steampunk has been with us since the late 80s, gaining more widespread attention in the last decade.   So what will be the next movement to move in and replace steampunk?  My guess is that it's already in the works in someone's workshop somewhere.  What do you think it will be?

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago

what is steampunk?

I've heard the term many places, and never knew what it referred to. Please expound upon said term. Thanks!

Asked by iheart7s 8 years ago

How can I obtain free gears and other trinkits with which to make steampunk mods with?

So I like the steampunk aesthetic. I like crafting things. I have a number of projects in mind, but most of them require gears and other small mechanical bits that would be hard to salvage. Does anyone have any good resources for finding free or extraordinarily cheap steampunk components?

Asked by 8 years ago

Need ideas for steampunk pressure gauge.

Well I have all my supplies to start my gun tomorrow but I couldn't find what to make my pressure gauge from i just need a cheap.. ring of some kind and it is harder to find than it may seem. Have any of you made pressure gauges? Share your ideas?

Posted by Ampix0 6 years ago

how can i make a flintlock pistol?

 i need it 2 b cheap and easy can anyone help??

Asked by artisadrug 8 years ago

Best steampunk case mod to date.

You may have seen this, its been all over the internets.The thing itself is over 8 foot tall.There is all sorts of bits added, and some have a practical use, e.g. the power button made from a discreet brass valve.To top that, it is also stuffed with the latest high end gaming gear.If i wasn't a Mac user, i would most probably be drooling right now.I think i would have preferred an orange glow, but green is good also.The said item was created by, Dana MattocksHead over to this flickr set to see it all.Heres to you Dana, for showing us all how its done.Via Giz

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago

What is steampunked? Answered

Sorry for being stupid, i just don't get it.

Asked by XOIIO 9 years ago

SteamPunk Resturant?

Wouldn't it be cool if there was a steampunk resturant chain?

Posted by citason 9 years ago

Steampunk Snowboard

Steampunk hits the slopes with this crazy and dangerous board. Lots of time was put into putting coppery bit and bobs all over it to give it that steampunk flair. And then some hippy windsocks were put on for some awful reason.Ah well, another step forward for steampunk, I suppose. Steampunk Snowboard Flickr set via Make

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

More things steampunkable

I have an old electric stapler slide that i will find a home for in a steampunk rifle as the projectile slide, Thoughts on this coolness?

Posted by The Ideanator 8 years ago

Steampunk Harp

Anybody seen any of these or care to make an instructable for an orchestral steampunk harp? As cheap as possible, but decent sound quality, please.

Posted by Dutch Holland 9 years ago

Steampunk Mr. Potato Head

This steampunked Mr. Potato Head by Sarah Calvillo is awesome. Especially cool is using the butt compartment for the mouth. Super sweet! Spudnik: Steampunk Mr. Potato Head via BoingBoing

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

Steampunk Cakes!

This is shamelessly stolen from MAKE.  Cake Wrecks (yes, them :-) has a set of truly astounding steampunk cakes on their "Sunday Sweets" feature. gmjhowe should take note!

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago

Steampunk Nerf Assault Rifle

This Nerf gun gets the steampunk treatment and put up for sale on eBay. Foam bullets sadly not propelled by steam. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Steampunk shirts

I found this and thought you guys would like em

Posted by Ward_Nox 10 years ago

steampunk necklaces

Hi i was wondering if any one can link me to a tutorial on how to make a steampunk style necklaces for guys to wear plzz thanx dude

Posted by king_killer 8 years ago

Steampunk Scooter

Oh, to have a steampunk scooter that actually shoots steam out the back as you ride. This makes me want to get a cheap old scooter and rip it apart to create something new. Linkvia BoingBoing

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Steampunk Artist vs. TSA

If you're into steampunk, I expect you'll find this story of how this guy got arrested for his art somewhat interesting:

Posted by billhorvath 5 years ago

Steampunk weaponry

Just to discuss all things related to steampunk weaponry (actually I am after some design insight) I'm building a steampunk longgun(micro-sniper) and It will shoot stuff, unlike all the other steampunk guns I can find here. It will be a functional piece, except not utilizing gunpowder ammunition. Anything relating to homebrew loading mechanisms, coils, design, etc would be awesome.

Posted by The Ideanator 8 years ago

Steampunk Transformer

Neat digital piece with a steampunk least this guy has a sensible power supply. i mean, where the hell do you find an energon cube these days anyway? edit: for whatever reason it won't let me embed the video 

Posted by crapflinger 7 years ago

Steampunk Bluetooth

The Borgifier gets the olde steampunk treatment and turns the wearer into a bit of a clockwork human. I wonder where the artist got all those tiny cogs and if he has a good supply to replace them when they get knocked off. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

How can I make a good steampunk mask?

I want one to make one for halloween so i can show off my creativeness

Asked by nerd7473 5 years ago

Any ideas how to fabricate and steampunk a sawed off dbl bbl shotgun?

I want to fabricate a steampunk style double barrel sawed off shotgun, of similar appearance to the shotgun from the road warrior and mad max beyond thunderdome. Can anyone give me some ideas?

Asked by inumaru 9 years ago

Steampunk Watch? Answered

I'm looking for advice and input into my (hopefuly) future project, a Steampunk style wristwatch. I'm wodering if anyone has any ideas for building a strap, be it made of leather or wire. Also, any opinions on how to "Steampunk" the watch face would be helpfull. I (sadly) lack the creativity needed to properly formulate an idea on how to make this and would very much apreciate it if a kind creator would offer their ideas. Thank you.

Asked by prototype2213 7 years ago

Hi I what to make a steampunk USB stick but how do i add a colour light in to the stick,many thanks?

I am making a USB steampunk stick but really want to add a light so the stick will glow some how .Many thanks for any help

Asked by redfig 8 years ago

Don't you think we should have a steampunk/cyberpunk contest?

I have seen a bunch of steampunk things on instructables that I really like. I don't know if there has been one before, but a steampunk contest would be really cool. Any chance we could have one? : )

Asked by fozzy13 9 years ago

Where to find medium sized steampunk gears and sprockeys in So Cal?

A friend and I are going to start making steampunk lamps and medium to large sized pieces.  The problem is that there are no bicycle graveyards in Los Angeles.  Any ideas where to go?  I was thinking pic-a-part for some stuff, but I dont know if they have bike parts.

Asked by purrzz70 4 years ago

How do I make/find stencils for drawing steampunk airships? Need templates for the different parts of the ship.

I am teaching a steampunk class and want to provide students with stencils for the different parts of airships, i.e., the nose, the tail, the guns or canons, the deck, a mast, etc.  so they can each make their own unique airship by tracing those parts they like.

Asked by tia_louise 5 years ago

The Ultimate steampunked computer desk

Meet the Victorian Organ Command Desk. Bruce Rosenbaum of Massachusetts home restoration firm ModVic.....replacing (the innerds)  with three monitors, a 3GHz AMD Phenom II X4 945 processor... The source blog can be found here

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago

Steampunk motorcycles

From The Kneeslider:Steampunk is all about the design and very little concerned with added (or lost) function but some of it would be neat if it worked half as well as you wish it would.That's about my take on it; my aesthetic sense says "ooh, shiny" and "mmm, leather" and "lovely scrollwork there, that would be fun to make" and my engineer side says "but...but...shouldn't those gears be doing something?" In any case, The Kneeslider has a piece on steampunk motorcycles, including the Hubbard Steamcycle, which may eventually actually run on steam, and a German bike that's a one-cylinder, 1440 cc machine with a shovel for a seat. Several other steampunk (or even steam-engine) bikes are mentioned in the comment section, as well. The 1908 Field Steam Bike includes "To progress gently move cut off lever and PRAY" as step 10 of the startup procedure, and this sleek little machine would be perfect for any aspiring steampunk supervillain. And from the nigh-venerable Steampunk Workshop, a piece on Tom Sepe's Whirlygig Emoto, a beautifully-crafted "electric-steam hybrid motorcycle."

Posted by reno_dakota 10 years ago

Steampunk newbie. I want to start building some of these things, but I don't know where to start. Lend some advice?

I just got in steam punk recently. The whole thing seems pretty cool, and me and some friends want to create some costumes. I found some steampunk items on here, and I'd like to build some, but I've never built anything in my life before. Any items you guys would suggest starting on for newbies? Any advice to give?

Asked by Rolann 8 years ago

Where can I find patterns/instructions for making Steampunk clothing (male, preferably)?

I have been trying to get into the Steampunk style for a long time, and I cannot find any patterns for a time-period-esque vest, interesting cane ideas, or any miscellaneous items everyone in their, respective, pictures have. Where can I find instructions for creating my own Zeppelin Captain "Get-Up."

Asked by jpond009 9 years ago

Can any body give me tips on how to make a peacock tail out of an umbrella?

This is going to be part of a steampunk robotic peacock outfit and I'd like to be able to open and close the tail.  

Asked by myprettypie 7 years ago

Steampunk Taxidermy - time-travelling rodents.

Chuffy and his Time Machine, Chuffy (mouse) sits in the little carriage on top of the Time Machine (guinea pig). He is having some mechanical problems getting it started, so the hatch on the side of the Guinea pig is open to reveal vintage clockwork cogs that make the Time Machine work, when it hasn't broken down anyway! Apparently, the donor animals are all natural deaths, including gifts from the maker's cat.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago

I wonder! how one would go about turning a cellphone steampunk?

Like most of us here at I loves steampunk stuff for no real apparent reason. It might be considered over the top to my cellphone into one but trust me my cellphone needs help. Its ok and some would call it cute but muchas boring.(hand -me- down) I never use it but this year for school I shall have to and so i want something that will make me smile ( especially during the school year. Our school is very unsmiley). So something very cool. I'm thinking a lot of brashish and wood but something I could easily do. My cell phone is two parts and flips open from the middle if you would like pics I would be more than happy to post some, Thanks Steamie

Asked by steampunked gal 8 years ago

Bringing 21st Century accessibility into the 19th!

Courtesy of Adafruit Industries, comes this awesome steampunk wheelchair, using their Arduino-based Waveshield for sound effects.  The creator, Daniel Valdez, has a Web site ( with some issues, but he does have photos and video on Flickr.  It is fully functional, using an 1875 Victorian rocker mounted on a Permobil C300 power chair chassis.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago

wind-up toy making question?

I want to make steampunk style wind up toys, I just need any information pertaining to the mechanics of wind up ... stuff. You know, how do I make springs? How do you go about putting the wind up "engine" together? Are there any sources for purchasing parts online? Any help would be greatly appreciated

Asked by gothking85 8 years ago