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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Like most of us here at instructables.com 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
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 (http://www.smeeon.com) 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
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