Steampunk R&D Forum

Forum Thread: Greetings from SF Bay Area

I just discovered Steampunk R&D and wanted to introduce myself. I'm a journalist who writes mostly about media, technology and graphic design. I've been a steampunk fan for a long time but recently attended my first steampunk con, Clockwork Alchemy in San Jose. I just posted a slide show on my personal website. The site has a "steampunkish" look, though it's not what I would call "full-frontal steampunk." I'll be interested to see what folks are up to on this website. A Visual Tour of Clockwo...

Forum Thread: So Are We All Gone

So then, I come back to this thread at least once a week, but hardly ever see something new. Are we gone? What has happened to this section of WonderHowTo? I know that we all have lives outside of the internet... well you guys might, but I just want to know: Are we all leaving now? I miss you guys, please come home to us!

Forum Thread: Anyone Can Help Me Out?

i am doing a lot of reading with regards to steampunk. i was in whitby last weekend and saw some steampunk people. and i thought oh my i really like that. so i am a very very new steampunk convert. i was a massive fan of the wild wild west back in the day, and wondered if its possible to be a gunslinger steampunk? any help you guys could give me with regards to costuning ect would be a great help.

Forum Thread: New to Steampunk R&D

Hi guys! I recently joined Steampunk R&D and it seems like the website has many cool pages. It looks like I'll learn quite a bit about steampunk here. I'm a steampunk author who would like to meet other science fiction fans. My book series is called The Post-Apocalyptic Society and the first installment was released this year. I'm going to check out Steampunk R&D some more and I'm sure this will be an interesting experience.

Forum Thread: 15 Types of Annoying Steampunks

There are a lot of different types of Steampunks, and I'm not talking about character archetypes like the mad scientist, air pirate, etc. I mean that within the Steampunk community, you find a variety of different people who all seem to fit into categories that we see all the time. A lot of those categories are annoying, especially when you see them over and over again.

Forum Thread: Greetings!

I've been a fan of Steampunk for awhile now, but I haven't really gotten in to it. That is, before I discovered this page! I've been having an absolute blast browsing the pages here. The things I love most about Steampunk are the Blimps, the Guns, the Technology, and Bioshock Infinite. I sort of like finding cool blueprints on Google Images and hanging the up on a pin-board in my room. I really enjoy making my Nerf Guns Steampunk, and impressing my friends with them. Anyway, I guess that's it...

Forum Thread: Good Day to You All

I'm pretty much brand spanking new to Steampunk, having only started looking into it a few weeks back. One thing I've got to say is that I love the range of skills people have, their creativity, and most of all, Steampunker's willingness to help others with advice or tips on how to develop their skills in all sorts of areas.

Forum Thread: Hello!

My name is Melissa I'm 19, but everyone calls me Ghost,so please call me Ghost,thank you kindly. I collect oddities: wet specimens, old medical devices,old things to do with death like emalbing jars, taxidermy, bones and the list goes on. I fell in love with Steampunk after coming across a photo of a women in the clothes online when I was 7. I always, even as a kind, dressed odd and strange. Today I have more punk/Steampunk style-well more casual steam.I don't want to clog this form up so If ...

Forum Thread: Need Some Advice for My Steampunk Store

Hi friends, I build a steampunk theme online store which sells some DIY materials, such like gears, old watch movement etc, the problem is I didn't find similar online shop so I don't know if my products are too expensive, I want to sell them at a competitive price, so can you have a look at them and tell me do think if they are expensive?(compared with other shop both online/offline), Great thanks to you. link Below Steampunk DIY Materials, gadgets, parts, gears.

Forum Thread: Ehm, Hi or Hoi (In Dutch)

Hi, I'm Daniëlle, working mum of two boys (2 and 5) and Fantasy-reader since I cannot even remember. Love just about everything Pratchetty, which seems to have a lot in common with Steam Punk (especially his later Discworld Novels Raising Steam f.e) which is why I'm drawn to this like a moth, I guess

Forum Thread: Hi from the UK

Just a quick Hi, the wife and I went to comic con the other week and were blown away by the steampunk people there, looks like a great idea so here I am, hoping to get ideas and inspiration and who knows might even make some new friends. I'm working on my hat and have some ideas for a gun, the wife is into anything craft like so hopefully we can make some respectable steampunk stuff, soooo many ideas sooo little time.

Forum Thread: New and Need Help!

Hello! My name is Nadia Wolfbane and I am very new to this style. I've read books and such but can't seem to get my ideas to come to life. Halloween is rapidly approaching and my daughter suggested finally doing a steampunk costume. I do not have one however and need help on how to make these pieces I already have work. I hope y'all can help me! I also hope this link works as this is not letting me add a photo from my phone...?? Flickr - Photo Sharing!.

Forum Thread: Hello Steampunk Community!

My wife and I are just starting down the unique path of steampunk interest and enthusiasm. Two of my friends have also picked up an interest since we've begun; all of us liking the concept, but watching it from a distance since it's beginnings. It changed for us when at a rennaissance faire we discovered how cheaply one can do steampunk by talking with several people that were in such garb. We are from Northwest Ohio. I'm not sure if there are any other steampunkers in our area, but if anyone...

Forum Thread: Hello M'lords and Ladies

I have recently found myself drawn into another world, one where history is different from what I am used to, where gasoline engines never surpassed steam. It is a world I have longed for and scarcely could have imagined its true potential... I hope that I find many new friends among you, and that I am able to offer as much as I absorb...

Forum Thread: Greetings Followed by Question

Hello to all fellow steampunks, I'm a long time lover of all things steam and old school mechanical technology related and the golden era of that technology. I intend to be pottering around and picking up a few ideas off posts before I can finally afford to do something (curse the hell known as university student budget), but I do have a question that is pretty important to me. Has anyone ever actually made functional steampunk tech? I have some basic concepts on steampunk tech that includes ...

Forum Thread: Seven Sites That "We Must Share" into the Brass Babel

I am probably one of those who have less time into the Steampunk scene, especially compared to writers of the genre, event promoters, artists, creators, and analysts who write on their blogs. I am part of that big number of persons brought by the emerging wave of the last 6 years; actually I have just about two years and a half reading and learning about Steampunk. But you can’t blame me for “being late”.

Forum Thread: The Birth of a New Steampunk

I recently wrote an article about why Steampunk should be defined, and it engendered much discussion. I'm glad it did, because discussion is often the path to both change and understanding. However, I saw a lot of people talking about things that struck me as, if not outright misunderstandings, then at least as thoughts that were outdated.

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