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 ...
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”.
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people talking about things that struck me as, if not outright misunderstandings, then at least as thoughts that were outdated.
I Am Going to Participate in an Steampunk Faire in April and Planning to Wear Archangel Costume but not able to decide what weapons or props I can use, any creative suggestions are welcome.
Salutations, Steampunks! Welcome to the newest Steampunk community on the web, Steampunk Research & Development, or Steampunk R&D for short. This online assemblage is based specifically around Steampunk how-to projects, and we're quite possibly the first Steampunk community to do so.
My apologies for my first post being a Kickstarter project, but our new non-collectible card game, Rocket Race, has been designed with the steampunk community firmly in mind.
I built this from basic parts. I would like to expand with valves, gauges, etc. http://www.instructables.com/id/Mason-Jar-Pipe-Lamp/
My mom is a stained glass/jewelry artist who recently started making steampunk-inspired jewelry. She's made about 100 pieces so far, and would love to hear from you if you like her work, or would like to own some.
21-year old guy here and I've been into steampunk things for now quite some time. I'm going to buy in near future some stuff for myself : ), Have a good day!
hi guys my names Griffin and im new to the world of steampunk im currenly working on my first steamsona
Hey guys! I stumbled across this site about a week ago or so in search of tutorials and inspirational DIY photos, and have found myself browsing through more than what I expected to be looking at. I've been into steampunk for as long as I can remember, but have never delved into it for myself. But now I feel I have the itch and the skill to satisfy that itch. I look forward to talking with many of you in the near future, and even more so about the information I have been gathering to put to u...
Well . . . yo, I'm Regan! I stumbled upon this site a couple of weeks ago, but have been an avid steampunk enthusiast (?) since I was, like, seven (all of six entire years ago!). I started actually taking part in the world of steampunk and this summer's SweCon, but I had a hard time coming up with my costume, since most tutorials for steampunk costume design are written under the assumption you have the time and money to buy spray paint and Nerf guns and mod these things during the afternoons...
I love that this site is based towards bringing steampunk together In a single community. I look forward to sharing ideas with all of you
Hello! My name is Asellus, but I generally go by Ace for short. I'm really new to the Steampunk scene, so I'm sorry if I get anything wrong.
Good morning my lords, ladies, and gentlemen,
Many people have been noticing lately that the online Steampunk community has been full of arguments and rifts, especially in light of the recent closing of Steampunk Industrial Revolution. Why is our community so argumentative, and what can we do about it? Before we go any further, let's nip the whole "Steampunk has gotten worse" thing in the bud, shall we?
I recently got into physically making steampunk armor. One thing I look at though is my persona is a Mercenary, so I would like to have a hood rather than a hat or mask. One problem though is that in every schematic that I either come up with or that is handed to me, it just looks like a black fabric draped over the head. Is there a way to make it more than just that? Please share your ideas. I don't mind how stupid you think they may be, every suggestion may give me another idea.
Most of us are well aware of the gun control debate currently raging in the United States, a debate which reached new heights in the immediate aftermath of the awful tragedy at Sandy Hook.
Good evening, people! I'm not particularly new around these parts of the internet, but I've mostly been lurking around these forums without an account.
Hi guys, We have created a mobile peg solitaire game with steampunk sound, music and graphics.
I started in the steampunk about 3 years ago when a friend of mine uploaded a photo to his facebook profile dressed in steampunk attire saying "I am the Brigadier Winterman Bennet." It was then that I had to ask "Hey, what's that?" "Steampunk" he said, and that's how it all started.
Hi, I'm new here (in steampunk culture too) and I want to ask you some question. Firstly, are there any users from EU? I read some articles before and it looks like most of the people are from USA.
Just wanted to pop in and say 'lo all. I am basically a SP newb, just getting started.
Step 1: New Here! Steampunk Photography, Anyone? My Partner and I Do Steampunk Flavored Photography, Using Digital Cameras, but Long Exposures and Hand Held Electric Torches. Anyone Else into Photography? [www.teslaslens.com ] Thanks Step 2:
A young man in the Steampunk scene yesterday was crushed to death by his own gears. His family has requested that his name remain private, but he was known in the Steampunk community as Lord Nigil Cornelius Crankstone IV. According to the police report, no foul play is suspected, as Crankstone was literally crushed beneath the weight of the massive quantity of small gears he was wearing. The majority of them were glued, sewn, or riveted onto his clothing, but some were simply piled on. Cranks...
I'm fairly new to the culture of steampunk, having just joined the Olympia Gaslight Guardians, and I'm looking for tips on a steampunk Sniper outfit.
As someone who's been actively involved in the Steampunk scene since 2006, I have a different perspective on it than most. For anyone living under a rock, recently IBM said that Steampunk would be a big retail trend between 2013 and 2015. Then Forbes magazine jumped on board, and Steampunks around the country (if not the world) freaked out while others rolled their eyes disdainfully. I even wrote an article a few weeks ago about how best to capitalize on Steampunk's rising tide.
So I have been constantly looking at this world and the more and more I see it the more and more I want to experiment and work with steampunk! I just cant think of anywhere to start. If you guys could help me figure out where to start, that would be much appreciated! I want to be involved but not have it take up all of my time, so that is what I am looking for.
Happy new year! Historically, the first few days of the new year are perhaps the most forward-looking time of the entire year, so it's only appropriate to think of what Steampunk has in store for us in the future.
I am known to many regular (and any number of irregular) steampunks, due to my work as an entertainer, MC-ess & panelist at steampunk & comic cons across North America. (And some of those panels have been with Austin Sirkin Himself!)
My name is Cassi. Many people call me Sprite (Like a fairy) because I am smaller than my group of friends. (Ok, I am not THAT short at 5'3" but to the rest of them I am)
Hello. New to steampunk (though have liked this stuff all my life- just never knew there was a name for it!). Went to my first SteamCon- had a blast, learned tons, can't wait to do more steampunk stuff. ~Cheers.
So I'm 15 and just got into steampunk about 3 years ago. I'm one of those people who has those fantasies about having another profession in a different type of world, and my profession would be 'blacksmithing'. So any suggestions for clothing anf gadgets. And how to make gadgets?
I'm here entirely by accident, but it looks kinda cool. My interest in Steampunk is as a world setting, and a genre ...I don't think I would ever dress up, but the art is awesome, and the possibilities for fiction are stupendous ...
Im looking to start with Steampunk, I've done some very small projects and I couldn't think of something realistic for me, so I wondered what were all of your first real projects? Any suggestions on something simple I could make?
What is your current project? What is exciting, inspiring, motivating you?
I've always been interested in the idea of Steampunk and have liked seeing the creations of other Steampunks but have never really created anything myself. I hope this world will be a place where I can learn to start and if I do feel I get good enough to help others I will start contributing whenever I think of an idea. but until then Ill attempt to post links to things I find interesting. I think one of the things that made me interested in Steampunk was the engineering in my family, which a...