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Unleash Your Inner Mechanical Mastermind

Welcome to the wondrous world of Thomas Willeford, aka Lord Archibald Feathers Featherstone, in which he shares his closely guarded secrets of Steampunkery. Filled with do-it-yourself projects, Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts shows you how to build exquisite, ingenious contraptions on a budget.

Learn from Lord Featherstone as he distills his wealth of hard-learned skills, describes how to use the readily available tools of the modern mad scientist, and expounds on the art and philosophy of scavenging unique components and raw materials. The perfect companion for the hobbyist and advanced machinist alike, this inventive volume will guide you through the creation of your very own infernal devices.

Get steamed with these provocative projects: Aetheric ray deflector solid brass goggles Calibrated indicator gauges Ferromagnetic self-scribing automated encyclopedia (or, the Steampunk book drive) High voltage electro-static cannon (or, the lamp gun) Tesla-pod chrono-static insulating field generator (or, the mobile device enclosure) Altitude mask with integrated respiratory augmentation Armoured pith helmet Mark I superior replacement arm with integrated Gatling gun attachment

Visit the companion website, www.mhprofessional.com/steampunk, for videos, images, and more bonus content

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TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

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This do-it-yourself steampunk guide shows you how to create your own retro-futuristic gear

Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts is filled with hands-on instructions for making one-of-a-kind steampunk devices, jewelry, and fashion items. In this book, steampunk bodger Thomas Willeford takes you by the hand and guides you through the creation of a variety of customizable steampunk projects. The book provides information on background, tools, and raw materials, then leads you, step by step, through 8 innovative projects.

Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and GizmosAnswers the all-important, often-asked question, Where do I get those parts?Demonstrates how to use the simplest tools to create the coolest resultsExplains how to look at an object and see what it really wants to beProvides a variety of step-by-step, affordable projects that you can customize to match your own visionImparts the aesthetics of steampunk design so the project doesn't end up looking like a pile of cogs

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Praxagora, July 15, 2012 (view all comments by Praxagora)
Willeford provides a wonderful analysis of the entire process of DIY costuming within the Steampunk genre (what he calls subculture). Beginning with a definition of exactly what Steampunk is, how it functions, and ways to jump start your own imagination. He provides a wonderful breakdown of where to find pieces, what you might need and how to begin the process of re purposing items. Willeford does a fantastic job of differentiating what tools are required for a project and which are time savers. All of the projects in the book are designed to be completed with tools that most people would already have available. The projects themselves range from the most basic flight goggles to the most complex "Replacement Arm with Gatling Gun." But each project is well explained with step by step instructions each accompanied by detailed photographs. Interspersed among these are tips, notes and cautions. All of this is tied together with Willeford's wonderfully engaging prose and slightly dark/sarcastic humor.




Final Thought: Definitely a great book. Even if you are not interested in the actually making these projects, Willeford's writing style and passion for his subject is engaging and wonderfully entertaining.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780071762366
Author:
Willeford, Thomas
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Tab Electronics
Subject:
Electricity-General Electronics
Subject:
Crafts-General
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , This do-it-yourself steampunk guide shows you how to create your own retro-futuristic gear

Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts is filled with hands-on instructions for making one-of-a-kind steampunk devices, jewelry, and fashion items. In this book, steampunk bodger Thomas Willeford takes you by the hand and guides you through the creation of a variety of customizable steampunk projects. The book provides information on background, tools, and raw materials, then leads you, step by step, through 8 innovative projects.

Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and GizmosAnswers the all-important, often-asked question, Where do I get those parts?Demonstrates how to use the simplest tools to create the coolest resultsExplains how to look at an object and see what it really wants to beProvides a variety of step-by-step, affordable projects that you can customize to match your own visionImparts the aesthetics of steampunk design so the project doesn't end up looking like a pile of cogs

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