The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Powell's Q&A | September 3, 2014

Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel



Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts

by

Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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!

Make Great Stuff!

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

About the Author

Thomas Willeford has degrees in physics, history, and art. His alter ego, Lord Archibald "Feathers" Featherstone, has displayed his work, which blurs the line between art and engineering, throughout the United States and Europe for years. Willeford's work (including the E-pod) was recently featured in the exhibit, “Device and Contraptions Extraordinaire” at the Ashmolean University of Oxford museum of the History of Science. He has made costume pieces for Abney Park, Beautiful Deadly Children, and GhostFire. Willeford has been called, "The most photographed person in the Steampunk community.” He has been featured in Steampunk Bizarre, the BBC, MTV, the Steampunk World's Faire, Whitby Gothic Weekend, Glasgow Marker's Faire, Pirate magazine, and the Daily Mail.

Table of Contents

Foreword – By Kaja Foglio with illustrations by Phil Foglio

Introduction

Part the First: Full Steam Ahead
Chapter 1: What Is Steampunk?

Chapter 2: Tools of the Modern Mad Scientist
Chapter 3: The Art and Ph9losophy of Scavenging
Chapter 4: Gear Mining--Or, How to Dissect a Cuckoo
Part the Second: Getting Steamed: Projects for Makers, Modders, and Assemblagers

Chapter 5: Aetheric Ray Deflector Solid Brass Goggles

Chapter 6: Calibrated Indicator Gauges

Chapter 7: Professor Grimmelore's Ferromagnetic Self-Scribing Automated Encyclopedia (or, The Steampunk Book Drive

Chapter 8: Dr. Visbaun’s High Voltage Electro-Static Hand Cannon

Chapter 9: Tesla-pod Chrono-Static Insulating Field Generator (or, The Mobile Device Enclosure)

Chapter 10: Altitude Mask with Integrated Respiratory Augmentation, as Issued to H.M. Royal Aeronautical Corps

Chapter 11: Voortman's Armored Pith Helmet, from London's Finest Purveyor of Defensive and Deflective Haberdashery

Chapter 12: Professor Grimmelore's Mark I Superior Replacement Arm with Integrated Gatling Attachment

Part the Third: Hastily Scribbled Laboratory Notes

Appendix A: This Way Lies Madness

Appendix B: Dramatis Personae

Final Thoughts

Patterns from Chapter 5

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071762373
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Electronics - General
Author:
Willeford, Thomas
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
October 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
240

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Adventure
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Beauty and Fashion » Fashion » General and Costumes
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Jewelry » Collecting
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Leatherwork
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Science and Mathematics » Electricity » General Electricity
Science and Mathematics » Electricity » General Electronics

Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 240 pages McGraw-Hill Companies,Incorporated - English 9780071762373 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.