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    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2009
    Steam inspired anti-squirrel device:

    MechaTrog, Eater of Squirrels
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2009
    That is just cool. :)
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2009
    Andrew Chase

    From io9
    You may already be familiar with the work of Andrew Chase, who has been designing a series of mechanical animals for a picture book called the Trionic Morphatractable Engineer. The cheetah messenger is his latest. A photographer and designer by day, Chase invents anatomically complicated animals out of metal, including elephants, a giraffe, and now this cheetah

    • CommentAuthorAccuser
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2009
    I posted about this band in the Music forum, but as I don't come here often I didn't realize there's a Steampunk thread already going. You know how Abney Park claims to be a steampunk band but sounds essentially like every other electric band - except they're singing about being airship pirates or something?

    This isn't that.

    This is The Clockwork Quarter.

    It's steampunk music (violin, cello, accordion, typewriters and ticking watches for percussions, etc) available for free on their website. It's also creative commons, so you can mess with it and release that if you like. There are only two songs up so far. I'm hoping we can encourage more from them.

    The concept of the band is that the music describes each of the passengers on a train running between London and Dover. Give it a listen, support creative projects. And I'd add that their blog is worth a read, too.
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2009
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2009
    article on steampunks and costumes at SDCC

    Looking down the queue, it was as if everyone stepped out of a Victorian tintype and time traveled to Comic-Con. Steampunk culture is growing in popularity, and Comic-Con has long been a welcome home for its aesthetic and imaginary universe. Hollywood films and Comic-Con fare like "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" (based on Alan Moore's graphic novel), "Steamboy", and the new Tim Burton produced "9", all feature steampunk aesthetics and themes. Steampunks show up at Comic-Con because of this affinity and the opportunity to show off their latest costumes, which draw photographers from every corner of the convention center.

    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2009
    so it looks like the mouse has picked up on Steampunk -

    the broke-down steampunk dystopian Magic Kingdom of Epic Mickey


    The project -- a trip through a fantastical dystopian Magic Kingdom -- is being headed by former Deus Ex designer Warren Spector, whose studio was acquired by Disney in 2007 (and who explained why this was such a perfect match in an interview with me at the time). The game was first confirmed to exist last December, when similar images were discovered by artist Gary Glover,

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    re: accuser
    really impressed by the clockwork quartet - hopefully there'll be an album sometime soon.
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    There's a steampunk series of novels being put out by Abaddon called Pax Britannia.
    Most are being written by a guy named Jonathan Green who has his dandy adventurer Ulysses Quicksilver doing derring do.
    But Al Ewing has also written one, called El Sombra, which is basically Zorro Vs Nazis in Mexico while they enslave a small town and make it build a steam powered robot!
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    I saw this today in English Russia

    Steampunk USB-Flash

    This is the final pic but it has a guide as to how the guy made it. Looks spectacular but seems he has waaaay too much time on his hands...

    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2009
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    the free issue we have up: See here that serial continues in Issue Two.

    Issue Two can be found here.

    Issue One, containing Cat, Jay and many more authors, is still up and available if you want to see it: You can find it here.

    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2009
    A British team is attempting to break the world speed record for steam powered vehicles

    The group reported that in trial runs Friday at Edwards Air Force Base in California, the steam-powered, aircraft-like car outpaced the record speed, hitting 211km/h (131mph). That doesn't officially count as breaking the record, however, since representatives of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) were not on hand to certify the speed. The FIA will be in attendance for the official record attempts between 18 and 22 August. Still, it was a happy occasion for the British Steam Car Challenge team, which has endured its share of technical and logistical difficulties.

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    A rare photo I just found of my great-grandfather James Pwnd, the Yellow Cake Kid.

    I inherited his Sixteen Shooters a few years ago. They've served me well.
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    The guys at b3ta did a steampunk image challenge


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    Sims3 has a Steampunk set in their store, now.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2009 edited

    That's a "fluidic" chip. It carries out logic operations in much the same way as a regular chip except it uses a flow of air rather than a flow of electrons.

    It's a lot slower and bigger than its electronic counterpart but that chip apparently has the same processing power as an 8-bit processor like a Z80 - the processor used in the 80s original Nintendo and lots of early home computers.
    • CommentTimeSep 13th 2009
    Murky Depths table at The Asylum
    Earlier today at The Asylum - UK Steampunk Convivial.
    • CommentTimeSep 13th 2009
    Our local pseudo-steampunk event: The Handcar Regatta
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    I would be happy for this to wake me up.