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More Steampunkery from ModVic!

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Bruce writes: Steampunk Robot Ophthalmometer Computer Workstation Description Just what the Steampunk Doctor ordered! A sculptural 'Steampunked' original Ophthalmometer, Dental Mannequin Head and Hammond Multiplex Typewriter – totally restored, transformed and fused into a modern computer workstation! Materials and Modifications Our restoration includes all original devices:  1) F.A. Hardey

Did you lose a Mini-Gatling Gun at Steampunk Worlds Fair?

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One of our crew found this on the floor at Steampunk World's Fair, it appears to be a handmade mini Gatling gun. Is it yours? If it is, drop me a line at jake@vonslatt.com so I can mail it back to you. UPDATE: The owner has been found and

New Makerspace in Someville, MA!

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This looks like a really cool new facility!  Artisan’s Asylum is a non-profit community workshop startup in Somerville, Massachusetts. Our mission is to provide our community with a place to teach, learn, and practice crafts of all types. We actively solicit skilled artisans from the local area to teach

A Visit to the Seal Cove Auto Museum

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This past August the ladies and I took the bus up to Acadia in Maine for a week long vacation.  We stayed at the Bar Harbor KoA  and had a lovely site right at the water's edge.  While we were there we visited the Seal Cove Auto Museum on Mount

Help Our Hackerspace Build a Kitchen!

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The Hackerspace I belong to in Seattle, Jigsaw Renaissance, is in need of a culinary laboratory facility, colloquially know as "A Kitchen," so that we can add the preparation of comestibles to our maker repertoire. Also so we can bake you cookies. Lovely prizes are offered for your tax

Sai does an EL fabric demo

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One of the reasons I love Noisebridge is that peeps are always bringing in the New And Shiny for us to play with. This week, it was Sai Emrys, who got a sample of EL Fabric. We spent a couple hours checking it out, trying to find that perfect

Ada Lovelace Day – Limor Fried: Open Source Entrepreneur

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  Photo courtesy of Fumi This is from last year's Ada Lovelace Day but I thought I'd pop it back to the front page especially since Limor is doing such an incredible job over at http://www.adafruit.com/blog/ making one post per hour! When I was growing up there were all

Jigsaw Renaissance update: new space, new stuff to do

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It's official: We're moving to 1026 Madison! Thanks to all our new members, to everyone who helped spread the word, and especially to Willow for all the work she did to make this happen. With all the new members, there's been a flurry of activity on the mailing list. Click through to

Coming to Seattle for ECCC

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As some of you may or may not know, in addition to writing here, I am also a no-good ink-flinging word-wrangler. In other words, that most prestiged of useless proffesions, a cartoonist. This next week I will be coming to Seattle for Emerald City Comic Con, where I will be exhibiting

Skinner UnaFlow Steam Engine

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  I received a very interesting email a couple of days ago from a fellow who was tearing down an old mill in Massachusetts. It seems at the center of this turn-of-the-last-century brick building was a Skinner Unaflow steam engine. Would I like to poke about in a 100+