Classy Mini Mod

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Isn’t this a classy iPod mod!  Neil Writes: Hi! I’ve created a steampunk ipod mod, and thought you might be of interest for the steampunk workshop. Well, it’s copper and wood, so it’s sort of steampunk at any rate (I’d put some valves on it, but it’s already the heaviest

Amazing Craigslist ad: ” A gentleman’s eclectic rare book library”

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I can't believe I stumbled upon this. If there's any time the internet can come close to the joy of finding a discarded love letter or lost writings of a crazed man, this is it. It's $300,000 dollars worth of rare books supplemented by a 3900 word Craigslist ad

Scott’s Wimshurst Machine!

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UPDATE: Plans for my Wimshurst Machine are now available here! Last year I wrote an article that appeared in the last Make: Magazine which outlined detailed steps for building a Wimshurst Influence machine. It’s a fairly involved project and I am gratified to see that people are actually building it!

Today! Wayfarers of the Gypsy Mansion in Seattle

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Those masterful mavens of music promotion, Bulloff and Brugh Present: WAYFARERS OF THE GYPSY MANSION – a musical bazaar of sorts with HUMANWINE, THE BLACKBIRD ORCHESTRA, NATHANIEL JOHNSTONE, TOY BOX TRIO, MEISCE, FINN VON CLARET, and DJ Q. Sunday, May 10, 2009 3 pm to 10 pm The Little

Discovery’s new show- Weaponizers

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Jake and I are having a bit of a discussion on the Discovery Channel's latest ploy to appeal to our nerdly senses. The show is called Weaponizers-in short, teams outfit vehicles with radio controls, fill them to the brim with gigantic (yes, real) guns, and then blast the living

Ani Niows steam-powered, erm, ‘magic wand’

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This thing is amazing, but seeing as how this is a family-friendly website, I have the full post over at my personal blog, ladycartoonist.com.

Amazing color photos from the 1940’s

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  I've been spending the last couple hours flicking through this goregeous set on Flickr. It's been uploaded by the Library of Congress and is comprised of about 2000 images from the 1940's- in color. They're beautiful and entrancing- they range in subject from urban sprawl to wild west;

JG Ballard, Sci-Fi author, died today.

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The news has just broken that JG Ballard, one of the most influential sci-fi (and otherwise) authors, died this morning after a long battle with illness. He was most widely known for his books Crash and Empire of the Sun, but his short stories are powerful and elegant. I’m

Steampunk Snowboard!

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Flickr is both wonderful for the amazing images it brings you and frustrating for the all too common lack of story to go with those pictures! I want to know the whole tale behind the creation of this snowboard!  Be sure to click through to see it in action

Steampunky Brewster

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Heh.