US Steam Land Speed Record Attempt

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Have you ever wondered how fast a steam car can go? You are not the only one.  The U.S. Land Steam Record (USLSR) Team is seeking to become the fastest steam-powered vehicle on earth at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in early August 2011. The current record speed of

Lastwear Kickstarter Project needs your support

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I'm backing these folks and you should too! "Because we support maker culture, we will release our production patterns on our site for download so that people can sew their own versions of our garments. In addition, we will be documenting our progress so that others can learn from

Multiple Maker Spaces

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It seems maker spaces are springing up everywhere. And that's really, really exciting. We're a part of a movement, a gathering force of change and hope. We gather at Faires, at Cons, at challenges. We make friends and learn from each other. We feel epic, because we do epic

Regresty: Things that are not steampunk

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  I am really loving hating Regretsy's current  "Things That are Not Steampunk" series. The postings all elicit a facepalm and then silent sobbing into said palm; both of hilarity and pity for the genre.

New Keyboards from Datamancer!

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Datamancer has two new keyboards for you to see an his site: The Reliquary and the gleaming new Marquis picture here. My understanding is that The Reliquary was made for a client but if you like the Marquis you can bid on it right now on eBay Click through for a

Jigsaw : a physical wiki, a work in progress

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 Willow here, of Jigsaw goodness. You haven't heard from us in awhile, but that's because we've been going throughsome major growth spurts. Murals, zombie camp, building work tables, getting a class pet, more and more classes, making our Kickstarter (!!!), and lots of new rad people. Phew. The space operates as

Man Krew

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  (photo: myself at the 2009 Man Build) About 23 miles north of the middle of nowhere lies a small, innocuous ranch. A sign, about the same prominence as the NO TRESPASSING beside it, identifies it as Black Rock Station Storage and Production Facility. This is Burning Man's work ranch.

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 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