Victorian Organ Command Desk & Steampunk Home Tour

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You'll recall I recently visited the Steampunk home of Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum. During that visit Bruce showed me a partially finished project that I decided really needed a story of it's own when it was completed This is the "Victorian Organ Command Desk" that Bruce commissioned. It's made

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

The Steampunk Strat and the Creative Commons.

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I don't do commissions.  On occasion I will make things for interesting people and/or purposes but the true product of these efforts for me will always be the web page I write about the process rather than the sale of the item, which is generally made at cost or

Datamancer Sojourner on eBay

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A rare opportunity to purchase a complete Datamancer Sojourner keyboard on eBay!   http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260579723084

1892 repro shoes

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The always awesome Doctor Popular writes: Hey Jake, I believe you know about my recent sponsorship deal with Colchester Rubber Co. If not, you can read about it here http://www.docpop.org/2010/03/29/doc-pops-got-sole.html They are extending their $18.92 sale for one more day and getting rid of the "email us to get a promo code"

These Shoes Rule – for the Ladies

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Someone once told me that the first things people look at when they meet you are your shoes and your hands. It's very easy to tell if someone uses their hands to make things as they tend to have callouses, weathered skin, and may have curious stains or broken

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

Virtuoso!

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I'm pretty excited about this! The author, Jon Munger is a friend and he along with artist Krista Brennan have done an amazing job!!  Virtuoso is an alternate history of an Africa that never existed, one run by steel and springs, commanded by vast matriarchies and past the height of

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

Silver Goggles

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I am really excited that we're starting to see sites dedicated to using the lens of Steampunk to examine social issues in both modern and historical milieus. Silver Goggles is one such site, examining issues of colonialism, imperialism and politics. From the masthead: The purpose of Silver Goggles is to deconstruct narratives in