Meet Marv, The Robotic Vibraphone

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I've been sitting on this one for awhile and I can't tell you how excited I am to tell you about it. Quite possibly the coolest way to way to make weird noises, Marv is a MIDI Actuated Robotic Vibraphone created by Tim O'Keefe, Michael McIntyre, and Brock Roland

Meredith is having a sale of original art

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Our own Meredith Scheff is having an art sale to help in acquisition of a place to live. Meredith work is strange and wonderful, it manages to be colorful and dark at the same time. This is all original art, go check it out here:

Corsets and Cogs – A Steampunk Wedding Cake!

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Amanda writes: I was contacted last year by Wedding TV. they asked if I would be interested in taking part in a programme to be aired on Sky TV. Of course I said yes and then thought I had better get a few details and find out what I would

Corporate Steampunk Fashion

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In Jake's post on goth, via the comment thread, Sangori asked a fashion question I'd like to address: "How do you really, I mean really, incorporate your subculture style into your everyday work life? Call me a fence-straddler, (I have come to terms with the fact that I am)

Gothic Revival

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I've been thinking a lot about Goth lately. I missed the advent of Goth almost entirely. In my youth I was a devotee of Punk and New Wave, a child of the second British invasion.  Goth didn't really get going until just about the time I was entering the

Maker Resolutions for 2010

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A very happy new year to all of our readers from the staff of SPWS! 2010 really does sound like the future, does it not? I feel like this year is going to be very productive and positive for many of us. On that note, I'd like to ask

Dryer Door Hard Drive Magnet Hack

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I started with a piece of scrap wood and screwed to it three magnets that I salvaged from a couple of old hard drives.  Each hard drive has two magnets like this inside.   I put a kitchen cabinet handle on the front to make it easier to remove.

Make or Break for NIMBY – They did it! Yay!

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From NIMBY: NIMBY has now reached the critical juncture we have seen looming for sometime.  To further our progress with the city – where things are still going well – we have had to make many tough financial decisions. We have shelled out endless amounts of money for permit

Steampunk Cruise on Sydney Harbor

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Patrick writes: On the 19th of December I had the good fortune to be a part of a Steampunk Cruise aboard a restored 1902 Steamship called 'The Waratah'. It was a truly incredible Steampunk event and we were fortunate enough to have had a professional photographer onboard with us.

Happy Merry from SPWS

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No brainy fashion content today, folks! Just want to wish you all a happy merry on behalf of the entire staff of SPWS.  May all your days be electrifying. Should you wish to show 'n brag, feel free to let me know about your favorite gift given/received in the