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LED Backlighting, types and power supplies

Started this discussion. Last reply by StirlingSteam Oct 11, 2009. 2 Replies

Please: Your advice and guidance on various LED backlighting methods. I have dials and tube and panel to illuminate in a variety of ways.I don't know much about configuring LED'sContinue

A brief Steampunk Description

Started this discussion. Last reply by Madame Irene S. Wolfe Jun 4, 2010. 20 Replies

Steampunk is not an art movement, but an aesthetic technology movement. The machines must be freed from their pure efficiency, they must be designed from desires and dreams. The smoothness of the…Continue

My pro-Steampunk Musing Missive

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Franklin Chronus Sep 16, 2009. 4 Replies

Steampunk creates a new sense of wonder in an over-stimulated and homogenized world. Steampunk welcomes all to a place where all can imagine, understand, and participate. Everyone can participate,…Continue

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Retired, Bon vivant island dweller. If it's mechanical, I'm there. If you can't take it apart, you don't own it. I always look forward to the tool aisle....

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Authentic Steampunk

Posted on October 6, 2009 at 4:36pm 0 Comments

Authentic Steampunk is not an art movement, but an aesthetic technology movement. The machines must be freed from their pure efficiency, they must be designed from desires and dreams. The smoothness of the optimal design will be replaced with the decoration of the true function. Defectiveness, chaos, chance and obsolescence are not seen as a mistake, but as a way of liberation from the predictability of perfection.

Steampunk plunges the workshop with a wonderful sense of entropy,… Continue

Ultimate Toolbox

Posted on October 3, 2009 at 8:52am 3 Comments

Brother Henry O. Studley (1838-1925) built this magnificent wall-hung chest while employed by the Poole Piano Company of Quincy, Massachusetts. In an oak clamshell box adorned with rosewood, ebony, pearl and ivory, Studley kept both tools he made and a collection of the finest hand tools made prior to 1900, including a complete set of woodworking tools as well as machinist and stonemasonry tools. To pack the 300-plus tools into a case only 19 1/2 inches… Continue

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At 9:32am on April 25, 2011, Jolly Roger said…
A very merry birthday to you good sir;)
At 11:04am on April 25, 2010, Doctor Grymm Laboratories said…
Your Avatar is an image I created for my Steampunk Eye-Pod.

~Dr. Grymm
At 8:24am on April 25, 2010, Vespertine Nova Lark said…
Happy Birthday! That is one amazing tool set, absolutely gorgeous, interesting story as well, thanks for sharing!
At 7:54pm on April 24, 2010, Veronique Chevalier said…
Congrat-VOUS-lations Monsieur Stirling, & many, many happy returns. I HEAR-by DEADicate this SINematic encapsulation of my nice (and slightly naughty) little ditty to your special occasion. Happy Natal Date! Enjoy!!!

With great eSTEAM,

MADemoiselle Veronique
At 1:17pm on November 16, 2009, Rudyard Kipling said…
the best avatar!
At 5:58pm on September 17, 2009, Knight Redfeild said…
Why, Hello there.
At 1:09pm on September 10, 2009, Dr.Captain Adriana Farrier said…
Welcome to the Empire! :)
At 12:25pm on September 10, 2009, Hephzibah Marsh said…

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