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Custom Glass iPhone Backs

steampunk iphoneMake your own custom iPhone back glass images!

I figured out how to separate the glass panel from an iPhone back and put any image on it.

What follows is my step by step howto for transferring a laser printed image to the inside of the glass back on an iPhone 4 or 4S and the story of how I started out trying to make the back out of brass and why that turned out to not be a good idea.

The Ohio River project: BIGFOOT! The musical!

"Anyone wanna go down Ohio Rivr [sic] on a junk boat?" Asks Chicken John. He continues: "C'mon, u haven't made a mistake this big in a while". And I think: No, actually. I haven't. And the adventures I love to live (and tell) seem to be consisting of hanging around San Francisco for far, far too long.

There is is a Kickstarter, with such titillating rewards as: “Chicken John on your outgoing voicemail message” to “Crew member Jason Webley will call you up and sing a sea shanty, from the boat, backed by the Inconvenient Choir, either live or to your voicemail to be recorded forever.” (my personal favorite). This is happy mutanthood. This is important. This is art, and innovation, and music, and dammit, it’s fun. Help bring this into the world. Help us float down the Ohio, singing, with bigfoot, on a boat made of bullshit.

Shio - Otherworldly Lights

I am fascinated by techniques that involve 'growing' structures using unattended processes. It's probably because I grew up in the eco-seventies and we were all to be living in bio-engineered domes with living real grass carpeting by now! 

Artist Daniel MacDonald's strongly suggests those same forms and leaves me both nostalgic and hopeful. Join me in backing his Kickstarter to build a Shio production facility!

Wayne Strattman to show at CRMI!

 

Remember the Borg from Star Trek? Wayne Strattman is the artist responsible for lighting up their ship with high-voltage plasma. He is the world’s most famous kinetic plasma glass artist, and on July 15th, he will have his first solo museum show at The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation!
 
You'll find more information on his web site: http://www.strattman.com/products/

Balls

Big Wooden Ball Project from Mike Leuis on Vimeo.

I love, Love! LOVE! the use of industrial equipment to make art. A custom built crane/lathe/mill truck for making big wooden balls? Be still mah heart! (via Make)

My kind of Steampunk

From The Men That Will Not Be Blaimed for Nothing. This is how I like my Steampunk. \m/

Cliff's Wimshurst Machine

Cliff writes:

Thanx for the information and plans. I built this out of salvaged parts from work and purchased lamp finds, the wood pulleys and parts were turned by me. The guys I work with love it. By the way I work at a power plant.

Nothing makes me happier then hearing that I've inspired someone to make something, and when the result is as beautiful as Cliff's Wimshurst? Shear joy!  - Jake.

More images after the cut . . . 

 

Fantasy Clocks

Articles:

A short film about Richard Birkett of Fantasy Clocks from Town Square Films. Favorite quote: "The people who like my clocks tend to be the better people on the planet." I am certain most vistors to The Steampunk Workshop resemble that remark!

Bad-ass photo of the day

Articles:

Shannon O'hare of the Neverawas Haul and Zachary Rukstela of Kinetic Steamworks share a scotch.

 

Just Look at this Blimp Lamp!

Blimp LampI love this blimp lamp from Flaminio Bovino ! At first I thought this was a render--and we don't publish those here--but on closer examination it appears that the trusses are actually water-jet cut from steel and the brass bit are hand turned. It's real!

Not only real, they are for sale. I want one!

More info on the website. (larger image behind the cut.)

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