Obtainium Works leader Shannon O’Hare shared his wisdom at an August event in Vallejo
Steampunk fans in the San Francisco area received a master class in “How to Make an Art Car” during a presentation Aug. 3 at the Obtainium Works studio in Vallejo, California. They were joined by a group of engineering students from China.
A maker of cigar-box guitars in Victoria, Australia falls under the spell of steampunk
Photo Gallery: One of the pleasures of producing The Steampunk Explorer is that we get to hear from steampunk creators around the world. One of them was Greg McKinnon, a musician and guitar-maker from Geelong, a city in Victoria, Australia.
A family airship, steampunk flying saucer and other artistic vehicles take to the streets
Photo Gallery: A wacky fleet of hand-built “sculptural vehicles” navigated an equally wacky obstacle course for the 8th Annual Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally, held Sunday, July 28 on Mare Island in Vallejo, California.
The art group’s in-house photographer shares his images from Burning Man and other events
Obtainium Works is one of the premier art groups in the steampunk world. If you attend an event where they have a presence, chances are that you’ll see Stephen Jacobson with camera in hand. Here’s a look at some of his photos.
Terrible news for the maker movement — and for makers in the steampunk community
Maker Media, the company behind Maker Faire and Make magazine, has ceased operations. The news was reported late Friday by TechCrunch, which confirmed it with founder/CEO Dale Dougherty.
A personal home décor project became a paying hobby for an artist in Helena, Montana
Some artists work in wood, clay, or bronze. But like many other steampunk makers, Don Reich works with parts you might find in an antique shop or salvage yard: pipes, gauges, valves, fans, even an old Dictaphone or sewing machine.
Maker Faire Bay Area once again offers a visual feast, but financial woes could spell its demise
Tens of thousands braved rainy weather for Maker Faire Bay Area, a festival of DIY ingenuity that’s been dubbed the “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth.” It was a showcase for a wide range of creative projects, including many with steampunk appeal.
Ordinary cameras become steampunk props thanks to California artist Momo Eames
The story behind CameraPunk, a line of handcrafted accessories — lens caps, lens cuffs, and straps — that can add a steampunk flourish to digital cameras from Nikon, Canon, and other manufacturers.
Obtainium Works, steam engines, Burning Man projects and more at Maker Faire Bay Area
The world’s largest Maker Faire returns May 17-19 to the San Francisco Bay Area, offering a showcase for DIY invention and creativity in categories that include kinetic art, cosplay, robotics, 3D printing, vehicles, woodworking, needlecraft, and more.
Bruce Rosenbaum discusses his past work, future plans, and thoughts on the creative process
Few steampunk artists have received as much media attention as Bruce Rosenbaum. He’s been described as the “Steampunk Guru” and “Steampunk Evangelist,” and was recently featured in Amazing Interiors on Netflix.