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A steampunk record player.

November 30th, 2010

I finally finished off the last few details on the steam powered record player and gave it the first full test on live steam! The engine and base and other hardware are complete but the software could use some work. It does however run. Finished steam punk record player. Before I bore people with details […]

More on the steampunk-o-phone.

November 20th, 2010

I need to come up with a better name for this thing. Anyway, progress is being made. As mentioned I had made up a little mount for the detection coil. This is just some scraps of brass I had in the junk box so I made a little stand with a sliding top held with […]

Tone arms, cones and re-plinthing.

November 13th, 2010

Work continues on the steam gramophone record player thing. It takes a while since 1, I have never made one before and 2, I am totally making it all up on the fly as I go along. I started trying to work out how to do they tone arm and audio pickup. My first idea […]

More on Nigel.

October 31st, 2010

Right, where was I up to? Pulling apart old printers I think. Been doing a lot since then so lets see if I can remember everything. I found some old rusty sheet steel in my spare garage so I nabbed that to make a base for the engine and boiler. I cut a flat piece […]

Finishing the boiler, testing and first steam run.

October 16th, 2010

As promised last time here is a picture of the throttle valve parts. It’s very simple but does the trick. Throttle valve parts. After leaving the boiler to pickle I took it out and gave it a rub down with a 3m scouring pad. It came out really well. Boiler after pickling in Citric acid […]

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