February 3, 2011
A guy I know is the organizer behind The International Steampunk City. He's looking for performers, artists, exhibits, etc. to include in this event that will span the entire city of Waltham, Massachusetts from May 6th - 8th.
He said that he'd love to do and create more events that people who are interested in math/science/robotics/nerdy geeky things would enjoy at the Steampunk City.
So I thought of all you good folks. Would anyone be interested in building some steampunk inspired creations and coming with me to display them at the event? For those not willing or able to travel to Massachusetts, you could ship your creation to me and those of us who want to go to the event could bring them along. Of course we'd promote LMR and capture lots of pictures and videos for everyone to enjoy.
I'd like to hear back and gauge the level of interest. If it helps inspire you, I'll post this as a challenge that needs to be complete in time for the event in May. Your creation doesn't need to be a robot specifically. Anything that you feel embodies the spirit of steampunk is OK. Use pneumatics, hydrolics, electricity, springs, gears or whathaveyou. Include wood and brass or copper, visible gear trains, or whatever visually stunning materials you like.
If you have a good idea you'd like to share, but don't think you could attend or build something, fire away!