Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Great Exhibition Reporting

The BBC has called on my talents again, this time at White Mischief's 'The Great Exhibition':

Steampunks gather for Great Exhibition


I heartily recommend any future White Mischief parties, as a confirmed non-clubgoer, I found this event to be a very open, friendly and not-at-all run of the mill event!

Click here for more information.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cruentus Ervum Stella Martis Vulgaris

Or, the Common Martian Red Weed:


Found nestling in the rotting hulk of an ancient oak over on the local common, not far from where one of the Martian Cylinders landed just over a century ago.

It's very rare to find a specimen, as our microbes tend to attack them as much as their spores attack our flora, so I've had to build a filtration system and bellows to keep it going:


Dials:


Filters:



And the mechanism in action:


video

(it's a bit noisy, but I've got a replacement motor and gearbox on the way)