A Steam-Powered Printing Press at Maker Faire

A Steam-Powered Printing Press at Maker Faire


The crew from Kinetic Steam Works are seen above, hard at work on turning the power of steam into the power of the pen. They have a tidy little (ok, big, it’s made of cast iron) 3 hp steam engine that drives a belt attached to the mechanism in their circa 1896 printing press.

They’ll be using this press throughout the weekend at Maker Faire Bay Area to create commemorative beverage coasters for passersby.

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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