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Knife Switches, Patent Stamps, and Cats – Celebrating the New Year with Pratt’s Steam-Power

Knife Switches, Patent Stamps, and Cats – Celebrating the New Year with Pratt’s Steam-Power

Revelers have been tooting in the New Year at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with steam-powered whistles since 1965. Here’s a tour of the Engine Room that provides the whistles and a homemade calliope with their steam.

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Smart Gifts: Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, & Math Toys for Kids

Smart Gifts: Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, & Math Toys for Kids

What are maker-loving parents giving this season to turn their kids into the makers of tomorrow? In this list we focus on gifts at the intersection of Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, & Math (STEAM).

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Building a Tribe With Kinetic Steam Works

Building a Tribe With Kinetic Steam Works

At this past year’s Maker Faire Bay Area, I had the privilege of riding atop a steam-powered Case 40 horsepower steam traction engine from 1940 with Stephen Rademaker.

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All Aboard 40-foot Steamship at Maker Faire

All Aboard 40-foot Steamship at Maker Faire

Romance, power, danger — what’s not to love about a 40-foot stern-wheel paddleboat driven by a boiler full of steam? Stoked by the gang at Kinetic Steam Works, the good ship Wilhelmina is great fun to watch, with its churning red paddles, locomotive linkages, and piercing steam whistles. In the past KSW has exhibited giant […]

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The steam engines of Karsten Gintschel

The steam engines of Karsten Gintschel

That was written in 2009. Rog has an impressive collection of Karsten steam engines, most of which seem to be based on the aeolipile. Gintschel-Modelbau now has a German-language website, but Rog’s page shows many older models not included there.

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Top 10:  Steam power!

Top 10: Steam power!

With a very few notable exceptions, there was really nothing punk about The Fad Which Shall Not be Named. Steampop might really have been a better word. Fortunately, the steam in these posts is not, generally, even aspiring to punk status, although the word itself may, regrettably, appear a couple times in the copy on the linked pages. Please accept our apologies–we were excited–and enjoy this hot steamy content entirely on its own merits.

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