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This started off as a list for a project page but has morphed into a one-stop resource list for me. I’ll probably have a number of these that I’ll juggle and use to keep semi-related links grouped together.

I’ve taken on the task of helping to design a bag of tricks for some fellow steampunkers. The projects are still in the brainstorming phase, but we’re exploring various options.

The cane prototype possibilities include:

Laser pointer or LED targeting device
Conductive cane and a solid state violet wand zapper (the zapper is probably better left as a separate unit for more versatility and to put a heavy batter pack on a bandoleer or belt)
Confetti cannon (Some sort of reloadable party popper)
Flame thrower – probably just the stage magician variety. Flash paper and an electrical source for ignition
Small plasma globe with onboard power supply (Seems easy enough and requires only a 9 volt battery)
Stun gun (the cheesy $10 guns are worthless for anything but naughty fun and pranks)
CO2 powered bb gun- this seems the most complex of all the variations, but looks like a fair bit of fun
Pneumatic gun – this one would be a monster for me, so I think its out. I’m pretty sure I’d need a machine shop and a lot more knowhow than I currently possess.

Net gun – there seem to be some instructables for this. They’re variations on potato cannons.

Minigun – Nerf gun with some brass-looking barrels should suffice for this

I’ll add some links to Instructables I might well be using for these or other projects here just so I can better keep track of them.

Cane Fightin’

A Victorian gentleman and his walking stick are a formidable fighting force. A Victorian Lady and her parasol are equally deadly…especially when she’s packing a hidden pistol in a spring sleeve.

http://lacannevigny.wordpress.com/

Flash Paper Shooter Stuff

http://www.instructables.com/id/Handheld-Fireball-Launcher-Magic-Trick/?ALLSTEPS
http://www.instructables.com/id/Fireball-Shooter/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Incline-activated-Fireball-Shooter/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Special-Effects-Fireball-Shooter/
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Flash-Paper-Magic-Trick-Fireballs-N/

Flamethrowers

http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-sized-Multicolored-Flamethrowers-Easy-Refil/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrist-Mounted-Flamethrower/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Pyro-glove-wrist-mounted-flamethrower/?ALLSTEPS

Motion Sensing Fun

http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-a-PIR-motion-sensor-for-use-as-a-triggerin/

Fun Lights

http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-Tyme-Glass-Lights/

Phony Victrola
http://www.instructables.com/id/Gramophone-dock-AKA-Shiny-Metal-Papercraft/

Spring sleeve stuff

https://www.youtube.com/user/imdeepainreborn/videos

Potential Power Sources:
http://www.instructables.com/id/12-Volt-Battery-Hack!-You_ll-be-Surprised…/

Iris Door/Vault
http://www.instructables.com/id/Stargate-Privacy-Vault/

Pneumatic Guns

http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-19/?ALLSTEPS

Cane Ideas

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,8004.150.html

Other sources/inspiration/emulatable mad geniuses:

http://www.instructables.com/member/Kipkay/
http://www.instructables.com/member/NightHawkInLight?show=INSTRUCTABLES
http://www.instructables.com/member/Random_Canadian/?show=INSTRUCTABLES
http://www.instructables.com/member/The%20King%20of%20Random?show=INSTRUCTABLES
http://www.instructables.com/member/randofo?show=INSTRUCTABLES
http://www.wolfsprojectfiles.com/index.php
https://sites.google.com/site/steampunkretrofuturedesignsmd/
https://www.youtube.com/user/imdeepainreborn/videos

Static Electricity Fun
http://www.instructables.com/id/350kv-Van-de-Graaff-Generator/?ALLSTEPS
http://www.instructables.com/member/nickademuss/?show=INSTRUCTABLES
http://nighthawkinlight.wonderhowto.com/how-to/make-static-electricity-generator-shock-anything-and-fry-electronics-with-just-touch-0137807/
http://www.examiner.com/list/lightning-a-jar-how-to-make-a-leyden-jar-with-kitchen-materials
http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Water-Leyden-Jar/
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/fun-fly-stick-static-generator.html

Machine Shop tools
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Three-Axis-CNC-Machine-Cheaply-and-/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Metal-Lathe-1/

Sources

http://www.gemmary.com/

I welcome other ideas and sources.

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