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.
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.
Flash Paper Shooter Stuff
Motion Sensing Fun
Spring sleeve stuff
Potential Power Sources:
Other sources/inspiration/emulatable mad geniuses:
Static Electricity Fun
Machine Shop tools
I welcome other ideas and sources.