In 2009 I was experimenting with RFID tags and was also getting into steampunk. The RFID Enabled Globe was my first real steampunk artifact and was a labor of love. In July of 2010 I was able to demonstrate it to many people at the Inaugural Maker Faire in Detroit Michigan.
Project: Steampunk RFID Globe
Function: Electronic Glove Interface for controlling Google Earth on tethered tablet computer.
Materials Used: Wood, copper and silver leaf, paint, aluminum, found and recycled parts, electronics,software, RFID tags.
The Steampunk Gazette ISBN: 978-0-7641-6556-6, p.127
Make Magazine – Electromagnetic geospacial globe
Gizmodo – An RFID Globe That Controls A Google Earth Tablet
Engadget – Send Google Earth for a spin with this RFID Steampunk globe
DVICE by Syfy – Google Earth goes all Steampunk for Victorian era explorers
steampunkis.org – Steampunk Reinventions, Page 6
NBC Bay Area – Google Earth Goes All Steampunk for Victorian Era Explorers
steampunkjewelry.ffxoh.com – Perfect Device for Steampunk Adventurers
veryspatial.com – Google Earth goes steampunk
technabob.com – Steampunk Globe and Newfangled iPad Control Google Earth
SteampunkGuides.com – Steampunk iPad – Google Earth Using Steampunk Globe And iPad
Touchatag – Inspiration for the touchatag community (part 2)
The Escapist – Steampunk Globe Hooked Up to Google Earth
zeigertelegraph.gfz – Steampunk Globe