“Stinger” Prop from the Novel, “The Hunter” by Theresa Meyers

This is the “Stinger”, my first commissioned piece, a prop from the novel, “The Hunter” by Theresa Meyers.

The book will be available on November 1, 2011.


The initial design for The Stinger was done by the books’ author, Theresea Meyers. The firearm is prominently showcased on the book’s cover.


Theresa was kind enough to send me this photograph of her husband dressed up as the main character “Colt” wielding The Stinger.

Project: Steampunk Firearm Prop: The Stinger

Function: Electronic lighted prop firearm (looks cool)

Materials Used: Wood, plastic, copper, brass, steel, recycled parts, various paint, electronics.


RFID Enabled Globe

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.

In Print:
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