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Author Topic: Steampunk Scavenger Hunt  (Read 10548 times)
Andy_W
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« on: February 13, 2007, 10:41:32 pm »

The rules are simple. Go out and find the following objects, photograph them, then post them!
Try to keep your images small in size when posting your finds. The hunt will last until the 14th of next month.
Don't just rip images from the web, that's cheating that is! Grin
 
Scavenge the following and photograph them:

(All 1 point each)

Cogs
Airship
Top Hat
Goggles
Steam (not smoke)
A Wrench
A Brass Door Knob
An old Key
A Spring
Leather Bound Book
Automaton or wind up toy
Wig
A Door Knocker in the shape of a Lion
Steam Ship
A Pressure Gauge
Something Rusty
An old camera
A Sterling Engine
A piston
Oil
An old Globe
Granny Boots
A walking cane
A crystal
A radio valve


Bonus for 10 points:
An Original Steampunk Costume

**** Images should be no larger than 300X225 pixels, or there abouts. ****


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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2007, 11:44:45 am »

It wouldn't be fair for me to participate in this one. I can find 95% of these items within 10 feet of me.
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2007, 05:17:52 pm »

Perhaps you could set the bench mark for others to beat?
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2007, 06:05:10 pm »

It wouldn't be fair for me to participate in this one. I can find 95% of these items within 10 feet of me.
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Show us your airship, Doc!  ;-)
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2007, 04:01:51 am »

haha ok, we'll see. I've got a full plate lately, but ill try to get some pics.

I dont have an airship just yet, but ive got plans and designs.
That's actually mentioned in my upcoming AetherEmporium interview.
I'm about 90% finished, Andy.
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2007, 05:49:32 am »

Show us your airship, Doc!  ;-)

When I got my MCSE in Networking, the classes were held inside Lyndhurst Naval Base in New Jersey. The classrooms were actually built onto the inside wall of the hangar the Hindenburg was housed in. There's a small memorial about 600 yards from the hangar where it crashed and burned. It's now used for training excercises where they actually fly air force jets into one end of the hangar, practice landing them on a full-scale replica of an aircraft carrier deck, then launch them out the other end. The place is so frickin huge that your eyes and brain have difficulty processing it. I remember stepping out into the main hangar and catching movement out of the top corner of my eye, looking up and seeing what I imagined to be squirrels scurrying in the rafters. After a second or two I realized that they werent squirrels at all, but people. My brain did a nasty perceptual lurch and recalibrated the gargantuan scale of the structure. I'd never actually looked UP at something and gotten vertigo before this.
Let me put it this way, and please pardon my French...
There are
FUCKING...
CLOUDS!!
inside the hangar.........CLOUDS!

...Clouds. Yeah.

I haven't used my MCSE since then, but it was all worth it just for that experience.

-~D~-
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2007, 09:55:54 am »

Wow, sounds very very impressive, Datamancer.  It's always hard to try to actually understand the scale of those airships/zeppelins back then - I should attempt to make a trip to the hangers in England before they're completely destroyed.  *sighs*
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2007, 10:41:48 am »

I
I'm about 90% finished, Andy.

Good good, well if you get it to me this weekend I'll post it together with the Blur Studio Interview. Grin
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2007, 05:25:51 pm »

Sounds like fun. Do we post our pictures all at the same time, on the 14th, or can we post before that time as well?
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2007, 12:34:55 pm »

You can post as soon as you find items.

It may be a good idea to just edit your first post each time you find something new. So we don't have to scan the entire thread.

Good hunting.

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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2007, 02:13:22 pm »

Keys:  Grin



Radio crystal containing a small spring. This is from where the crystal radios of days of old got their name. Terribly inefficient by today's standard.



Valves, one of them a bit rusty.  Wink


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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2007, 03:45:47 pm »

I don't think a telegraph key was exactly what Andy had in mind, but who cares, it's cool! Cheesy Some of those valves are cool-looking, too.
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2007, 04:02:43 pm »

Good grief, if it were up to me, the morse key would get an extra point for being very cool indeed!
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2007, 04:56:07 pm »

The first post! Ok so Copper Sulphate has taken the lead!

Quick note guys... I can see this thread getting image intensive, so can any image you post be no larger than these already posted, infact half the size would be even better (300X225 pixels, or there abouts).

Cheers Tongue

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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2007, 11:24:47 am »

*Bump*

C'mon folks, make some photos. Please? Grin I will find it embarrassing if I win this by only posting three photos, telegraph key or no telegraph key. Besides I promise that I don't have an airship tugged away somewhere in the stash, and locating one in the great outside will be difficult at this time of the year to say the least.  Wink

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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2007, 11:16:18 pm »

Alright, I'll bite:

Cameras:



(There's a couple of cameras missing, as I could'nt find them at short notice!)

Topper, goggles and cane:



I'll see if I can find anything else on the list!

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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2007, 11:45:15 pm »

compiling images on an image website (like photobucket) will post once the list is complete...  should be before the ides of march
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2007, 03:02:21 am »

Oh, very nice cameras, Doctor!
Alright, my turn.
Now I don't consider myself to be much of a Victorian or steampunk aficionado, but I do have a healthy interest, and so hunted around the house last night and came up with these. Hopefully some of them will be worth some half-points, at least:

<img src="http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f213/5tephe/photos_n_stuff/odd_collection.jpg" />
Amongst the items in this collection shot are:
A bowler hat (not a Top, sorry), my bow tie, two leather-bound books ("The plays of John Galsworthy" and "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayaam"), my walking cane (it breaks down via a set of robust screws, into three parts, and if you unscrew the duck's head handle, there is a spring released test tube with a cork stopper concealed inside the top haft).

Over on the right are the navigation instruments.
My ship's glass and case (with a lovely anchor motif on the lid), engineer's compass, two strength fold away pocket magnifying glass, and a 'map perambulator' - I don't know a proper name for it, can anyone help? - used for tracing out distances along tracks or roads on a variety of scales of map.

Oh, and the traveling trunk, of course.

<img src="http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f213/5tephe/photos_n_stuff/lock_workings.jpg" />
This, of course is my old brass lock (bought for $10 at a market, bargain!) opened up to reveal its inner workings.

<img src="http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f213/5tephe/photos_n_stuff/writing_set_florentine.jpg" />
And lastly, my Florentine writing set, bought for me by my wife, as her wedding gift to me. Pretty good present, huh? The seal bears my initials, interwound with each other.

I can post any more detailed images at request.



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<img src="http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f213/5tephe/photos_n_stuff/bolt_spring.jpg" />
A spring. (Around a bold, and nut. Cool!)
<img src="http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f213/5tephe/photos_n_stuff/lion_knocker.jpg" />
<img src="http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f213/5tephe/photos_n_stuff/pressure_valves.jpg" />
<img src="http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f213/5tephe/photos_n_stuff/rusty_spanners.jpg" />
<img src="http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f213/5tephe/photos_n_stuff/brass_door_knob.jpg" />
<img src="http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f213/5tephe/photos_n_stuff/cappucino.jpg" />
Alright, this is modern: from a cappucino machine. But hell- it's one of the few modern devices that both has a pressure valve, and emits steam!

And lastly I just had to share this atrocious little gem with you.
It's awful that this plastic push button is the remnant of the noble heritage of the Lion door Knocker.
<img src="http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f213/5tephe/photos_n_stuff/knocker_atrocity.jpg" />
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« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2007, 01:37:51 am »

Scores so Far...

Copper Sulphate: 5 
Herr Doktor: 4
5tephe: 10
Col. Adrianna Hazard :18

If you wish to challange your score so far PM me.

(No extra points for posting the same item twice)
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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2007, 03:29:49 am »

My hunt so far:

Steam (not smoke)

 From my tea kettle on the stove, of course!

Ok this is the big one. I collected a lot of things so I am going to post the picture then tell what's in it.

Cogs from an old clock, a hotwheels Airship that I borrowed from my son, Goggles that I use for all of my work that requires it, A Wrench from the tool box (sitting on the teacup), A Brass Door Knob one of the originals from a closet in the house from the 1920s, An old Key that was used to wind a clock, A Spring again from an old clock, Leather Bound Book at least I think it is the HUGE dictionary, Automaton or wind up toy a little robosapien from McD again borrowed from my son, A Pressure Gauge on my bicycle pump, Something Rusty the armillary on the left is rusty from being outside all winter it is going back in the garden, Oil just poured into the teacup (hey I needed a teacup in the picture and oil!), An old Globe mine from when I was a child, Granny Boots I wear often, A walking cane that is also an umbrella, A crystal attached to the copper pipe this is actually a flashlight.  There are a few other items in the photo like one of my calligraphy sets of which I have a whole shoebox full of more stuff like inks and such, several of the trains from the train collection which really needs its own room, a really cool candlestick that has lion feet, there is also a variety of stuff on the 2 tiered stand like the cogs, the airship, some shells, and some handmade fossils. If you need more pictures let me know.

A piston


A radio valve
Top Hat
Wig
A Door Knocker in the shape of a Lion
Steam Ship
An old camera
A Sterling Engine


I still have not located all the above which was frustrating as I thought I had more of that stuff.
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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2007, 10:35:07 am »

I have made this thread sticky as it's getting close to the deadline.

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« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2007, 01:09:07 pm »

My walking cane (it breaks down via a set of robust screws, into three parts, and if you unscrew the duck's head handle, there is a spring released test tube with a cork stopper concealed inside the top haft).

That's awesome! Why? Why does it do that? Is it for the mad scientist on the go? Is it for the perambulatory poisoner? Or is it just in case, during your daily rambles, you suddenly need to demonstrate a basic chemistry lesson to a passing class of schoolchildren? Have any of these things happened to you; have you actually used it?
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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2007, 01:27:15 pm »

My walking cane (it breaks down via a set of robust screws, into three parts, and if you unscrew the duck's head handle, there is a spring released test tube with a cork stopper concealed inside the top haft).


That's awesome! Why? Why does it do that? Is it for the mad scientist on the go? Is it for the perambulatory poisoner? Or is it just in case, during your daily rambles, you suddenly need to demonstrate a basic chemistry lesson to a passing class of schoolchildren? Have any of these things happened to you; have you actually used it?

one would think that it was originally intended for the drunkard on the go
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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2007, 12:51:08 am »

Indeed, drunkard about the town is probably the only actual use I can think of.

...Unless...

You happen to feel the occasional need for some of the powders that release the most base of instincts, the repressed wicked side of your soul!
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« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2007, 04:57:31 pm »

You happen to feel the occasional need for some of the powders that release the most base of instincts, the repressed wicked side of your soul!

You mean cocoa!!  What?  I like hot chocolate.
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