Pictures of costume and prop builds done in 2016 (8 pictures)

This album contains pictures of costume and prop builds that I did in 2016.

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Pictures of steampunk machines and outfits (1 picture)

Picture #1: Project boxes and bookboxes to hack
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2016, All rights reserved
Olympus E-M5 camera with Olympus-m43 12-40mm lens
f/5.6, ISO 800, flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 26.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 52.0mm
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Taken by Michael Meissner on February 07, 2016 17:08:36
Last modified on February 07, 2016 at 17:53

Pictures of Steampunk Splendid Teapot racing (6 pictures)

New Zealand steampunks have come up with an idea called Splendid Teapot Racing where you mod a radio controlled car to add Teapot, and go over an obstacle course.

My local steampunk festival, Watch City Steampunk, which is held in Waltham, Massachusetts, has decided to import this fine custom . The pictures in this group are my entry for 2016.

I started with a Disney Test Track radio controlled car, and modded it, slicing off the back roll bar. I ruined my first car, and had to get a second one.

I then attached a wood base, which is held onto the car with velcro.

I found a candle holder in the shape of a tea pot to use for my racer. Since the theme for this year's Watch City Steampunk is a Kraken threatening Waltham, I put a finger puppet octopus on top of the tea pot.

Inside I have a Teensy LC that runs the neopixel LED rings, and a standalone MP3 player playing some tea related songs. Originally, it was going to be a Teensy 3.2 with the new prop shield, which can play music as well as running the LEDs, but I did some mistakes with soldering, and I didn't have time to recover before the festival, and added the MP3 player.

Picture #1: Disney Test Track car modded for Splendid Teapot Racing
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2016, All rights reserved
Olympus E-M5 camera with Olympus-m43 12-40mm lens
f/5.6, ISO 800, FL-36R flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 34.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 68.0mm
Programs used: crop, raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on May 05, 2016 10:33:27
Last modified on May 07, 2016 at 01:00
Picture #2: Disney Test Track car modded for Splendid Teapot Racing #2
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2016, All rights reserved
Olympus E-M5 camera with Olympus-m43 12-40mm lens
f/5.6, ISO 400, FL-36R flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 21.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 42.0mm
Programs used: crop, raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on May 06, 2016 08:53:14
Last modified on May 07, 2016 at 01:00
Picture #3: Teensy LC + 2 16-LED neopixels
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2016, All rights reserved
Olympus E-M5 camera with Olympus-m43 12-40mm lens
f/2.8, ISO 200, FL-36R flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 24.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 48.0mm
Programs used: crop, raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on May 06, 2016 22:55:42
Last modified on May 07, 2016 at 01:01
Picture #4: My Splendid Teapot Racer
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2016, All rights reserved
Olympus E-M5 camera with Olympus-m43 12-40mm lens
f/5.6, ISO 400, FL-36R flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 24.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 48.0mm
Programs used: crop, raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on May 06, 2016 23:36:13
Last modified on May 07, 2016 at 01:01
Picture #5: My Splendid Teapot Racer #2
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2016, All rights reserved
Olympus E-M5 camera with Olympus-m43 12-40mm lens
f/5.6, ISO 320, FL-36R flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 24.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 48.0mm
Programs used: crop, raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on May 06, 2016 23:36:31
Last modified on May 07, 2016 at 01:02
Picture #6: My Splendid Teapot Racer #3
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2016, All rights reserved
Olympus E-M5 camera with Olympus-m43 12-40mm lens
f/5.6, ISO 320, FL-36R flash (+0.33 flash compensation), 1/60 sec, 24.0mm, aperture priority, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 48.0mm
Programs used: crop, raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on May 06, 2016 23:36:52
Last modified on May 07, 2016 at 01:02

Pictures of random electronics projects (1 picture)

Picture #1: Strain relief for Lithium Ion Polymer battery
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2016, All rights reserved
Olympus E-M1 camera with Olympus-m43 12-40mm lens
f/2.8, ISO 5000, 1/80 sec, 40.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, SHQ, matrix metering, auto + manual focus, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 80.0mm
Programs used: crop, raw therapee

Taken by Michael Meissner on May 21, 2016 00:33:56
Last modified on May 21, 2016 at 00:45
I seemed to have bad luck where the wires for my Lithium Ion Polymer batteries became detached from the battery. I soldered longer wires on to the battery, wrapped the battery in velcro (tm) and made a strain relief by looping the wires twice around the velco pieces.

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