Welcome to the Steampunk Workshop

| June 27, 2014


I'm Jake von Slatt, a maker, tinkerer, fabricator, and all around techno dilettante living and creating just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. I'm interested in the blending of 19th century aesthetics and technology with the modern world and showcasing projects of that ilk here on SteampunkWorkshop.com. While I eschews the temptation to rigidly define the term "Steampunk," I do know that it has something to do with the intersection of technology and romance. 

Email: jake@vonslatt.com

​Click through for a list of resources describing what I do here:


I'm starting to get several requests like this per week and I simply can't response to them all in detail.  However, here are some sources that may help you and do cover most of what I feel I have to say on the subject:
In addition you will find Hi-Res images that you are welcome to republish here: http://steampunkworkshop.com/press/index.html

SPWS Youtube Channel

| October 24, 2013

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Hi folks! I’m going to be making a concerted effort to post more videos of my projects. I’ll continue with the step-by-step photos and write-ups but I’m going to augment those with video overviews and to that end I’ve acquired a new video camera and set up a Youtube Channel.

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Steampunk Couture Hot on the Runway (and We’re Not Talking Airships)

| March 6, 2013

Here at The Steampunk Workshop we are in the process of re-vamping our site to focus more on feature articles rather than short blog posts. In addition We're seeking writers to help us cover topics that we're interested in but know little about. Below is the first of those articles from Cicatrix13!  — Jake

Cicatrix13 is freelance writer and blogger.  She specializes in bringing an edgy perspective to political, Steampunk, and Dark Poetry pieces.  Her work has been published on websites such as HiveTimes.org.uk and The Steampunk Workshop.

Prada, Versace, Calvin Klein, these are iconic names in the industry of high fashion. They call to mind the recent fashion week grandeur in New York on the heels of Milan's fashion week earlier this year.  The fashion world is bustling with reviews and critiques of the lines exhibited by all the giants in the fashion world.  Purchasers are gearing up to stock their stores, such as Nordstrom’s and Saks with the latest styles that have their consumers abuzz.  On every runway worldwide, designers are showcasing the ever-increasing popularity of once obscure Steampunk Couture.

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Steampunk Workshop is looking for writers

| January 18, 2013

The venerable Jake von Slatt, curator of The Steampunk Workshop, is advertising for writers to produce longer-form content for their site.

Steampunk Workshop is looking for writers

| January 18, 2013

The venerable Jake von Slatt, curator of The Steampunk Workshop, is advertising for writers to produce longer-form content for their site.

Writing for The Steampunk Workshop

| January 18, 2013

Steampunk Workshop is looking for articles and writers. We are looking to move away from a short-form blog format and wish to publish more substantive articles relevant to steampunk and maker culture.
We going to start out offering $50 per article (1000-2000 words) and will happily negotiate more if you have a juicy subject. We have budget for 1-2 articles per month and may buy a month or two ahead. Yeah, we’re a small outfit.
If you would like to write for us please read these guidelines

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Fantasy Clocks

| May 22, 2012

A short film about Richard Birkett of Fantasy Clocks from Town Square Films. Favorite quote: "The people who like my clocks tend to be the better people on the planet." I am certain most vistors to The Steampunk Workshop resemble that remark!

“Steam-powered” Portal Gun

| March 28, 2012

A very nice weapons mod:

Brought to our attention by Meredith Scheff at The Steampunk Workshop.

Repairing My Favorite Sneakers

| December 17, 2011

I am partial to this particular make and model of shoe, but since we do not provide free advertising here at The Steampunk Workshop, let's just call them "Cayce Pollards." But I have a problem, I always wear out the heel long before the rest of the shoe. Here's a quick fix with some dumpstered leather and contact cement.

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Girl Genius Radio Theater Microphone

| February 12, 2011

Girl Genius Radio Theater Steampunk MicrophoneI generally don't do commisions. But occasionally a conversation will spark an idea for a project and I'll create something like this microphone. In this case it was a conversation with Cheyenne Wright, one of the artists behind the Girl Genius webcomic and it took place at SteamCon 2009. Cheyenne, along with Kaja and Phil Foglio often perform Girl Genius Radio Theater skits at conventions and Cheyenne was looking for a microphone with the appropriate visual impact.

The project sounded interesting so I agreed to produce something, sometime. Steampunk Workshop is all about the slack, so I commit to no schedule, ever.

It's done when it's done.

In this case the microphone was done in time for SteamCon II where I was able to present it to Cheyenne.

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Greetings and Salutations

| February 1, 2011

Good day, gentlepeople. I am Annie, and I am thrilled to be here among the contributors at Steampunk Workshop. This is especially exciting for me because though my day job also involves writing (and a lot of editing), it's generally pretty topical (and that topic is videogames). While I do love games-related things with the fiery passion of Eta Carinae, I also believe that variety is the spice of life, and PS3 controllers make my wrists hurt.

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