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steampunk A sub genre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on steam power of the 19th century Whitby Weekend was fabulous!   Having been told by my wife I had to get out ‘there’ and tell people about my inventions, it was with some trepidation that ‘there’ turned out to be the Whitby Steampunk Weekend.   On the Saturday I took a book to read to fend off boredom! No chance. We had a brilliant weekend and couldn’t believe how kind, interesting and creative everyone was. It was really exciting to have the opportunity to demonstrate my machines to so many steampunk enthusiasts and for them to be received so positively.      Looking Forward to  Race the Waves!        We’ll be demonstrating the working steampunk machines throughout the event. The other products from the website will also be on display for sale, many at special event prices. Any made to order machines ordered at the event will also be entitled to 15% off!   After the success of the Epizoescope, I’m currently working on the Nempnett Thrubwell which I plan to showcase at Bridlington.   We hope to see you there! The  Nempnett Thrubwell  Kitchen Timer Kit I am very pleased to introduce the Nempnett Thrubwell Kitchen Timer Kit, which is also available fully assembled.   Now those with an enthusiasm for Victorian arts and engineering, can construct their very own working steampunk machine. Click for more details.  Bridlington Race the Waves        Just got back from Bridlington - it’s been a brilliant weekend. So much interest in the machines and our other steampunk paraphernalia. The new Nempnett Thrubwell Kitchen Timer Kit was very popular. It was lovely letting people know they could now build their very own working steampunk machine! It is with great pleasure I bring you the  Heraldic Clarion  A first class steampunk door horn! The Heraldic Clarion is designed to bring joy to those in possession of a front door. Particularly those with an appreciation for Victorian engineering.   A visitor’s finger alighting upon the relevant door furniture (doorbell push), will reliably cause the Heraldic Clarion to sound it’s trumpet. This notifies those within the dwelling that a visitor stands waiting on the threshold. Asylum Steampunk Festival Lincoln 2019  Steamhead will be there! Come and see demonstrations of all the machines and get some great festival deals. We’ll be in the Steampunk Campus. Looking forward to a great event. The Kraken Proximity Gauge  I’m proud to add this to the steampunk gauges I currently offer. You never again need to suffer the shock and horror of the unexpected appearance of a Kraken. The gauge informs you of its approaching direction as Port or Starboard and its distance in fathoms. A beautiful addition to any steampunk machine or fashionable outfit. I’m pleased to announce that we now have a lovely new background for our stall, on which to display and demonstrate the working machines at Asylum. It even has copper balls! Watch the video to see how I made it. Asylum Steampunk Festival Lincoln 2019 We had a great time at Lincoln Asylum. Loads of enthusiastic visitors, all very surprised to see the machines working!   Lots of Nempnett Thrubwell kitchen timer kits sold, ably advertised by my son who assembled one of the kits on the stall.   As always we were amazed by the ingenuity and creativity of the costumes worn by so many of the visitors. Looking forward to next year… The ‘Is It Time For Tea?’ Steampunk Machine Having returned from Lincoln, I started working on the “Is it time for tea?” machine which has, as always, become increasingly complicated.   I started by learning about 3D printing so Florence, the automaton’s head could be produced. As can be seen in the pictures, Florence now has a ‘home’ and a really complicated automaton machine to move her eyes, mouth head and neck. I’ve been regularly posting progress videos which can be viewed on my YouTube channel We had a fabulous time at Whitby Steampunk Weekend. Florence was very popular and told many surprised visitors whether it was the correct time for them to have a cup of tea.   I’m always amazed at the creativity of steampunk enthusiasts, whether it’s their incredible outfits and costumes, or having lovely conversations about engineering, it really is most special.  The minute I got home the 3D printer was started to replenish stocks of the motorised gauge kits that sold out before the show even began! Whitby Steampunk Event
Sadly there are no steampunk events for the foreseeable future due to Coronavirus, so I’m making the best of it by developing new designs and  inventions. My current long term project is Victoria the Automaton. Following the popularity of the ‘Is It Time For Tea?’, I thought I’d design a multipurpose automaton that could be used in libraries to suggest books or restaurants to suggest menus. She could even host a quiz, a bit like a steampunk version of a pub quiz machine. There are a series of videos on progress so far, here.
There don’t seem to be enough hours in every day to do everything I want. This page is consequently regularly out of date! I do however have a Steamhead Facebook page and a Steamhead YouTube channel, both of which I do keep up to date with reports on my latest exploits.
New Kit Now Available! As of January 2021, I’m very pleased to announce that the new Chronograph Clock Kit is available. In response to many requests for another steampunk kit (from those amazing people who’ve assembled their own Nempnett Thrubwell kits), the new kit contains all 120 parts required to construct your very own Chronograph Clock. This kit offers you the chance to build a beautiful working steampunk clock from scratch. You’ll first need to prepare and stick together the many unpainted components before painting them in your choice of colours. Then finally assembling your painted and polished, individually numbered (as always) clock.
The copper pipe, pressure cylinder and hour display gear are in place
News and Events
Whitby Weekend was fabulous! Having been told by my wife I had to get out ‘there’ and tell people about my inventions, it was with some trepidation that ‘there’ turned out to be the Whitby Steampunk Weekend. On the Saturday I took a book to read to fend off boredom! No chance. We had a brilliant weekend and couldn’t believe how kind, interesting and creative everyone was. It was really exciting to have the opportunity to demonstrate my machines to so many steampunk enthusiasts and for them to be received so positively. We are really looking forward to the next event.
Whitby Steampunk Weekend Whitby Steampunk Weekend
We’ll be demonstrating the working steampunk machines throughout the event. The other products from the website will also be on display for sale, many at special event prices. Any made to order machines ordered at the event will also be entitled to 15% off! After the success of the Epizoescope, I’m currently working on the Nempnett Thrubwell which I plan to showcase at Bridlington. We hope to see you there!
Looking Forward to Race the Waves!
I am very pleased to introduce the Nempnett Thrubwell Kitchen Timer Kit, which is also available fully assembled.   Now those with an enthusiasm for Victorian arts and engineering, can construct their very own working steampunk machine. Click for more details.   The  Nempnett Thrubwell  Kitchen Timer Kit
Bridlington Race the Waves  
Just got back from Bridlington - it’s been a brilliant weekend. So much interest in the machines and our other steampunk paraphernalia. The new Nempnett Thrubwell Kitchen Timer Kit was very popular. It was lovely letting people know they could now build their very own working steampunk machine!
It is with great pleasure I bring you the Heraldic Clarion  A first class steampunk door horn!  The Heraldic Clarion is designed to bring joy to those in possession of a front door. Particularly those with an appreciation for Victorian engineering.   A visitor’s finger alighting upon the relevant door furniture (doorbell push), will reliably cause the Heraldic Clarion to sound it’s trumpet. This notifies those within the dwelling that a visitor stands waiting on the threshold. Asylum Steampunk Festival Lincoln 2019  Steamhead will be there! Come and see demonstrations of all the machines and get some great festival deals. We’ll be in the Steampunk Campus. Looking forward to a great event. The Kraken Proximity Gauge  I’m proud to add this to the steampunk gauges I currently offer. You never again need to suffer the shock and horror of the unexpected appearance of a Kraken. The gauge informs you of its approaching direction as Port or Starboard and its distance in fathoms. A beautiful addition to any steampunk machine or fashionable outfit.
I’m pleased to announce that we now have a lovely new background for our stall, on which to display and demonstrate the working machines at Asylum. It even has copper balls! The video shows how it was made.
Asylum Steampunk Festival Lincoln 2019
We had a great time at Lincoln Asylum. Loads of enthusiastic visitors, all very surprised to see the machines working! Lots of Nempnett Thrubwell kitchen timer kits sold, ably advertised by my son who assembled one of the kits on the stall. As always we were amazed by the ingenuity and creativity of the costumes worn by so many of the visitors. Looking forward to next year…
The Is It Time For Tea?’ Steampunk Machine
Having returned from Lincoln, I started working on the “Is it time for tea?” machine which has, as always, become increasingly complicated. I started by learning about 3D printing so Florence, the automaton’s head could be produced. As can be seen in the pictures, Florence now has a ‘home’ and a really complicated automaton machine to move her eyes, mouth head and neck. I’ve been regularly posting progress videos which can be viewed on my YouTube channel
We had a fabulous time at Whitby Steampunk Weekend. Florence was very popular and told many surprised visitors whether it was the correct time for them to have a cup of tea. I’m always amazed at the creativity of steampunk enthusiasts, whether it’s their incredible outfits and costumes, or having lovely conversations about engineering, it really is most special. The minute I got home the 3D printer was started to replenish stocks of the motorised gauge kits that sold out before the show even began!
Whitby Steampunk Event
Sadly there are no steampunk events for the foreseeable future due to Coronavirus, so I’m making the best of it by developing new designs and  inventions. My current long term project is Victoria the Automaton. Following the popularity of the ‘Is It Time For Tea?’, I thought I’d design a multipurpose automaton that could be used in libraries to suggest books or restaurants to suggest menus. She could even host a quiz, a bit like a steampunk version of a pub quiz machine. There are a series of videos on progress so far, here.
There don’t seem to be enough hours in every day to do everything I want. This page is consequently regularly out of date! I do however have a Steamhead Facebook page and a Steamhead YouTube channel, both of which I do keep up to date with reports on my latest exploits.
New Kit Now Available! As of January 2021, I’m very pleased to announce that the new Chronograph Clock Kit is available. In response to many requests for another steampunk kit (from those amazing people who’ve assembled their own Nempnett Thrubwell kits), the new kit contains all 120 parts required to construct your very own Chronograph Clock. This kit offers you the chance to build a beautiful working steampunk clock from scratch. You’ll first need to prepare and stick together the many unpainted components before painting them in your choice of colours. Then finally assembling your painted and polished, individually numbered (as always) clock.
The copper pipe, pressure cylinder and hour display gear are in place