A new sonic screwdriver

The current Doctor Who has a new sonic screwdriver, see here, and so do I:

Zeplora sonic screwdriver IMG_0033

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Steampunk exhibition

Dr Grordbort has brought his Excellent Exhibition to Christchurch, 23 Jan-28 Feb 2014.

Ray guns and alien creatures. Check it out!

Goliathon 800 Moon Hater Deathray
Goliathon 800 Moon Hater Deathray
Infinity beam projector
Infinity beam projector
Wave disrupter pistol
Drawings of the wave disrupter pistol
Wave disruptor pistol
Wave disrupter pistol
Detail of The 4th Law
Detail of The 4th Law
Detail of The 4th Law
Detail of The 4th Law
Detail of The 4th Law
Detail of The 4th Law
The Victorious Mongoose
The Victorious Mongoose
Detail on the Pomson 6000
Detail on the Pomson 6000
Detail on the Pomson 6000
The Pomson 6000
Detail of the Venusian vista chamber
Detail of the Venusian vista chamber
Peering into the Venusian vista chamber
Peering into the Venusian vista chamber
Diorama in the Venusian vista chamber
Diorama in the Venusian vista chamber
Diorama in the Venusian vista chamber
Diorama in the Venusian vista chamber
Detail of Raspy Scode
Detail of Raspy Scode
Detail of Tarquins Jackjaw
Detail of Tarquins Jackjaw
Mandy Duke
Mandy Duke
Boffal Grub
Boffal Grub

I was inspired to make another raygun:

My 2nd ray gun
My 2nd ray gun

Steampunk Ray-gun

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Steampunk ray-gun – the lever moves and the middle part turns

I made this mainly from car, computer and plumbing parts. The centre core chassis is a steering wheel height adjuster unit.

zeplora steampunk harness and belt IMG_4857
Using gun, with harness and belt

There is a harness to go around your neck and there is also a belt  that provides some padding between the operator and the gun.

Detail of the back
Detail of the back

Steampunk is defined by dictionary.com as:

a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on steam power of the 19th century and taking place in a recognisable historical period or a fantasy world.”

Detail of the front
Detail of the front