Inspired by an article on Silver Goggles ("Friendly" Tech) I'm holding a contest. I'd like submissions of the finest FRIENDLY1 personally carried steampunk devices that you wear. A whole swathe of the costumed focus in Steampunk regalia is weapon related2, and I think we need to shift gears3. I know there are a lot of non-weapon/ non-aggressive steampunk accoutrements out there, and I want to shine a reward-laden light on those efforts.

HOW THE CONTEST WORKS

Post a comment with a link to your device, it could be on its own or shown in-situ as part of your outfit.

Contest will be open until the end of May.

After the end of May, I'll decide who wins.4

The winner will receive a copy of The Art of Steampunk: Revised Second Edition - either via Amazon's gift-sending contraption or I'll buy it and post it.5

Imported comments

  1. [Ged Maybury, 2013-05-06 21:52:55] You know who I am, and I will find you, Explaino. I have the technology.
  2. [Baron Cyrus Von Borg, 2013-05-31 17:58:27] The Mobile Ecto containment Device, The Sonic Allen Key, The Mechanical Manductor.
  3. [Harriet Graves (aka Sarah Studer), 2013-06-01 08:09:35] Stempunk archeolgist toolkit arm - portable trowel and brush for expeditions at a moments notice!
  4. [Professor von Explaino, 2013-06-07 20:20:16] Contest entries are closed, judging has commenced. Bwahaha
  5. [Professor von Explaino, 2013-06-23 21:39:29] I declare the winner to be Baron von Borg. His various arm-plements are friendly and interactive, and the Ecto Containment Device has the fun fan-linkage to get people a'talking.

    I do really like the Evil Detector for its fully cognisant diviceness and Doctor Graves' arm-toolkit (something I've wanted for a while too).

    Thanks for entering the first contest, and for showing for the next one I should be a little less restrictive in my conditions.

  6. [Ged Maybury, 2013-06-23 22:59:01] My congratulations to the Baron. Well done, sir!

    I'll get you yet, Von Borg!


  1. Friendly is more than just not-a-weapon. It's something that's welcoming, or encourages engagement. ↩︎

  2. Hands up all those who own a modified Nerf™ Maverick, or know people who have that as a key part of their outfit. ↩︎

  3. Yes, yes, you knew that was coming, well done. ↩︎

  4. I may ask others for their votes, I may put up a short list, but at the end of the contest I will be the source of arbitration. Bwahaha. ↩︎

  5. Hopefully the winner will be in an Amazon servicing area - otherwise shipping from Australia is going to be pants. ↩︎