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
- [Ged Maybury, 2013-05-06 21:52:55] You know who I am, and I will find you, Explaino. I have the technology.
- [Baron Cyrus Von Borg, 2013-05-31 17:58:27] The Mobile Ecto containment Device, The Sonic Allen Key, The Mechanical Manductor.
- [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!
- [Professor von Explaino, 2013-06-07 20:20:16] Contest entries are closed, judging has commenced. Bwahaha
[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.
[Ged Maybury, 2013-06-23 22:59:01] My congratulations to the Baron. Well done, sir!
I'll get you yet, Von Borg!
Friendly is more than just not-a-weapon. It's something that's welcoming, or encourages engagement. ↩︎
Hands up all those who own a modified Nerf™ Maverick, or know people who have that as a key part of their outfit. ↩︎
Yes, yes, you knew that was coming, well done. ↩︎
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. ↩︎
Hopefully the winner will be in an Amazon servicing area - otherwise shipping from Australia is going to be pants. ↩︎