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Artist, Contraptors' Lounge at Maker Faire - The Contraptors' Lounge is an outdoor Victorian sitting room and cabinet of curiosities at Maker Faire-Bay Area. Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset, for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things.
Artist, Contraptors' Lounge at Maker Faire - The Contraptors' Lounge is an outdoor Victorian sitting room and cabinet of curiosities at Maker Faire-Bay Area. Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset, for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things.
Artist, Contraptors' Lounge at Maker Faire - The Contraptors' Lounge is an outdoor Victorian sitting room and cabinet of curiosities at Maker Faire-Bay Area. Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset, for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things.
Artist, Contraptors' Lounge at Maker Faire - The Contraptors' Lounge is an outdoor Victorian sitting room and cabinet of curiosities at Maker Faire-Bay Area. Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset, for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things.
Artist, Contraptors' Lounge at Maker Faire - The Contraptors' Lounge is an outdoor Victorian sitting room and cabinet of curiosities at Maker Faire-Bay Area. Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset, for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things.
Fauna Specimen~Scarabaeus petrichor - The good Professor carefully preserves flora and fauna specimens from his anachronistic journeys. This is the uncommon Stone Scarab (Scarabaeus petrichor) found only on the Isles of Ne'erwas. The detailed beetle has brass, copper, and silver clockwork gears at the thorax, abdomen, antennae, and eye parts. The frame includes brass and silver gear and cog adornments and an antique silver placard held in place with tiny screws.
Fauna Specimen~Locusta temporibus - Dr. E. Gravel discovered the mysterious Locusta temporibus (clockwork lobster) on the Isles of Ne'erwas. Each eye on his molded brass sculpture is a tiny brass gear and nut affixed to a wicked red gem. Mandibles are asymmetrical glow-in-the-dark clock hands. A large brass gear and clock winding key protrude from the specimen's chitinous carapace. Antennae and eyes/mandible move independently from each other and from the solid thorax.
Small Flora Specimen~Yeare 1803 - Dr. Edmund Gravel carefully preserves samples of flora and fauna that he collects on his anachronistic expeditions. This cunning glass bottle has his unique preservation airlock, which maintains conditions inside the bottle similar to those on the Isles of Ne'erwas in order to best sustain the samples of local plantlife for further study. Airlock features a wax-dipped plug, electro-spring, and an antique metal clamp with a lovely green patina.
Fauna Specimen~Rattus temporibus - This is an extraordinary example of the elusive Rattus temporibus (clockwork rat) found on the Isles of Ne'erwas. Like the common rat, Temporibus has individual claws, whiskers, incisors, and shiny eyes visible. However, its ears are rather scaly, and the observer is startled to note the brass bolts on either side of its neck, the set of brass and silver gears and cogs set into its flank, and the antique brass winding-key near the base of its spine.
Torus Flora Specimen - Dr. Edmund Gravel carefully preserves samples of flora and fauna that he collects on his anachronistic expeditions. This cunning glass bottle is torus-shaped and has one of his unique preservation airlocks, which maintains conditions inside the bottle similar to those on the Isles of Ne'erwas in order to best sustain the samples of local plantlife for further study. Airlock features a wax-dipped plug, brass and silver gears, cogs, and fittings, as well as a spool of micro-gauge copper wire.
Torus Flora Specimen w/ Electro-airlock - Dr. Edmund Gravel carefully preserves samples of flora and fauna that he collects on his anachronistic expeditions. This cunning glass bottle is torus-shaped and has one of his unique preservation electro-airlocks, which maintains conditions inside the bottle similar to those on the Isles of Ne'erwas in order to best sustain the samples of local plantlife for further study. Airlock features a wax-dipped plug, brass and silver gears, cogs, and fittings.
Expedition Tool Kit - Prof. Edmund Gravel never leaves for expeditions without his Tool Kit, featuring four essential items securely packed in a stiff black velvet folding case with an outside name placard and snap. The dog-leg scissors and sharp moon blade are adorned with tiny brass gears on the handles, the pick has a brass handle wrapped in silver wire for a precise grip, and the divining compass (a hybrid of a divining rod and a compass) is Dr. Gravel's own invention.
Maker Faire-Bay Area 2008