Category Archives: Maker Faire

PDX Mini-Maker Faire Wrap-up

At the first (hopefully annual) Portland Mini-Maker Faire, we brought out Captain Chronomek, Steampunk props, and our jewelry made from electronic components. We also ran a very popular jewelry-making workshop.

Read more about it here.


PDX Mini Maker Faire at OMSI

We’re excited to be participating in the first ever Portland Mini Maker Faire, at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry! We will be running workshops on jewelry making out of old electronic components, and will have Captain Chronomek and our Steampunk props out for people to play with. If you are in the Portland Area the September 15th and 16th you  should come out and join us!

Steampunk Propmaking Workshops at Maker Faire

We’re still recovering from an awesome weekend at Maker Faire in San Mateo. It  was an amazing experience-packed with people, blasted by intermittent high winds, and capped off with a solar eclipse. Josh ran 4 hour-long workshops on Steampunk prop making, and they all went really well.

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Prop made at Maker Faire

Maker Faire Prep

We’re gearing up for Maker Faire, only a week away (and functionally less than that, since we leave town at the start of the week).

Josh has been scouring eBay for excellent treasures to be used in his workshop on Steampunk prop making.  Highlights include a collection of vintage gauges & readouts, and a box full of optics and lenses. And we constructed a confessional-style video booth for Vintage Tomorrows.

Raw Materials for Steampunk Props

Sunday it all goes into the pickup truck to begin the journey to San Mateo!

Tanenbaum Fabrications is going to Maker Faire!

We’re gearing up for our first trip to the almighty Maker Faire Bay Area in a couple weeks. We will be there as part of a group of Steampunk makers & academics, under the banner of the “Steampunk Academy“. Captain Chronomek will make at least one appearance, and we’ll be holding hands-on workshops for making Steampunk props out of recycled materials.

Hope to see you there!