Updates, Milestones, Answers
When the project began, I spent my days doodling out designs, searching for resources, parts, looking into alternative power sources, technologies, tutorials on building this or that... some good, some... Read more
(photo: Rex Larsen | The Grand Rapids Press)
It has been a crazy six months, and all is finally calming down a little bit. Artprize isn't over, but we now... Read more
Tomorrow is the first day of Artprize in Grand Rapids.
I've been painting in 35 hour shifts, pretty much back to back, with short naps in between,
I am exhausted,... Read more
Infernal in the News, again
This is our fourth time being on the television news, and we've been posted about in Zouch magazine as well - which is a good sign for us, I thought... Read more
We met a lot of nice people at the cookout yesterday, then I went to the workshop and stayed there till 1AM working on the last of the wooden disks;... Read more
We're now less than one month from completion date on the project itself, and working like crazy to get the project itself done on time for its first unload from... Read more
We've posted a lot of pictures to the InfernalDevice facebook profile this week, but we're incredibly busy gearing up for Maker Faire this coming weekend, So I haven't had the... Read more
Updates and pictures
Nan and David Braun of Cogbots have been working hard at acquiring parts for the main structure; They now have the posts, and are making good progress on securing parts... Read more
Of Posts, Wind thingers, Faires, Venues, and shipments thus far
All rewards up to $25 have been shipped out, as well as the $35 and the $50 rewards, which is the bulk of them. My main goal was to go... Read more
Adding names and links
I am adding names to our site under our "Friends of the Device" section. I'll be making a page for this as well. Please, if you were one of the... Read more
Rewards progress continued
Megan helped me Wednesday to get shirts sorted into envelopes, and I have all of the $35 level rewards packaged and half of the $50 - which will be finished... Read more
As we move out of the concept stage, and into the assembly stage, Steve is moving on to other big art projects which demand his attention and time. At this... Read more
Today, I found that the 8x10 giclees, because of their 1 inch on all sides border, were just microscopically too small to fit in 10x13 envelopes. Faced with the possibility... Read more
Back from WSE
The World Steam Expo was exhausting, and fun. We finished unloading, unpacking, and depressurizing by 2 AM. Today I tried as I could to come up with a full recap,... Read more
World Steam Expo
We're on the last night of World Steam Expo. I just did a panel on something, I am not quite sure what, but it was held by the Charles... Read more
World Steam Expo
Tomorrow we'll be on the road for the World Steam Expo. I'll have my laptop with me so I can keep working and check in every night, but during the... Read more
Monday night, I set to getting all of the surveys out to all of the rewards recipients.
These surveys ask questions like tee shirt size, coloring book preference, mailing address,... Read more
The Infernal Device Kickstarter has ended!
It was a wild adventure, and one I am so glad so many of you took part in - the community support for this project was nothing short of awe-inspiring... Read more
Progress update plus new huge awards
W'ere officially over 50%, with two days to go.
I've been adding more rewards - I've also lowered the prices some existing ones.
~ The ChaiThulhu Original Painting (bottom of... Read more
New Offer: The Magic Hut (SteamPulp Baba Yaga) plus updates
This drawing, depicting a somewhat Retrofuture and pulp fiction take on Baba Yaga's hut is currently being added to the list of awards. It is 11 x 14 inches, drawn... Read more
A rather long but happy couple of days
40 people, that I know of helped to spread the word about our kickstarter profile today.. which I guess was actually a couple of days, but I have been up... Read more
For Lovers of the Ultra Rare
As you may already know: When I am not painting,I am in my workshop making things of brass and wood. I am also a big fan of Pulp and Strange... Read more
G.D. Falksen and COOTIES!
Well, it looks like I am devoting myself this year to finally finishing up my children’s book – but for now, I am working really hard at making our kickstarter... Read more
9 Days to go, but looking better
My intention this week was to get on the street and pass out handbills - but, Friday the 13th, I sliced the tendons on the bottom of my foot stepping... Read more
New Incentive: The Airships and Tentacles Coloring Book
So, I've been trying to think of something really good, but inexpensive that I could put together as an added incentive to be a part of our kickstarter, and... Read more
New Reward: Airships and Tentacles ScrapBooking kit only $3
The same scrapbooking kit sold here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/38567458/airships-and-tentacles-scrapbook for $17, is now available for a $3 donation.
Print as many copes as you'd like for your own use, which does not... Read more
14 days, 21 ways
I've been adding rewards here or there all week, and in case you've already donated, I wanted to remind you that you can, at any time, all the way to... Read more
We're at the 17 day marker now, and we have gotten a lot of visitors to our page, and a lot of help from the community getting people here.
We're... Read more
Steampunk and Sustainability
At 4 AM, I am eager to get a project underway, and I don't have the part I need, or the tools to make that part.
So I power up... Read more
We now have a space to build, thanks goes out this week to Van's Delivery Service, our also friends at Lohre and Associates, and owner Chuck Lohre - who is... Read more
We're an Official Artprize Entry now:We've paid and secured our artist profile at Artprize.org. You won't be able to see the page for another few weeks, unless you are... Read more
Scale Model - all prettied up and working well
Our full scale build will have *many* more moving parts than this - but the spinning painting is a big part of the project, so I focused on that for... Read more
We are sweetening the pot, and adding some really big rewards:
The first of which is the Original "Chaithulhu" (aka Reign in Purple), which is painted by Myke Amend in... Read more
For anyone coming directly in to this blog: What we are building here is a huge mechanical scupture, with many intricate moving parts and figures - the biggest of these... Read more
Reclamation into Creation: Repurposing and Recycling on Every Level
I thought I was going to work till the wood model was complete, then work on this post, but the photos Steve sent of the parts he has acquired were... Read more
The Painted Parts
Though we're trying to keep a lot of the great things in this project under wraps, it stands to reason that keeping it all *too* secret, can get in the... Read more