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Tinkerton's Chatterbox by Steampunked-Out Tinkerton's Chatterbox by Steampunked-Out
Demo video is viewable on my website: [link]

Available for sale on Etsy: [link]

Tinkerton Scientific is always working on new designs and we are proud to present this new arm weapon inspired on Gatling's amazing innovation. Tinkerton's Chatterbox is made to fire .38 rounds or Aether Energy Stunners. Take down a crowd, or take them out completely. Powered with steam and the rare element, glim...or 2 AA batteries.

OK, so if it really did work, it would be awesome, but I don't think I would actually want it strapped to my arm. I did make it completely from scratch using brass tubing and plates, a hobby motor and leather. The motor runs on 2 AA batteries hidden inside the bullet magazine which is removable by loosening the set screw at it's base. I wired in a toggle switch just behind the barrels as a safety switch, and a press button for firing using the thumb. The leather is a 7oz veg tan, embossed with clockwork tooling, and finished in antiqued brown.

**DOES NOT ACTUALLY FIRE ANY PROJECTILES**
For costume use only. 2 batteries are included. Adjustable strap fits a wrist size 6"-8".
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Giwaine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
that is officially Awesome :D
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Steampunked-Out Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Had so much fun making it, I'm thinking of making another one if this one sells.
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Kasdren Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Very interesting and detailed.
Heck you could probably make a Gatling BB gun!

So you a fan of the book Dead Iron: The Age Of Steam?
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Steampunked-Out Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha! You caught the "glim" reference...awesome. I've been adding tiny vials with colored liquids to things for some time now, and when I read Dead Iron, the idea of glim matched exactly what I was thinking. I wish I could figure out a more affordable way to mimic the glowing property. Wiring LEDs takes a lot of time and really ads to the cost, and chemical solutions like glow sticks don't last long enough. Oh well, they are fun to build anyway. :)
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Kasdren Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Fun idea would be to make a device that has a slot for a certain brand of glow stick. Then you could sell that specific brand of "fuel". Can place old looking labels on the sticks. May be even make an ammo belt for them.

Would help create customer return ratio.
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Steampunked-Out Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ya, I've been playing with a similar idea for a standard glow stick so people can buy their own when they wanted to use it for an event. Would save a lot on labor, and glow sticks are fairly cheap now last time I looked. Too many projects on the drawing board. ;)
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Kasdren Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Found an odd company that deals with photoluminescent powder pigments.
[link]

Something about using crystals that emit their own light.
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Steampunked-Out Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
cool! Not sure if I can work it into my items, but it's possible. Would be fun to play with for sure. Thanks!
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Kasdren Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student General Artist
ya I thought it was cool too!
If I see any other things/ideas I like sharing so will likely shoot them to you.
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Steampunked-Out Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome! :thumbsup:
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Steampunked-Out Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
So I was trying to make something that evoked that "OMFG" reaction...;)
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tursiart Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent use of a spent C02 whippet. :)
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Steampunked-Out Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Love working with them, and I think they really work well for simulating a "stored power" component.
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tursiart Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Where do you find yours? I have some I got from a Starbucks, but I haven't really used them for a whole lot yet.
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Steampunked-Out Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ya, coffee houses usually have several if you can deal with the paint on them that most have now. I get mine from an independent coffee shop, and they have either a coat of blue or grey paint I have to remove first, then I chemically age and tarnish the steel. Soldering to them is a pain though. I use silver solder, but you really have to heat the cartridge to get it to stick.
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tursiart Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Mine aren't covered in any paint, but they do have 'AUSTRIA' along with a 6 digit code stamped in red ink on the side, which is fairly easy to remove. I don't know if all Starbucks use this specific brand, or just the stores in my region. I have several dozen I picked up over the course of a few weeks, though I've only used three of them in a total of two projects.
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Steampunked-Out Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lucky! The paint is the worst. I have to soak them in denatured alcohol and wipe them down, them sand off any remaining paint with steel wool. Red ink would be a breeze...lol. Might have to check with the local Starbucks.
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tursiart Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I think the paint is used to prevent rusting, since I've noticed the ones I have will start to rust fairly quickly if left in an area with lots of moisture. Actually, I kind of like the rusty look for most of my artistic purposes. Good luck! :)
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Steampunked-Out Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:thumbsup:
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MTGEmperor Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
that is awesome!
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Steampunked-Out Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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Dyrgja Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! This is really awesome!
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Steampunked-Out Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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