Subscribe to Jake's Youtube Channel Now!

Hi folks! I'm going to be making a concerted effort to post more videos of my projects. I'll continue with the step-by-step photos and write-ups but I'm going to augment those with video overviews and to that end I've acquired a new video camera and set up a Youtube Channel.

Subscribe to The Steampunk Workshop Youtube Channel Now!

School Bus Conversion Project:

School Bus Conversion Camper RV motorhomebus motorhome conversion interior

In January of 2005 I took delivery of a 1989 Thomas Saf-T-Liner, a flat-nosed diesel school bus with about 100,000 miles on it that I bought on eBay for $2000.  Over the next 18 months I converted this old school bus into a family camper.  Wherever possible re-used and recycled material were used, mostly acquired from our town dump, Craigslist and friend's demolition projects.  All stages of this project are documented on these pages

Toyota Yaris Pages:

Toyota Yaris ToadYaris short shifter

We sold the Town Car and retired the mini-van and bought a pair of 2007 Toyota Yarii one of which (probably the black one due to the diesel soot! ) we will tow behind the motorhome.  Here are some pictures of the Yaris and some notes on towing the Yaris and a short article about installing a Short Shifter Kit.

A Pumpless, nearly Fanless, Silent Water Cooled PC

Home Depot water cooled pcwater cooled ps

A pumpless water cooled PC made with plumbing fittings from Home Depot.  The thermo-siphon effect causes the coolant to circulate through a folded 4 foot section of baseboard heater and convection circulates air past the radiator fins.

Building a Workbench/Cart Using Old Bed Frame Angle Iron

bed frame angle iron workbench cartdiy homemade workbench cart

A pair of workbenchs/carts made with salvaged tops and re-cycled bed frame angle iron.

Classic Western Electric Handset for Cell Phone

bell system model 500 lg vx6100 belt clip headsetjake von slatt retro cellphone handset

A handset from a classic Bell System Model 500 is married to an LG VX6100 cell phone.

Dumpster Diving & Town Dump Finds

dumpster diving town dump findsPioneer SX-838 receiver

Op-Amp Hot Tub Temperature Controller

hot tub temperature controller schematichot tub temperature controller

A simple Op-Amp temperature controller is built for a $50 garage sale hot tub.

Random Hacks

bait bucket hot tub filterduct tape speaker hack
A bait-bucket hot tub filter & re-foaming a speaker with duck tape

The Steampunk Workshop -

The von Slatt KeyboardA Clockwork Guitar

Wherein the craftsman demonstrates the construction of artifacts from an age of steam and brass.

More Projects . . .

The Steampunk Workshop

See me on PBS Make:TV!





RSS Feed


Bus Conversion

Toyota Yaris

Silent Water Cooled PC

Bed Frame Workbench

Retro Cellphone Handset

Dumpster Diving

Hot Tub Controller

Bait Bucket Hot Tub Filter

Duct Tape Speaker Re-foam