Join KSW and celebrate this year’s Edwardian Ball with all of our friends in the city. We are feverishly getting ready to make it an unforgettable year!
The Fourteenth Annual Edwardian Ball & World’s Faire!
Kinetic Steam Works and Roaring Camp present The Steam Fair and Harvest Festival. View live steam generated inventions and gadgets that show the creativety and imagination of tinkerers and do-it-yourselfers. Peruse art creations by Scotts Valley Artisans. Participate in Heritage activities from the 1880′s. Child with train ticket can take home a free pumpkin.
Make and Take Scarecrows, Blacksmith and Print Shop demonstrations, gold panning, candle making, and hand car racing. Visit the Marshall’s office, take an old-fashioned picture at the Photo Shoppe, or view early silent movies at the Box Car Theater.
— at Roaring Camp Railroads.
Maker Faire is May 18-19 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. We will be in the South lot this year, near a lot of other Oakland Makers, like our friend and neighbor Justin Gray.
Come by to see our Case traction engine ‘Hortense’, watch coasters being printed on a 100 year old Chandler & Price letterpress powered by steam of course (take home a souvenir!), and check out our member Will Francis’ beautiful steam powered Orrery. Finally, come see the solar heated boiler set-up – based on the display by Auguste Mouchot and Abel Pifre at the 1878 World’s Faire in Paris, our member Troye Welch has built a small heliostat array that will heat a boiler to make steam to power an engine. Solar powered steam, y’all.
After Maker Faire, we are continuing work on Wilhelmina, our 40″ sternwheeler that we are planning to take on a trip up the Petaluma river this summer.