Welcome to Kinetic Steam Works [KSW]!

Unfortunately, we are so busy getting ready for Maker Faire 2016 and doing the next great thing, we haven't had time to get our website going again. Join us at Maker Faire 2016 (20-22 May 2016)

We are doing mechanical, steam-powered refrigeration this year! Come by and watch us turn fire into ice! Also, we will have our usual 8"x12" Chandler and Price letterpress from 1906 and possibly a second 10"x15" unit. We'll have some metal type on hand that you can use to spell out a message and print it. Also, we'll be running one of our traction engines- Hopefully Hortense (if she's back from her mudring repairs by then) and if not, then Pappy. We'll update this page and our facebook page (see link below) with photos and video as the project comes along!

Pics from previous Maker Faires here: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 (will get pics up and links working for the later faires soon@)


Also, we will be attending Edwardian Ball LA this year (though we're only involved in the stage production of "The Stupid Joke" and not bringing a bunch of steam stuff down this year- SORRY!). Saturday Feb 27th!



We have pictures from previous Edwardian Balls here and here as well as other general KSW pics here.


Please Join us on Facebook here.


HELP! If you know the server/administrative side of getting a PHP,MySQL, Apache, Perl, and Wordpress installation going from scratch on a dedicated CentOS (like Redhat Linux) server and think you can make/install/configure all this software and get it running with root access (or know someone that can!) please help us out and help us get this running again. We just haven't had the time. E-mail the address or TEXT the number below. Thanks!


UPDATE- we had a volunteer who was working on this remotely from Portland. She had made great strides, but it's not finished yet. When it is, it will replace this placeholder. If you want a preview (some of the pics and links are broken), it will look like this: http://kineticsteamworks.org/wp3.5/ If you contacted us about helping, and are still serious about it, hit us up again!



We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with us again. We can be always be reached at contact@kineticsteamworks.org or via phone at 831-235-0546. Thanks.


See our airship page here!

12May 2015