So I'm thinking for the next project I move away from just simple woodwork and try something harder. I'm kind of into alot of the steampunk sites I see, but most of the things they wear as "devices" are just plain crap with gears and bedazzles glued on the outside. What I'm thinking of will have moving gears inside. Since a friend of mine received a pacemaker, I'd thought that would be something worth making.
Design wise, I'm thinking a leather harness with what is basically a shadowbox mounted over the chest. Inside would be all the visible workings. I'm going to include a motor or pump in there that actually works (running off of batteries) so that there is some manner of "Wow, this thing could've existed! Watch it go!"
Feel free to throw ideas in comments. I enjoy brainstorming for these projects more than I do building them. (;
ps- what is steampunk? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b75vrsoT8qM