RonO (rono_60103) wrote,

Steampunk Heliograph

Yesterday, during the panel on Steampunk accessories, I was reminded of the heliographs that one of my Scoutmaster's had (which I had to get repaired several times by the navy electricians during the 1981 Boy Scout Jamboree). This has me wondering how would one go about making a Steampunk Heliograph?

Since you are already adapting technology present at the time, I think I'd look for some way to make it automated -- or at least make it appear automated. Some way that you could send your message without actually having to resort to Morse Code, and perhaps read the reply the same way.

A voice heliograph might also be an appropriate steampunk accessory. Of course making one really work without electronics would be a bit of a trick.

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