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The Steampunk Adventurer's Guide: Contraptions, Creations, and Curiosities Anyone Can Make by Thomas Willeford

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Chapter 11Power Armor and Magnetic Amplification GauntletWherein our heroes are reunited

When Amelia returned with HEC, the shop was a wreck. There were wires and coils everywhere and half the tools seemed to have been cannibalized to make whatever Isaac was working on. He handed the device to Amelia. It was a bit scary how much she liked things like this.

“What is it?” she asked.

Isaac said, “It’s an Improved Rivet Gun. It will drill a rivet into armor plate at a distance. At least, I am pretty sure it will. I’m betting it will be very loud though, so I have not tested it yet. To fully charge it, you just have to get it close to the helium expander ...

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