Also, be sure to check out craftzine.
A couble of interesting web sites about building and using the Tesla Turbine design.
The Sea Bird is a ship previously known as the USNS New Bedford, used in the movie Mr. Roberts starring Henry Fonda. Now it is being renovated with the intention of using eco friendly technologies. One of the technologies being researched is based on the Tesla Turbine.
Another group interested in steam turbine technology is the Phoenix Turbine Builders Club. They have monthly newsletters and workshops on building turbine power.
Events & Activities
HMS Beagle Science Store - voted Coolest Store in Kansas City
Check out these other great Maker Friendly groups:
Local Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups
Regional Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups