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Since I was a child, Back to The Future is my favorite movie, all the three. For who knows the movie, the flux capacitor is the primary equipment in the Time Machine. The flux capacitor is what makes the time travel possible.

This year, 2015, is the year that Marty McFly visit the future, and I've decided to build my own flux capacitor during the tird edition of Intel IoT Roadshow in São Paulo.

My initial idea was to use the Intel Edison as a media server, but I've changed to a IoT door bell, that I'll probably install at my house.

The main idea is to use the Intel Edison to drive all the 15 LED and the Bluetooth speaker, that will be installed close to the main entrance door (if I decide to change the place, it will be easy!). Every time that someones pess the door bell, a random sound effect is played. Like the Delorean sound during the time travel.

Step 1: Building the Flux Capacitor

To build the flux capacitor, I've used a MDF box (cheaper than the plastic one), some PVC tubes connections, old spark plugs cable connector, yellow network cables, rubber, brass wire, acrylic, glue, paint and several tools.

I'm not going in details in the building, but I'll describe the top steps to build it:

  1. The first thing is to cut the window in the MDF box.
  2. Glue the PVC connections using epoxy glue.
  3. Paint the box using gray paint.
  4. Glue the U rubber (usually used in case mod).
  5. Glue the acrylic window in place.
  6. Paint the spark plugs cable connector in red.
  7. Use the yellow network cable in the spark plugs cable connector.
  8. Paint the PVC caps in gold using spray.
  9. Cut the 10mm acrylic to be used as light guide.
  10. Using a MDF board, glue all together.
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<p>Very cool...</p>
<p>I would build this but I am afraid if someone pushes the doorbell button they would show up yesterday.....LOL. Great Instructable !!!!</p>
<p>LOL awesome mind you have sir! : ))</p>
pretty sure Spielberg and Zemeckis would be proud of this... nicely done
<p>Thank you Dl8167!</p>
I LOVE IT AND BACK TO THE FUTURE
<p>Me too!!!</p>
<p>This is all kinds of awesome!</p>
<p>Thanks Nesmaniac!</p>
<p>Wow, this turned out looking fantastic! Such clean work too, very impressive :)</p>
<p>Thank you seamster! </p>

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