How to Build a Time Machine (Vortex Distortion Space and Time Dilating Device)

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Well lets put it this way, ive always had this thing about traveling through time, and having a time machine. So i set about making one, i decided that instead of being a vessel to travel in, i would rather have something portable.

Many hours thinking i came to a conclusion. If im going to be traveling through time, the actual time machine would have to be timeless (not out of place in the past, present day, or the future)

So eventually i decided to make something that resembled a time piece, mixed with an old compass, and various other inspirations, some from various steam punk items.

However i did not want to make something that was steam punk, as i personally find alot of steam punk to be a bit over comic like, and a bit to fantastical.

So, heres how i did it.

Materials consist of -

Alot of scrap and junk
corrugated cardboard
Mount card
PVA glue
Super glue
Black paint
Spray paint
Some thicker mount card
A few Special oddments - for me this was the lenses.
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Step 1: Building a base

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Ok, now the base of my time machine was modeled around two ring type peices of metal, and as with the rest of the -ible, you kinda have to work things out for yourself too!
Firstly, i set about cutting out some ring shaped pieces of card, As you can see from the pics below.

Obviously, you could just create this thing from scratch using cardboard. But i think a good scavinge can always turn a good result - The metal sections in the first picture are off an old repromaster! bout 20,000 pounds worth of kit in there day ( we recently scraped ours)

I basically used these as a shape to trace onto the card.

Cut as many as you like to give it a good depth that your happy with.

I recommend corrugated card as it is easily to get a thick depth, its easy to cut, and great for gluing in later steps.
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morbid886 years ago
You forgot to put in the crystal..
I found a particularly small flux capacitor at Dick Smiths (It's like the Australian equivalent of Radioshack) that fit perfectly. Funny thing though - when I had finished using my time machine, I went back in time to stop myself from buying it, and the shop assistant said I had already bought it earlier that day. He must have been experiencing 'future echoes' (As per Einsteins theory of relativity).
i dont wanna be mean or anything.... how does it work exactly. like is this bogus or are you serious about making this work?? because i dont wanna put time into it if its not really possible. you have no idea how desperate i am about going back in time. as ridiculous as that soundsss.
I actually tried it, I only was able to go back a few hours.. try adding crystals..
you think it could go back like... a couple of days?? what kinda crystals??
What kind of crystals?
Most likely, um I would try Amethyst crystals.. I heard the work best.
oh. well... so, is that the only one then??
I'm not sure.. I'm kinda new to the whole subject, but I am learning
i thought you said youve gone back in time before though...??
I did, I'm still learning on the subject, I hopefully will be able to learn enough to go back in weeks, not just hours.
Wondering if you ever accomplished that, bumpus, but since this post is from 2008, I don't know if you still come here.
oh well good to hear. buuuuttt, will me in my past be able to see me or is it like... im in different phases and me from that moment wont be able to see me in the future moment... or am i completely off and everyone there can see me. wait... so will changing the past alter the future??
fridgeus bumpus6 years ago
come on man... everyone knows quartz is the crystal of time.
you could go further, but you might blow a flux capacitor.
Heh, then I could go back 88 minutes.. :P

its not possible

I help but wonder if you’re really wishing to get ya head
out of the clouds by getting back to your own planet; rather than passing back
in time. I mean come on, do you really for one moment think that cardboard is magical?????

Dude. IT ISN'T REAL!!!!! They are pulling your leg!
gmjhowe (author)  helpmeout56 years ago
*pats head*

'Future Echoes'? What!!!???. That doesn't exist. Why do you humans lie to yourselves so much.

Sorry to say that the flux capacitor is outdated now with
having been completed by Doc Brown back in 1985, Here we are 29 years later in
(2014); I find that clicking my heals and saying “there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home” is all you really
need to do; that ought bring you back to reality.

red dwarf???
It's an old British televsion show with Rowan Atkinson.

Wait..or is that White Dwarf?

I always mix them up.

Or am I thinking of Black Adder?

Lol, I don't know. Nevermind. I guess you'd better ask someone who actually watches these shows and ignore me. :)
You rock Googleman. And for picking that reference, you deserve a virtual hug: _*V1RTU@L*HUG*_ ...Love that Red Dwarf. -Mick
gmjhowe (author)  morbid886 years ago
My time machine is from after the crystal based era.
BrashardB4 days ago
I can use this portable time machine so that I can rewrite my past. Meaning, I'd have found love years earlier and that me and my mother would've been in another city besides Dallas and everything else.
gilbertoc8 months ago

yall some dumbasses believing him :)

Thats rude because I believe that you can do anything with the help of god. And if you are in need to go back in time you should pray and he may help you

yah sure...he will come down an create a time machine for me and will tell me how to go to past ... why don't you tell me how to make one .

MarrionetteP3 months ago

it works i went to the future with it and it was awesome.

i went to past and found that u r my real son....
plz son come with ur mother .
i m waiting for u both.

tell me ...have you seen me ..the one that actually made a real time machine..xD

I don't wanna spoil the future, but...what is it like???

narik1 jOHNs542 months ago

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actually ur father is my real son and i m ur one and only grandfather..

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Tacosaregreat2 months ago
A bunch of people want to go back in time, but I want to go forward... Does it really work??

yah...sure, hold on to your present and it would not be long enough when future comes.

SamuelH17 months ago

Guys, seriously, think do u think cardboard is magical? and by the way how to time travel is basically something else. Okay, the secret is simply, molecules travel in 4 dimensions which is in time but for scientists time does not exist so lets use 4th dimension. So controlling molecules is possible but I'm not telling u how cause thats my secret. So controlling them is possible. Now u can control where they all move to. Now we can also make them move all at the same speed which means we can send any type of molecules to the past and future and back to the present. Humans and everything around us is made of molecules which means we can send anyone and anything to the past and future. How to control the molecules is my secret, sorry guys. Hope it gives u guys ideas and good luck. if u find any more info about this plz tell me on this chat. Thanks very much.

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