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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looy993 years ago
I have only four questions.
1) where do you get all those things are they from like home depot, or what.
2) how does it work, i mean you kinda just threw a bunch of random stuff in it and said tada
3) how much does all the supplies cost. Im young, so i dont have a job or alot of money but i would really like to make one.


Gmjhowe said it was just a prop...
I had hopes for this thing.

gmjhowe's is a prop.

Read SockKreature's comments and conversations instead.

Or maybe you already have. The way this is set up it's sometimes hard to tell who is talking to who.

It would be great if SockKreature would start a new thread on this.
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.

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?????

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??
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??
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ahhh. interesting. but if youve gone back in time... howcome the scientists dont know about it?
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thats just it!!! see, im not an inventor. but i wanna be. and i wanna understand it before i go and lose myself in a project that i dont fully understan. what dimensions??
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ohkay..... whats it feel like going back in time?? could you lose like a body part or something entering into the wrong dimension?? or is this completely safe...
T-K helpmeout56 years ago
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gmjhowe (author)  CameronSS6 years ago
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what if the whole point of going back in time is to prevent something from happening??
fridgeus bumpus6 years ago
come on man... everyone knows quartz is the crystal of time.
gmjhowe (author)  bumpus6 years ago
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REALLLYYY!!! what did you go back in time for?
gmjhowe (author)  helpmeout56 years ago
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ohkay. now i know your mocking me. what robots??
gmjhowe (author)  helpmeout56 years ago
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okay.... i understand. hahaa. i thought you meant like the robot wars in the movies. but... if you knew how. howcome scientists dont....
gmjhowe (author)  helpmeout56 years ago
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HEY!!! thatsss it. if you can delete our messeges lik they never happened. ill believe you:) even thoough im starting to believe you now.
you could go further, but you might blow a flux capacitor.
Heh, then I could go back 88 minutes.. :P
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