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.

Step 1: Building a Base

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.
<p>how is this suppose to work? Your just putting stuff together like a toy?</p>
You forgot to put in the crystal..
<p>Has anyone experimented to see what crystals are most efficient?</p>
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.
<p>It 100% works, because logic, and nasa https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/04may_epic</p>
<p>now i havent tried this and tbh i probably never will, to go to the future you need to go into space and time will move faster on earth relative to you. However, to go back in time you need to go faster than the speed of light, and not to mention the paradox's associated with time travel. first off light speed is impossible for humans to reach and 2nd, if you go before you built a working machine the machine wont exist and you wouldnt go back in time in the first place. paradox bro.</p>
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.
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??
Of course
do you believe you can go back in months?
Wondering if you ever accomplished that, bumpus, but since this post is from 2008, I don't know if you still come here.
come on man... everyone knows quartz is the crystal of time.
What kind of crystals?
&cent;&alpha;и &upsilon; &rho;ℓє&alpha;ѕє тєℓℓ мє н&sigma;&omega; &upsilon; м&alpha;&part;є &iota;т &iota; &omega;&alpha;ит т&sigma; ѕєє му м&sigma;м &alpha;g&alpha;&iota;и
you could go further, but you might blow a flux capacitor.
Heh, then I could go back 88 minutes.. :P
Is this truu??<br>
<p>its not possible </p>
<p>I help but wonder if you&rsquo;re really wishing to get ya head <br>out of the clouds by getting back to your own planet; rather than passing back <br>in time. I mean come on, do you really for one moment think that cardboard is magical????? </p>
Dude. IT ISN'T REAL!!!!! They are pulling your leg!
*pats head*
Unbelievable. ... You are simply unbelievable... I've been going back in time on the stopped you from buying that stupid Flux capacitor. you are created several Timeline Sir. there was a time line Where I convince you to stop going back to that shop... 7 years later later in this timeline and I'm still trying to stop you.
to talk top it off... Stupid talk to text in this little boxes don't work at all...
<p>Sorry to say that the flux capacitor is outdated now with <br>having been completed by Doc Brown back in 1985, Here we are 29 years later in <br>(2014); I find that clicking my heals and saying &ldquo;there&rsquo;s no place like home, there&rsquo;s no place like home&rdquo; is all you really <br>need to do; that ought bring you back to reality. </p>
<p>what else can you use rather than a flux capacitor? since its outdated.</p>
<p>'Future Echoes'? What!!!???. That doesn't exist. Why do you humans lie to yourselves so much.</p>
red dwarf???
It's an old British televsion show with Rowan Atkinson. <br> <br>Wait..or is that White Dwarf? <br> <br>I always mix them up. <br> <br>Or am I thinking of Black Adder? <br> <br>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
My time machine is from after the crystal based era.
<p>so you built a time machine that wasn't that strong</p>
<p>I went 8 years</p>
<p>did it actually work</p>
<p>How did it feel while you were in the Tipler cylinder/time vortex?</p>
<p>hey you forgot the curcits </p>
<p>You spelled circuits wrong. </p>
<p>Has anybody built this thing? If so did it work?</p>
<p>I for one do believe that it does work but different time ages are important</p>
<p>etc.if I was let's say, 42 then I would of course look axactly the same but when I get back.....I would look really older</p>
<p>it worked and i was abble to go 2 hours but for example; if i went 11 months in time or to 1 year ago ...How can i go back to this day or month?</p>
<p>that's the tricky thing! U would be stuck in that time and contuin and will have to live that life till present day</p>

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