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.
​For everyone asking, i tried this and it honestly worked!!!!! I used to not like myself but i went back a few years and changed myself to be more popular. Hmm. Although, instead of painting it a ton, it would work better to not cover it up because its kind of made the ride a little shabby. But overall, this thing has changed my life. I don't know what i would have done without it
It true it's really work
<p>I will try this if it does not work then i will do something that will change everything : project Time Matter</p>
Tell me it really work
It really work or not text me back ok
<p>Thank you @gmjhowie for posting this I'm wanting to begin my very own time machine but I was wondering what exactly did you use when you said &quot;Alot of scrap and junk&quot;. I'm sorry to bother you I just want it to go perfect Thank you again &amp; Please respond. Also Comments are saying Crystals work better for the machine I was wondering exactly what kind to use. I am 15 &amp; wanted to meet Prince in the year of 1974 to be exact and I've been fascinated with the thought of traveling to the past &amp; Back including the future maybe.. I'm sorry for Making this long but I thought id better explain.</p>
<p>i hope this works i want to be the first jammer on animaljam</p>
<p>i hope this works i want to be the first jammer on animaljam</p>
<p>Nailed it! </p>
<p>Nailed it! </p>
<p>Nailed it! </p>
<p>Nailed it! </p>
<p>Nailed it! </p>
Is it true if it is i wanna try so i can change my past
<p>... someone plz tell me this situation. Im not joking guys. I was just talking and some kind of flash back happened, and I don't understand. I &quot;remembered what others going to say, really. I don't understand...?</p>
<p>I am really curious about it. But I wonder if this is true? please tell me!!</p>
<p>does this really work</p>
Does it really work?
Does it really work......am just a kid n would like to make some adjustments in the past
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??
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>

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