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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
Leather
Wood
Some thicker mount card
A few Special oddments - for me this was the lenses.

Step 1: Building a base

Picture of 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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SamuelH114 days 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.

You muther effing son of a testical. You think you're so superior because you have mastered the majestic properties of time travel. I shall have you know, I too have the capabilities of time traveling and I'll have you know that I will be traveling back in time 10 days and beat the living crimany out of yah. And after I beaten you senselessly, leaving you in the puddle of your own excrement, I'm going to share, with the ENTIRE instructables How To Build A Time Machine blog page of the majestical beauty of time travel. I bid ye small testicled boy farewell

bovrilpro15 days ago

Okay will someone please tell me if this works (with a straight answer please).

NO

but my way YES

alright that actually makes no sense
What does that even mean

NO

MY COMMENT YES

SamuelH114 days ago

READ MY COMMENT PLEASE, IT REALLY HELPS

PLUS EXPLANATION

SamuelH116 days 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.

gilbertoc29 days ago

yall some dumbasses believing him :)

KattMan1 month ago

I have made this contraption, indeed it is functioning correctly. Yet is extremely time consuming. I will see you guys hundreds of years from now.

joshua.nkwo1 month ago

does it work

does it work I really want to know

does it work

Don't need a machine to do it at all. Just happens some times to people who are obsessed with time travel. The mind is a very strange thing indeed... But you never know if this guys stuff really works.

GracieE12 months ago

i am scared does it work i mean what will happen and all

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 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...
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what if the whole point of going back in time is to prevent something from happening??
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