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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player203022 hours ago
I have traveled far in the future and seen the future disruptions in this timeline you people are creating, now there is a second cosmological expansion and the average density of the universe has stopped its natural expansion and begin contracting. Welcome to the beginning of the end of this universe.
I am moving to another timeline. ..if your time machines still work I'd suggest you do the same. careful how far in the future you go, there is a point where "there is not even nothing" ...
RusFuture7 days ago

Well, I guess I should have patented my time vortex distortion devices.. (I've tried several different designs. Some work better than others...) At first, I had the "Billy-Pilgrim" problem - darn thing would just not calibrate... I kept coming unstuck in time, just like Vonnegut's Pilgrim character in Slaughterhouse Five. I was back in high-school (oh, cool...) and just as I try to resolve some old issues - ZIIIP, blue light, and I am this old guy sitting in front of a bank of screens - except they are these big virtual hologram things, kinda just floating in front of my desk... and just as I manage to figure out the user-interface to see stuff - whoosh, way way back to a place I really don't want to be. It was pretty unpleasent actually.

But once I got one of the better ones (the "Timeslip-Version3", I call it..), I was able to tune back the wildness, and get finer control of where (whoops, *when*) I went. Best trick was just dialing forward a few days, to see where stock prices went, and than dialing back to present, and putting on a few trades. Just small and gentle stuff, only a few here and there. Had to stay below the radar, and not be greedy. I have to say, this has really worked out ok. You have to be really careful not to create a paradox, or I am pretty sure you just get vaporized, right? Your entire "wick" of possible timelines just collapses into a singularity, and you simply never existed. And that would not be very nice. Because I am such a cautious guy, I even had to put on some trades that would lose, just so market regulators would not get suspicious. But it has really been fun. I am quietly buying real-estate here and there, and I have have a few really cool older cars.

But then, I figured I would test a little idea, eh? I would hop forward to 2015 (man, that is hard-core future... Wasn't that almost the date in that film Blade Runner? When Android Nexus-6 Roy is rampaging? ) Anyway, I decided to run this experiment, and see what would happen. This is it, right here. I would write a note, in the future on some web-site, and then jump back to where I am currently operating, and wait, and see if the digital image gives me a "future echo". Meanwhile, I'll just keep buying more houses and real-estate with my gains, as that will probably be the best place to stash all the money. The stock market may go down, but house prices always keep going up, don't they?

- Russel Future, June 15th, 2007

PenguinM8 days ago

I just built the device and added crystals. About to try to go back in time 5 mins. I will post letting everyone know if it works... Wish me luck..

PenguinM8 days ago

It worked, I traveled back in time and left this post. It really really worked. I added crystals like suggested. You may want to modify the instructions to include the crystals. Also please link a divergence meter which is required to get the timelines merged back together.

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).
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...

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.

what else can you use rather than a flux capacitor? since its outdated.

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 could go further, but you might blow a flux capacitor.
Heh, then I could go back 88 minutes.. :P
KevinH22 bumpus21 days ago
Is this truu??
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.

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.

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.
player20308 days ago
I have asked several times for this article to be removed. I have also deleted it myself many times, everytime I come back to this timeline its Here again. this is it dangerous matter please stop traveling back if you're able to, New timelines are being created, the quantized particles of all matter is being disrupted and Causing disruptions in the continues spectrum of each line.
Please stop time traveling now.
DanielR2510 days ago
I did it today. It is June 20 2015. I went to many points in the past and future. I changed time so I could get a girlfriend. It is awesome. Unfortunately I caused a time paradox .
GoldSickle13 days ago

DOES this even work? It says it works for past but does it work for the future?

Yes. If you put this under your pillow when you go to sleep, you will wake up in the future.

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