Sort of Steampunk Time Machine

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Introduction: Sort of Steampunk Time Machine

I got the idea for this after seeing the one made by gmjhowe.  The button on the side actually works, because I used a spring.  Almost everything you see is held on by brads (little brass paper fasteners, for those outside the US).  I used them because they're metal and I have no power tools to speak of.  Sorry my hands look so pink; I know absolutely nothing about lighting or shutter speeds.

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    Well, your best bet as far as simple ones go is to use a sundial (or an old-style analog watch), a manual compass, and an hourglass. The sand in the hourglass is made from iron or nickel filings, and the sundial is brass. Hook em up with some 1/2" diameter copper wire, wind the watch, and voila.

    actually brads arent paper fasteners they are nails that come shooting out of brad guns but thy dont really have heads. paper fasteners are just called paper fasteners. i live in the us just saying.

    I recently found the lid to this tin, so my machine now has a cover.

    If it "goes", maybe you should post a video as well?

     Hey, Nice work, you did a great job 'meshing' all those circular bits inside of the case. The final things looks nice and compact.

    When I saw the thumbnail, I was like 'hmm, wonder if they were inspired by mine?' and I was correct!

    You have done my original instructable justice.

    Keep up the good work.

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    This is pretty cool i should have done something like that with my pocket watch