The reasons for building a time device (an all-in-one phase generator, time and space warp device, teleport, compass, etc...) are many. Perhaps you plan to party in 1929, or you need a great accessory for your Time Agent outfit. Or maybe you gotta get back to your real time in the future. Anyways, here's how to make a rather decent looking hand held device made almost entirely out of recycled junk.
Step 1: Materials
There's a number of items you'll need, I've split the list into must haves, and optional. All of this stuff I either purloined from the trash recycled, or had lying around.
~A powder compact, this is the mainframe of the device. Sizes vary, build up a collection and choose the best (biggest, coolest) one. Clear, domed springy covers are preferable, thankfully they are the majority. If such an item doesn't turn up regularly in your garbage either a. court a female (recommended), or b. ask a friend, be sure to explain why you need her old makeup container
~Floral foam, or Styrofoam, floral best (can be bought really cheap if unattainable)
~White glue and Krazy glue (gel is best, doesn't run)
Recommended junk (stuff you will decorate the device with):
~gears (from a broken clock)
~odd bits of electronic junk, LED's
~an assortment of lenses pinched from a disposable camera
~wire cutters/needle-nose pliers