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Steampunked time traveling machine

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Hi everybody it took a long time of about some weeks to build this new project  but now I am proud to present the "Steampunked time traveling machine" to you.

Since I was  a young boy I am fascinated of the idea to create a time-machine like it was described by H.G. Wells.
Now as an old  Steampunk guy I picked up this idea again and created my own "machine" for time traveling.

This instructable is really extensive and I am sure that you will enjoy the following detailed steps beginning with an old boiler made of copper  and ending with a funky steampunked machine.

And here comes a short movie clip as a first impression:



Are you noesy? Then follow me and enjoy this project

Yours Aeonn Junophor
 
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Step 1: First draft

Picture of First draft
Some weeks ago I got an old boiler made of copper by fortune. After the first cleaning an polishing the idea of a steampunked time machine rose up in my mind.

So I went down the stairs to my steampunk labaoartory  (in german: Dampfkraftlabor) and developed a first draft in which way this funky fantasy time machine might could be constructed. 

You can see the result below.

 Some days later I made a second draft and started the project as you can see it here using a lot of other instructables  about eg copper welding, making a joule-thief, or working with a flash-module of a disposal camera.

The most fascinating aim to me was to run all these different lights  measure instruments and the sound module by using only one! 1.5 Volt battery. And it is unbelieveable it really works;-)))))))))))))

Step 2: Modifying of the old steam-boiler

After all elements had been chosen the boiler needs a lot of holes to keep the fittings and controls and instruments.
A lot of fittings had to be fixed by welding. So I took this instructable to learn how to do it.


To make the big holes I first drilled small holes, then cut the middle out with metal shears and finished with a file.


Thanks to this my hot water heater will never be the same... I really should have experimented on a old one first.

svila14 months ago

Wow, this is awesome :))

diy_bloke9 months ago
i am impressed. where do you get the red fiber and brass speaker cover :-)
hobbyman1 year ago
so beautiful..
that's neat-!!
Dear friend
Awesome! Your time travelling machine is fantastic! Great artwork. Gratulation!
Junophor - Another truly amazing piece of steampunk art! But it does look like it will be a pain in the "brass" to keep shiny;-)

Where ever in time you do decide to travel with this wonderful invention, I just wouldn't recommend trying to get on a plane with it;-)
gn0stik1 year ago
Should have built a still. Those are hard to come by. Nice work, but something practical would have been far better.
Holy smokes, this is brilliant!
justjimAZ1 year ago
You do such fantastic work!
Do you keep all these for yourself, or do you sell them? Just curious.
Excellent work again Junophor! Let me know what's happening in the year 2340?
Junophor (author)  bricabracwizard1 year ago
Hi bricabracwizard

I´ve just returned...... and ouhhh...... I really don´t know iif it is so good to tell about this! future. I´d better like to talk about my journeys to the past.... ;-))))))))

Very special greetings

Yours Aeon junophor
wobbler1 year ago
This is so cool, it makes absolute zero seem positively balmy.
agis681 year ago
EXCELLENT PROJECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do have an empty can from compact Illy coffee like these they use in coffeeshops...i will try to built it.....thanx
*tries to hum the theme song for Dr. Who*
Huh, oops... pardon me there!
I must say, that this project is indeed marvelous!
Though for the clock I would have been tempted to change it so either:
You could spin the hands fast, forward and backward,
change the hands to be more irregular
(like have one that points to like 5 minutes early,
or have them be all "wibbly wobbly timey wimey")
Other than those little additions, I must say this project is inspiring!
(I happen to have an old helium tank..and I've been trying to work out a way to simulate flames/fire decently...)
On a side note, I admit I haven't been on Instructables in a bit, but I was surprised by the new UI (User Interface), it looks good!
This looks way better then the one used in Lunopolis! Nice jobLove it!
diy_bloke1 year ago
I dont think this will work properly. The helix for cooling yr high pressure plasma is not long enough. It might be fine now but one day you'll be getting a reflux in the main reactor and you are gonna be stuc in the pleistocene
That explains a lot of things around here!
:-)
Greetings my friend:
Great to see another project from you, now I think I need to make a make some kind of clock too.
Copper is a fun metal to polish isn't it...
Junophor (author)  longwinters1 year ago
Hi longwinters, dear friend

YES I am back again. Had a lot to do the last weeks.

Thanks for your nice comment. I agree with you: I love the shiny reflections of polished copper and brass and even the polishing itself is very satisfying;-))))))) By the way: You gave me the first intention with your copper instructable :-)))))

Greetings to the North 

I will write
Yours Aeon Junophor
poofrabbit1 year ago
This looks awesome! Well done!
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