DIY Time Control Machine

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Introduction: DIY Time Control Machine

About: I like to create things, handmade weapon, arduino projects, science and some crazy staff! Also I like to capturing videos about my projects and I have YouTube channel - MadGyver!

This project is about how to make a time machine! This machine looks like a glove, and can "stop" any moving subject. At first, watch a video with some demonstration and experiments, guess how it works, and then read about how to make it =)

This effect looks like better in real life (by naked eye, not through a camera), without black lines. Smooth perfect time stop effectc!! IT IS REAL "OH MY GOD" REACTION!

Step 1: All We Need

Generally this project is about Arduino, high-power LED and some tricky magic with soldering iron. Here is some list with links to Aliexpress

Step 2: Wiring

Step 3: Assembling Power Part

At first connect battery, DCDC and MOSFET. Also you need to tune DCDC to 34 V output voltage.

Step 4: Assembling Logic Part

Connect potentiometer and IMU to arduino

Step 5: Fixing on Glove

Fix all parts on glove, using cable ties and velcro strip.

Step 6: LED and Cooling Plate

Fix LED on copper plate, and don't forget to smear thermal paste between them.

Step 7: Fixing LED

Finely, place LED on it's place on glove in order:

  • Metal mount
  • Glove fiber
  • Lense
  • LED
  • Cooling plate

Step 8: Flashing Arduino

You can download sketch and schemes on project's project page on GitHub, also arduino code you can find in attached files.

Step 9: How to Control Time?

This "Time Machine" is just a stroboscope with frequency adjustment. Shake your hand in Z direction of accelerometer (fast move your hand forward), LED will be turned on. Shake again to turn it off.

Use potentiometer for coarse tuning, and glove tilt for accurate tuning. When frequency of object coincide with frequency of LED, it will "stop". And you can adjust "time" for it, tilting your hand, so object will slowly move at normal direction, or reverse. You can watch video about how it works and "freeze" some fast moving objects.

You can use this for pranks and demonstration of stroboscopic effect. Enjoy!

3 People Made This Project!

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85 Discussions

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hsamehj06
hsamehj06

Question 2 months ago

Can any anyone what the cod is cuz i cant find it plzzz

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novo electro tech
novo electro tech

3 months ago on Step 9

having problem to upload the code
Arduino: 1.8.13 (Windows Store 1.8.42.0) (Windows 10), Board: "Arduino Nano, ATmega328P"
In file included from D:\Users\amoni\Downloads\time_glove_accel\time_glove_accel.ino:12:0:
D:\Users\amoni\Documents\Arduino\libraries\Kalman/Kalman.h:34:10: fatal error: BasicLinearAlgebra.h: No such file or directory
#include "BasicLinearAlgebra.h" // MODIFIED! from <> to ""
^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
compilation terminated.
Multiple libraries were found for "Kalman.h"
Used: D:\Users\amoni\Documents\Arduino\libraries\Kalman
Not used: D:\Users\amoni\Documents\Arduino\libraries\Kalman_Filter_Library
exit status 1
Error compiling for board Arduino Nano.
This report would have more information with
"Show verbose output during compilation"
option enabled in File -> Preferences.

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Manuel Magalhães
Manuel Magalhães

Question 4 months ago on Step 8

Hello can you help me in the prog, i whant to turn on and turn of the strob using an on/off switch?Thankyou(i tried but i must doing something wrong...)

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prasadrane511
prasadrane511

Question 11 months ago

How to connect this accelerometer

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prasadrane511
prasadrane511

Question 11 months ago

How to connect accelerometer i have 5 point of accelerometer

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manpritmohit12345
manpritmohit12345

Question 1 year ago on Introduction

Hello there mad gyver I just want u to ask how to decrease the delay in the blinking of the led it blinks for 3 seconds and adds a 1 to 2 sec delay and vice versa how to correct it

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Mujojo
Mujojo

1 year ago

Hello Guys I'm doing this Right now for my project With some twist my Professor told me to add I2C LCD to print the measurement of RPM while adjusting the potentiometer. What program should i use or add to use this i2c LCD

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SaiV75
SaiV75

Reply 1 year ago

Please share me the any introduction and abstract of this project

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alonso2111111
alonso2111111

Reply 1 year ago

solo agrega la libreria de del lcd

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SaiV75
SaiV75

1 year ago on Step 1

As I interested to do this project please can u share me the introduction and abstract of this project.

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ajmalmuhammad704
ajmalmuhammad704

1 year ago

i want to make this project .Is any can help about this?

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SchamsuddinM
SchamsuddinM

Tip 2 years ago

VERY IMPORTANT: You have to have the Arduino IDE 1.6, otherwise it wont work! Alex Gyver did not post this here! It took me weeks till I figured that out, seriously.

With that said, the time machine is very nice and actually not that hard to do. You could go with the more expensiv and quicker way, buy all the same parts on amazon with prime (at least I have prime), which would cost me about 50€, not included the XT60 connectors, in my case li.ion batteries and the charger for your battery pack. You may need to buy some smaller srews that fit, some zip ties, if you dont have any and the copper platte, which i bought from ebay for 18€(10x10cm) .I should have bought it with the other parts, it would cost about 3€. But unfortunately I bought it when all the parts came, and I didnt want to wait for another 2-3 weeks. However, i bought all the parts on ebay for 15€, exclusive the XT60 connector, Batteries, battery charger, and screws. So if you want to do this project, do not forget about the parts i mentioned. Buy all them at once on Aliexpress or Ebay.

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vSpEcTrEv
vSpEcTrEv

Reply 2 years ago

Hi, what battery do you use for your glove? I can´t find the same battery as the original proyect and I don´t want to fuse the led

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SchamsuddinM
SchamsuddinM

Reply 2 years ago

Hi, I just bought 3x 3.7v 2200mah li-ion batteries at my local electronics store. And I connected them all in series, for 12v of course. Some of these batteries are pretty expensive, but i bought the cheapest, one for 4€. So I they costed me 12€. But if you have a broken laptop/Notebook, you can reuse those. I bought online some broken laptops for very cheap just to reuse their batteries and other stuff that might be usefull. Hope I could help you.

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Parthzy
Parthzy

Reply 1 year ago

Could you please give me detailed description of the project! The steps he showed in the video were too fast , could you write every step to make the project so that I can make use of this in my event ! Please do reply sir !

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SchamsuddinM
SchamsuddinM

Reply 1 year ago

Hey,
I did this project a while ago and I dont want to go into detail now, but if you have any questions then I could try to answer. Its not that hard to understand tbh and its a cool project. You can just drop a bunch of questions if you want i'll try to answer them

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Parthzy
Parthzy

Reply 1 year ago

Sir I have one question ! 2 files Alex gave to run the project right ! So do we have to execute the code individually or execute them together ? And one more question could you tell me how to tune frequency to 34hz ?? please do reply sir ! I need this project so that I can win my competition! Please help me sir

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SchamsuddinM
SchamsuddinM

Reply 1 year ago

Together of course. Just open them both up in the Arduino IDE an there should be two tabs and then load it on your board. Keep in mind you have to have the older Arduino Version otherwise it wont work. What do you mean tune the frequency? Of what?

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Parthzy
Parthzy

Reply 1 year ago

We need to tune something to 34v right so how do do it ?