How to Build a Time Machine (Vortex Distortion Space and Time Dilating Device)

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Introduction: How to Build a Time Machine (Vortex Distortion Space and Time Dilating Device)

About: I am a British Graphic Designer and Photographer, when I am not working, I spend my time making an array of projects. I used to make a lot of props, but now I spend most my time building crazy cameras and shoo…

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
Leather
Wood
Some thicker mount card
A few Special oddments - for me this was the lenses.

Step 1: Building a Base

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.

Step 2: Lots, and Lots of Glue!

Ok, firstly stack up your pieces, here i have about 4/5 layers of corrugated, and a layer of mount board either side.

picture 2 - Holding the inside cover the out side in PVA Glue, make sure you get it all in the gaps, soak it in the stuff. Then do the same for the inside.

Picture 3 - Glue your scavenged parts to the top and bottom - i found that PVA was strong enough to hold them in place.

Picture 4 - Finally just glue a strip of paper around the outside and inside to neaten it up

Leave to dry over night, or longer if you can wait.

Step 3: A Bit of Paint

Ok, so, you should have something looking like the picture below. Before we start filling the hole with various bits of stuff, i suggest painting it black.

Step 4: Filling in the Middle

Now, this is the section that will hopefully turn out a bit different for all of you, because we dont all want time machines that look the same do we?

Picture 1 - the main part of my time machine is a big lens that i got off the repromaster, i constructed a small tube for this, and added a little circular metal ring ontop also, again paint everything card like black.

Pictures 2 and 3 - Using various parts, i then played around to get a good fit, - most my inside were taken from the inside of hardrives, cd drive, and old floppy drives and a few other bits and bobs.

The key is to use your own creativity, and lots and lots of super glue! (bout 8 tubes for me)

Step 5: More Rubbish

Ok, keep adding the rubbish, a few additions here consist of a applying a piece of leather all around the out side, and various more bits.

As you mite notice there are some bits that have been broken off, again, all part of the creativity.

I added a few 'bolt' esque pieces poking out of one side.

Remeber to take your time, and play around, working out what looks best.

Step 6: Painting the Metal.

I suggest getting some special Metal spray paint - the stuff i used was Wickes direct to metal spray paint. Dont use any normal stuff, it will just rub and flake off. If all else fails, Car spray paint does the job!

Picture 1 - Carefully pic any sections you dont want to paint and mask them off - For me this was the lense and the leather, and a few other small bits.

Picture 2 - This is after painting, i removed the masking around the edge, but left the lens covered up to prevent damage later on.

Picture 3 - ok, no to take some of that paint off, i used a combo of power tools, sand paper, and a scapel - basically take off the edges to reveal some of the metal underneath. Take off a little, take off alot, its upto you!

Step 7: Finished, Wait a Minute, Whats That Cool Box?

Well, we cant have a time machine just sat on the side can we?
So we need a secure box to keep it locked up.

Im not going to tell you how to build a wooden box, just how to customize it, (plus i bort the bottom half of the box ready made)

Picture 2 - here we see the top of the box - which has like a sun/lens/thingy. Although i didnt take any pictures, i cut a hole clean out the top.

Step 8: Glue!

Picture 1 - Once you have cut your hole, mix in some of the sawdust with the pva to make a sawdusty glue mush.

Picture 2 - Mask off the lens it self

Picture 3 - Glue around the edge of the lens, and use the excess to hold it in place underneath

Picture 4 - Sand off the excess ontop.

The lens ive used here is again off the repromaster - For this section i printed off a picture of the sun, and taped it to the underneath.

Also for this bit you can use anything, a hunk of metal, a pebble, what ever you think looks cool.

Step 9: Decor

loosely following this instructable - https://www.instructables.com/id/MYO-Antique-Medallion/ i then continued to add card to the box -more pva glue here.

Then you stick tin foil over the card, and trim.

Paint, or colour the foil in with a permanent marker.

And than sand some of it away to give a distressed look.

Finally, i cobbled together some pieces into a make shift key, and then drilled a hole in the front to fit.

Step 10: DONE

There we go, you have your completed time machine.

Enjoy responsibly, and don't go killing your ancestors. (unless you happen to have built in a parrelex distorter)

Please let me know what you think, and i would love to see any adaptations you make yourselves.

Thanks for reading.

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971 Discussions

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j1992.santiagodaniel

How to use it? Which button to press to go back to the past so I can turn my childhood to positive I wish I can go back to 23 years ago.

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callum666
callum666

4 years ago

im here to put my perents back together so i can have a gf or get my 2 best mates back then tell past me to not tell my gf about the mum hating me to have a gf

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Marika1095
Marika1095

Reply 2 months ago

Hi, I never tried but this is me you have to change the present tense and change your genealogy with my invention that I am going to share with you even if it has not yet been done. It's called a genealogical time machine to change the present of your genealogy only and you can make your parents want you to have a girlfriend and friends too.

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Marika1095
Marika1095

Reply 2 months ago

Make this invention your way too

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Marika1095
Marika1095

2 months ago

Can we travel back in time with this?

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HughA3
HughA3

4 years ago

How to build a time machine.

To build my flux capacitor I had to first make3 of my own
Geissler tubes charged with ionized cesium gas. Then I had to take three plates
of copper and three of silver 6 feet square, 1 foot thick and reduce them in
size using my molecular condenser to a size of three microns square, mass is
critical but not size. I attached the silver plates to the input side of the Geissler
tubes and used the copper plates as a spark gap transmission using an air
dielectric for the “capacitance side” I joined the tubes on their output side
to create the “Flux Point” of Travel in space.

To get the power I needed I decided to use a z-pinch
fusion motor that generates 3 terawatts
of output power by creating a magnetic field around the dilithium wire array that
vaporizes the wires to form plasma. The magnetic field pinches the plasma until
it collapses on a core of D2Li6 in crystal form to create the power needed to operate
the flux capacitor and with plenty to spare for spatial movement also.

As the flux capacitor requires only 1.21 Gigawats of
power I decided to use a reactionless RF resonant cavity thruster like a
modified EmDrive for spatial movement, to increase performance I wound some
super conductor around a ferrite core for a 200H coil to generate the magnetic
field for focus causing a maximum speed of 3 lyps.

Because the cost of Dilithium Crystals is sort of high, I
made my own by combining deuterium (D) and lithium6 (Li6) in vapor form then quickly
cooling it to 25 Degrees Kelvin. You must use cation when vaporizing the Heavy
water to extract the deuterium into the Lithium vapor or you end up with
tritium and ruin the whole batch. Raise the temperature of the Dilithium
crystals to around 200 K so you can pull it into wire form for the z-pinch
fusion motor ignitor.

Assemble the whole thing in to the carrier of your
choice, Car, train, police box, cardboard box or Egyptian pyramid; space-time
drive will pull 20M Metric tons of mass so use your imagination on design.

To prove it works here are the winning Powerball numbers
for 2/3/16 – 26,28,31,60,67, pb 23

em-drive-640x640.jpg
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Uyintv
Uyintv

Reply 5 months ago

Did it really work??? I desperately need t now

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DylanD82
DylanD82

10 months ago

I couldn’t find a flux capacitor so I was able to create a spherical container with a diameter of 5 mm and purchased a gram of anti-matter and put it in the small container and hooked it up to a flux adapter and was able to use that to be able to use that as the flux capacitor, works the same in my opinion.

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Uyintv
Uyintv

Reply 5 months ago

Did u really travel in time?? I am desperately in need of t now.

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HopeJ6
HopeJ6

Question 8 months ago on Introduction

Please i don't know where to get all the tools i need to make it

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itoney2532
itoney2532

10 months ago on Step 10

This time machine you built does it actually

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surroundsound5000
surroundsound5000

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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).

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helpmeout5
helpmeout5

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

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.

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

I actually tried it, I only was able to go back a few hours.. try adding crystals..

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helpmeout5
helpmeout5

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

you think it could go back like... a couple of days?? what kinda crystals??

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

Most likely, um I would try Amethyst crystals.. I heard the work best.

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bumpus
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

I'm not sure.. I'm kinda new to the whole subject, but I am learning

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helpmeout5
helpmeout5

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

i thought you said youve gone back in time before though...??