Minecraft Time Machine!!!




Have you ever wanted to be a time traveler in Minecraft, but known it was impossible? Well, now you can!

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Get a Command Block

Type /give @p command_block and press enter. A command block will appear in your inventory!

Step 2: Make It Do Something

Right-click the Command Block and type time add 20000 and click done. You could also type time subtract 20000, but remember, you can't have both at once. It will only work if you have one or the other.

Step 3: Make It Look Cool

Place 4 blocks of your choice (I used obsidian) around the command block, as shown. Place 1 stair block on one of the blocks (not the command block) and place a blank sign on both sides to make a chair. Place a 2-block high tower on the side opposite of the chair. Place an item frame with a clock in it on the top block of your tower. Place a carpet of your choice on the command block, and make sure to sneak when you do this or it won't work. Finally, place a power source (button, lever, etc.) on one of the 2 remaining blocks and you're done!

Step 4: Have Fun!

Use your time machine to travel through time!!! As you can see, it really works! Have fun!!! I'm in the First Time Author contest, so vote for me!PEACE OUT!!!

First Time Author Contest

Participated in the
First Time Author Contest

Be the First to Share


    • CNC Contest

      CNC Contest
    • Teacher Contest

      Teacher Contest
    • Maps Challenge

      Maps Challenge

    9 Discussions


    8 months ago

    I just checked the first time author contest and you are not in it. You should try to enter again.

    Jeph Diel

    4 years ago

    Cool instructable, welcome to the community, and good luck in the contest!
    now if only Minecraft would modify tohe world to the way it was previously when you went back in time.

    3 replies
    That_Jamie_S_GuyJeph Diel

    Reply 4 years ago

    You could create a series of commands to place blocks... but that's a lot of effort xD


    3 years ago

    What command do you put in the command block? and do you need mods?


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I've actually used this to build the TARDIS a few times. I'm considering doing that next!


    4 years ago on Introduction

    This is cool. Does it really work? The only thing that says the time are your screen shots. Good luck in the contest!

    1 reply