Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Flux Capacitor

My completed Flux Capacitor.In a moment of inspiration, I spent Thursday morning building myself a Flux Capacitor for the DeLorean. I followed Doc Brown's detailed blueprints as illustrated in the 1985 time travel documentary, Back To The Future. I'm not much of a scientist, but the design was simple to understand and I completed my flux capacitor in only a few short minutes.

The Flux Capacitor, according to Doc Brown, is what makes time travel possible. His invention was realized, almost subconsciously, after a clock-hanging accident in his bathroom left him with a bonked head. When he regained consciousness, he had a vision: A vision of the Flux Capacitor.

If you've seen the documentary I'm talking about, you might be familiar with the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity required to trigger the unit. The only problem I ran into was generating this precise amount of power.

I was actually producing 1.24 gigawatts of electricity during the testing phase. But I was able to divert the extra unwanted power away by turning on the high-beams.

Taping in the Flux Capacitor.The installation of the Flux Capacitor went fairly well. I determined that the best location for it was pretty much in the same location the Doc had used. I moved my Flux Capacitor slightly to the left, however, so that I could get a better view of the pretty flashing lights when turning in my seat.

The procedure was simple. After I had determined the ideal location for the unit, I secured it firmly in place with a narrow band of adhesive plastic-y material. I gave it a tug, and the 3M held fast. The installation was a success.

I didn't have a dog like Einstein to test out my time machine, so, having faith in my work, I bit the bullet and tested my time machine myself.

As you can see by the date on this post, it was a triumph, as I travelled 2 days into the future. And I can now tell you that the Doc's fears are unfounded. They do have cotton underwear in the future.


Blogger Rowan said...

Whatever made you think of the flux capacitor?

I mean, how does such an idea jump into your brain like that? Was it random?

Well, what IS kinda wierd is that I am currently working on a post about my own personal time travel....stay tuned.

1:48:00 PM

Blogger Chana said...

Okay so you had the chance and you only went 2 days in advance? hmm...why? but who am i to talk i wouldn't even go a second..too chicken!

Thanks for the cotton news. I was worried there for a bit..What would life be without cotton undies?

8:37:00 PM

Blogger redheaded said...

briefs or boxers?

10:13:00 PM

Blogger SJ said...

Phew thanks for teh cotton underwear info now I can time travel all I want...

3:45:00 AM

Blogger Rainypete said...

I can freely travel wherever I want in the future as I have absorbent shorts!!

10:53:00 AM

Blogger Ham said...

According to some time travel lit I've recently oogled over, there's no point in wearing absorbent shorts as they'll get left behind inthe present. Time travel can on ly be done nude. This is something that made-for-kids documentaries like BTTF I, II & III could not truthfully relay, and this fact lends context to doc's concern. Since you show in the past or future nudie, it's a comfort to know that cotton will be available to cloth your tender time-travelling bottom.

1:00:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

How did you know my time-travelling bottom was tender?

11:39:00 AM


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