Listen to the Future & the Past with the Chronotune – Red Bull Creation Challenge

Have you ever wanted to listen to the past in real time?  What about preview the future from the comfort of your own home?  You need a Chronotune brought to you by TARMIS a division of i3 Detroit.  This machine is your ticket to entertainment and information.  Please check out our helpful video and order yours today.

All joking aside, congrats to the great team of i3 Detroit Members who made the Chronotune.  This was our entry into the Red Bull Creation Challenge.  Everyone is crossing our fingers that this will qualify us for the finals in NYC.  Please show your support by spreading this video around the web.  If you want to see the device in person, come to the i3 Detroit Room Party at Penguicon this Friday night (4/29) at the Troy Marriott.  Or contact us to see the radio live at i3 Detroit – contact@i3detroit.com.  

 Go behind the scenes of the Chronotune and see the builders explain the build process and demo the project further.  Documentary starts after the commercial - http://www.youtube.com/user/i3Detroit#p/u/2/udy-7MA6aWw

12 replies
  1. Kent says:

    Here’s what I wish we could do, though it’s a different project all together. I wish that somehow we could catch the reflection of the radio signals we have been sending out to space over the last century and listen to those. Just imagine hearing WW1 new reports from a giant reflector 45(or so) light years out.

  2. Lee says:

    Well, that would be interesting, but I think impossible. First, if we sent out a reflector 45 LY out, even at the speed of light the reflector would only be able to send back (at best) radio waves from today. The 45 year old waves (1966ish) would be 45 LY further away. You could never catch it because it would be traveling at (or really near) the speed of light. Your reflector couldn’t match that speed even halfway. But even if there was one out there, the radiowaves when reflected would take another 45 years to return, so the installers would not get to listen. But, wouldn’t it be cool for history classes to listen to live versions of things happening today?

  3. Jim S says:

    I’ve been kinda working on a project like this myself… but my woodworking skills aren’t so hot. ;-) The plan is to use an atom-based mini-itx board with some custom built knobs & buttons driving a mouse & keyboard decoder. The tuning knob would pick out the date and maybe even airtime from the huge list of mp3 files on a hard drive. The buttons would do things like “series lock” or maybe shift the tuning mode from chronological to alphabetical or genre. Now that I have a good idea on how to do the main tuning knob, I think i’ll start a prototype that uses a regular PC as host.
    I’ve been kinda calling it the Zenith Transtemporal radio, after the old Transoceanic, even though it won’t look like one of those. ;-)

  4. JT says:

    I have built a Quantum entanglement radio that can do just that. Pretty neat too, though it is too dangerous of a device to give out the technology, with society’s greed for power. but rest assured, such a device is possible and has been built. operated and dismantled. It could pick up anything ANYtime anywhere. Opening windows across time, space, universes and dimensions, we are not ready for.

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