The Time Machine is designed to be operable while tripping, or just plain simple to use. This is important for conjuring up the experience of a live show. However, configuring the Time Machine for the first time is definitely not to be done while tripping.
So here are some instructions for setting up the Time Machine. These things, apart from "Using the Time Machine", will require your ability to focus on screens and menus and the like:
This is an old video demonstrating an early prototype. Surprisingly, it still holds up. Enjoy!
How to connect your Time Machine