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posted by LaminatorX on Saturday March 01 2014, @04:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the New-Amateur-Scientist-Awakens dept.

Barrabas writes:

"From Hackaday:

Jeff Highsmith's son just started school and needed a desk to do homework on. They had recently visited the Kennedy Space Center, and his son found a new interest in all things space, so Jeff make the desk into this mind-boggling control panel.

The video demonstrating the project is quite impressive check it out."

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by lubricus on Saturday March 01 2014, @05:19PM

    by lubricus (232) on Saturday March 01 2014, @05:19PM (#9167)

    Really impressive detail.
    Especially the part where, certain actions are tied to actual historical events (such as: how to respond to a lightning strike, such as the one that hit Apollo 12).

    Funny, I was about to submit this, but was worried it would be geeky, but too trivial (it probably would have been rejected by the other site).

    Kudos Soylent News, you made my day.

    ... sorry about the typos
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  • (Score: 1) by TheGratefulNet on Saturday March 01 2014, @05:35PM

    by TheGratefulNet (659) on Saturday March 01 2014, @05:35PM (#9170)

    saw it on hack-a-day about a week ago. it looked cool, but I wonder if the father built it more for the fun of doing it than for his son. kids get bored of things real fast and that was probably not just a few day's worth of work.

    "It is now safe to switch off your computer."
    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Nerdfest on Saturday March 01 2014, @06:01PM

      by Nerdfest (80) on Saturday March 01 2014, @06:01PM (#9177)

      It's probably partly for his kids and partly because it's something he wanted as a kid as well. I built stuff like this as a kid from old TVs and electronics, although orders of magnitude less complex and professional than this. To my eyes at the time though, I think it probably looked similar. I hope the kids enjoy and appreciate it.