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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: 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.