Dad builds amazing NASA spaceship for his kids, must see

By Shawn Knight · 25 replies
Aug 1, 2014
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  1. Kids often have a very active imagination. One of my fondest memories as a youngster involved taking a cardboard box and painting it to look like a car. I even had an ignition key for my box car which made...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,320

    Im jealous....
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  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,739   +3,757

    Lucky kids. Props to their father.
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  4. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    What the hell!? Its not fair. Its not fair.
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  5. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    One of the most interesting DIY projects I've come across this year! I wish I knew how to program any of that stuff.
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  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,670   +1,957

    Lucky kid indeed. As for his dad - no way of knowing, depending on how understanding his wife is. Some make you go sleep inside the kid's house afterwards, for failing to monetize your time :)
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  7. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +860

    I would have gone crazy over something like that when I was a kid. Very impressive.
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  8. Sounds great until the kid grows up with a superiority complex, and ends with a breakdown when he finally realises his childhood activities did nothing to educate him or begin an actual career, let alone exercise his body in the way normal activities do.

    Spoilt children end up on drugs, in prostitution and as career criminals.

    There is a LOT to be said for a NORMAL unspoilt childhood....not convincing your kid he is a superhero or spaceman.
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    Guest, you sound like a glass half empty kind of guy. I guess those kids are doomed.
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  10. Hexic

    Hexic TS Maniac Posts: 333   +165

    You are clearly really, REALLY jealous. It's okay man. We all are. No need to elaborate on the facade of the superiority complex here.. :)
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  11. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,039

    Props to this dad for this amazing effort. This kind of thing is only ‘good’ for kids, it encourages creativity and expands their minds.

    Not making at effort turns kids into guest posters with poor attitudes, it's science.
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  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,732   +3,703

    Hahaha, simply hilarious!
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  13. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    When your parents dont make an effort it makes them guest posters with poor attitudes, that struggle to come out of hiding they are too scared/frigile.

    Fixed it for ya :)
  14. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,379   +286

    Dad of the Year
  15. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    Best dad EVAH!
  16. cdman

    cdman TS Rookie

    Great job and nicely filmed for release. do wonder though what he's gonna do when the kids get bored of it in six months time (thats an optimistic estimate), putting washers on scews is all very well, my kids do that too, but seems like a whole lot of work and therefore time which could be spent doing other things, like reading books or feeding chickens..
    kudos to the guy though, he's up there..
  17. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    Install kerbal space program on it and I would be willing to pay rent.
  18. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,732   +3,703

    Jump starting your kids curiosity and education is never a waste of time!
  19. Make believe = pathetic
  20. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,732   +3,703

    Which is what rehearsal is all about.
  21. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    On the contrary, make believe is a delightful part of childhood. It promotes creative thinking and imagination. Make believe is an integral component of children's play. In adulthood are we such curmudgeons that we've forgotten how to play?
  22. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,732   +3,703

    Not only that, it is also a integral part of adulthood innovation. Without make believe, we would have never developed movies either. Does he feel the same way about movies?
  23. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    What an awesome dad. Very cool contraption :D.
  24. chip igmo

    chip igmo TS Member Posts: 51

    My childhood memories are devoid of such high tech play/toys.

    the gang (the whole neighborhood kids) often go the fields to search and eat wild guavas. if we find y-shaped branches of the guava tree, we'll cut them and make slingshots. such born-free attitude is no longer found in the place where I was born, a rural place in the Philippines. a lot of areas now have 'no trespassing' signs.
    at night time, usually around 6pm and before supper, we'll go to the front of the well-lit municipal court and play some versions of 'hide and seek'. when we were still very young, no girls allowed. but the 'rules' changed when we discover it's more 'fun' when there are girls around.
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  25. Geforcepat

    Geforcepat TS Booster Posts: 140   +16


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