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 the experience that much more realistic.

Then I stumbled upon this Make video and realized my childhood vehicle was total crap.

Dad of the year candidate Jeff Highsmith built this amazing spaceship for his kids to play with completely from scratch. As you'll see in the video, he used an array of technology including an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi to manage various aspects of the ship. Heck, there's even a robotic arm and a functional intercom system to chat directly with mission control.

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