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Dad Builds NASA Spaceship Simulator in His Son’s Bedroom

Complete with interactive switches, LED lights and sound effects

Some kids have Star Wars posters in their bedrooms — but this kid has an actual SPACE SHIP.

Father of two and general hero Jeff Highsmith decided to craft an interactive space shuttle for his 4-year-old kid, he explains on MAKE. It’s got controls, switches, glowing lights and a bunch of other realistic-looking spaceship stuff. Oh, it’s even got a bass shaker to simulate the feeling of the shuttle taking off.

He decided to build the spaceship after creating a mission control desk a few months back. Clearly, he thought, his kids would need a spaceship to go with it. The mission control center is in one room and the spaceship is in another — but his sons can collaborate on space mission using headsets. Coolest. Dad. Ever.

(h/t Laughing Squid)


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