Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Dad Builds Amazing Mission Control Desk

7hero.jpg
5.jpg
3.jpg
2.jpg
img-3120.jpg

If there is such a thing as the Dad Oscars, this guy is going to clean up.

Inspired by a trip to the Kennedy Space Center, Jeff Highsmith designed and built this incredible mission control desk, based on the Apollo Program and NASA's Mission Control Center, for his two sons.

The LEDs and sound effects are controlled via a Raspberry Pi and can be triggered via a range of cool-looking buttons and switches.

Check out the full story here and by watching the video below, then sadly realise that your dad is not as good as Jeff.

[via Gizmodo]

(Images: Jeff Highsmith)



Related

HERO1.jpg

The 5 Coolest Things About Being an Astronaut

spacejacket4.jpg

Stylish Space Jacket

hero1.jpg

House With Space Shuttle Cockpit in Loft for Sale

Comments

More

What does our love of fighting tell us about ourselves?

Why can't we stop watching people pummel each other?

02 Dec 2016

Widower, 89, offered bar job after "stop me dying from boredom" ad

He feels like he’s “won a thousand bucks on the horses”

by Chris Sayer
02 Dec 2016

You can now hire the services of deadly cyber hackers

Rent an army of infected bots and cause untold online havoc

02 Dec 2016

Everything you need to know about Mad Dog, Trump’s new military chief

"It's quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people."

by Emily Badiozzaman
02 Dec 2016

The uprising is coming – robots can now walk over rough terrain

by Chris Sayer
02 Dec 2016

Barack Obama explains why Michelle Obama will never run for President

Will FLOTUS save us?

by Emily Badiozzaman
02 Dec 2016

This guy just blagged tickets to our JME gig in the best way

An inspiring tale of hard work, luck, and grime

by Chris Sayer
01 Dec 2016

The internet is being backed up in Canada to save it from Donald Trump

The president-elect has previously said he like to see the internet "closed up"

by Tom Fordy
01 Dec 2016

These Aussie students just outsmarted Martin Shkreli in the best way

Karma feels real good

by Chris Sayer
01 Dec 2016

The inventor of the Big Mac has died

But he lived to 98, if you need validation for your food choices

by Emily Badiozzaman
01 Dec 2016