Great science projects for your family…
Blog Guy, my daughter, Julie, has to do a school project involving transportation. We were thinking about making a little cardboard sled.
But she’s only six.
Six? It may already be too late! Look at what other families are doing in the homemade transportation department.
These folks above, in China, are finishing up a miniature submarine which will be able to dive to 65 feet and spend 10 hours under water.
That’s impressive, but surely it’s one of a kind.
But this sort of local innovation just happens in China, right?
Not really. The guy on the bottom right is in Bolivia. He’s fine-tuning the one-person helicopter his family is making from recycled metal.
He must be a professional helicopter designer.
Nope, he makes bumpers and roof racks for a living. Helicopters are just a hobby.
Oh no! This is hopeless! Little Julie may as well plan on a career as a haberdasher! Can you please help us out?
Look, I’ll zoom over to your place and see what I can do, as soon as my toddler nephew finishes making my solar-powered vacuum cleaner personal rocket pack…
Top: Zhang Wuyi (R), a local farmer who is interested in scientific inventions, watches workers polishing the surface of an unfinished miniature submarine at his workshop on the outskirts of Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei province August 29, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Right: People help local farmer Shu Mansheng (in red) move his flying device before the first test flight in front of his house in Dashu village on the outskirts of Wuhan, August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Bottom right: Native Bolivian Hugo Cancari works on the cockpit of a one-person helicopter that he and his family are manufacturing from recycled metal at the workshop where they normally make bumpers and roof racks for vehicles in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, August 31, 2011. REUTERS/David Mercado
Left: A worker is seen in the unfinished miniature submarine. REUTERS/Jason Lee