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  • Best Dad Ever    August 6 
Universe's best dad builds seriously tricked-out NASA spaceship for his son

Thirty-eight switches and 291 LEDs. A working intercom that connects to a mission control desk. A robot arm that can be operated via video feed. Hydrogen and oxygen monitoring. Three thrusters. One payload bay. This toy spaceship is fully loaded.

North Carolina-native and Best Dad Ever Jeff Highsmith built this tricked-out simulator for his 4-year-old son out of materials you could probably buy at Home Depot. It took him four months — and he's still working on additions. Next up? "Homemade satellites."

Check out the video below for a tour or head over to Make for Highsmith's full rundown of the specs. --Nico Lauricella

 
 
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